Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. The fantastic visual detail and easy controls make it immersive and challenging, and if you're into flight sims or WWII games will really enjoy it's sinister atmosphere, powerful score and deeply satisfying explosions when the bullets hit home. But everyone else will quickly grow tired of the repetitive missions, and once the game's finished there's very little replay value. [May 2006, p.72]
  2. This is about as standard as a mission-based flight game can get--you'll get to bomb targets, dogfight, and defend a lot of stuff in a variety of era-specific planes. While it's a competent package, it doesn't stand out in any way.
  3. 68
    Flying through the historical battles are fun the first time, but after you complete the game you'll feel more of a sense of relief than elation because, without any real story, the game lacks emotional appeal.
  4. The game looks pretty good from the air - especially the awesome blur effect when you speed up - but it's almost embarrassing to see some of the details up close.
  5. I kept playing it thinking there was more, or something I missed that was jading me. But in the end the game is just not that good for me.
  6. 60
    With the ability to repair your plane while in the air, Blazing Angels is a pretty simple game.
  7. Fun to play in the short term, especially over the course of a mission or two, there's a repetitiveness to the gameplay that fails to entice players to experience the campaign for hours on end.
  8. 60
    Blazing Angels is a lot of fun, but it's kept down by a lot of irritating levels. Hopefully for the sequel, we'll see an improvement in the mission types which aren't just dogfighting.
  9. It's not that the game is very bad, it's that the game doesn't ever try to be very good.
  10. The repetitive nature of the majority of missions soon takes its toll, and the primary motivation for progressing soon becomes the desire to see how nice the next level looks, not the love of playing the game. [Apr 2006, p.110]
  11. The only thing blazing will be the tail section of your plane and your fragile patience.
  12. Recommended only to Xbox Live subscribers or kids with half-assed history papers due tomorrow.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. JamesD.
    Jul 3, 2006
    9
    it is brilliant and a really good arcadey style feel with all of the spitfires and mustangs.
  2. BlueFalcon
    Apr 25, 2006
    7
    This is a very solid flight sim. I played it alongside Wings of War and Blazing Angels is definately the superior title.