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  • Summary: Strap yourself into the cockpit of some of the worlds most formidable fighter planes and skim through the clouds embarking on daring aerial stunts and nerve-shredding tactical dogfights.

    In Ace Combat 7, you take on the role of an Ace an elite fighter pilot tasked with patrolling the
    Strap yourself into the cockpit of some of the worlds most formidable fighter planes and skim through the clouds embarking on daring aerial stunts and nerve-shredding tactical dogfights.

    In Ace Combat 7, you take on the role of an Ace an elite fighter pilot tasked with patrolling the most open and intimidating space on Earth: the sky. Choose from an array of authentic modern and futurist aircraft and load them up with an arsenal of cutting-edge super weapons as unfolding events drive you into ever more dangerous aerial face-offs.

    PlayStation VR support will allow you to actually climb inside the cockpit with a series of exclusive features that create a new level of death-defying immersion.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Feb 15, 2019
    90
    Overall, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is an awesome game and a must-have for any Ace Combat fan, as well as a great game for players who enjoy fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled thrill rides in short doses.
  2. Jan 17, 2019
    90
    Though not without flaws, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown manages to deliver an awe-inspiring and action-packed experience.
  3. Apr 11, 2019
    85
    The content is plentiful, replayability remains high, and the presentation easily makes Ace Combat 7 one of the better arcade-style flight games on the PC. It has been a long time coming, but action flight fans and those who love the series won't be disappointed by Ace Combat 7.
  4. Jan 17, 2019
    80
    Ace Combat 7 is a fantastic return for a series that is at its best when it wears its heart on its wings.
  5. Feb 3, 2019
    78
    Ace Combat 7 is a thrilling game due to its varied missions, but the story can't repeat the magic of older titles of the series.
  6. Feb 10, 2019
    77
    Ace Combat 7 is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea — even though its impressive single-player campaign is packed with exciting action, the multiplayer part feels like an afterthought, and the quirky story has way too many cliches.
  7. Jan 18, 2019
    70
    Easy to master and a campaign full of action movie-worthy missions but the game is let down by frustrating checkpointing and simplistic combat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 31
  2. Negative: 9 out of 31
  1. Feb 3, 2019
    10
    Those who specifically underestimate the estimates, so they do not understand what they are talking about. Developed to make the right move,Those who specifically underestimate the estimates, so they do not understand what they are talking about. Developed to make the right move, unlike the last part of the spinoff. And you will whine that the plot is **** etc. As for the HOTAS, they say that they fixed it, but damn it, play on the gamepad, especially in PS4 / XBOX, you won’t miss it Expand
  2. Mar 3, 2019
    10
    As someone who's been following the franchise since 1997 I have to say that this new instalment to the series is purely outstanding. I'veAs someone who's been following the franchise since 1997 I have to say that this new instalment to the series is purely outstanding. I've loved every second of playing this game and I just want even more! Expand
  3. Feb 5, 2019
    9
    If you’re a fan of arcade flight games then this is an absolute must-have.
  4. Oct 8, 2019
    8
    Skies Unknown delivers 20 thrilling aerial firefights the way that only an Ace Combat game could, despite a nonsensical story whose role isSkies Unknown delivers 20 thrilling aerial firefights the way that only an Ace Combat game could, despite a nonsensical story whose role is only to confuse the player. Expand
  5. Feb 19, 2019
    8
    As someone that fondly remembers playing Ace Combat 4 & 5, which were great, then playing the mostly disappointing Assault Horizon. This is aAs someone that fondly remembers playing Ace Combat 4 & 5, which were great, then playing the mostly disappointing Assault Horizon. This is a huge step up from that game. I won't put it level with 4 & 5, purely as the story isn't quite as strong. But playing this game feels & plays how an Ace Combat should.

    As i said, i don't think the story is the best in the series but it's definitely very good. I like the addition of the aircraft tree/progression style & the graphics are very nice, although i do feel like the plane textures could've been better but it's not a problem or anything.

    Last couple notes; it's slightly disappointing they locked a plane away as an exclusive pre-order. I don't feel like the landing controls/physics/speed are very good, but i'm fully aware Ace Combat has always been & is an arcade game, it's just a little unpolished part of the game compared to everything else. This game sorely needs an fov slider, since theirs only 1 exterior & interior camera, which both feel too close. Lastly this game is much more enjoyable on the more realistic expert controls.
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  6. Feb 5, 2019
    5
    This is easy for me. If what I have been reading is true - no Track IR and no Flight Joystick support, then this game is definitely not for meThis is easy for me. If what I have been reading is true - no Track IR and no Flight Joystick support, then this game is definitely not for me or any others who like to PC fly and do it realistically. That is really a shame, since the graphics look good enough for me. Expand
  7. Feb 1, 2019
    0
    Ce ne sera pas une critique très constructive de ma part, (avec une telle note, on pouvait s'y attendre) car je ne peux pas jouer à Ace CombatCe ne sera pas une critique très constructive de ma part, (avec une telle note, on pouvait s'y attendre) car je ne peux pas jouer à Ace Combat 7 en l'état. Pour ma part, les standards minimums ne sont pas respectés : bugs (légers, certes) de chargement, aucune prise en charge de joysticks (ah oui, pardon un modèle pris en charge, le Hotas 4 et son équivalent XBOX, fin de la liste), pour un jeu de simulation de combat aérien, même très arcade, il fallait oser.

    En l'état, ces soucis ne sont pas bloquants. En pratique, je peux jouer à Ace Combat, mais je ne veux pas y jouer si les conditions ne sont pas réunies. Cela reste un jeu, je dois y prendre du plaisir. Nous sommes en 2019, pas dans les années 90, les joueurs PC ont maintenant des standards élevés et un choix de jeux considérables pour patienter, ce qui sera mon cas tant que Bandaï-Namco ne fera rien pour rectifier le tir.

    Pourquoi une note si faible, alors que j'aurais pu me contenter d'attendre les rectifications ? Pour jeter du sel, pardi. Il est inacceptable qu'une fois de plus, le standard soit revu à la baisse par un éditeur qui souhaite venir sur le marché PC avec des réglages et une programmation prévue exclusivement pour consoles. Non mais, la souris qui ne marche pas dans les menus, obligeant à se servir du clavier si on n'a pas de manette, c'est une plaisanterie ? Là, on ne joue plus la carte de la nostalgie, on voyage dans le temps !

    Si le choix de jeux est immense dans les collections PC, en revanche les simulations de combat aériens semblent passées de mode. C'est donc une double punition pour les amateurs du genre : peu fournis et mal fournis. Peu fournis parce qu'ils achèteront un matériel qui n'est pas donné (joystick, manette des gaz) et qui ne leur servira pratiquement jamais, prenant la poussière en attendant désespérément le prochain titre digne de les passer au chiffon microfibres ! Mal fournis parce que lorsque l'un des fleurons du genre arrive enfin, avec son lot de promesses, il leur rote au visage en expliquant que 1 : il ne prendra en charge que quelques modèles, donc achetez-les ou tant pis pour vous que et 2 : ce sont des modèles milieu voire bas de gamme, donc on s'en fiche si vous aviez investi dans quelques chose de mieux. On ne va quand même pas faire l'effort de rendre notre jeu agréable aux fans du genre, si ?

    Pour l'instant Bandaï-Namco n'a pas encore décidé de répondre officiellement aux nombreuses plaintes émises sur ces questions, ne confirmant ni n'infirmant que cela restera en l'état. La note Steam (30% de critiques positives, ouch) reflète la colère des amateurs du genre, il me semble que la note Metacritic doit en prendre un coup, elle aussi.
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