• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Jun 27, 2006

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 36 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 36
  2. Negative: 15 out of 36
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  1. It looks and plays fantastically well and recalls the days when flight sims were something fun and accessible as well as requiring intelligence.
  2. Over G Fighters does nothing drastically different from other similar games. It also has a fairly steep learning curve especially where missile evasion is concerned.
  3. For casual gamers, the repetitive missions, complex gameplay mechanics and steep learning curve may leave many feeling bitter about a purchase.
  4. Dog fights with 8 people are really a blast and the whole time I felt very little lag. [JPN Import]
  5. Being a modern military aircraft lover, I can easily look over the sketchy graphics, the odd interfaces, and the brief missions and just enjoy the impressive lineup of birds. While it’s still hard to justify paying sixty bucks to fly a MiG, Eagle, or Raptor, this is as close as most of us will get to the real deals.
  6. 61
    For flight simulation fans, Over G provides a wealth of realistically detailed jets, loadout customization options, and gameplay modes. However, the game fails to generate a thrilling sense of speed.
  7. In spite of its unspectacular style and its translation-glitch quirks, Over G is a little weird, but lots of fun. [Aug 2006, p.92]
  8. 60
    There is a steep learning curve. Initially it might appear that avoiding a locked-on missile is an impossibility, but these are realistic representations of modern arms so it was never going to be easy. The solution is to learn what real pilots do.
  9. The planes look pretty and they fly with precise controls and accurate physics, but that’s about all you can say nice about Over G.
  10. Over G Fighters is for the hardcore fans of modern aircraft simulations. There isn't much here besides the accuracy of the jets and a few entertaining dogfights.
  11. Though the game attempts to be more than mission-based monotony by also offering online multiplayer and some other options, the sluggish flight controls, bland graphics, and often-poor English translations conspire to make Over G Fighters a vapid package, overall.
  12. Unfortunately, Over G Fighters doesn’t have the sense of speed, graphics, action, or mission structure to make you feel like you are flying the unfriendly skies.
  13. A very average game. Sluggish controls and a lackluster presentation really hurt this game. The lack of real mission variety doesn’t help matters either.
  14. Official Xbox Magazine
    While the game strives for a balance of realism and playability, the bottom line is, it's not much fun. [Sept 2006, p.79]
  15. Play Magazine
    An ugly duckling. [Aug 2006, p.63]
  16. Games Master UK
    Modern missiles are too good to make games any fun - give us crap biplanes any day. [Sept 2006, p.65]
  17. Game Informer
    To say that Over G Fighters is a phenomenally terrible game isn't an exaggeration or a quippy joke. [Sept. 2006, p.97]
  18. The presentation is pretty awful; it looks to be straight out of a Playstation 1 game, not a next-gen console.
  19. Over G Fighters manages to get into the sky, but fails to put on a memorable show.
  20. Fans of modern flight sims will enjoy the game, but its bare-bones presentation and slightly technical nature won't win any followers among action gamers hoping for Top Gun-style dogfights.
  21. The visuals are very disappointing, the music is terrible, control is weak, the gameplay is average and the price is $60. You do the math.
  22. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Only players with a "Top Gun" level of dedication will persevere. Everyone else will start looking for the eject button. [Aug 2006, p.88]
  23. If you're in the market for a proper jet-fighter game, I'd recommend hunting down a proper PC simulation. I remember EF-2000 from about 1998 being about 1998 times better than this. And if you want an arcadey dogfighter, try "Crimson Skies" for Xbox 1 instead.
  24. 40
    To be breezily blunt, it’s possible to be Over G Fighters after a few hours’ worth of play.
  25. Edge Magazine
    It's in need of plenty more flair, not so much that it strains against what its buttoned-down framework is trying to achieve, but just to inject some feeling of variety into its skirmishes and sorties. [Sept 2006, p.88]
  26. 40
    Over G Fighters is one of those games that make me wonder what the quality assurance department was doing when it tested the game. If they only check for crashes, they failed... it crashed a couple of times (and only when I just unlocked a plane...), but if they also look at visuals and audio they have certainly been sleeping during the process.
  27. A good example of why realism in games isn't necessarily the best outcome.
  28. Not even one to recommend to diehard flight sim fans. In a relatively short space of time, Ubi has become one of the leading software publishers and really doesn’t need tat like this sullying its reputation – particularly when it’s perfectly capable of creating fantastic games all of its own. Bizarre.
