True heroes know no bounds! Experience top combat action in this brand new arcade flight sim and become immersed in the exploits of famous aircraft carriers. Choose the side you want to play on: the US Navy or the Imperial Japanese Navy. Climb into the cockpit and re-live the most famous battles of the War in the Pacific.
User reviews: Mixed (208 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 21, 2012
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About This Game

True heroes know no bounds!

Experience top combat action in this brand new arcade flight sim and become immersed in the exploits of famous aircraft carriers. Choose the side you want to play on: the US Navy or the Imperial Japanese Navy. Climb into the cockpit and re-live the most famous battles of the War in the Pacific. Equip your aircraft with realistic weapons, and take to the air with your squadron.

Get ready for breathtaking air battles over the Pacific!

Key Features

  • Experience the history of an aircraft carrier first hand! Master thrilling missions that focus on gigantic warships and their captains.
  • Take command of entire squadrons! Instead of controlling just one airplane, you can control all of the planes in your squadron.
  • Experience the most famous battles of the War in the Pacific! Place yourself in the middle of major battles such as Midway, Pearl Harbor, and Wake Island.
  • Gaming enjoyment without end! Master the campaigns alone or prove your pilot skills in 4 different multiplayer modes.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel/AMD CPU (1.1GHz+)
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Card: Shader 3.0 compatible graphics card with min. 256 MB RAM
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: Sound card required
    Recommended
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel/AMD CPU (1.8GHz+)
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Card: GeForce 9x or better graphics card with min. 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: Sound card required
    Minimum
    • OS: OSX 10.7.5
    • Processor: Intel/AMD CPU (1.1GHz+)
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Card: nVidia graphics card with min. 256 MB RAM and OpenGL 3.2 support (NVIDIA 9800 and higher, or compatible).
      Please note that the game currently only works on nVidia graphics cards.
    • OpenGL: 3.2
    • Sound: Sound card required
    Recommended
    • OS: OSX 10.8
    • Processor: Intel/AMD CPU (2.0GHz+)
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Card: nVidia graphics card with min. 256 MB RAM and OpenGL 3.2 support (NVIDIA 9800 and higher, or compatible).
      Please note that the game currently only works on nVidia graphics cards.
    • OpenGL: 3.2
    • Sound: Sound card required
    Minimum
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Intel/AMD CPU (1.1GHz+)
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Card: Gaming Shader 3.0 compatible graphics card with min. 256 MB RAM and OpenGL 3.2 support (NVIDIA 9800 and higher, or compatible)
    • OpenGL: 3.2
    • Sound: Sound card required
    Recommended
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Intel/AMD CPU (2.0GHz+)
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Card: Gaming Shader 3.0 compatible graphics card with min. 512MB RAM and OpenGL 3.2 support (NVIDIA 260GTX or higher, or compatible)
    • OpenGL: 3.2
    • Sound: Sound card required
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Don't buy this game for full price..graphic pretty good..but gameplay... First game Air Conflicts: Secret Wars is much better!

But I like one at this game :D I can play for Jopan and destroy americans planes :D

And..at this battle was P-36 Hawk at story..at ha,e P-40E Kitty Hawk
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
controls are ♥♥♥♥ing horrible...waste of 20 bucks!!!!
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1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Not Recommendable. It isn't GNU/Linux Full compatible. No Multiplayer. And some issues with windowed mode.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
I wouldn't consider this a simulator if I was at gunpoint. The flight mechanics are... rough to say the least. The keyboard mapping is almost absent from what I can tell. Flying by mouse, there are maybe five or so keys including a second primary fire button... just in case your left click breaks. Taking off from a carrier I found myself rocketed abruptly upwards by some mystical force halfway across the deck and then when landing stopped about as abruptly as hitting a brick wall. The voice acting in the campaign felt a bit forced and was empty of depth or feeling (especially in the Japanese campaign) and didn't really contribute anything to a storyline. The missions are extremely repetetive as well (bomb a target, switch planes, bomb said target again).

