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 (199 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

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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
2 of 2 people (100%) 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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0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Uhhh, the island is on the wrong side. That's. Just. Wrong. Seriously, how do you go to all the effort of writing a carrier game and screw that one up? Pretty, and OK for an arcadey type game, but this is not by any reach a simulation.
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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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34.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
This game is absolutely AMAZING! it is so realistic and the dogfights are outsanding! with a wide variety of planes such as the F4F Wildcat ot medium bombers like the B-25 mitchel so i hope you buy this game because i love planes and war games and this is a strong number 3 on my list out of about 50 to 60 war games.
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9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
controls are ♥♥♥♥ing horrible...waste of 20 bucks!!!!
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8 of 9 people (89%) 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 8 people (88%) 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 6 people (83%) 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 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
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.
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2 of 4 people (50%) 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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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
This game is a HUGE mistake to get if you are a mac user. The game barely functions and I couldn't even get to the gameplay. The game can easily make your mac freeze and/or crash within the first minute or two. It isn't worth the $20 that it is right now.
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3 of 6 people (50%) 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 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
59.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
EPICNESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, if you are looking for a epic plane game this is it, worth the money. had a little hard time downloading it, DO NOT GET THE MAC VERSION!!! does not work at all get the windows version.


over all very fun game,not realstic at all just a feel epic game. freezes somtimes but is EXACTLY like the preview. I recommend this game to everyone!
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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
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
I'm not a huge flight simulator guy, but this came in a bundle and I like to always branch out when I have the opportunity. Meh, if you've ever played a flight sim and realized that its only fun for a short while, well that's my recurring experience with the genre too. This game would be much more fun to me as a level in a full videogame (Like how GTA V has pretty detailed flight in their planes). Just the game alone doesn't have enough diversity for me, the idea that you are going to be doing the same exact specific thing throughout the entire campaign, makes it hard to enjoy.

On an opposing note, there are different planes and different weapons and different enemy targets that do mix up the levels enough to make it bearable. The first couple levels are actually fun until you try to fire some torpedoes (Those things will always be a mystery to me), and if there was a bit stronger storyline, I might be able to get more into it. Text scrolls across the screen and shows you a map of pearl harbor and other islands. Actually as I'm writing this, I'm realizing how terrible this review will be. I mean its obviously targeted at people who are into flight sims and/or war games enough to read a review about one written by someone who has absolutely no interest in either. So how about this, don't trust me, unless you are here because you also dislike war plane games and for some reason want to give them yet another chance. I'd say if this game is free or under $2 then you'll probably enjoy it that much. Otherwise, it gets old pretty fast.

The biggest problem with the game is the ever changing difficulty level. Rookie, the lowest casual level gets hard to the point where all of the backup planes with be blown up before you can even switch to them. Don't even get me started on the actual simulation mode (as opposed to controller arcade mode). So to summarize this confused/confusing babbling: It keeps you somewhat entertained briefly and then get too difficult to be fun anymore. I beat the primary campaign and am leaving it at that.
Note: Again, I am not into this genre so take this opinion lightly.

Overall Score: 6.5/10 (The actual game play was done well)
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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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