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: Mostly Positive (517 reviews)
Release Date: May 12, 2009

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About This Game

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
61 of 69 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
128.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
People often complain about Windows Live, and the game not launching. In order to get around this, just download the client for windows live. You don't even have to use it. It's not obstructive at all. When you launch the game, create a LOCAL PROFILE. There is no account making required and it saves your game. My game works 100% fine on Windows 8. I have had no issues.

The game itself is perfect. The campaigns can be slightly repetitive... but I spend 90% of my time on the Island Capture. It's a stregetic Civilization V type domination mode. I reccomend for anyone who likes WW2 ship combat with the perfect mix of strategy in there too. The aircraft combat/ movements are simplified, but it is not that much of a problem. I've found I can still enjoy it perfectly. It fits just fine; the ship combat is the main focus. Love this game, would reccomend to anyone!

In your settings, turn off the voice and music volume for a flawless experience- the battle announcer in skirmish mode can get annoying.
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37 of 50 people (74%) found this review helpful
143.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
I loved this game so much! But now, It won't start up! The launcher opens, holds for a minute or so, and then closes!
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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Destroying IJN Kongou and Yamato with Patrol Boat

10/10
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
For all of the Strategists out there, this is a must-have game! Full scale naval wars and air battles! Commanding an entire fleet or wings!
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22 of 32 people (69%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
I find it dam right outrageios that once you buy the game, you then also have to have a windows live sub in order to play online

you would expect once you bought the game you can play online and offline but this is not the case

the store does not say this and is very misleading

i loved this game but now im going to have to play it via tungle

screw you windows live, go die already will you
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22 of 33 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Why does Steam continue to allow the sale of a game that requires Games for Windows Live access-a feature that has been abandoned by Microsoft and is no longer available. Do the right thing-quit flogging these defunct titles and grabbing money from unsuspecting buyers.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
Great fun naval RTS. Runs with Games for Windows Live, if that doesn't put you off I highly suggest it!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Good game with some great game mechanics. However Windows live is required to play and that is annoying to keep updated, but gameplay wise the game is great.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Love it! an all I have played so far is the Training grounds. definately a huge leap from BS: Midway
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
34.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
i dont know if anyone else has had the problem ive got but i have been unable to play the game as it doesnt load past the launcher tab
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18 of 32 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
It wont let me play the game so.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
- Fubuki-chaaaaaaaaaan
- haaaaaaaaaaaai
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42 of 79 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
♥♥♥♥ windows live
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Great Game! I wish more people would play it though
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
For what it's worth, it's a decent game.

But beyond decent I cannot say more about it. The storyline of course following American and Japanese confrontations in WW2 does the old black and white cinematic whenever explaining stories. The campaigns are decent but can be found repetitive after a while.

The ability to switch between boat and plane though is greatly appreciated, as it was one of the main reasons why I bought this game. I like to support games that give more options and more control (especially first/third person control) over any unit that belongs to you on the map. There exists abilities to change what types of weapons you use, from machine guns to bombs. During spawn, players are able to choose what type of bomb they wish to carry (on certain air crafts of course). Boats also have the abilities to launch torpedos, artillery, and of course their choice of machine guns. The handling of both boats and planes are quite decent. At first they feel slightly awkward due to the camera possibilities (and the ability to hold RB on an xbox controller to check where you've dropped your bomb - or hold RT after dropping the bomb to see where it goes). What is good though is you are able to do your bombing run and the game gives you feedback (on your target sights) whether you hit the target or not. If the player presses select, they are able to bring up a big map and are able to issue orders to local squadrons and instruct them where to go or attack. Certain maps you are able to choose to be an airplane or a boat. The auto firing is okay at times but it is sort of annoying not being able to fire things all at once on your own. The need for auto firing seems reasonable, however I would of liked ot see a better key or controller layout to fire what you want to fire.

Visually the game is decent (xbox 360 quality - or toys soldiers sort of graphics). Graphics do not pose a problem.

I've had a few crash issues where the game just shuts down, not exactly sure why I'll try to follow-up with an edit in the future.

I would recommend this game if it appeals to you, but there isn't much else than what you see on the videos. The game types from siege to assault are good, but again they all sort of feel the same. I wish you could land on carriers or were given a bit more planes and boats to start with instead of playing a long campaign (with some difficult challenges may I add).

Even though recommended, I feel the true score here is 6.9/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Only 2 words sum this game up... Great, game, thats it..
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Ignore my playtime,I completed campaign on retail dvd version long ago,......I can be a fighter bomber pilot throwing down some 1000 pounds of Lead on ship down below..and I can be ship captain in command....or maybe a commander thinking out strategy fits best to win battle,one of my fav RTS+Flightsim+Battleshipsim..you name it

10/10 definately worth every penny (i got it dirt cheap tho)

ignore those ♥♥♥♥♥in with GFWL problem here,so far that thing works great,I have 15 GFWL titles tied to my Acc with no single problem..Updating GFWL is normal thing,this game is 5 years old mate so old GFWL is obselete,same thing will happen of you 1st time installing any Uplay title,you still need to update launchers..etc.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
I loved this game when i played it in the past, i want to love it again, the problem is that out of the 15 (yes literally 15) times i have installed it on here and other systems since i bought it it has yet to work EVEN ONCE! I tried the whole GFWL and updates, those are a bust. The game loads up to the "Menu" with NOTHING ON IT, then after a while it goes to a great cut scene, then right back to the BLANK MENU screen, i cant even exit it without killing the process........WTF
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Great game, multiplayer is lacking players at the moment.
Hopefully, we should see an increase soon.

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Pros:

-The campaigns are great.

-Does not feel like a console port.

-Air-Sea-Underwater battle elements combined are simply epic!

-The mechanics are simple and enjoyable.

-There's a RTS/Strategy element that I find really appealing.

-The graphics are not bad at all.

-Well worth it's low pricetag!

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-Cons:

-Voice acting is pretty bad.

People are saying they are having problems with "Games for Windows Live"
I did not get any issues at all.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
144.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Ship fuel cant melt Steel hulls
Pearl Harbor was an inside job
It was bush
9 out of 11 would tora tora tora again
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