Battle to Rule the Skies! The skies over Europe are a dangerous place, where ace pilots lead their squadrons to glorious victory or crushing defeat! Take control of dozens of the most famous fighter planes of WWI and head into the dogfight. Roll, slip, and loop to get the drop on enemy aces.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (251 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 27, 2013

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Battle to Rule the Skies!

The skies over Europe are a dangerous place, where ace pilots lead their squadrons to glorious victory or crushing defeat! Take control of dozens of the most famous fighter planes of WWI and head into the dogfight. Roll, slip, and loop to get the drop on enemy aces. Upgrade your fighters over the course of your campaign and promote your best pilots so they learn new skills to give them an edge in battle. Can you change the tide of the war? Or will you go down in flames to an enemy ace?

Key Features:
  • Advance from Aviator to Ace in over 180 missions using 30 authentic aircraft
  • Earn promotions, equipment upgrades and advanced maneuvers like rolls, loops and slips
  • Unlock new Aces with special skill sets to expand your gameplay options
  • Single Player campaign & Hot Seat Multiplayer missions with leaderboards

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 1.8 Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3600+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB Video Card w/ OpenGL capabilities (Intel HD4000+, GeForce 7600+, GeForce 100+, Radeon HD2000+)
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Audio output capability DirectX®: OpenGL
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Quite possibly one of the worst games ever made by Sid Meyer and supported by 2K games.

Do yourself a favor and do not even consider buying this game and do not even accept it if it is gifted to you.

They should never have attempted to export this to PC due to all the graphics problems and crashes.
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.3 hrs on record
This Game is Great! It's like the Panzer Corps of the sky (although with less pieces and less missions). Its a lot of fun and it never really gets old as you will always be competing to get the best pilots possible! Ever seen the Blue Max? Now you can fight to win Germany's highest aviation medal in this game! The war develops and so do your planes. Ace Patrol Pacific sky's I also highly recommend because its more missions and more planes! Plus there are acutally battles where your planes keep damage points until the battle finishes, so you have to be careful. I hope they continue this game series because its really fun! Need to enterain yourself for a few minutes? Then this game is perfect! It's got hotseat to so you can battle against your brother, sister and your friends!

But wait what about all those bad reviews saying that this game has lots of glitches and every mission is the same? Thats not remotely true in my opinion. I've never had a single error and I doubt the majority of players do. None of my friends have had those problems either. The game is extremely simple and its fun to play. You can pick it up in ten minutes and be an expert player in a day! Wont it get really old then real soon? No, it wont! You can adjust the difficulty and it actually changes the way you have to play the game. Shure, that applies to almost every game with difficulty settings. You can also change your nation and each nation dosent play the same. I've found Germany and the United States to have the hardest campaigns. France and Britian get pretty good planes early, the Germans too, but in most missions the odds are stacked against the Germans. The United States has a troublesome time getting the good balanced planes that players crave (the triplane has more guns but it goes down in flames a lot)

Anyway, I want you to ask yourself (if your considereing gettting this game). Is it worth it? Based on this description, does it captivate my attention? If yes, then look no further. If no, you should probably whatch some gameplay, and if thats not enough, then try to see if you have a friend who will let you play for a while. Its a great game, almost like an animated board game at times, and I've had a great time playing it so far!
Posted: October 18
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Enjoyed the first time through, though it's far too short. Unfortunately, it has nearly no replay value.
Posted: September 28
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
A nice Civ-like, battle focused, round based game
Posted: October 6
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
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Posted: October 15
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2.9 hrs on record
Low price, great value. However, this is only a port version of the original mobile game. I would have appreciated an overhauled "PC version".
Posted: October 7
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3.1 hrs on record
Note: Summary at the bottom of the review.

Ace Patrol is the first of the (currently two) Ace Patrol games. While its successor tackles WW2, this takes on WW1 where the strategy involves maneuvering your plane into the best possible position to shoot down the enemy. As you progress, nev maneuvers, planes and improvements become avaliable. The game is a casual one, but while you cannot expect much depth or complexity from it, you can expect it to be a fun pack-up-and-play game. And in all honesty, how many WW1 Air Combat TBS games are there out there? The originality of it alone deserves mention!
Another thing that should be mentioned is that your squadron will have female combat pilots. While I applaud the inclusion of female pilots on the principle of it being awesome, I am puzzled why Firaxis neglected to include an option to disable them for those that want to preserve some historical accuracy.

Pro:
*Fun little TBS air-combat game.
*Includes female pilots, yay!
*Casual pick-up-and-play style.

Con:
*Lacking in depth and complexity.
*No option to turn off female pilots for those wanting historical accuracy.
*Not a lot of customization when it comes to graphics, etc.

Summary:
Ace Patrol is worth its asking price, so long as you do not expect a great amount of depth, complexity or historical accuracy. That being said, it is a fun game set in a very interesting era of aviation! 5/10 -Recomended.
Posted: October 1
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19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Was disappointed with this latest edition from sid meier. Not what you have come to expect from Sid Meier, while good for specific Genre, it is less than the quality many Meier fans have come to expect.
Posted: June 23
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
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■Good
1. Like a Civilization. so easy
2. The dogfight have a tension
3. Unique Ambience

■Sucks
1. Unkindness control
2. ♥♥♥♥ graphics (ported from Phone version lack sincerity. Can't control any graphic option. even resolution! ♥♥♥♥!)

It's nice game except ♥♥♥♥headed porting.
Posted: August 27
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
This is a nice game for breaks but nothing like all other Sid Meier games. The gameplay is very repetitive, but at least refreshing new in the begining. Altough turn based, the planes can only be moved in dependence of the last movement. So you can't fly forward and turn 180° in the next turn unless you pilot learned the Split-S or Immelman Turn. Also the planes behave differently, some are more manouverable, others faster. So you can get a few hours of entertainment out of this game, but don't expect anything like Civ (gametime spent wise).
Posted: May 3
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
This game exists for the ipad and its exactly the same there as it is on the PC. If anything, the way the controls work makes it better on the ipad. Except for one small detail, its free on the ipad...

I find it insulting that i had to put up money for it when a better version is offered for free on another platform.

For that reason alone, i do not recomend buying it.
Posted: August 26
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
If you don't have the latest gaming computer, you have high chances of not being able to play this game.
I get a black screen with sound and then the games just crashes.
Posted: July 8
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Great casual game. Enjoyed it very much
Posted: June 20
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Can't get it to run at all, instant crash on startup. A whole bunch of users are apparently experiencing the same problem, as well as a whole bunch of other problems. If you're going to buy this, be ready for it not working at all. If you're lucky it might, but I wouldn't bet on it.
Posted: May 3
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Great little squadron fighter, and suprisingly deep strategy game. Definite thumbs up!
Posted: June 23
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Sid Meier definitely did not code this game himself. Otherwise he would have included a proper save function that doesn't bug out on characters outside of the standard ASCII character sets. Great concept, horribly engineered and unplayable if your Windows username contains anything else but standard ABC characters.
Posted: June 7
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Pretty simple on the graphics, but the gameplay is addictive.
Posted: June 27
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Pacific Ace Patrol works great but not the WW1 version I think I need to reinstall it but cannot find how to in the support anywhere...
Posted: June 9
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
It may not be the best strategy game out there, but it's a low priced mobile port, what do you expect?

It's pretty casual and something to play on one side of your screen while you're doing something else.

Short and entertaining.
Posted: June 10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
I'm sure this would be a great game if it worked.
Posted: June 20
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