Storm over the Pacific is a game that takes place during 1937-1945. It depicts the conflict between the Japanese Empire, the USA and other allies during World War II.
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Mixed (11 reviews) - 45% of the 11 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 13, 2014

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About This Game

The War in the Pacific begins, Admiral!

This game includes:
  • Huge map of Pacific with tens of thousands of hexes
  • Scenarios like Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Guadalcanal
  • Alternate scenario of Japan invasion on Australia
  • Hundreds of units
  • Detailed OOB
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

Storm over the Pacific is a game that takes place during 1937-1945. It depicts the conflict between the Japanese Empire, the USA and other allies during World War II. Choose from around 30 available countries with their precise army structure. You can concentrate on controlling one country or govern a few to feel like a leader of the whole alliance or to fight with yourself. Thanks to this kind of freedom the game offers you hundreds of hours of entertaining gameplay.

During the game you can choose if you want to play truthfully to history or if you prefer to follow your own path. It's up to you, how you will use your divisions, planes and ships, how you will conduct technological development, whether or not you will use the nuclear bomb and how you will respond to the historical and random events which might occur during gameplay. It's entirely your call Whether you choose to be fast and aggressive or cautious, taking well-considered decisions according to the geopolitical and economic situation, current weather and the lay of the land in the range of operation. Playing Storm over the Pacific, you will feel as if you had become a leader of a country during the Pacific War.

Even though the AI set to high difficulty can cause a lot of trouble even to veteran players, nothing will give you as much satisfaction as beating another player or cooperating with him against AI in Hot Seat or PBEM mode.

Storm over the Pacific' interface is very configurable, it allows you to freely arrange the information and managing components on the screen. Thanks to this kind of freedom, the interface becomes intuitive for everyone. It's possible to administer all your troops on the main map, the player has everything at hand, saving time and allowing to concentrate on the most important aspect of the game, which is devising a suitable strategy.

  • 4 major campaigns (Pacific 1941, Australia 1942, China 1937 and 1941) plus smaller scenarios stretching from 1939 to 1948.
  • 30 countries with the possibility to play as any country or as combination of any countries.
  • 16 types of units for combined land, air and naval combat.
  • A beautiful rendering of the Pacific theater of the Second World War stretching across China, Burma, India, US West Coast, Australia, Philippines, Malaya, Indonesia, Siberia, Pacific Ocean and part of the Indian Ocean.
  • Ten smaller scenarios to compliment the 4 massive campaigns
  • Hundreds of historical events
  • Balanced naval system
  • Fully historical, detailed orders of battle complete with historical names and commanders for all units
  • Customized graphics for major countries (sprites and counters)
  • Master the economic system to maximize resources, maintain alliances to ensure dominance and embark on an exciting race to develop the Atomic bomb to end the war
  • An intuitive logistics system with supply dependent units
  • An accurate and relevant weather system complete with snow, spring and autumn rainfall and more
  • Customizable Fog of War options for varying levels of difficulty and realism

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.2
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.8 Dual Core
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
87 of 114 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2014
I thought this game would be like some of the old classic hex based strategy games of old. Like Civil War General 1 and 2 if you remember those from the 90's Sierra days. I was left pretty disappointed. I'm a sucker for WW2 games. The tutorial didn't really explain much of the game.

One of the annoying things of the game is the fog of war. It exists, but it's not marked. Most gave used a shadowy area to show you what you can't see. This game does not. I think if I was a commander I'd know how far out my units could see.

The interface is a little lackluster. I wasn't a fan of the sound effects (menu system, game). 3D terrian isn't there. There should be hills on these maps which should be displayed by elevation (graphically).

I could go on, but overally disappointed. The concept is great, wasn't executed well.
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2015
I usually like old school turn based strategy games so I tried out this one as well, but some design flaws and balancing issues keep getting on my nerves:

-Infantry divisions on the campaign are dirt cheap and there is no people limit of you country so you can basically flood the pacific with your units. Japan as a AI player in the pacific campaign had completely overrun china and south east asia within half a year.

-Sea units only very seldom encounter each other and if they do, they hardly damage each other. So in nearly every sea field unescorted enemy troop transports are shipping merrily their cheap units and you only have a chance to sink one if you have a carrier or bomber in that area. So despite I have a gigantic fleet in the Hawai Area the Japanese can constantly land units. Well you don't have to guard your transports either.

-By january 43 tech 5 and 4 japanese units popped up, despite he and I had only tech level 1 and they are almost invincible for tech 1 units.

So for the pacific campagin you might better play the Hearts of Iron titles which makes a lot of things better.

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34 of 49 people (69%) found this review helpful
53.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2014
Rare strategy game that allows you to play Japan vs. China pre-WW2 in addition to expected Pacific battles. You could even play as the "loose cannon" country Manchukuo or other Asian nations as well as Australia. Make sure to play the tutorial and read the manual -- some controls are not intuitive.
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 24, 2015
A decent strategy game, quite low class. Luckily that I got this game from bundle.
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2015
esoteric combat metrics will make you lose all your "strength" points when attacking troops dismounting from landing craft. Do yourself a favor and stick to Heart of Iron, Squad battles, HPS games, or Matrix Games.
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