  29. 40
    A really unspectacular package. The single player campaign is short and lacks variety, there’s nobody to play multiplayer games with, the action itself is confused yet utterly simplistic, and the game fails to graphically compete with titles released four to five years ago on significantly weaker hardware.
  30. Even the multiplayer over Xbox Live can't save this title from a near-complete flare-out, and while there's nothing actually broken about Over G's gameplay, it still comes off as stale and tedious.
  31. games(TM)
    Ease of play combines with the game’s slow pace to undermine all Taito’s good intentions. [Aug 2006, p.128]
  32. X-ONE Magazine UK
    A game that can't decide what it is and should never really have been released; something that Ubisoft clearly realises given the amount of effort that hasn't gone into promoting it. [Issue 10, p.86]
  33. Really, aside from the nice-looking replays, this game could have been made on a Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo without too much loss in game play.
  34. 30
    A not particularly attractive game that provides neither the twitch-based thrills of an arcadey flight game nor the intricate controls and challenge of flying a realistic virtual aircraft.
  35. From the laughable briefing scenes to the flighty controls, this game is simply not fun. The design, from front to aft, is flawed and, frankly, not up to par with the Xbox 360's standards.
  36. Other than plenty of cockpit bleeps and bloops, the sound is also lackluster. Bad, generic metal loops dominate the soundtrack, making you actually wish Kenny Loggins was back on the scene.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 53
  2. Negative: 15 out of 53
  1. Nov 10, 2021
    Been playing it for like 10 hours, its different from Ace Combat or any other ARCADE flight simulator. There is a good variety of planes toBeen playing it for like 10 hours, its different from Ace Combat or any other ARCADE flight simulator. There is a good variety of planes to unlock and the game has replayability potential. While the game tries to be realistic with physics, g-force and missile behaviour; there are a few missions that would really work better on an arcade flight sim. Evading missiles is useless and will likely end on your death, wich in turn sends you to play the level all over again since there are no checkpoints on the missions or autosave feature. Thats a big turn off.
    The game crashes from time to time when you finish a mission and unlock an achievement (a new plane) and then you have to play the mission all over again to properly unlock the plane and manually save your game to have it available for further missions. The music is unremarkable and the story is just a tiresome excuse for it to be a single player mode you have to play in order to unlock better planes.
    However, when the game is not actively kicking your balls it turns enjoyable and really entretaining. The other two battle modes (Arena and Fight) seems promising and more fun that the campaign. Its a good flight simulator but its not like Ace Combat. Its also old af. But it is enjoyable
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  2. Jun 7, 2017
    I've never come across so many lazy gamers and critics in any one industry. This is NOT an arcade game, it is not meant to hand you all theI've never come across so many lazy gamers and critics in any one industry. This is NOT an arcade game, it is not meant to hand you all the flight levels on a plate. Once you've completed all the mission modes it's only the beginning of a very long process of learning all the flight mission assessment and tricks. If anyone thinks their that good take off from the main base head to the carrier heading 270 from the single player mission mode land on the carrier and take off do a circuit 20 times take off and land on the carrier without crashing. There's only one guy out there i know who can do it and I'm not sure even if he is cheating, on auto pilot non manual controls. This is the best video game ever period, the developers where years ahead of their time 12 years ago. This is the best flight simulator console game ever as well. If you cant fly this system you know the reason why. There's no need to run the game down. I've got 13 hours training UK GB and I fly this game on air-shows at the white/hotel base with retired pilots from the USAF & USMC USA. If you cant handle the game it's because of your limitations NOT because the game is rubbish or bad. I use a 50 inch LCD screen 1080 high colour TV, I sit about 5 feet away in a swivel chair. Cato9007 Full Review »
  3. Nov 7, 2013
    Over G Fighters, I am being generous by giving it a seven. It has good three dimensional graphics and mediocre sound quality. The cut scenesOver G Fighters, I am being generous by giving it a seven. It has good three dimensional graphics and mediocre sound quality. The cut scenes were low quality, they were almost like a powerpoint slide show with audio. Over G Fighters is an average military flight simulator at best. The levels get difficult too quickly for the average gamer and the amount of enemies are too many with too much firepower. I enjoyed the game but honestly I would only recommend this game to just above average gamers. Full Review »