Over G Fighters Xbox 360

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Jun 27, 2006
Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 36
  2. Negative: 15 out of 36
Buy On
  1. 61
    For flight simulation fans, Over G provides a wealth of realistically detailed jets, loadout customization options, and gameplay modes. However, the game fails to generate a thrilling sense of speed.
  2. Though the game attempts to be more than mission-based monotony by also offering online multiplayer and some other options, the sluggish flight controls, bland graphics, and often-poor English translations conspire to make Over G Fighters a vapid package, overall.
  3. Game Informer
    50
    To say that Over G Fighters is a phenomenally terrible game isn't an exaggeration or a quippy joke. [Sept. 2006, p.97]
  4. The visuals are very disappointing, the music is terrible, control is weak, the gameplay is average and the price is $60. You do the math.
  5. Games Master UK
    50
    Modern missiles are too good to make games any fun - give us crap biplanes any day. [Sept 2006, p.65]
  6. The planes look pretty and they fly with precise controls and accurate physics, but that’s about all you can say nice about Over G.
  7. Unfortunately, Over G Fighters doesn’t have the sense of speed, graphics, action, or mission structure to make you feel like you are flying the unfriendly skies.
  8. Official Xbox Magazine
    50
    While the game strives for a balance of realism and playability, the bottom line is, it's not much fun. [Sept 2006, p.79]
  9. Play Magazine
    50
    An ugly duckling. [Aug 2006, p.63]
  10. In spite of its unspectacular style and its translation-glitch quirks, Over G is a little weird, but lots of fun. [Aug 2006, p.92]
  11. Being a modern military aircraft lover, I can easily look over the sketchy graphics, the odd interfaces, and the brief missions and just enjoy the impressive lineup of birds. While it’s still hard to justify paying sixty bucks to fly a MiG, Eagle, or Raptor, this is as close as most of us will get to the real deals.
  12. A very average game. Sluggish controls and a lackluster presentation really hurt this game. The lack of real mission variety doesn’t help matters either.
  13. Over G Fighters is for the hardcore fans of modern aircraft simulations. There isn't much here besides the accuracy of the jets and a few entertaining dogfights.
  14. For casual gamers, the repetitive missions, complex gameplay mechanics and steep learning curve may leave many feeling bitter about a purchase.
  15. Over G Fighters manages to get into the sky, but fails to put on a memorable show.
  16. The presentation is pretty awful; it looks to be straight out of a Playstation 1 game, not a next-gen console.
  17. Fans of modern flight sims will enjoy the game, but its bare-bones presentation and slightly technical nature won't win any followers among action gamers hoping for Top Gun-style dogfights.
  18. 60
    There is a steep learning curve. Initially it might appear that avoiding a locked-on missile is an impossibility, but these are realistic representations of modern arms so it was never going to be easy. The solution is to learn what real pilots do.
  19. Dog fights with 8 people are really a blast and the whole time I felt very little lag. [JPN Import]
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27
  1. Nov 7, 2013
    7
    Over G Fighters, I am being generous by giving it a seven. It has good three dimensional graphics and mediocre sound quality. The cut scenesOver G Fighters, I am being generous by giving it a seven. It has good three dimensional graphics and mediocre sound quality. The cut scenes were low quality, they were almost like a powerpoint slide show with audio. Over G Fighters is an average military flight simulator at best. The levels get difficult too quickly for the average gamer and the amount of enemies are too many with too much firepower. I enjoyed the game but honestly I would only recommend this game to just above average gamers. Full Review »
  2. Nov 13, 2011
    7
    This game is very unpolished, however the Black-out/redout feature is a breath of fresh air to old school lovers of air combat sims - of whichThis game is very unpolished, however the Black-out/redout feature is a breath of fresh air to old school lovers of air combat sims - of which on consoles there are none. This comes close but fails on many levels, graphics, tankers, loadouts ect. So close yet so far away. Really hoping for more- rent- don't buy unless they are practically giving them away. Full Review »
  3. JoshuaRooney
    May 30, 2008
    2
    I'm giving this a 2 because it isn't so bad that it deserves a 0, but I would suggest renting it first, that way, you won'tI'm giving this a 2 because it isn't so bad that it deserves a 0, but I would suggest renting it first, that way, you won't have spent over £30 buying it, then finding out that you don't like it, but if you are going to sell it, don't get too excited, you'll probably only make £10. Full Review »