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Piloting a wide range of aircraft, players engage in aerial dogfights and dangerous fighter missions across the major theaters of war during WWII.
Release Date: Sep 21, 2012
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About the Game

Piloting a wide range of aircraft, players engage in aerial dogfights and dangerous fighter missions across the major theaters of war during WWII. Featuring realistic aircraft, DOGFIGHT 1942 introduces cutting-edge flight dynamics with unprecedented arcade accessibility. Fly over 40 historically accurate planes, ranging from the fabled P-38 Lightning and Britain's Spitfire, to the feared Messerschmitt 109 and Japanese Kate.

Key Features


AERIAL ARCADE AUTHENTICITY
  • Explosive arcade action alongside advanced physics and painstaking recreation of actual events and aircraft creates an experience that’s easily accessible but hard to master
  • All aircraft are based on authentic models and all combat missions are representative of actual WWII engagements
  • Fun, dynamic battles offer a wide variety of action and most importantly targets to destroy – any given battle will combine dogfighting, escort missions and ground assault
DOMINATE THE SKY WITH FRIEND IN 3 UNIQUE CO-OP SPLIT-SCREEN MODES.
  • Dogfight Mode - Fly against a friend in head-to-head aerial combat, to determine who is the top Ace.
  • Survival Mode - Fly with your wingman battling countless waves of enemies.
  • Campaign Co-op Mode - Fly with your wingman through various Co-op campaign missions fighting the Axis Alliance.

System Requirements

    • OS: Win XP SP3 / Win Vista / Win 7
    • Processor: Core2Duo 2.2GHz (E4500)
    • Memory: 1024MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2.95 GB
    • Video Card: GeForce 8600GT 256MB
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
187 products in account
2 reviews
5.1 hrs on record
Little WW2 arcade sim... it runs quite smoothly, there's some mission variety to keep things from getting boring and it controls OK with a gamepad.
I played at the default difficulty level + Simulation mode; it is a bit on the easy side, but not without some mild challenge here and there, missions do not drag too long, and there is at least one checkpoint, usually more, in between, so you'll never have to repeat too much if you fail.

Completed the main campaign in about 3.5 hours, and i guess there is a couple more hours to play to complete both DLC.... all in all, not a bad title if you like this sort of gameplay and can get it cheap.
Posted: March 30
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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13 reviews
6.6 hrs on record
Oh..... my god. SUCH a good game!!!! It COMPLETELY hooked me! I finished it quickly because I played it straight through, that's how much I loved it. I SERIOUSLY recomend this game. Pick it up at your next opputinity, you will NOT be sorry!
Posted: June 2
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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8 reviews
4.5 hrs on record
★★★★★★★☆☆☆

A surprisingly fun little arcadey dog fighting game. As of writing this the price is £7 and while I'm not sure I'd pay that, I certainly would pay pretty much any sale price.

The game can be a little confusing at some points with regards to how to execute certain parts of a mission, but other than that the game runs really well and is a genuinely fun experience in a genre which is currently very sparse.

My only minor gripe with it is that it's rather short and the controls feel a bit floaty, but other than that it's an enjoyable game.
Posted: May 17
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
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138 reviews
4.1 hrs on record
A conditional thumbs up. This game really isn't that great, but I was looking for an arcadey as can be flight game. The planes almost fly themselves it's so simplified. Ripped through the game and both DLCs in a few hours. Enjoyable, but the whole time I was thinking "Ummmm, this game is just silly as can be." Oh - giant thumbs up if you don't like Japanese people for some reason. Every other word in the dialogue is "♥♥♥" Woo Hoo! Our grandparents were racist as Hell.
Posted: July 9
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
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1 review
0.6 hrs on record
Symulator lotu ziemniaka. Nie wiem czy powstawało na konsole a to tylko port ale tak prostej mechaniki lotu nigdy nie widziałem
Posted: August 30
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
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77 reviews
7.1 hrs on record
Dogfight 1942 is an arcade WW2 airplane shooter where you pilot various planes on all fronts, jumping from hotspot to hotspot, taking roles of different pilots. You're be jumping from Pearl Harbor to Battle of Britain, from infiltrating occupied France in a captured Bf-110 to torpedo bombing the Japanese flatops at Midway, and many more. The controls must be played with an Xbox360 controller or similar twin-analog controllers (or mouse/keyboard), as this uses mainly the RC plane control method. The AI handles stuff like landing gear and throttle, you just concentrate on turn and burn. Landing is often done for a little extra challenge, and occasionally you need to go after an enemy ace. On easy the planes are responsive and the plane even "regenerates" if you don't get hit for a while. There's even kill cams where the victim of your gun mastery breaks apart in a shower of flames. There are variety of activities, from bombings to rocket attacks, from gunnery to torpedo runs, and if you are desperate you can even call in your wingmen to assist. Graphics are quite good. This is not a sim, nor does it pretend to be, as often your kills will be in the 20's, 30's, even 40's in a single mission. It's a fun game, and it delievers the shallow fun for the turn-and-burn crowd.
Posted: August 23, 2013
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