Take command over RAF during the WW2 history turning point, the Battle of Britain! The goal of the game is to defend Great Britain against German bombing raids.
User reviews: Mixed (118 reviews) - 56% of the 118 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 18, 2014

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About This Game

Take command over RAF during the WW2 history turning point, the Battle of Britain!

The goal of the game is to defend Great Britain against German bombing raids.

The game has two distinct gameplay experiences where:
* The player manages war production and squadron placement
* The player organizes patrol routes and tactics

Once combat is initiated the player can lead their squadrons to attack waves of German bombers utilizing simple touch or mouse commands.

The game follows the historical timeline very closely, but at the same time - the game mechanics are easy to learn (yet hard to master) and it provides great entertainment for both seasoned and novice players.

* There are 8 aircraft types in the game - including of course the famous Supermarine Spitfire!
* Every pilot is earning his own experience - witness your rookies become aces!
* Manage the British war machine - decide what should be built and where
* Fight epic air battles!
* Lead English, Polish, Czechs, Canadian and New Zealands squadrons to fight for freedom!

The game implements ‘German Command AI” which results in each campaign playing out differently. No two games will ever be the same.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2,33 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Produced after 2009
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: 1,83 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Produced after 2009
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2015
The Few's gameplay is simple and can be divided into two parts. First, airplanes, factories, and airfields are built and organized. Then, enemies attack the player and combat mode commences. The goal is to defend the country for certain (It's maximum 50 I think, at least as I saw of achievements) days and survive the enemy raids. The animations, user-interface, and art style are nicely polished and the music fits the theme. The voice acting and monologue for the commander are really kind of great for this game! This is biggest part of the game for me :p atmophere is important for me at every games.
The game is really easy to get into because of its simple game mechanics and built-in tutorial. But unfortunately, there's no hook.. The majority of the game involves waiting to be attacked, but this can be sped up or slowed down by changing the time-pace. Stopping and fast-forwarding through time is definitely a neat feature!! The designation of linear path movements for friendly planes is also part of the gameplay. The main character can also be customized, but it doesn't serve much use in the game. The pilots' names can be changed which is also nice touch to me.. Overall, the game has little variety still.. I don't play that much this kind of "war" games but if we would say graphics and perspective doesn't matter for me, it's a great 1940 game... Your job is to defend Great Britain by controlling the allied airmen of the Royal Air Force.. And as I can remember the games name exactly comin from here.. So I bought this for really some low money. Cents maybe, I don't remember. But I prefer to review this kind of games, rather H1Z1, Assassin's Creed or bla bla bla a lot of famous games..


Graphics 6.1/10
Voice/Soundtracks 8.0/10
Gameplay 7.7/10
Story 3.9/10
Generally 6.9/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Thanks to its decent presentation, “The Few” looks at first like a beer and pretzels sort of strategy game... excepting you’d better bring a dozen beers and several pounds of snacks, because the pace is excruciating. You also better be quite drunk actually, as there is virtually zero strategy (or thinking for that matter) required.
Basically what could have been the light tactical part of the game boils down to a mindless clicker, as there is next to nothing you can influence or need to figure out. You are just asked to keep paying attention, because otherwise, Britannia will fall, supposedly.
Indeed, shan’t you intercept the bombers, you will experience their deadly German accuracy.
The game annoyingly lacks attention to minor details, making the experience aggravating, especially in regard to drawing flight plans, or just the main time-acceleration mechanic.
Now that I type this, and I think about the layout of the game, I am noticing that, under its WW2 coat, “The Few” unveils forms akin to those of an extremely barebone tower-defence game. That was not my thing.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2015
4.6/10 - Too Minimalist and app-like

Great idea utilizing airplanes in this but the actual gameplay isn't that fun. Graphics are minimal and the game plays like a candy crush app. I just can't justify playing games like this on the PC. Not to mention I would rather play candy crush than this.

Worth $1 or less.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Im a great follower of the Battle of Britain and well i played this for a few hours to get a good feel for the game.

Pros..
Nice idea
Good music
Great customisation tool for pilots. (change names etc)

Cons
Quickly gets boring and repetative
Quote "Great customisation tool for pilots" but they aint around long enough to enjoy it.
Too hard at times (bombers are always 100% accurate)
Not enough to do during game..
No auto patrol feature (gets monotonous dragging mouse around screen then they take off on their own and will fall out sky if u leave them :/)
Hardly any planes to choose (could have added Blenham bomber, Fairy battle and Paul Defiant might have made things a bit better)

The first half hour i admit was fun,...getting used to the controls fight screen and map.... then after naming pilots then watching them all die in blink of an eye....things start to get tough.... nothing wrong with that... makes the game more challenging... but theres just not enough to do to make the challenge fun...you only have a max of 8 planes..u can use... and no matter how many squadrons you have ...in a fight you can only use 1 (max 8 planes) ... after first few fights its the same thing over and over.... repetative is an understatment and 2 different planes (Hurrican and Spitfire) that (in the game) fly exactly the same...just better shield on hurricane... but you hardly notice the difference.
The map screen... well apart from biting your nails watching the £ meter rise painfully slowly there aint a lot to do... you can train your 8 pilots per squadron (takes a while to get a squadron and then train them fully) although you can fast forward time which helps. Then before you can buy a radar station bomber formation apear out of nowhere and bang your squadron gone... If that aint annoying enough... your airbase is probably gone too..(or seriously damaged and unoperational) ........dont get me wrong games should be challenging....but make it fun at the same time... lets face it the game aint historicaly accurate so who cares if you pull a few strings and make changes for the better.
One more annoying thing is...when your base has been hit and nearly destroyed you might still have a few pilots there... i made the mistake of buying 6 planes for them,..thinking i would then spend money repairing base...... but then the squadron disbanded i lost the base the squadron and all the planes id just bought! costing over £50k which takes a long time to get!!

The idea of the game was thought up well...and could have been a much more fun experience but as it stands ....i cant recommend this it not even for the low price of £5.50
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
It's a fun little game. You spend half your time building radar installations, training new pilots, setting up patrol routes and so on. The other half of your time will be spent commanding your fighters in the air to air missions.

Defending the British iles is pretty straightforward, you set your planes up to fly a little patrol flight around their airfield, build some new airfields, buy some more planes, and that's it really. There's not much to it and that's a bit of a shame, but it's fun enough.

The air combat is just as simplistic as the command mode, you draw paths for individual planes to follow and attempt to shoot down the enemy. They really fall into two catagories as Fighter and Bomber, and while there are slight differences between the different types of fighters and bombers it's negligible when it comes to how to press the attack. There's only 10-or-so plane types in total of which you can command only 2. And while that's pretty realistic I would've enjoyed hunting submarines with floatplanes as a side gig.

All in all, 2 bucks was a steal for this bundle of fun, and the developer is free to cash in another fiver whenever they make a sequal with more stuff to do.
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