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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 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  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. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Jan 17, 2019
    75
    Uncomplicated but gratifying flying, in scenarios of increasing silliness and therefore likeability.
  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: 28 out of 42
  2. Negative: 11 out of 42
  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. Aug 6, 2020
    10
    the best Flight game of the generation, good graphycs, wonderfull soundtrack and good action. one of my favorites of this generation.
  3. Feb 3, 2019
    9
    Занижать оценку из-за отсутствия поддержки джоев? Рили? Пекари такие пекари. А ведь никаких багов за все 15 часов я не встретил, оптимизацияЗанижать оценку из-за отсутствия поддержки джоев? Рили? Пекари такие пекари. А ведь никаких багов за все 15 часов я не встретил, оптимизация более, чем хорошая и графика для аркадного авиасима вполне себе приличная. И это не говоря о продолжительном (не таком как в АС5) сюжете. Это весьма хорошая часть, чтобы начать знакомство с серии АС. Она использует классическую формулу всей серии игр AC (кроме AC:AH) и демонстрирует интересный сюжет с немалым количеством отсылок на предыдущие части. Однако мультиплеер - это несколько менее сильная сторона игры. Она просто неплоха. Он многое взаимствует (если не всё) из AC: Infinity. Однако он всё ещё бодро и весело играется, хоть и на контент не богат. Всего 3 режима игры и карты из одиночной кампании. Но зато авиапарк и список модулей очень обширен. Expand
  4. Jul 19, 2020
    8
    Pros:
    + standard and expert controls options
    + good mission objectives variety + pretty graphics + good presentation + controls well
    Pros:
    + standard and expert controls options
    + good mission objectives variety
    + pretty graphics
    + good presentation
    + controls well

    Cons:
    - convoluted story
    - npcs are too chatty during missions
    - airship upgrades doesn't affect it visually
    - music fells off for some missions
    - ugly graphics when close to the ground
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  5. Feb 26, 2019
    8
    Loved it, waited so long for a decent sequence of AC series, and here it is. The gameplay, SFX, sp content (missions, jets, tree upgrades) &Loved it, waited so long for a decent sequence of AC series, and here it is. The gameplay, SFX, sp content (missions, jets, tree upgrades) & graphics are the best features of this game; the sp campaign is a bit boring tbh, not as great as AC4/AC5 ones for example, but it suits anyway. Multiplayer is cool too but honestly the passion from it goes away with some hours...
    It's such a great game & comeback as well to the dogfight series, recommend it not just to AC lovers, but to begginers ones too! And to these fellas giving AC7 a bad rating cuz the lack of HOTAs support, seriously, f&#k off, that's a company/developer issue, there's nothing to do with the game itself, it's an 'out-product' problem.
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  6. Feb 1, 2019
    3
    This game is joke. Seriously. Its a same stuff that was in 04 and there is nothing new since 2001. Storytelling is crap and full of boringThis game is joke. Seriously. Its a same stuff that was in 04 and there is nothing new since 2001. Storytelling is crap and full of boring cliches. Some of missions is just copy paste from previous games with slight changes and still stupid dialogues that extends already LONG missions. And overall missions is just only 20. Just 20. Remember Ace Combat 3 from 1999? Then AC7 game is the real MQ99 destroying and MISSILE evading simulator and nothing else.
    Ace Combat is dead.
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  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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