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 (269 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
15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
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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.
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25 of 42 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
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.
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17 of 27 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
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.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
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.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 4
Ace Patrol is a turn-based air combat game. If you've ever played a civilization game in your life you will instantly recognize the hex grid across which you direct your squadron. There are some really neat concepts here; each pilot has their own flight competencies which enable them to take increasingly more aggressive maneuvers. As you navigate the battlefield you must take into account all of the factors one normally would in a flight combat simulator. From the angle of attack and altitude all the way to the direction you’re currently banking, every aspect affects the options you have for your next turn.
It’s a neat game, but I would love to see it brought back with more graphical polish and a more robust tutorial. During my time playing, everything felt very disjointed and fragmented. It’s not a bad little strategy game, but doesn't feel fully realized.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Pretty simple on the graphics, but the gameplay is addictive.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Enjoyed the first time through, though it's far too short. Unfortunately, it has nearly no replay value.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Clever and simple game to play. Difficult to master. Love the concept and the era. Another Sid Meier classic.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Sid Meier doesn't make bad games and this is no exception. It's simple and short yet infinitely fun. I wasn't sure about the graphics when I looked at the previews because I typically like my wargames detailed and ultra realistic, but the design in this game just works, especially for the period. I was also worried about how fun it would be to play a dogfighting game that was turned based, but again Sid finds a way to make it work beautifully. This title is well worth the cheap price.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Low price, great value. However, this is only a port version of the original mobile game. I would have appreciated an overhauled "PC version".
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I was surprised by how much I like this game. It's clearly a mobile port, so is a bit sparse in content, but what's there is engaging. This is a turn based tactics game with unique move set. It's been easy so far but I haven't tried the higher difficulties. I especially like how you can replay the match in semi-real time to get a sense of how things played out.

Nothing earth shattering, but solid design fundamentals makes it worth a few bucks.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Simple, fun, easy to play while enjoying a beer....and it's Sid.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
In a word "Meh." This is another one of those obvious ports from the iPad. It's OK in small doses; but lacks the depth and addictiveness that you normally find in a 'Sid Meier' title. Buy it cheap and you'll find it's mediocrity tolerable. Buy a "Civ" game or "Railroads" instead and you'll be happier.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
A simple and fun casual game without much depth.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
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.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Yes
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
It was ok. I like strategy games like this, but it was lacking somehow in gameplay.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Fantastic.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Very enjoyable casual strategy game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This is like playing dogfight with toy planes in your hands when you were a kid. Easy, not complicated, and fun.
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