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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (153 reviews)
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

    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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
cat and mouse: the video game
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
What a scam, no refund, might as well step away from these crap, rips money and crush dreams.
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11.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Note: Summary at the bottom of the review.

The second "Ace Patrol" game, "Pacific Skies" is a turn-based strategy (TBS) game that is small in scope, simple, yet very engaging and nice to pick up and play for a bit. There really aren't that many historical air combat TBS games out there, so it is hard to compare it to anything else. It feels a bit like a smartphone-port, yet the controls work well so I cannot really say that this is a drawback in itself. The game IS casual, so do not expect it to have overly much complexity to it. The core of the game is assigning different maneuvers to your pilot(s), trying to put them in the best position to shoot down the enemy. As you progress, you unlock new maneuvers and gain new planes and improvements.

Pro:
*Simple, engaging pick-up-and-play gameplay.
*Both sides are balanced the same.
*Has a certain charm to its style.

Con:
*Not that much depth to it.

Summary:
A fun little TBS game that will cater to your desire for a casual TBS experience, Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies is worth its pricetag so long as you do not expect anything with too much depth and complexity to it. 6/10 - Recommended.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
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.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Ace Patrol Pacific Skies is basically the exact same game as Ace Patrol (which was set in WW1) moved to WW2 Pacific Theater where you play the Japanese side or the American side.

The game is best described as a turn-based air combat where you move planes from hex to hex, where the "attitude" and "altitude" of the plane, as well as the skill of the pilot, determines what moves you can make. If you are low, you can't use a power dive (drop several levels of altitude) or "falling leaf" (drop several levels of altitude and face a specific direction), for example, or if you were in a left turn, you can't immediately switch to a sharp right turn (unless you learned "roll" manuevers). This is harder to explain than to see for yourself by watching the videos.

You control 2 or 4 planes and corresponding pilots. As pilots make "kills" they gain experience that can be translated to better power moves. So it's not good if you let one pilot do all the killing... Share the bounty.

In a bit of ahistorical equality, there are female pilots (fortunately, you can turn that off).

Try not to let your pilots get shot down. They can be kept prisoner or end up in hospital for several missions. The planes themselves can also be damaged and repairs are not instantaneous.

Typically you have about 6 missions per "year" and there's a big mission at the end. and 4 years in a campaign. You are scored based on how much damage you caused, did you complete your objective (such as taking out a ground target), vs. how much damage did you suffer.

If you like Ace Patrol, Pacific Skies is the same game with faster planes.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Badly ported mobile game.

Had high hopes since I am a big fan of Sid Meier but I would avoid this game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Basically the same game as the original Ace Patrol, except it somehow looks a lot worse. Get the original instead, preferably on a tablet.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Keeps crashing for no reason

Update: I now have a new computer, now actually works. Still, the game is horrible and buggy. Has a good idea though.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Game keeps crashing (reboots). When it does work, it isn't any fun. Horrible graphics hurt my eyes. Sid Meier actually put his name on this ♥♥♥♥?
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Mac version is broken.

Game doesn't even launch on my macbook pro (2012, 2.3Ghz, 8GB, dual graphics).
Mac OS X 10.9

Don't waste your money.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
broken game tried everything in support to get it to work waist of money all i got was some music and white screen
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
DOES NOT WORK. STEAM DOES NOT REFUND MONEY.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Fun little game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
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.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Ofcourse a bit outdated and not to many different tactics.
Good when you just want to do some casual gaming
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
I can't even play this. It keeps crashing before I get to the main menu, and I have tried this on two computers, one of them being able to run Civ 5, Borderlands 2 and SR2 and 3 with no problems.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Good game. Not bad at all
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2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
More of the same in the series but an enjoyable 10-15 min time waster.
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7.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Score: 8.5 / 10
Recommend Price: $10.99 or less

A fantastic title that reminds me highly of Fantasy Flight Games' X-Wing Miniatures series, Pacific Skies is a turn based strategy game focused on WW2 air combat in the Pacific. Each side takes turns performing various maneuvers with a handful of aircraft from both the American and Japanese Army/Navy. Most missions are simple, ranging from one on one ace combat, reconnaisance, bombing and zepplin attacks.

Pilots add another layer of strategy as they level up with successful kills. Each level allows the player to choose from three different sets of maneuvers for that specific pilot. Should the player keep damage levels above 50% in a scenario they will gain a part unlock to attach to a plane. This comes in the form of accuracy, damage, speed and maneuverability upgrades.

All in all, a wonderful game with high replayability. The only difference I have noticed between this and the first Ace Patrol is purely graphical, slightly faster plane speeds and higher damage ratios. Recommended at any price!
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2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Fun and addictive turn based strategy game. A good game, especially if you are a fan of WW2 era games.
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