On the better side, the game did have some pretty cool explosions and the planes burning out of the sky were as asthetically pleasing as it gets. Bullet and cannon impacts in both soil and water are pretty well mimmicked although the auto aim defeats the whole purpose of WWII dogfighting. Ships will sink if they are destroyed, which is nice, although I found it odd that the USS Arizona was capsized by torpedos and fully submerged in shallow water in about one full minute...

All in all I'd say this game is worth 3 out of 10 stars. Would not ever recommend this to anyone looking for a "flight sim" despite what any of the trailers or pictures make it out to be.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
A complete piece of ♥♥♥♥. Arcade battle forces Z axis to the X axis and you cannot roll or yaw correctly. The game hitches graphically when in 3rd person view but no other view. The air model is so "floaty" you get sea sick playing it. I seriously wanted to like this game... and spent over 2 hours TRYING to make anything and everything work but it was useless. I even tried to contract the developer AND even the lead programmer himself and they refuse any help at all. It looks pretty in pictures... and plays so so.. but you will either have game stopping crashes, control issues where you cannot fly the plane (like a plane should fly) or just frustrating missions where the damage models are way off. I wasted $9 on this piece of pretty crap and of course cannot get a refund. Air Combat Secret Wars was fun... and I was hoping this was much better... looks MUCH better... plays MUCH worse. Buyer beware... Sad that this has SO much potential but is nothing but pretty junk software! >:(
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
If you own a Hotas X Joystick. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. The flight model is completely broken for it. Wobble from left to right, with no way to fix it, the turning is unresponsive and feels heavy. HORRIBLE. I am not sure if this happens with all Joysticks, but with the Hotas X it is. I tried playing it with a gamepad, and it felt terrible too, that might just be me being used to Joystick, but I dont think so, I played all of the Ace Combat series on gamepad, and those felt a million times better when compared to how this game felt on a gamepad. Uninstalled. Secret Wars, the one before this is great, and the controls work far better on that one. If you plan on getting one of these get that, or wait for a Steam sale. You can get Secret Wars, this one and the Vietnam one for like 5 dollars.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Lots of quickfire fun, but the campaign was getting repetitive.

Had a nice system that allowed switching between pilots when you ran out of ammo, and the pilots automatically upgraded skills if you keep them alive.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
To start things off, I've always loved these fighter planes-esque games (e.g. War Thunder, Pearl Harbor). AC:PC was honestly the best game on my joystick that I've ever played (other than Star Wars: Rouge Squadron). Two separate campaigns in the WWII era, having the choice between Japanese and Americans were very interesting. Upon initializing the mission, you'll notice that every mission is taking off from an aircraft carrier (duh!). And unlike most single player campaign mode fighter games, you aren't the only one in the sky. You've got a whole squadron behind you (or in front, I'm always in the back) and the best part is that you can switch planes like how you switch players in FIFA. The pilots also have a ranking system e.g. Private, Captain and added skills to them depending on rank. It gets emotional when one of my starred pilots die in combat. The overall dogfighting is very fun and engaging, but when it comes down to missions, not so much.

Yes, there's two campaign modes, but all the missions are very mundane; some just bore me to death, literally. These include trying to spot an enemy carrier that's off the coast for 3 minutes, attempting to dive bomb a radio tower because your fighter planes ran out of ammo, or trying to kill the rest of the enemy squadron with one plane left. Not to mention that the flak cannons on the ground do insane damage. Aim is quite hard with a joystick (you can play with a keyboard, but it still doesn't help the aim) and the bombs/torpedos take some skill to land unless you're literally right above the enemy unit. However, that still doesn't take away the fun of things.

What I really enjoyed most was bombing ships. I love bombing runs; going down an entire stirp of an enemy aircraft carrier brings me so much joy. Knowing you have air superiority against this bomber always brings me to rejoice my lovely machine guns. Also, you can specialize the weapons on the plane to the mission, making even greater firepower.

