The sequel to the 2005 World War II flight combat game Heroes of the Pacific, Heroes over Europe takes aspiring combat pilots into the bullet-ridden heart of major World War II air battles in glorious high definition.
User reviews: Mixed (24 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 22, 2009
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The sequel to the 2005 World War II flight combat game Heroes of the Pacific, Heroes over Europe takes aspiring combat pilots into the bullet-ridden heart of major World War II air battles in glorious high definition.

Developed by Transmission Games in Melbourne, Australia, and powered by an all-new engine, Heroes Over Europe is set to raise the bar for arcade flying games with the all new “Ace Kill” close combat action and four online modes supporting up to 16 players. Visually, the game takes no prisoners with meticulously rendered environments including faithful recreations of London, Berlin and the French Alps, and ultra-realistic iconic warplanes of the era, all presented in stunning high definition graphics.

  • Advanced WWII realism: 40+ legendary planes like the Spitfire or the Mustang, iconic environments like Berlin or the French Alps
  • Immersive dogfights features: Master the “Ace Kill” to blast your enemy with one shot, experience the thrill of rocket, dive bomb and torpedo attacks
  • Exciting online modes: Play in the two dogfight modes - solo or team dogfights - or choose to fight to the last man in survivor and team survivor

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP/Windows Vista® (only)
    • Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ X2 3800+ (Intel Core® 2 6400 or AMD Athlon X2 4400+ recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB Windows XP (2 GB recommended)/2 GB Windows Vista (4 GB recommended)
    • Graphics: 256 MB video card with Shader model 3.0+ (*see supported list)
    • DirectX®: DirectX version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 9 GB free
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
    • Peripherals Supported: Keyboard, USB controllers, USB flight sticks
    • Multiplayer: 128kbps Broadband connection (256kbps or faster Broadband recommended)

    *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: NVIDIA® GeForce® 6800 / 7 / 8 / 9 series, ATI® RADEON® X1600-1950 / HD 2000-4000 series

    Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game. For the most up-to-date minimum requirement listings, please visit the FAQ for this game on our support website at: http://support.ubi.com.

    NVIDIA nForce™ or other motherboards/soundcards containing the Dolby Digital Interactive Content Encoder required for Dolby Digital audio.

Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
I don't usually write reviews but this game really deserves more attention.

First thing's first though, I only got it working having disabled Vmware network adapters, setting it to Windows XP SP2 compatibility settings, and installing the patch found here (http://static3.cdn.ubi.com/heroes_over_europe/Heroes_Over_Europe_v1.02.exe) to get my joystick to work.

Once this had been done however, I got into the game with graphics settings cranked (config file can be found in the game folder) and found it truly is a blast to play. Sure it isn't the most realistic flight game, but it isn't trying to be IL-2 Sturmovik, it's just trying to be fun - and that's exactly what it is. When you set the difficulty to Pilot and realism settings to Professional it actually can get quite challenging and be just realistic enough to feel like you're a bad ♥♥♥ fighter pilot, but arcade enough to feel fun and exciting and not frustrate you, especially with a HOTAS setup like mine.

Sound is awesome with screeching dives and satisfying hits and thundering explosions to follow. Each kill feels worth the trouble and the feeling of watching it break up in the air is fantastic. Hits feel heavy and proper. The campaign is short, but worth it, and personally I feel the AI is unpredictable enough with battles that feel long and hard fought enough to warrant a degree of replayability, I found myself repeating missions for the fun of it. The price is very fair to suit the short campaign and quality of the product, in fact I'd call it a steal. I personally recommend this product to all for a fun, short, but satisfying little WW2 flight experience.

Minor gripes however are:
No multiplayer - personally I don't care for multiplayer but could be a deal breaker for some.
It is really much more immersive and fun with a joystick, and key board/mouse controls are very iffy. If you don't have one, be prepared to get used to awkward (but okay) keyboard or mouse controls.
Getting to work takes a tiny bit of work - more than some can handle as you can see in the forums.
Sometimes the friendly AI can seem pointless, which usually isn't an issue but when you have enemies on your tale shooting you up as you try to do your objective with your friendlies going around in circles it can get a bit frustrating.

For the price, it's definitely worth your time. Be sure to install the patch to make sure your joystick is read by the game, and for those who don't know, when in the options menu in game, go into "Controls" and press the End key, and you can rebind any controls to what you like, it even has preset Xbox 360 controller support.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 2, 2014
Very Good Airplane game, complete various missions, unlock many planes, only problem - multiplayer did not work for me.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
A game that really deserves more attention. It may not be the most realistic WW2 airplane game out there, but hey, that doesnt make it a bad game. A rather mediocore campaign that can be finished withing a day. Still, it's only $6, so if you want to grab it and spend some time with it. Also the multiplayer doesn't work. And you can play in full screen. Alt+Enter. Nobody really knows that.

7/10
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25 of 47 people (53%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2014
Unfortunatalney it is not possible to play it on Win7

Edit: it works since a few Months on Win 7.
Still I would not Recomment it over "Heroes of the Pacific", due to a minor, undeveloped story and a lack of Atmosphere.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2014
Back to the Second World War in a battle of the sky. Great game. Great graphics and it runs perfectly in Windows 7 64 bits. At least for me worked.
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