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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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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Heavy Air-To-Ground Combat Gameplay
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jan 19, 2019
    97
    Skies Unknown, quite simply put, is aerial combat at its absolute finest. The jaw-dropping graphical power that supports the experience is second to none, consistently upholding the game’s tight and responsive action-packed gameplay. Whether you’re here for its explosive campaign or its deep and intense multiplayer, Ace Combat 7 will not disappoint. It doesn’t get any better than this for flight game enthusiasts.
  2. Jan 18, 2019
    90
    It may not appeal to everyone, but if you’re a plane enthusiast looking for a game to truly bring excitement to the skies, not only is this the game you’ve been waiting for, but it’s the game the series’ 20+ year history has been building towards, pulling no punches in bringing the ultimate experience.
  3. Apr 18, 2019
    87
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Jan 18, 2019
    80
    Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is only really brought down by the occasional frustration felt upon the often unfair failure of a mission. Its campaign really is great overall, but sometimes you’ll curse when a timer imposed upon you expires when you’re just shy of meeting a score target. Or when a mission critical friendly plane gets shot down just as you’re about to dispatch the last enemy. You’ll always hit that “Retry From Checkpoint” option though and jump right back in, because Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown’s moment-to-moment gameplay is simply ace.
  5. Jan 28, 2019
    80
    Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is the best entry in the series yet and provides a near-perfect blend of action and strategy. Those looking for something to fill the void of the long-gone After Burner series will like the quicker pace offered here. Longtime AC vets will love the quicker pace and increase on craft customization. Dogfights are a rewarding challenge and every part of the presentation is impressive. Its graphics are the best ever seen for a flight-based game and the soundtrack is outstanding too.
  6. Jan 25, 2019
    78
    Though not without a little turbulence from the convoluted story and uneven difficulty, Ace Combat 7 delivers a fun and polished arcade flight experience that should entertain newcomers and veteran pilots alike.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Mar 9, 2019
    60
    Spectacular but spotty, this demanding sim both fulfills and frustrates. [Issue#225, p.76]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 39
  2. Negative: 5 out of 39
  1. Jan 18, 2019
    10
    Ace Combat is a wonderful experience for flight game enthusiast. It perfectly balance of arcade nice and fun gameplay with believableAce Combat is a wonderful experience for flight game enthusiast. It perfectly balance of arcade nice and fun gameplay with believable simulation aspect. The Gameplay is fun and for a flight game, it has many enjoyable missions. You gonna think that this game just about shooting a box a very far away that you cannot see like in simulator game (DCS for example), but no, the fight is massive and epic close range dogfight that make you feel thrilled. You also gonna face countless drones, advanced Superweapons, and enemy Aces Squadrons. The battle is massive.

    The Story is set on fictional world of Strangereal. You are pilot of Osea Federation (Equivalent of Murica Fck Yeah) against Kingdom of Erusea ( European Nation combined). In this world, the technology is one step ahead of our world so dont be surprised when you see laser, or superweapon here.

    Ace Combat 7 also let you express your creativity with ton of customizations. You can select a special paint job that based of many real life great livery of famous World Air Forces. You can also choose emblem in your lovely plane. Also from the tech tree, you can choose many upgradeable parts , and choose it according to your strategies. you cann opt to durable plane, or heavy weapon plane, or quick and swift plane.

    The control is fun and nice , select for Expert control as it the best way for you to control the plane. It may be hard if you new for this, but with adapt gameplay and control, you gonna be Aces in no time. Hey also you can pull Pugachev Cobra and Kublit on some of the planes.

    The Graphics is very great. The clouds is a real things as it has it own volume. You can use the cloud as part of you strategies. while you in clouds you can outmanouver your enemies and minimalize their lock on capabilities.

    The Enemies A.I is very clever. They will use the clouds to hide from you sneak behind you, flying through the canyon while hoping you gonna crash, the drones also wil sacrifice itself to protect the superweapons. The Allies A.I is pretty agressive and sometime steal your kill, but will not steal the show for you (although I hope the Allies A.I can be more competent at least for the elite squad).

    Ace Combat is famous for their epic music. just listen for Zero-Ace Combat Ost, Liberation of Gracemeria, First Flight AC5 ,Comona on youtube and you gonna be immersed by it. The music in this game is also beautiful.

    VR Portion is one of the things on VR Games especially for a flight game. It will live up your dreams as Fighter of Top Gun Pilot. you also can watch an epic airshow and fly in beautiful world of Strangereal.

    The Multiplayer is pretty neat and chaotic. for now it just 4 vs 4 deathmatch and one for all brawl. Hope they add more contents for the MP.
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  2. Aug 25, 2020
    10
    Потрясающая игра, пожалуй одна из самых недооцененных в 2019 году.
    Прекрасный саундтрек, графика, разнообразные миссии. Сюжет на любителя, но
    Потрясающая игра, пожалуй одна из самых недооцененных в 2019 году.
    Прекрасный саундтрек, графика, разнообразные миссии. Сюжет на любителя, но во всей серии так. Освоить игру легко, но чтобы стать мастером прилется попотеть, зато казавшиеся очееь сложными миссии будете щелкать как орешки. Рекомендую!
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  3. Jan 25, 2019
    10
    El videojuego de Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown es una de esas obras en las que entras por curiosidad y lo conviertes en un compromiso. ElEl videojuego de Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown es una de esas obras en las que entras por curiosidad y lo conviertes en un compromiso. El videojuego se sumerge en la piel de un aviador de combate. Al jugarlo se comprende que debes desarrollar tu habilidad para pilotear los aviones. Cada combate se vuelve emocionante. Es rejugable debido a que el jugador desea obtener el máximo puntaje en las misiones. Conclusión es recomendable.

