FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA is an air-combat action game based on the historical events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that defended China against Japan in the China-Burma-India theatre of World War 2.
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Mixed (11) - 45% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (439) - 69% of the 439 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 29, 2017

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January 12


Calling all cadets! Short Friday update -- FTSOC is now available worldwide on the Xbox Store, if you buy it and like it, we would very much appreciate a kind review.

We think it does play very nicely on the big screen, and truth to be told, the UI etc was designed early on to fit next-generation consoles and television, but that was many years ago. We're more than happy to see it live on the Xbox One!

Rated M for Mature by the ESRB (US), and PEGI 16 (Europe/ROTW).
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December 1, 2017


As many of you have noticed, we’ve recently updated Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (FTSOC) to version “THAMMER 1.1”. The patch includes not only new Steam-achievements, but also multiple gameplay enhancements and fixes across subtitles, rendering and audio.

We appreciate your continued support, and please continue to send bug reports to or hit us up on Twitter

(And, in case you’ve missed it, FTSOC is coming to Xbox One as a console exclusive. Feel free to check out the semi-recent XO trailer over at Microsoft’s Xbox channel on YouTube, link at the bottom).

  • Gameplay: Added HARD difficulty level. Re-tweaked the CASUAL and NORMAL modes.

  • Gameplay: Added five new Steam-achievements (for challenges).

  • Multiplayer: Added “shortcuts” to MULTIPLAYER screen for (hopefully) quicker joins.

  • GUI: Updated the TrazerTime on-screen effect so it looks slightly more spiffy.

  • GUI: Updated gamepad/controller graphics to represent the Xbox One controller, replacing the old Xbox 360 iconography.

  • Audio: Updated select voice-over performances (English).

  • Audio: Check out the SETTINGS/AUDIO. New sound system divides engine sounds, machine gun fire, explosions and ancillary sound effects in separate streams for better volume control.

  • Localization: Made various subtitle corrections across the game (for all languages).

  • Misc: Fixed an issue where inverting Y-axis setting would not be saved.

  • Misc: Fixed numerous (minor) graphical issues.

And here's the Xbox One Reveal Teaser:

To your freedom,

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Digital Deluxe Edition

The Digital Deluxe Edition adds the PARADISE ISLAND DLC which includes the lush Phi Phi Island map, an additional sunset weather, and two amphibious fighter aircraft -- the Japanese A6M2-N "Rufe" and the US Navy “Seahawk” SC-1, both with cockpits.

Moreover, the Digital Deluxe Edition also gets you the FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK featuring main-themes "HOPE IS VICTORY" and "FOR THE REPUBLIC", and Norman Wayne's popular country-rock single/EP "THESE GUNS".

Soundtrack also available on major music services including Bandcamp, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Xbox/Microsoft Groove Music. ℗ & © 2017 Imperial North Music Agency.

About This Game

“The sky was a maelstrom of exploding bombers, twisting tracers, flaming parachutes, and Robert’s own burning fighter... then his engine quit!”

FTSOC, short for FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA, is an air-combat action game based on the true events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that defended China against Japan in the China-Burma-India theatre of World War 2.

Experience rarely depicted air-battles as you take on the role of headstrong fighter pilots, self-sacrificing transport navigators, and daring bomber crews and gunners of the AVG, the RAF, and the USAAF to repel the onslaught of the Japanese war machine. Dogfight skilled enemy aces using “hit and run” tactics, carry out breakaway air-strikes behind enemy lines, and take part in the defense of China’s critical supply-routes, from Rangoon up the Burma road, and across the deadly Himalayan "Hump".

FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA recreates some of the most legendary events of the China-Burma-India theatre. A decent collection of historical missions are included, such as the Japanese Christmas-raids on Rangoon, the AVG’s first combat over Kunming, the Battle of the Salween Gorge, “Hump” transport missions over the Himalayas, flight-training at Kyedaw in Toungoo, the surprise Invasion of Malaya, and many more.

    Action-packed campaign recreates the clandestine operations of the American Volunteer Group in fighter, bomber, gunner, reconnaissance, torpedo, and night missions.
    Features TrazerTime™ slow-motion precision firing, arcade-like combat maneuvers, sim-style pitch & roll controls, moody weathers (including thunderous monsoons, beautiful sunsets and misty dawns), 20+ Allied and Japanese planes, adjustable mouse & keyboard, gamepad, and flightstick controls, and more!
    Steam leaderboards eternalize players’ online rankings across five battle modes! Coordinate devastating air-attacks in TEAM DOGFIGHT while providing cover for your comrades, outdo all enemies using powerful rocket weaponry in ROCKET BATTLE VS, or take to the skies to “Capture the Flag” in the FLAGBUSTERS mode.
    No micro-transactions or F2P-elements -- for a single purchase, you’ll get the full, stand-alone experience -- with unrestricted multiplayer!
    Soar through the skies of Southeast Asia in third-person or cockpit view in a variety of American, British, Russian/Chinese, and Japanese aircraft.
    Faithful environments, beautiful graphics, booming sound effects and an epic-orchestral soundtrack create a lasting impression of the China-Burma-India theatre.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
    • Processor: AMD or Intel Dual-Core processor running at ~1.8 GHz (minimum AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E6300).
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X11 compatible NVIDIA, ATI/AMD or Intel (dedicated or integrated) graphics card with 512MB of dedicated VRAM (and Shader Model 4.0 support).
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 11 compliant.
    • Additional Notes: To play the game in 720p resolution [1280×720] with a steady framerate of around 30 FPS, we recommend the FLAT preset and a Radeon HD 5750, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 or Intel HD 4000 graphics card (or above).
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
    • Processor: AMD Quad-Core running at ~2.7 GHz or Intel Dual-Core with HT processor running at ~3.3 GHz (Intel Core i3 2nd generation or AMD APU A6 3670K and newer architectures are recommended).
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible NVIDIA or ATI/AMD graphics card with ~3GB of dedicated VRAM (and Shader Model 5.0 support).
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 11 compliant.
    • Additional Notes: To play the game in 1080p [1980×1080] or 1440p [2560×1440] resolution with a steady framerate of around 60 FPS, we recommend the CINEMATIC preset and a GeForce GTX 760 or Radeon HD 7870 graphics card (or above).
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