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 (240 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
17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Unplayable on ubuntu. Mouse scroll wheel simply doesnt work within the game and now way to map function to a keyboard key.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
Game would be great if controls could be customized, as the ones they give you just aren't very good. An option for V-Sync would be nice also.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Just a quick warning. If you're looking for a fun flight simulator, these games aren't what your looking for. I purchased all three as a package, but soon realized that not only were these games not worth the money I spent, but they weren't even worth the HDD space. The Air Conflicts games are TERRIBLE! The controls are bad, the games are difficult to play, not because they're hard, but because they are just POORLY made. I tried my Logitech Joystick and an xbox controller, neither worked well.

The people at Steam obviously didn't put to much effort into researching the quality of these games before making them available to its customers. Shame on them. I hope this review saves someone else the time and money I wasted.

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19 of 34 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Good: Nicely controllable planes(you can use controllers, mouse or keyboard). Decent graphics, nice looking sea. Lots of action.

Bad: Some missions are boring. For example some patrol missions, where you have to wait like 4 minutes until you can spot enemy planes. Somekind of weird bugs don't let me start the mission, where I have to attack Japan. I pressed 5 times "continue" in a row and then it crashed. There are only a few types of planes.

If you like shoot-around games then this game might be ok for you(or maybe not if you encounter those weird game crashes like I did, my system is up to date, including drivers).

Windows 7 64, AMD 7870 2GB, latest drivers
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
The dive-bombing, in which consists half of the game or more, is terribly boring and repetitive. So boring I can't even be bothered to write a full review of this game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
nice grafix at first impress, flight to pearl harbour feels good. But then... the game looks like its not finished. When u shoot at something u wont even see smth. When u crash it looks even more (un)funny. Cant understand why such a promsing looking game can be wasted. Devs plz dont make any other game b4 u finnish this one. Cant see why anyone wud ever spent smth to keep u in the gaming buiz.

Dont buy this one, waste of time and money

EDIT: Commenting on the linux version
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Maxed out game Graphics and Didin't even have a video card

Pc master race.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
a thrilling hi action simulator kind off game that makes me want to buy a new computer so i'd be able to play it like its ment to be and not lagging like a rabbit on acid,,, but way fun for hours to come and doing some nice barel rolling lops while you are trying to awoid getting shot down by a zerro and still trying to hitt a nother just to get that mark on the side :)

dive bombing from all kinds of altitude way fun when you get a sucsesfull hit and bring down enemy planes in a hale of bullets
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38 of 51 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
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
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34 of 47 people (72%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
Linux version has many issues, including bad graphical quality and control problems that have yet to be fixed after a month. Would not recommend to anyone on Linux
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26 of 40 people (65%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2013
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers is an interesting take on the Pacific War, with the Japanese campaign especially bringing a more human element to the story. As a history buff, especially concerning the war in the Pacific, this game has piqued my interest for some time. However, there are several historical inaccuracies, and gameplay becomes repetitive after the fifth hour or so. I have encountered multiple graphical bugs, and a game crash at the end of the final Japanese mission. If you can get this game for five dollars or less, and you love flight simulators or World War 2 flight games, then by all means go ahead and pick it up. But if you want a game that truly shines when showing naval and aerial warfare in the Pacific Theater, check out the Battlestations duology. Otherwise, stay clear of this noble but poorly executed attempt to recreate the War in the Pacific.
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
The game constantly crashes, sometimes re-installing helps, sometimes - not.
From what I was able to see, it's a step back from "Air Conflicts: Secret Wars" - there is no good story, the graphics is on the same level, an AI became dumber, and the switching between different planes in a mission is really weird and uncomfortable.
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18 of 28 people (64%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 8, 2014
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers is an arcade flying game set in the Pacific Theater of second world war between the Imperial Japanese Navy and United States Navy.

Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers gameplay is quite simple and arcadish. Like the name suggest, your plane mostly start from an aircraft carrier before flying into combat, and your main missions all the time is to protect your carrier from enemy attack while doing mission assigned to you in the same time. As the American Navy you will relive the story of the legendary USS Enterprise, the last surviving American aircraft carrier in the pacific.

The graphics of Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers is quite good. The water shader are incredibly beautiful, and since the game are mostly naval sea battles/carrier battles, it makes the game so epic. The planes and ships models are also beautiful and realistic.

Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers is another good arcade game. I recommend this.

Rating 8/10
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
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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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 20, 2014
Bought this because I thought it had multiplayer. I love the graphics. I love the airplane mechanics. But the multiplayer is grayed out on linux and is waiting to be ported. So don't buy this for multiplayer on linux (or mac, from what I lookd up)

Other than that, great game. But I love multiplayer so I would not buy this based on that.
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17 of 29 people (59%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 23, 2014
WARNING if you're planning to play this on a Mac!! This game doesn't launch on Mac computers. According to the forums this is a known issue since several months to this date. I found out after I bought it when the game didn't start and I started searching the Steam forum for help. Talk about feeling dissapointed (and ripped off) - this is absolutely unacceptable!!

Steam, you need to see to that this game is fixed by the developer or pull it from the store and reimburse your customers immediately!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2014
i honestly cannot remember if I paid for this game or not. If it was free to play I see why. this game is horrible no matter what settings you use. I even tried my joystick to see if it would be fun. It just wasn't. Almost as if the game loses calibration while you are playing it. it got harder and hgarder to pull up as the game progressed.
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