Secret Weapons Over Normandy Xbox

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
Buy On
  1. The action is fast and furious. This game moves along at a break-neck speed. Missions include escorting ground units, protecting Allie communication posts, destroying Axis installations, bombing bridges, even manning ground gunners to shoot down enemy planes above.
  2. The lack of difficulty levels, imbalanced gameplay mechanics and lack of multiplayer support reduce this game from being much more than a rent for anyone other than the most hardcore flight fanatic.
  3. If you love WWII aircraft and storylines this may be worth a look, but if you want a fun and long lasting aerial combat game you may want to look elsewhere, perhaps to "Crimson Skies."
  4. While it accomplishes its goal of providing a fun WWII-themed shooting gallery, it doesn't really shine in any one particular area, resulting in a game that's competent but not very compelling.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine
    69
    As you progress through the game's 15 missions (and 20 challenges), the action often deteriorates into essentially chasing giant icons as opposed to enemy aircraft. The monotony isn't alleviated by anything innovative or daring the gameplay. [Jan 2004, p.83]
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    63
    For the first half of the game, varied missions keep the action interesting. After a dozen sorties, however, it get old, and all but the most patient pilots will want to pop the canopy. [Jan 2004, p.109]
  7. Secret Weapons' assortment of bombing runs, dogfights, and detail missions fly by thanks to an emphasis on arcade-style ease-of-play, but one simply leads into the next.
  8. 60
    Gives a strong performance on a lot of levels, but finds itself stuck in the hangar when it comes to the actual feel of flying. It's a fun, challenging game, but far more attention should have been given to the physics and plane mechanics.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. DanL.
    Feb 3, 2004
    9
    Great kill jerrys and cause mayhem over germany. nearly as good as halo.
  2. BenH.
    Dec 3, 2003
    8
    Fun game. Some missions are ridiculously hard while others are kind of easy. It keeps you guessing.
  3. MarceloE.
    Nov 4, 2003
    8
    quiero que me recomienden juegos de batallas de la segunda guerra mundial.