PlayStation 2 Flight Games

Heatseeker

Heatseeker

Platform: PlayStation 2
May 1, 2007
(Coming to the US market on May 1) Designed to be an incredible lock-on/shake-off experience, Heatseeker reinvents missile combat to give gamers a massive rush of destruction. Featuring collection of current and near-future military fighter jets, Heatseeker's arsenal includes the stealthy F-22 Raptor, the classic F-15 Eagle, the cutting-edge F35 Lightening II, and the aerodynamically advanced Russian SU-47 Berkut. Heatseeker straps players into the pilot's seat and deliver a white-knuckle ride that'll have them clutching the joypad as they engage in face-melting 6G turns and fight against a seemingly-impossible amount of airborne enemies. And when gamers launch a strike, they follow their missiles as they ruthlessly hone in on their targets via the Impact Cam. Delivering cinematic 3rd-person camera cutaway scenes, the Impact Cam reveals the results of attacks in all their devastating glory from all kinds of dynamic angles, complete with jaw-dropping explosions and smoke trails. With missions across the U.S., down to the Caribbean, across Antarctica and into the Far East, it's high-velocity combat all the way that'll see players constantly switching from predator to prey as an enemy missiles lock on. [Codemasters]
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.4
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War

Platform: PlayStation 2
April 25, 2006
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War thrusts players back in time, 15 years before the events of "Ace Combat 5," and reveals the events that led up to the last chapter of the franchise. Players will take on the role of a mercenary hired to fly for Ustio, a small country bordering Belka, and face off against rival pilots throughout the game. Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War introduces rival pilots to the series' traditional dogfighting action. Players will encounter highly skilled enemy pilots that they will engage throughout the course of the story. Adding even more tension to the game's dramatic air battles, these rival pilots utilize advanced battle tactics to attack the player while directing their own squadron. [Namco]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.5
Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk

Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 21, 2006
Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk is a futuristic jet combat game with three unique aircraft, 16 missions, and 32 challenges.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
tbd
Heroes of the Pacific

Heroes of the Pacific

Platform: PlayStation 2
September 28, 2005
With the attack on Pearl Harbor, the US military mobilized. Common men rose to the challenge and became heroes in the skies, seas and beaches of WWII's Pacific Theater. Heroes of the Pacific is an epic WWII flight combat game that begins with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and unfolds in epic detail through the battles of Midway, the Coral Sea, Wake Island, Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal. You are the hero whose skill guts and determination will win or lose the war. Mastery of over 25 actual WWII aircraft is crucial as is maintaining focus in the thick of a 300 plane dog fight with planes exploding and smoke trails blocking views. Command a squadron of 32 AI planes, work with friends through online connections, or go it alone to achieve the battle objectives. Make it through alive while upholding integrity, courage and American ideals to become a hero of the Pacific. [Encore Software]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.4
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 25, 2004
(Also known as "Ace Combat 5: Squadron Leader") With more than 50 different licensed planes and an intense storyline extending over 30 missions, players will be put to the ultimate test, including air-to-air combat, air-to-ground fighting, air-to-sea assaults, rescue, recon and much more. Incorporating ultra-realistic beautifully rendered in-game graphics and cinematics along with unparalleled game play; ACE COMBAT 5 goes a step beyond the traditional air combat gaming experience. One of the exciting new features to the sequel includes Wingman Command, where players can issue directives to their wingmen mid-mission to carry out coordinated group attacks. Additionally, the in-game radio communications with the squadron and enemies adds to the realism and intensity of the dynamic battle sequences. In the game's premise, it is September 23, 2010 on distant Sand Island, a small island in the Ceres Ocean that divides the two superpowers, Osea and Yuktobania. An entire military base is on red alert--the 108th Tactical Fighter Squadron intercepted an unidentified aircraft and the entire squadron was decimated. You are a fighter pilot, part of the new squadron that's been called into action to protect your nation of Osea. Now, the story begins to unfold. [Namco]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.9
AirForce Delta Strike

AirForce Delta Strike

Platform: PlayStation 2
February 3, 2004
(Also known as "Airforce Delta Blue Wing Knights") Strap in and take off. The latest addition to the successful AirForce Delta franchise flies onto the Sony PlayStation®2 Entertainment System with AirForce Delta Strike. Join a cast of highly skilled pilots and get lost in this gripping universe with multiple endings and non-stop action. AFDS flies into uncharted territory with its unique brand of action flight combat, interplanetary missions, compelling characters and intense futuristic storyline. [Konami]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.0
Secret Weapons Over Normandy

