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  • Summary: In Over G Fighters, a terrorist organization threatens the world's peace and security as players take to the skies in a united world air force. Players command more than 30 of the most powerful jet fighters ever conceived and battle for air superiority in massive dogfights in the skies aboveIn Over G Fighters, a terrorist organization threatens the world's peace and security as players take to the skies in a united world air force. Players command more than 30 of the most powerful jet fighters ever conceived and battle for air superiority in massive dogfights in the skies above Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Players combat enemies in the air and on the ground with challenging and dangerous strike missions against well defended targets deep in the heart of hostile territory. Fly the world's most powerful fighters: Fly every modern jet fighter in the Western arsenal including the F-22A Raptor, the US air superiority fighter of the 21st century. Face more than 90 Western and former Soviet enemies and get in the cockpit of the F-15E Strike Eagle, F-16C Fighting Falcon, F/A-18C Hornet, Su-27 Flanker, MiG-29A Fulcrum, and F-117A Nighthawk. Attempt more than 80 intense missions in a modern-day global conflict: Players take the fight to the enemy in aerial battles all over the world and face massive, challenging missions with interlocking sub-missions. After successfully completing the sub-missions, players will attack the most challenging primary mission objective. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 36
  2. Negative: 15 out of 36
  1. It looks and plays fantastically well and recalls the days when flight sims were something fun and accessible as well as requiring intelligence.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Over G Fighters manages to get into the sky, but fails to put on a memorable show.
  5. If you're in the market for a proper jet-fighter game, I'd recommend hunting down a proper PC simulation. I remember EF-2000 from about 1998 being about 1998 times better than this. And if you want an arcadey dogfighter, try "Crimson Skies" for Xbox 1 instead.
  6. A good example of why realism in games isn't necessarily the best outcome.
  7. Other than plenty of cockpit bleeps and bloops, the sound is also lackluster. Bad, generic metal loops dominate the soundtrack, making you actually wish Kenny Loggins was back on the scene.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27
  1. RobertPlumley
    Jul 3, 2006
    9
    Good game, this is probably as close to a sim as you will get on a console for a flight sim. The short missions have taken a bit of critism inGood game, this is probably as close to a sim as you will get on a console for a flight sim. The short missions have taken a bit of critism in the reviews around, but i prefer this method as apposed to the normal attack one target then fly for 5 mins to the next target. also on expert level the missions are pretty tough and provide a good challenge.
    Online wise i think its great, upto 2 teams of 2 each with a convoy and a base to protect whilst dealing as much damage to the opposing teams. Must also mention this is one of few games i've bought since xbox360 arrived that doesn't need a patch, it all works brilliantly. As i say this is very much a sim, dont buy this expecting something along the lines of crimson skies. it wont be for everyone, but those that invest the time will find a gem of a game.
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  2. JohnJ.
    Oct 8, 2006
    9
    This is the best console Flight Sim yet, and just goes to show you that professional reviewers dont know JACK. The Graphics are great and the This is the best console Flight Sim yet, and just goes to show you that professional reviewers dont know JACK. The Graphics are great and the replays are straight out of Top Gun. Expand
  3. MaxQubit
    May 6, 2008
    9
    The negative reviews and votes disgust me. This game is good, but it is made for a small audience, the ones who want to enjoy aThe negative reviews and votes disgust me. This game is good, but it is made for a small audience, the ones who want to enjoy a 'simulation' on console. The others don't have to bother playing AND voting.

    Even after 2(!) years, with Ace Combat 6 next to it, Over G Fighters is performing surprisingly well. I'm currently (may 2008) reenjoying the campaign.

    The ONLY console (360/PS3) game in which you really FLY a fighter jet.

    9/10
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  4. MarcusB.
    Aug 18, 2006
    7
    The grapgics are AWESOME, as well as the playability. The only complaint I have is the flight ceiling. In other words you cannot to a forward The grapgics are AWESOME, as well as the playability. The only complaint I have is the flight ceiling. In other words you cannot to a forward flip just like the predessor for the regular xbox. Expand
  5. DanielA.
    Jul 4, 2006
    6
    I tried very hard to hate this game. The $65CDN price tag raises expectations of a highly polished game. This was not it. A rough interface I tried very hard to hate this game. The $65CDN price tag raises expectations of a highly polished game. This was not it. A rough interface and poorly translated instructions made for a poor first impresssion. As i learned the game, I steadily grew more addicted. The lacklustre campaigns became more challenging forcing me to consider the diverse arsenal at my disposal. The graphics are ok, but the low res textures do not scream next generation gaming. I also expect the ground textures to mip up so I have a better visual idea of my altitude when attempting low altitude maneuvers. Once I went online i realized I was hooked the Arena multiplayer sessions are quite enjoyable but the lobby system is grossly underdeveloped. You cannot have a rematch as you are kicked back to the mode select screen after each match. If people keep playing this online it will be great game. Undoubtedly the online population will diminish rapidly. A great buy when it goes on sale or if you can find it used. But for 70 bux after tax, ...meh. Expand
  6. 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. Expand
  7. BrettS.
    Jul 25, 2006
    0
    This has to be, to date, the worst game for the revelutionary gaming system xbox 360. Missions are short, and repetitive, no real thought or This has to be, to date, the worst game for the revelutionary gaming system xbox 360. Missions are short, and repetitive, no real thought or talent involved when shooting targets. Graphics are horriable! Online is a bit more fun, but definately not worth the sticker price or rental price. I could go on about how bad this game is, but instead i'll summarize it in two words, it sucks! Expand

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