Soar through the unfriendly skies in Air Conflicts: Secret Wars - an arcade flight simulation set in World War I and II era. Buy before July 21st and save!
User reviews: Mixed (159 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 30, 2011
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About This Game

Air Conflicts: Secret Wars is an arcade flight simulation set in a world war I + II scenario. During the 7 campaigns the player has to fly and fight through 49 missions. Before taking off, the player can choose between different aircrafts, each with different strengths and weaknesses.
Within the missions the player gets different objectives like patrolling, sneaking, hit & run, bombing and escorting. Objectives are presented as dialogues between different characters. After some missions the player can upgrade one of his skills in order to maneuver the airplanes easier, have more endurance or have your wingman boosted. Further, the player can choose between two control schemes. Arcade and simulation. The first one makes the game easier to control, while the second one gives more options to control the aircraft.
Beside the campaign the game also features several multiplayer modes, local and via internet for up to four players.

Key features

  • Seven campaigns, each based upon a resistance movement of the second world war
  • Action-packed gameplay delivers the excitement of serial combat in a manner accessible to everyone
  • Over twenty different landscapes, each individually detailed with period precision
  • Pilot more than 16 individual aircraft, in both World War One and World War Two settings
  • Machine gun your enemies, dog fight, bomb ground targets and rocket ground troops and enemy vehicles
  • More than 48 varied missions provide combat, stealth and exploratory gameplay
  • The player controls his aircraft with either mouse and keyboard or gamepad
  • The player can choose between two control schemes: Arcade and simulation.
  • Several multiplayer modes, local and via internet for up to four players

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: WINDOWS XP/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS VISTA
    • Processor: INTEL/AMD CPU (1.1GHZ+)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SHADER 3.0 COMPATIBLE GRAPHICS CARD WITH 256 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 4.5GB HDD SPACE
    Recommended:
    • OS: WINDOWS XP/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS VISTA
    • Processor: INTEL/AMD CPU (1.8GHZ+)
    • Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GEFORCE 9X, OR HIGHER GRAPHICS CARD WITH 512MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 4.5GB HDD SPACE
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
38.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Air Conflicts: Secret Wars is a mixed bag of things, but mostly an arcade sim with a decent (though hyperbolic) story wrapped around it. You play a female protagonist named DeeDee who, being a pilot smuggler gets caught up into World War II. And she serves with a man who personally flew and fought with her father in World War One. As the missions progress, the story unfolds through static cut scenes that have a pleasant cell shaded hand drawn look. Missions vary from stealthy strike missions to all out balls to the wall multi-plane dogfights. If you’re looking to play an IL-2 Sturmovik imitation, look elsewhere; this is strictly for the arcade fans. Difficulty can be toggled, but some missions are more difficult than they have any right to be. One particular mission toward the end involved destroying fleeing vehicles through the city of Berlin. Tall buildings made it difficult to get decent bombing runs or rocket attacks, and it took me over 50 tries to get it. (But at this point, being so close to the end I had to finish it!)

Graphics are okay, serving the purpose. They look console-ish, and the voice acting is pretty much done by three people. One guy doing four different men’s voices with different accents is cheesy to the point of being hilarious. The music score, on the other hand, is polished and grandiose. It’s on par with a Stephen Spielberg Hollywood feature. I even looked during the end credits to find out who the composer was. Sadly, he was not credited.
The game offers multiplayer, but servers were pretty scant. I did find one each time I logged on, and this is probably a testament to the game’s age. It was fun, but mostly consisted of aerial jousts with rockets being launched at each other. A lot of my kills were dumb luck.

I won’t be in a hurry to play the original Air Conflicts or Air Conflicts: Vietnam, but if you have a few bucks left in your Steam Wallet during a Summer or Winter Steam sale, you could do worse.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
This is an arcade style flight sim with a focus on fun. The game looks great, damage models look nice and being it is an arcade game, the planes handle very easy. There are a number of different campaigns and a good variety of aircraft to fly.

Going in for a bombing run and strafing enemy infantry as they scatter away from the tank you are about to destroy is very satisfying and looks great. If you want a fun flight sim without all the complexity and learning curve, and something you can just jump in and blow stuff up then this is perfect for you.


I have played for almost 10 hours so far and I've only just started the last campaign. I did try out multiplayer briefly, but this game has a great length.

Pros:
- Game looks good.
- Basic controls.
- Multiple campaigns.
- Good variety of aircraft.
- Decent length.
- Fun.

Cons:
- Not for you if you want an indepth flight simulator with complete realism.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Game is called Secret Wars, but i cant find Dr. Doom or Galactus anywhere. Great arcadey style flying game anyway. 8/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
yep. thumbs up. best part of this flight sim experience are the explosions. well done developers. you got the most important part of a combat flight sim right. if only all the other, blowing up airplanes, airplane sims did this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
A solid fighter pilot sim with an OK storyline. Nice selection of planes to try out and some good action sequences in the air. Got a little bored before the last few missions but pushed through to complete what is essentially a good game. Give it a go.
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