Experience one war through two epic sagas where you will be a part of history or change it. Feel the power of the historically authentic and decisive battles of the Pacific War. Relive some of the grandest and most critical naval battles of recent history and for the first time, choose to lead your fleet to a completely different ending...
User reviews: Very Positive (247 reviews)
Release Date: May 12, 2009
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Experience one war through two epic sagas where you will be a part of history or change it. Feel the power of the historically authentic and decisive battles of the Pacific War. Relive some of the grandest and most critical naval battles of recent history and for the first time, choose to lead your fleet to a completely different ending to the war. You will need intelligence and expertise to plan your moves and constantly remain one step ahead of the enemy. With both strategy and action at your command truly anticipate your opponent’s every move and turn the tide of war.

Features:


  • TWICE THE SIZE
    Lead the US and Japanese forces in two massive campaigns to relive or rewrite history with up to 28 missions to play through!

  • MASTER YOUR FLEET
    Command and take direct control of over 100 authentic and prototype air, sea and undersea units including fighters, bombers, kamikaze planes, cruisers, destroyers, aircraft carriers, submarines and lots more!!

  • NEW LEVEL OF REALISM
    Experience a new level of visual realism where the Pacific Ocean and its chains of islands truly come to life. Immerse yourself in the action with the all new cockpit view.

  • TAKE THE BATTLE ONLINE
    Challenge your friends in 5 completely new and engaging multiplayer modes and take part in large online battles featuring up to 100 units!!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP (admin rights required)/Microsoft Windows Vista (admin rights required)
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3+GHz or AMD Athlon 2.5+GHz
    • Memory: 1GB (Windows XP) / 2GB (Windows Vista) system memory
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6 series 6800GT (or better) / ATI 1800XT (or better)
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB Free Space
    • Sound: Direct X 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP (admin rights required)/Microsoft Windows Vista (admin rights required)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or Athlon 64 X2 4400+
    • Memory: 2 GB system memory
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 9800 GTX or ATI HD4800
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB Free Space
    • Sound: Direct X 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
    • Input Devices: Keyboard and mouse / Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
There's really not much to say, I've owned this game before but not in Steam. Let's start with a few things people usually ask me about this game, assuming people already know the mechanics of this game.

Is it a good WWII naval warfare game? Not extremely good, it's enjoyable. There is a distinct difference between the two campaign and each campaign can take a pretty lengthy time to finish. Nothing feels that much repetitive except maybe shooting down a seemingly infinite amount of incoming planes in certain missions.

Is it realistic? No, back then when it was first released it was marketed as an 'authentic' experience, doesn't mean it's realistic but you do get the feeling that you are in control of a giant battleship, an intimidating bomber, a sleek fighter, and all the other units in the game. It's personally just a pet peeve of mine but real naval battles of world war 2 would take hours to days to finish, with ships exchanging shells from tens of kilometers away. In this game, 3 kilometers is apparently too far for a 460 mm cannon

Does it age well? No and yes, the lack of support for this game makes it impossible to do online multiplayer, however you can expand your singleplayer experience with various mods. It's a shame because the multiplayer component was a damn great fun. And yes, the game can still look pretty beautiful at certain lighting angles, not much to say because at least 90% of the landscape is water, nothing particularly special.

Is it 'fun'? Depends, some missions can be pretty harsh at times and require fast reflexes to effectively give commands and switch between your available units in higher difficulties. They are not incredibly frustating and you never feel cheated by the AI. But those lucky AI shots that crippled my engine, blew up my ammo storage, and set my deck on fire? They are pretty annoying, yeah, but all is fair, because my torpedo bomber blew up a hole in their hull big enough for water to flood in and make the ship list so bad that she can't use her cannons.