    In English
    The game of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is one of those works in which you enter out of curiosity and turn it into a commitment. The video game is immersed in the skin of a combat aviator. By playing it, you understand that you must develop your ability to fly the planes. Each fight becomes exciting. It is replayable because the player wants to get the highest score in the missions. Conclusion is recommended.

    日本語で
    Ace Combat 7:Skies Unknownのゲームはあなたが好奇心から外に出てそれをコミットメントに変える作品の一つです。 ビデオゲームは戦闘飛行士の肌に浸っています。 それをプレイすることによって、あなたはあなたが飛行機を飛ばすあなたの能力を開発しなければならないことを理解します。 各戦いは刺激的になります。 プレイヤーがミッションで最高のスコアを獲得したいので、それは再生可能です。 結論をお勧めします。
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  4. Jul 23, 2019
    9
    Ace Combat 7 is great! The combat feels new and much improved but still keeps the great style it predosers had. The campaign was a TON of funAce Combat 7 is great! The combat feels new and much improved but still keeps the great style it predosers had. The campaign was a TON of fun but sometimes the missions would get a little repetitive ! Expand
  5. Dec 17, 2020
    9
    A very nice arcade game for me, a person who likes to play for relaxation. Greafika in motion makes a really good impression even though theA very nice arcade game for me, a person who likes to play for relaxation. Greafika in motion makes a really good impression even though the graphics engine is not the newest anymore.
    If someone likes planes, this title is for him
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  6. Mar 20, 2020
    8
    Admittedly I only started playing this game when it hit Game Pass on xbox one (I can hear series veterans moaning now) I will be buying thisAdmittedly I only started playing this game when it hit Game Pass on xbox one (I can hear series veterans moaning now) I will be buying this game for myself because I had no idea how good this game was going to be. I always looked at Ace Combat games as bargain bin fodder. A quantity over quality type of series. Needless to say I was wrong, at least about this one. A bunch of planes to choose from bought by using in game currency (not real world) as well as different missiles, rockets, etc. Flying can take some getting used to but I had it on the more simy setting. There is a kind of "arcade" setting as well which makes flying a bit less technical. One piece of advice though, listen closely to the briefing before each mission because it gives you an idea of the type of plane to use such as attack, fighter, etc, as well as weapons to equip like air to air (for dog fights) or air to land missiles for land targets. That is one of my few dislikes. Some of the briefing lasts sooo long. You can skip those but again if you are playing for the first time you wont know exactly what you need for the mission at hand. Surprisingly I found the story kind of interesting. Not on the same level as a mass effect game or anything but enough to keep me wanting to know more. For a game like this the last thing I thought I would be interested in is the story. It reminds me a lot of final fantasy. I can hear you laughing, but seriously. Ace Combat has that "everything is familiar, but subtly futuristic" kind of feel to it. I wont spoil anything but if you have just a vague interest in jet plane warfare you should check this one out. I mean my view towards dog fighting games was indifferent but I am having a blast with this one. Expand
  7. Apr 8, 2020
    0
    Ace Combat reste fidèle à lui-même et en même temps, on ne lui en voudra pas trop non plus de ne pas se montrer d'un grand... réalisme ! ceAce Combat reste fidèle à lui-même et en même temps, on ne lui en voudra pas trop non plus de ne pas se montrer d'un grand... réalisme ! ce n'est pas qu'on lui demande... mais tout de même, on atteint dans cet épisode des sommets de ridicule : le vent (!) par exemple pousse et bouscule votre avion de combat ; les nuages permettent d'éviter les radars... et les missiles (quoi !?)... mais les mêmes missiles ont du mal à "voir" les ennemis... dans les nuages (hein ?!)

    Et ainsi de suite... sans oublier que l'avion n'a pas de dégivrage automatique : y a de la buée et de la glace sur la verrière... (comment ?! on est dans l'espace ou quoi ?!) après être passé dans un gros nuage (ah bon !!)... Ah il faut dire qu'ils bien bossé sur ces nuages, ils en sont très fiers et c'est vrai qu'ils sont beaux ces putains de nuages ! mais faudrait peut-être des fois se sortir la tête du fion, messieurs de chez Namco (Namcon ?...).

    Car si le jeu est assez joli, il reste par ailleurs très flou et pour cause, gavé de post-traitement, il n'est qu'en 1080 seulement... y compris sur la X ! il offre heureusement une fluidité impeccable (à 60 im/s) bienvenue. En tout cas, dans l'action, ce léger flou, ce manque de précision ominiprésent s'avère très désagréable.

    Presque autant que l'espèce d'histoire qu'on tente de nous raconter mais à laquelle on ne pige rien : dec cinématiques sur une petite nana, puis des missions... qui n'ont rien mais alors rien à voir avec elle (?!)... quant au "reste", c'est des drones et puis c'est tout (lol ?)...

    De toute façon, c'est pas que j'avais mieux à faire ailleurs mais ça m'a bien soûlé cet Ace Combat : il est en effet barbant et tout le contraire de l'amusement arcade qu'il devrait être : maniabilité trop sensible (et du coup imprécise) idem pour la vue trop nerveuse, mauvaise disposition des commandes et répétition générale répétitive généralement trop répétée du "gameplay" à deux yens.

    Alors pourquoi tous ces missiles au juste...? mais parce que tu vas descendre 50 zingues par mission, pardi ! pffff.... et dans tous ces nuages qui mettent du flou partout, double pffff... Hors de question de se faire chier avec ça. Va faire plutôt un petit vol plané vers la poubelle, pour voir !
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