Heroes of the Pacific Image
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  • Summary: Prepare yourself for arcade flight combat based around the key battles in the Pacific Theater during WWII. As the hero whose skill, courage, and determination can win or lose the war, you'll begin the action with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and fight through the battles of Midway, Iwo Jima, the Coral Sea, and Guadalcanal. Pilot 25 actual WWII aircraft through single-player missions, and control up to eight wingmen. Multiplayer modes include Co-op, Dogfight, Team Dogfight, Capture the Flag, and Fox and Hounds. Expand
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 33
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  1. Although Heroes is far from the first WWII flight sim, it soars high above other games thanks to its incredible attention to detail. [Oct 2005, p.124]
  2. It is a very fun title, offering gamers a well-planned story with excellent graphics and enough simulator aspects to keep it fun but also make it a serious contender as flight sims go.
  3. Heroes of the Pacific isn't perfect but it's close enough for government work and the result is the most enjoyable dogfight you're likely to see on the current Xbox.
  4. 80
    Every now and then, amidst the explosions, enemy fighters, and wispy clouds rolling by, you'd swear you were watching some CG re-creation on the History Channel. It's all pretty cool.
  5. It might not revolutionise the Xbox and it won't appeal to everyone, but those looking to head to the skies and kick some ass will not be let down by the single-player campaign in Heroes Of The Pacific, while the multiplayer options add another dimension to the game, with the chance to send your mates hurtling into the drink with their tails on fire.
  6. The final marks I'm giving the game reflect my frustration with the defending aspects of the game and the poor implementation of Xbox Live, but if you're a fan of flight action games this is one of the better ones around.
  7. While solid in its presentation and adequate in its basic gameplay, it's little more than another individually-wrapped snack in the great and majestic adventure of human flight.

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  1. JeffA.
    Sep 29, 2005
    10
    Heroes of the Pacific is a mindblowing adrenaline fueled airial dogfight. If you like flying games then you have been waiting for this game since the Xbox launched. Nothing like being on the tail of an enemy plane and blasting away with your guns until there is a giant fireball in the sky. Or hearing the metal of your wings tearing as the enemy blasts away at you from your six. The sheer number of planes in the game is amazing. There are tons of options including: -4 difficulty levels -The view of your plane (close, far, cockpit). -HUD (on, minimal and off) you can even position your HUD normally or at the bottom of the screen. -Planes are upgradable. -You can choose authentic or arcade control of your plane. Choose from mission, campaign, fly now. There is even a training section. This is the best air combat game I have ever played. Better than Ace Combat because with Ace Combat you lock on with a missile and there are few enemies in the sky. With Heroes you are dogfighting with a massive amount of planes all around you. Get this game. Expand
  2. GrahamF.
    Sep 26, 2005
    10
    The number of planes in the sky at once is amazing, always something to shoot at.
  3. Gleno
    Sep 28, 2005
    2
    Thought it was totaly unrealistic though cinc at aussiexbox will say differnt but yet he's a sell out anyway.