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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
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
182 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 30th, 2014
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3 of 3 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 2nd, 2014
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2 of 2 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 17th, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
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2 reviews
1.5 hrs on record
yes its worth buying. you shoot planes out the sky like hell. thats all there is and it's beautiful.
Posted: February 27th, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
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135 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 9th, 2014
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
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95 reviews
3.9 hrs on record
A rather simplistic approach on World War 2 aerial combat, letting you enjoy the fantasy of participating in some of the greatest battles of the war without reading 800 pages of manuals and learning about aerodynamics. It is mindless and somewhat dull if played for too long in a single session, but in short bursts manages to pull off being a fun little arcade-game that is all about nicely modeled aircraft blowing up in spectacular kill-cam-cutscenes and some beautiful looking combat areas (particularly when you rise above the clouds towards the sun).

There is no clutter in this, get in there, blow stuff up, return home - rinse and repeat. If you are expecting more, you need to look elsewhere - especially realism has been dropped to provide a more fun, arcade-ish experience - which I feel is the way this needs to be played as it reminds me of earlier Ace Combat-titles or Crimson Skies (while not being as good as both of these series). If you just want to blow some fascists out of the sky, this is the way to go - just don't expect a simulation like IL-2 Sturmovik and you will be fine.
Posted: November 30th, 2013
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