Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
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  1. Unless you're tired of World War II games or really require your flight games to have extremely realistic controls, there is a lot to like in Heroes of the Pacific.
  2. Some flight-combat buffs will probably dislike the game's loose style, but people who aren't necessarily looking for a pitch-perfect simulation of the conflict will enjoy Heroes of the Pacific.
  3. 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.
  4. A bit of a mixed bag. Astounding presentation, some very clever innovations (such as "Warp Speed" as standard on a 1940's aeroplane) and some very slick flight action is broken up by slowdown and a feeling that you've seen it all before.
  5. If intense dogfights and Yankie banter sound appealing then Heroes of the Pacific is for you; sadly the repetitive gameplay is a major deciding for everybody else.
  6. The sound in the game is as solid as it will get with engines sounding different on the varying planes, and the sounds of bombs and ammo flying all around you.
  7. This is an extremely enjoyable blast fest that features a very slick 1940s presentation, a plethora of modes to check out, and plenty of real world planes to pilot.
  8. netjak
    A well put together play that is a vast improvement over most other flight sims of the genre. Whether or not you buy it depends on how dedicated you are to flight sims, or to historical gaming in general.
  9. 60
    It's not quite the best of the best in its genre, but if you're interested in signing up, odds are you'll have an enjoyable tour of duty.
  10. The most average flight 'em up we've ever played.
  11. 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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. JeffA.
    Sep 29, 2005
    Heroes of the Pacific is a mindblowing adrenaline fueled airial dogfight. If you like flying games then you have been waiting for this game 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. Full Review »
  2. Gleno
    Sep 28, 2005
    Thought it was totaly unrealistic though cinc at aussiexbox will say differnt but yet he's a sell out anyway.
  3. GrahamF.
    Sep 26, 2005
    The number of planes in the sky at once is amazing, always something to shoot at.