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  • Summary: In Wings of War, you can become one of the high-flying heroes who rule the skies. As a rookie pilot, you must demonstrate your courage against enemy planes by fighting in aerial duels. The dogfights take place in a variety of environments, which feature weather effects, seasonal changes, andIn Wings of War, you can become one of the high-flying heroes who rule the skies. As a rookie pilot, you must demonstrate your courage against enemy planes by fighting in aerial duels. The dogfights take place in a variety of environments, which feature weather effects, seasonal changes, and combat scenarios. In addition to more than 70 missions, the game features side quests that range from delivering black-market goods to assassinating enemy officers. If you are good enough, you'll soon earn medals and ranks, fortune, and glory. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. As long as you don’t expect a riveting simulation or some epic WWI tale, Wings of War is an entertaining, albeit arcade, flight combat game with lots of action spread across a massive campaign with plenty of unique missions, both ground and air.
  2. It is just a basic old school shooter. The graphics are decent at best and you are basically getting what you paid for.
  3. Despite some inane gameplay features, the arcade-style flying and fighting is very good.
  4. Wings of War works very much on the pick up and play philosophy employed in Crimson Skies and while it doesn't have the polish and the online play, its still a moderately solid game.
  5. 65
    A fairly ordinary game with fairly ordinary gameplay.
  6. GMR Magazine
    60
    Each of the 19 planes is drawn in astounding detail, but unfortunately, for all the modeled damage and intricate cockpits, the game physics are a little too arcadey. [Dec 2004, p.133]
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    30
    This budget-priced shooting gallery would be more thrilling if your plane didn't control like a garbage truck sliding across ice. [Dec 2004, p.170]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. DanS.
    Sep 3, 2004
    7
    A good and fun game!
  2. MikeyD.
    Aug 30, 2004
    7
    Not a bad flight sim, easy to pick up and play and just enough variety of planes to keep you interested. Gets a little repetitive after a Not a bad flight sim, easy to pick up and play and just enough variety of planes to keep you interested. Gets a little repetitive after a while, but a nice change to the usual games coming out on Xbox. Reminicent of 'Wings' on the Amiga - anyone who liked that will be sure to enjoy this badboy! Expand
  3. BPeteS.
    Sep 18, 2004
    2
    I wish someone would create a game as good as Crimson Skies about WWI fighter pilots. Wings of War ain't it. The game is fun for about 5 I wish someone would create a game as good as Crimson Skies about WWI fighter pilots. Wings of War ain't it. The game is fun for about 5 minutes, then becomes drearily repetitive. It's graphically clumsy. The AI is rough. The music is flat. This game kept asking me to feed it quarters. I wish somebody would make a darker Crimson Skies about WW1 dogfighting with that game's same great graphics and addictive gameplay. Expand
  4. TysonJ.
    Aug 21, 2004
    1
    Wings of War on Xbox is painfully pathetic. Slow and awkward controls and if the gameplay keeps you entertained for longer than 5 mins its Wings of War on Xbox is painfully pathetic. Slow and awkward controls and if the gameplay keeps you entertained for longer than 5 mins its safe to say your easily pleased. When will Xbox bring out an awesome flying game with action and realism that simulates real flight. Dont touch this... wings of war is crap. Expand

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#33 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2004