Destroy the Luftwaffe! There’s something new in the air, and it’s more than the hum of hundreds of aero engines... As the Luftwaffe launches its aerial offensive, the outnumbered Royal Air Force is scrambling to bring into combat new planes that will ensure victory over a stronger foe. Will they succeed?
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Mostly Positive (209 reviews) - 74% of the 209 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 14, 2009

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Destroy the Luftwaffe!

There’s something new in the air, and it’s more than the hum of hundreds of aero engines... As the Luftwaffe launches its aerial offensive, the outnumbered Royal Air Force is scrambling to bring into combat new planes that will ensure victory over a stronger foe. Will they succeed? It’s up to you, and your Hurricane or Spitfire. If you hold off the enemy long enough, you’ll be the first to fly the Hawker Tornado and Westland Whirlwind into combat, and enable the Empire to strike back before Reichsmarschall Goering finishes his breakfast. You’ll be rewarded with bonus missions, promotions, decorations, and a view of burning Berlin from the tail turret of a Halifax bomber. Join in the new Battle of Britain. Your aircraft is ready and waiting...
  • Enjoy the realism of a detailed damage model, stunning graphics, and outstanding special effects
  • Choose between arcade and flight simulator control modes, and the RAF or the Luftwaffe in multiplayer mode
  • Get on board of one of realistically modeled planes, e.g. Spitfire and Hurricane and dive into the world of ultra realistic air fights

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
    • Processor: Pentium III 1 GHz CPU or faster
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible Video Card with 64MB RAM
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB Free Hard Drive Space
    • Sound: DirectX compatible Sound Card
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Mostly Positive (209 reviews)
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Pull the triggered
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Definitely not the best flight sim, but for the dollar I spent on it, it was worth the price.
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Sarkoth
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Gameplay isn't too bad, there's mission diversity and a lot of historical information. Stay away if you want a simulation, but for some arcade action this can be considered at the current price of 5 bucks.

I'd rather play War Thunder though.
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wordsmith
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
I guess you're not as bad as I thought.
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shuyguy2
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
the game starts mouse controlled. that makes it really hard to fly in a straight line, so i tried resetting the controls for my joystick. It mostly worked fine, except the control for right and left moved the camera in that direction and the plane go to the opposite end of the screen. the bad rudder control made turning harder, and occasionally just threw me off to the right. i dont need incredibly accurate flying, but that was way too arcady and i gave up after the training mission.
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Evan
( 23.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
A really fun game that's easy enough to get the hang of for beginners. You get to fly four separate aircraft through the course of the game, each with it's own pros and cons- I found myself pursuing different tactics depending on the aircraft I was flying. The game really gives a sense of flying and can present a challenge on higher difficulty levels.

Some cons:
- Gameplay ends up being somewhat repetative.
- Soundtrack is dull (and it's the same thing on loop for every mission)
- The physics are unrealistic. The planes don't stall, I've gotten into mid air collisions and somehow still managed to keep on flying with only minor damage.
- No artificial horizon, which sounds like a small thing, but having one would really help the player orient him/herself.

I got this game on sale for absolute peanuts, so I can hardly complain about the faults. If you enjoy flying, you'll most likely enjoy this game.
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Locky
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
The game seems abandoned . The game is like Wings of Hohour : Battles of the Red Baron . On the store page it says that there is multiplayer . But there is no multiplayer . I will be asking for a refund .
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Wedge
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
I should have been careful with my purchase.
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[57th]AngryHatter
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25
What a POS.
Controls are atrocious.
Set on arcade and try taking off. Loop to the right, boom.
Set on advanced and try taking off. Loop to the right and boom.

Steer very clear.
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zastroph
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18
Don'y you hate those games, that the only reason you have it running, is so that you can make steam let you leave a review. Sadly, this is one of those game.

It has radnom bugs, that make it crash at any point. And if you manage to get to the part where you are taxying down the runway for takeoff, you plane will simply explode on you instead of actually lifting off!

Garbage game, do not buy at any price!!!
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JoNp
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
roses are red
violets are blue
this game is awesome
cuz its ww2



10/10 best ww2 game since ww2
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
36 of 46 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
91.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2013
This Game was pretty awesome... but there were some draw backs to it... The Graphics were Mediocer, The people in the Game kept saying the same thing OVER AND OVER...
I didnt feel like i was actually there like iv felt in other airplane sims.
But over all id give this game a: Three and a half stars outa five
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
+If you are into Planes or plane games, this can be a fun game.
+Feels a bit like Warthunder when in mouse-aim.
+Starts really fast, is leightweight, quickly downloaded, etc.

-Physics, enemy planes can crash into ground without being harmed, then keep on fliing.
~More a game then a simulation, if you are a hardcore simulationist then this might be not for you.
-Not as many features as other flight-sims or flight-games.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 10, 2014
Lovely game! Great fun! I beat it in two hours, but it kept me 100% entertained the whole way! Completely recommend this!
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Holy ♥♥♥♥ I used to play this back when it came out retail in '08

Some 10/10 nostalgia

Also the germans keep calling me Tommy...wait why are they even on our frequency anyway?!
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 13, 2014
Not a bad little flight sim at all. Escpecially as it's only 392mb. Planes look nice and you can fly with a mouse.
In easy/arcade mode; it's an easy campaign of maybe 4 hours. I flew into the ground a few times but
didn't get shot down. On normal/arcade mode; enemy planes take a lot more damage and seem to be
suicidal as they willl ram you and they seem to be better shots. Not quite as easy. And there's still flight mode which is harder than arcade.
Definitely worth $5.. I think I got it < $5 in the Holiday sale.
It would most likely be a lot easier to fly the planes with a joystick. You fly a Hurricane then a Spitfire.
A twin engine heavy fighter called a Whirlwind a few times and an prototype fighter
called a a Tornado. I don't think they were all that common(?); perhaps late in the war they would
have been available.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
Nice historical game. Combat Wings: Battle of Britan Its a game set in II WW. In game we can flight in one of British airplane, belonging to royal air force as pilot and fight for Queen!

Pros.
+Easy to controll.
+Nice feel.
+Fun from air fights.

Cons.
-graphic
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2015
Having been a fan of aerial combat games for some time, I acquired this as part of a humble bundle and thought I would give it a try. The controls are easy to learn, even on the hardest setting the game isn't very difficult. The graphics are mediocre, but overall it was a fun aerial combat game. I would recommend this to someone if it were on sale, or as part of a bundle where there are other games you are interested in as well.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
Cool for aerial battle...WWII dogfights!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2011
Its basic. A simple mouse flyer that is not terrible if you need something for a laptop. Not much more than that. It is not a major sim. Expect a more arcade experience with bad acting.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2015
Do you want to feel like a badass fighter pilot? Do you want to slaughter nazis as a member of the RAF? Pick this game up without hesitation then.

+The combat was extremely fun! I felt like an ace the entire time I was gunning germans out of the sky with my wingmen to help me.
+-The graphics are decent enough, keep in mind that the game IS from 2008. They could be better but the effort went where it was needed. Into the planes!
+-The missions are very short, but there are many of them. The game took me 2 hours to complete.
+-About 4 planes to be piloted by you. A decent amount for the game time but there always could have been more.
+This game is just some arcadey fun, honestly.
-The voice acting is mediocre.
-The story is lame.
-The cutscenes didn't seem to work on my rig for some reason.

This game has its quirks, but it is just so much god damn fun I didn't care. I'd recommened any of you try this out. This reminds me of good old arcadey fun from my childhood. It also has options to increase the difficulty and realism if you aren't a fan of arcadey gameplay. I'll give this title a 7/10.
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