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 (197 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 21, 2012
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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

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    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
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 19
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
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! >:(
Posted: September 6
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Linux version has lot of bugs, see discussion. Besides, 'Joystick configuration' menu is a joke - it just doesn't allow to change ANY of the default axes to something else.
Posted: May 27
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 14
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 3
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37 of 49 people (76%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
I adquired this game with the last humble bundle for a few dollars. According to that, I think it was a good deal taking into account how much I expended.

The game itself has beautiful graphics and if you like WWII aircraft, you´re going to enjoy the views. On the other hand, controls can be a little bit hard to get even if you have a gamepad (I strongly recommend trying different settings at the realism part of the game settings window) and after some missions, it gets kind of repititive.

In summary, not a good buy for 20$, but a reasonably good one for 5$ or less. I would rate it with a 6.5/10
Posted: November 27, 2013
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