Secret Weapons Over Normandy

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 18, 2003
Join a secret squad of pilots dedicated to thwarting the most heinous plans of the Third Reich. Fly over twenty authentic aircraft across thirty daring missions in this new WWII action-flyer. Lawrence Holland, the legendary creator of "Star Wars X-Wing," "Star Wars Tie Fighter" and "Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe" returns with an exhilarating new game of action and intrigue. Can you be trusted with the most dangerous secrets of the war? Immerse yourself in intense WWII flight action as you make your way through the ranks of an elite fighter squadron. Fly more than twenty realistic aircraft across a variety of combat theaters over World War II Europe and other territories as you make your way through the ranks of an elite fighter squadron. Engage in over thirty action-packed missions featuring air-to-air and air-to-ground battle scenarios. [LucasArts]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
Lethal Skies II

Lethal Skies II

Platform: PlayStation 2
September 9, 2003
A year-long global war between the World Alliance and the World Order Reorganization Front has ended with planet Earth in peril. As a result of resentment and distrust, the World Alliance has begun to split and the seeds for a new global war are being planted. Nowhere is safe, not even the skies. Pick-up and play arcade-style flight shooter, with varying degrees of difficulty for casual and hardcore flight combat fans. Seven new fighter jets for a total of 19 playable planes, including modern-day combat jets, classified "black ops" planes and futuristic fighters. Over 20 missions that put the player in command of an Air Force amidst an epic war, with unlockable campaigns that let players switch roles and become the enemy. Amazing new features, including split-screen and i.Link 2-player mode, fully interactive 3D battle maps, movie galleries and five different 1st and 3rd person point of views. [Sammy]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.3
Aero Elite: Combat Academy

Aero Elite: Combat Academy

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 10, 2003
Aero Elite is your opportunity to train as a fighter pilot and master the intricate flight mechanics and high-tech weaponry of today's latest aircraft. Take part in rigorous training, where you will master more than 60 types of aircraft, from jump jets to choppers. Through a wide range of combat scenarios, you'll hone your skills and perfect a wide variety of difficult aerial maneuvers. These will come in handy as you become intimately involved with radar-guided missiles, heavy machine guns, and terrestrial targets in need of destruction. Are you skilled enough to become one of the Aero Elite? Pilot more than 60 authentically-modeled aircraft, including helicopters. Battle above 12 different areas during morning, day, or night under various weather conditions. Master aerial acrobatics through realistic training. Outsmart deviously aggressive enemy squadrons. [Sega]
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.5
Fire Blade

Fire Blade

Platform: PlayStation 2
June 16, 2002
In the cockpit of FireBlade there is one goal: use whatever means available to annihilate the terrorist cells flaming up around the globe. Battle through 18 Missions in 4 campaigns at the helm of the Carrier chopper or the Vendetta attack copter and unleash a barrage of hi-tech deadly weapons including Swarm Missiles, Sniper Cannons and Laser Guided Homing Missiles. Go turbo, or remain undetected from enemies in stealth mode. To win the war, you've got to end the war. Attack and destroy! [Midway]
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
Lethal Skies Elite Pilot: Team SW

Lethal Skies Elite Pilot: Team SW

Platform: PlayStation 2
May 31, 2002
Feel the adrenaline rush as you take off into uncharted skies! Players are thrust into non-stop action as an elite pilot of The International Alliance's Team SW. Choose from an array of fighters and battle the enemy all across the globe in numerous air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. In Lethal Skies, the heart-pounding experience of flying a real-life warplane is yours to have.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 1, 2001
The Ace Combat series soars once again. Experience aerial combat like never before. A brand new gripping storyline and 18 fabulous missions will keep pilots-to-be on the edge of their seats. Released as "Distant Thunder" in UK & Europe. [Namco]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
Top Gun: Combat Zones

Top Gun: Combat Zones

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 21, 2001
Puts you in the cockpits of eight fighter jets, including the F-18 Hornet, F-14 Tomcat, and the F-22 Raptor. Fly 36 missions in three major areas: the Persian Gulf, Asia, and Russian Arctic. Choose from three difficulty settings and learn the ropes in the training session, or take off on a customized mission with the Quick Start option. [Titus]
Metascore:
63
User Score:
3.3
Thunderstrike: Operation Phoenix

Thunderstrike: Operation Phoenix

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 15, 2001
A deadly new adversary has struck at all the principal nations, paralyzing the world. The world's allied forces immediately call for a global summit, merging their weapons resources and technologies into a clandestine project entitled Operation Phoenix. [Eidos Interactive]
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.4
City Crisis

City Crisis

Platform: PlayStation 2
July 17, 2001
Take 2's search-and-rescue game, reminiscent of the classic Choplifter, thrusts you into the role of a helicopter pilot who must save the lives of helpless citizens from raging infernos and assist the police in apprehending dangerous fugitives on the run.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
6.2
Sky Odyssey

Sky Odyssey

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 15, 2000
Take to the sky in addictive, action-packed missions, flying authentic planes and jets-even experimental aircraft. Attempt to refuel from a moving train, fly through underground tunnels, and touch down on an aircraft carrier at sea. From the thrill of barnstorming to the challenge of rescues, your piloting skills and nerves will be tested to their adrenaline-screaming limits.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7
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