Pe-2: Diving bomber combines arcade scroller genre and fly-simulator in a universe of World War II. Each mission in game has real historical background for every month of the war.
User reviews: Mixed (9 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 7, 2007
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Reviews

“I’m about two thirds of the way through a campaign at present, and enjoying every minute of it.”
...you shouldn’t be disappointed... – Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Worthy heir Sopwith.”
76/100 – Absolute Games

About This Game

Pe-2: Diving bomber combines arcade scroller genre and fly-simulator in a universe of World War II. All combat operations take place during the Great Patriotic War on the east battle front. Each mission in game has real historical background for every month of the war. There are different types of missions - bombing enemy grounds, intercept Axis planes, recon missions, supply mission and others. Chose hardcore game mode and upgrade your plane and weapons to cause even more damage to the enemy.

Game features:

* The game is a mix of genres: Arcade, Flight simulator
* The most notable operations of the Red Army: 48 offensive, defensive, assault operations
* Tree-like upgrade system: 33 ways to upgrade the player's plane
* Two playing modes: Casual, Hardcore
* Two control types: Arcade, Realistic
* A variety of miscellaneous units: 8 plane types, 28 types of machinery, 30 buildings, 2 ship types
* Detailed statistics: Medals and honours, Badges

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, 7, 8
    • Processor: Pentium III or Higher
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 compatible
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse (Joystic optional) Resolution 1024x768 or more
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, 7, 8
    • Processor: Pentium III or Higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 compatible
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse (Joystic optional) Resolution 1024x768 or more
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Bad. Very bad. There's no hope of my complaints being change with how old this game is.

While the "casual" mode automatically gives you every single upgrade to begin with... At start on hardcore mode you can shoot down one enemy ship before you run out of ammo and/or fuel.

The landing strip - if you take off and need to turn around immediately you'll likely be forced to land again. Another gripe with the landing strip is that they clearly haven't cleared the trees right next to it so you have a good chance to crash if you try to land and miss. You don't have a choice which way you take off. The menu is un-user-friendly, for instance you can't access options in game.

You're expected to kill ground troops with a gun which is very hard since you are considered to have "crashed" if you come within the lower 1/6 of the screen, not to mention you have to point down at such an angle it's almost impossible to pull up before the game arbitrarily says you've crashed.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2014
If you know Wings of Fury and you like(d) it, then there is nothing more to say about this game. It is not a special game, but it is good for spending some time and have fun. Graphics are nice, controls are good and 5 bucks are more than worth it.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2014
This game is quite simple looking but has a lot of complexity under it. The main campaign see's you do missions and depending on how well you do and what objectives you complete you earn points to upgrade your plane. Upgrades make a huge difference to how easy or hard a mission is and your chance of completing objectives.

The game is a little buggy however, some missions see me take off with ammo and I cannot fire, but a quick restart fixes there. There are also a few usability things such as on arcade flight mode if you take off and turn around too quickly, you will automatically land.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
If you are smart enough to spend 2 minutes studying the screenshots and the available information, you will be happy for $5. Know that it doesn't offer widescreen support though. That's my only complaint. Other than that, it's a decent game. Nothing amazing, but pretty fun. Rock Paper Shotgun liked it, I like it, do you have $5 to risk?
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
Played this game years ago, so bought it again. its a good game for what it is trying to achieve and makes a change from russian aviator games focusing on il-2's which won all the attention. Play it and kill some germans!
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