Overall, the game was very enjoyable. Missions were a pain, but atleast AC:PC got the basics down.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
This is actually a pretty good game. It does not present the most accurate or detailed portrail of the War but it is fairly enjoyable. The game feel slike it would be right at home on the Xbox 360 or Xbox 1. That does not mean its a bad game or it plays like crap o nthe PC but that it definitely is more of an arcade game based around conflicts in the Pacific then an actualy simulation of said conflict and its planes.

What is refreshing about this game that unlike many others that offer unlimited ammo and tell you where to go, and point to you what to do the game has limited resouces and actually requires you to think and pay attention. (Oh my gosh no way!!!). So during a patrol mission for example like mission #2 you are told to spot the enemy. You have to take off and actually look for them insead of the game pointing it out ot you. I understand that this mechanic for some of you might not be appealing but I find it a breath of fresh air in a world of games that keep telling me what to do to a point that I don't even have to engage mentaly anymore.

Another nice touch is that durring combat you have limited amunition. For example you might have 5 planes in a single engagement and each will have 1100 ammo. If you happen to run out of ammo you are screwed for that plane and he might get shot down. What you can do is switch and take control of any of the other planes by hitting the back button on the controller. This is a pretty cool mechanic and quite fun.

The graphics are very good in this game especially the water. The game is colorful, the sky looks and feels beautiful and the planes at least the conckpits look good. When you dive you will see the cockpit shaking and hear some windsheer. Explosions look good and enemy planes behave, break up and fall apart in unpredictable and random ways.

I am playing the game on an xbox 360 controller. The game can also be played using the mouse and ising the keyboard. All control options allow for basic (arcaade) and simulation controls.

The music/score for the game is good although the few missions I have done so far a little repetative. It sounds like a movie score, being very cinematic. The game reminds me of a Michael Bay movie when in combat with the cinematic score, and good visuals.

I think that this is a good game and I am enjoying it then again I don't have unrealistic expectations n where everything is either great or ♥♥♥♥ and nothing in between. The game is fun if you feel like playing a WW2 non hardcore sim/arcade game that deals with the Pacific theater.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
This game is horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! First of all when I start a campain, the intro videos for the Amaricans and Japanese are lagy and the audio doesn't match what the video is showing. Secondly, the game keeps on freezing on me and I have to bring up the programs manager to force quit the game. The game also has a hard time syncing with the cloud. This game is poorly made and no one should ever buy it. I am lucky that I got it on sale and it was only $5.00.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
junk
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
If you are a mac user with the minimal requirements for this game, I would recommend waiting it out until you get a better machine, which is exactly what I'll have to do. It looked like a freakin' slide show the lag was so bad.

Otherwise, it looked like it would have been a BLAST to play had my machine been up to par or was playing on a PC. If you think you've got the right machine, give it a shot!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
This game is ♥♥♥♥! REALLY ♥♥♥♥! paid $5 for it in the June summer sale and i feel like i was ♥♥♥♥en ripped off -i feel for any poor ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ that actually paid full ♥♥♥♥ing price for this load of ♥♥♥♥. How crap like this can end up STEAM is beyond me; as much as i love vALVE they have to introduce some sort of quality control for ♥♥♥♥S SAKE! This ♥♥♥♥♥ getting out of hand man!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Not bad for the price. The mouse controls give the game a very simple arcade feel. The movement of the planes is responsive and sharp. The dialogue is terrible... luckily there isn't much of it.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Aerial warfare done right! I usually enjoy arcade-ish flight sims, but few of them actually manage to keep me nailed to my chair. This one did.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
amazing
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Very poor controls and unenjoyable
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Costed me 1 dollar, thats the only good thing in this game.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Even on lowest settings on a high-performance MacBook Pro with 512MB worth of VRAM this game is unplayable. Horribly optimized. Do not Buy,
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
My Grandma could make a better game..
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