Should you buy it? Yes and no, if you are desperate for some naval warfare action where you are in control of the units instead of just a strategy game where you watch ships blow each other up, sure. Otherwise no, unless it's on sale
Posted: October 2
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Cannot get the game to work
Posted: September 25
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Even you get the latest Games for Windows Live, you may not be able to enter the game and it lacks support. Make sure you can run the game before you buy it.
Posted: October 11
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
OMG! ITS NOT WORKING ON MY WINDOWS 8! IT SUCKS!
Posted: October 11
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
i bought the full game and it wount start and im realy sad abaut it
Posted: October 3
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17.2 hrs on record
Great Japanese story line.
But ship models have lots of wrong if you studied Pacific warfare in WWII.
damm ♥♥♥♥ microsoft closed their GFWL.
Posted: October 17
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3.2 hrs on record
by far one of the best and most realisitic naval warfare games out there! there arent many like this type so its stands up on its own. battles are insanly fun especially mass air attacks againsts ships! and one more thing................its has the YAMATO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: October 1
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9.2 hrs on record
not really great poor graphics and clunky controls 5/10
Posted: October 2
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2.5 hrs on record
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Posted: October 3
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29.7 hrs on record
This game is a juggler extrodinare. air,sea and submersed combat all feel great and are equaly balanced. Like wise the mix of strategic and individual unit control.

while the time between battles can stretch as your lumbering battleship hauls its way across the map but theres always stuff to be done, launching recon planes and fine tuning group formations.

The voice acting is appauling, but thats my only serious gripe.

The Ai is generaly compitent, and you can trust them do acheive most tasks without hand holding.

At £7 this game is worth buying if not just to watch the hole ridden enemy ships slip into the depths past your hidden submarine.
Posted: October 4
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7.8 hrs on record
Definately one of my favorite WWII type games. Even though I don't play it a lot.
Posted: September 27
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
A nice game that's really easy to get into. You'll smile at seeing massed formations of your TBFs going through torpedo passes. You'll laugh when enemy battleships finally go down. You'll gasp when your own carrier gets it's ♥♥♥ handed to it. You'll almost cry when you see your B-17 formations fall, on fire, down to a watery grave.
Posted: May 12
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
28.9 hrs on record
A huge improvement from Midway. Midway was a great game but it didn't have a high replayability. You could go through the campaign a few times and collect achievements or spend some time on the multiplayer but it felt pretty sparse in options. It may have been because I played Midway on the Xbox, but after about 70 or so total hours of playing it got fairly boring.

Along comes Pacific and ups the ante. You now have the option to play through the Japanese perspectives of the Pacific campaign, alongside the Americans, a skirmish mode with quite a few game types, and more multiplayer options (unfortunately multiplayer is dead for Midway due to the Gamespy servers closing however people are still able to play Pacific online).

The addition of new units, a special unit unlock system, and new nose art are also worthy mentions.

I will also note that you may encounter issues with Games for Windows Live. In order to play Pacific you need to have a Microsoft account. You may have problems activating your code, signing in or even starting the game.

Overall in the time I've played, its a great game. I'd highly recommend it to any history buff or anyone who wants to try something new that has a little dab of strategy alongside action. For the current price, I don't see why you wouldn't buy it. I would consider playing Midway first, it will help you get acquainted with the story if you aren't familiar with the Pacific campaign during World War 2, you'll enter Pacific hopefully looking for more, and its like 7 bucks so why not?
Posted: August 16
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Really fun, and inexpensive. Buy it!
Posted: May 23
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Fun game with lots of different vehicles, planes, to battleships,aircraft carrier and submarines!!!! Allowing a large variety of combat to take place.
Posted: April 30
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Good fun on console...port is a bit iffy, might recomend a controller...but a naval warfare game with strategy and flight sim elements built in is both unique, and rather fun.
Posted: June 25
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
wwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll yes and no i LOVE the series ( if you count two games as a series ) fast paced action,slow paced action,setting up bases,launching aircraft,watching and soking up the victory you earned while you watch the enemy plane plumit to the ground or see, watch enemy ships sink as they abondon ship, drop paratrupers on land and...... well i ugh.... no morre spoilers GO GET IT
Posted: June 3
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
this game is so much fun i instantly deleted it from my library
Posted: July 15
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
84.6 hrs on record
One of the best WW2 games I've played, especially because of the ships and subs!
I definitely recommend this game for my friends.


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Posted: May 27
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Far better the World of BS (No that doesn't stand for Battle Ships) ;)
Posted: August 29
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