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Battle to Rule the Pacific Skies! Take flight over the treacherous Pacific waters where ace pilots redefine historic World War II battles! Skillfully pilot the most iconic American and Japanese fighter planes of the Pacific War while representing the army or navy.
Release Date: Nov 5, 2013
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Battle to Rule the Pacific Skies!
Take flight over the treacherous Pacific waters where ace pilots redefine historic World War II battles! Skillfully pilot the most iconic American and Japanese fighter planes of the Pacific War while representing the army or navy. Upgrade your fighters and promote your leading pilots so they master new skills needed to ambush an enemy VIP, rescue POW pilots or torpedo bomb enemy targets! Can you turn the tide of war? Or will you go down in flames to an enemy ace?

Key Features:
  • Enlist in over 180 missions set in iconic WWII battles like Pearl Harbor, Midway and Guadalcanal
  • Expertly pilot fleets of American or Japanese aircraft while representing the army or navy
  • Earn promotions, equipment upgrades and advanced Ace maneuvers
  • Personalize your pilot profile and aircraft to set you apart in battle
  • Single Player campaign & Hot Seat Multiplayer missions with leaderboards

System Requirements

    • 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
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
155 products in account
55 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
It's a pretty good game, for a $5.00 game. Some of the animations when the planes maneuver clearly weren't finished or half heartedly put together. Other then that it's a very fun casual game.
Posted: June 28th, 2014
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
135 products in account
7 reviews
2.3 hrs on record
I have never played any Sid Meier's games before for the exception of Civilizations. Yet, this game reminded me of Civ 4 so much. For the first 3 hours I have played the game non-stop. It was more like "Just one more mission and then I'm off". Well, that never happened.

The game is relatively easy to start, provided you do the training missions to understand what is going on. Quite a bit of reading to do to learn all the manoeuvres but its worth it. You are able to play the game at your own pace as it's turn based. But I would say that rushing you turn without thinking is not a good idea as sometimes it can result in a failed mission and a few captured pilots. There are two sides to play for: US and Japan. At the base your are able to hire new pilots and upgrade your planes. The pilots can learn new skills on level up. There are a lot of skills to choose from, so you must pick wisely. The planes can be custom painted which makes it so easy to recognize which pilot is flying it.

I really enjoyed the soundtrack in the game. As any Sid Meier's series that I have played the music doesn't get in the way of your experience, because it's quietly sitting there in a background and making your gameplay much better. The voice acting is simple, yet very nice. I actually laughed a bit at Japanese ascent, but I think it's good. The graphics look like Civ4, so it looks quite old. It doesn't really matter for the game of this size thought. I think it's suites the game just fine. Nothing really stands out, everything looks pretty good.

In the end I can say that this game must be in your library, no matter if your a plane fan or not. Its just a fun game to play. Although I would recommend buying it on a sale of some sort, as the re-playability is under the question.
Posted: February 25th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
399 products in account
38 reviews
2.6 hrs on record
Overall, I recommend it. It's a fun strategy game that can be played either in short bursts on over a long period of time(1+ Hours). In many ways it improves upon the original Ace Patrol, such as more modern planes, new maneuvers, better plane customization, and more detailed maps. But in they totally ruined the feeling of choice the first Ace Patrol had, where you can choose what types of missions you wanted to do, where you did the mission types you liked and avoided the ones you didn't, except for when you were desperate for points to win that Defense/Offense and that mission type you didn't like had bonus points that period.

In both Ace Patrols a campaign consists of alternating between offense and defense, with each offense/defense having 5 battles. Each battle you got to pick between 1-3(1 being the final battle) different mission types. So the whole offense/defense you got to choose your favorites.

In Pacific Skies(this game), It's still a Campaign with 5 alternating Offenses/Defenses and 5 Battles each, but now you can pick your mission type. It just randomly picks one, which BLOWS.

Being able to pick my favorites, or picking my disliked types when I wanted variety was my favorite part. Since enemy Squadrons would rotate pilots between battles, so if the current battle had pilots you didn't like, you can choose a more defensive mission type. But that's gone in this game.

And for some ungodly reason, they removed the full screen option. It was more convenience than anything else, but I see no good reason to remove it since Pacific Skies is basically a retexture of the first game.

Anyway, as a final comment: Unless you hate the planes in the first game or love the planes in this game, just get the fist Ace Patrol, it's better. Though this game is still good too, I guess.
Posted: April 24th, 2014
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
112 products in account
6 reviews
2.4 hrs on record
If you are here looking for a great sequal to the first Ace Patrol game than I'm afraid to tell you that it's not here. If your looking for a cool turn bases WW2 airplane dogfighter game, well again. it's not here. I'm afraid to say that this game is actually unplayable and an embarasment to Sid Meier's name and Firaxs it's self. Why? here's why.

-No fullscreen option. Normally that's okay but when the first Ace Patrol game had it and this one doesn't...
-There's no graphics. No I'm serious, you load into the game after the main menu (which as graphics) and your presented with a choice of who to fight with. On this screen you see outlines of planes but no color or graphics. Next you get to chose a pilot from 4 different portraits which, some how, look uglier than the first game.

After all that you get to pick your first mission... if you can find it. the plains are bright purple, the background textrures are black, you can't see any buttons to controll your planes and the game is just unplayable.

Reading the forums there have been many threads about this yet the game has never been updated. So avaoid at all costs, go play the original Sid Meier's Ace Patrol, it's much better.
Posted: March 25th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
71 products in account
1 review
6.8 hrs on record
Good for wasting time with but not especially deep. Fun mechanics like you would expect from a Sid Meier game, and it really benefits from having a touch screen capable pc.
Posted: May 13th, 2014
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40 of 47 people (85%) found this review helpful
2,414 products in account
25 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
I was a rookie pilot just getting my wings on a mission to shoot down enemy Japanese planes. My maneuvers were weak and so was my aim. I shot down a few but was lost a little later behind enemy lines. Next up came my partner who seemed to fair better but unlucky for him he was terrible too. One by one what was once a total of four slowly became none after failed missions over and over till we were all lost behind enemy lines with no way of escape. This is the sad story of our our lost soldiers of war.

Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies is a casual strategy hex-grid style game. You control four total pilots which you maneuver around the board trying to take out the enemies. When you start you have a very limited choice of movements. Over time you earn upgrades and better planes to help you out against tougher and tougher enemies. You are scored on each mission on how well you perform. The more you get hit or if you lose a pilot your points drop.

There is a total of eight areas with 4 missions to each one. You will fly around at Pearl Harbor, Midway, Okinawa, and a few other locations on the pacific. You can still fail a mission and move on to the next one. You'll just end up with a lower overall score.

Pacific Skies is not a bad game and you can get it for fairly cheap. It also comes from the great Sid Meier who has a fantastic game making record. So if you enjoy a little challenge, WWII history, or Sid Meier games I recommend you try this game out.

Bear Rating 8/10
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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