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!
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Mixed (195 reviews) - 60% of the 195 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
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Overall:
Mixed (195 reviews)
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Saint Aaron
( 24.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I actually enjoyed this game. An arcade WWI and WWII plane shooter!! Works best with a controller!! Take on german planes and tanks!!! Graphics are good for its time. Nice small details in the city and Online still ACTIVE!!
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Mattof7questions
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Eh...

This is not a simulator, lets get that straight, this is an "arcade" flying game.

So yeah

Now that most people got there answer on if they should buy this game, lets move onto thouse who remain undesided.

The Story's kinda meh.... it takes place part in flash backs to WW1 and the other part in WW2. honestly that summs it up, moving on.

Gameplay is "Arcade-like" all you propeller heads can avoid this one. How "arcade-like", Magic aim-bot bullets.... when you go to place your crosshair on an enemy, said crosshair will "lock" on to your oppoent and the bullets will defy the law of phyics to do so. Also decreasing your speed all the way will cause you plane to "fall out of the sky"....

Still with me? Great...

To sum up the gameplay: its alright i guess

Why bother buying?; you want some Vagly anti-war story mixed with par for the course arcade flying action? Cause thats what your getting....

TL:DR - Eh, could be worse
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Big Boy Joe Pepperoni
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
I don't remember buying this
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Ch3mist
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
I was in a mood for flying games, and ended up purchasing this through a bundle pack. I gave it a good chance with at least an hour of play, but it never really progressed beyond a watered down Crimson Wings. The missions were boring, and combat was more of the same. Oh well, at least I only payed a few cents.
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woollybully_EMU
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
ABSOLUTE CRAP
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Logun
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
Recommend or not recommend is such a polarizing review method. I played for a short time and buzzed through the first first levels. It was enjoyable enough but I found the story too thin for me and the game play bland. I became confused on the last level as to what I actually needed to do. While I am "recommending" this game I doubt I will ever pick it up again.

That's me though, it still played well enough that it may turn out to be some one else's cup of tea.
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Petr[CZ]
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 15
Pretty good arcade game with very impressive and long singleplayer campaign.


And if you are not ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and spoiled child, you can easily change settings and resolution. Just go to installation folder of the game and hit Configure.exe (Full HD resolution is available too).
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keep_on_rocking
( 110.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 17
A great game overall, with a good story and great unlockables and planes. I only wish they had added the lancaster...
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Asgard
( 20.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 1, 2015
A good flying arcade game with storyline but dead multiplayer. It may take a while to adjust with the mouse movement if you played other fly simulation games, overall it's not bad.
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troutwine
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 30, 2015
NO GOOD!!!!!!
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mikpro1
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 15, 2015
THE GAME CRUSHING DEVELOPERS .I.. AT LEAST GOT GAME FOR FREE
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The Irish Cabbage
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: August 3, 2015
Its a good game not a realistic game though however multiplayer is arcadey which i like a lot overall if your looking for a sim this isnt the game but if your looking for an arcade kinda game this is worth it.
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Chane
( 24.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15, 2015
The single-player is kind of boring. It's a long game and becomes very repetitive. The story feels like an endless lamentation about the players long lost father. It sucks.
Astonishingly the multi-player is very good. Multi-Player is a lot of fun and surprisingly addictive. I played it a lot.
Unfortunately all multi-player achievements are broken.
If you only care for multi-player and do not mind the bugged achievements the game deserves a recommendation.
But since I prefer single-player over multi-player, like a good story and care for achievements I can not recommend the game.
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shiski1605
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4, 2015
Save your money.
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stanb70
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30, 2015
I can only say this game should work with my XP but it did not, I had problems with other works in progress games So, I asked for and got a refund. Stan. B
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MikeKimPiggy
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4, 2015
Can't change keyboard controls
Got stuck on a mission due to bug
Can't skip the mission due to bug
Uninstall
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[UC]Uber
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2, 2015
Hats off to producers/publishers and devs of this game. It's older but OMG, the multiplayer actually works! Unlike 80% of the crap out there. Flawless install, nice GFX and easy to get a game going with your homies. Had it installed and playing with my bros in less than 5 minutes. Highly recommended!
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davidbld
( 18.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 1, 2015
I'm about 10 missions in and enjoying it. Its definitly an arcade flight sim but I like it that way, the more realistic flight sims get, the more I suck at them, lol. I use the mouse controlls and have no problem. Graphics for me are nice and smooth on my medium quality PC and the music is good. I recommend for the casual flight sim player and if your the hardcore type its good popcorn fun if nothing else.
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Bagheera
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31, 2015
Cannot even set up custom controls. Didn't even bother trying to get past the first mission. Glad I got this crap for a buck or I'd be ♥♥♥♥♥♥. Avoid like the plauge.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
I actually enjoyed this game. An arcade WWI and WWII plane shooter!! Works best with a controller!! Take on german planes and tanks!!! Graphics are good for its time. Nice small details in the city and Online still ACTIVE!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Eh...

This is not a simulator, lets get that straight, this is an "arcade" flying game.

So yeah

Now that most people got there answer on if they should buy this game, lets move onto thouse who remain undesided.

The Story's kinda meh.... it takes place part in flash backs to WW1 and the other part in WW2. honestly that summs it up, moving on.

Gameplay is "Arcade-like" all you propeller heads can avoid this one. How "arcade-like", Magic aim-bot bullets.... when you go to place your crosshair on an enemy, said crosshair will "lock" on to your oppoent and the bullets will defy the law of phyics to do so. Also decreasing your speed all the way will cause you plane to "fall out of the sky"....

Still with me? Great...

To sum up the gameplay: its alright i guess

Why bother buying?; you want some Vagly anti-war story mixed with par for the course arcade flying action? Cause thats what your getting....

TL:DR - Eh, could be worse
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
I was in a mood for flying games, and ended up purchasing this through a bundle pack. I gave it a good chance with at least an hour of play, but it never really progressed beyond a watered down Crimson Wings. The missions were boring, and combat was more of the same. Oh well, at least I only payed a few cents.
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35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 11, 2014
Air Conflicts: Secret Wars is an arcade flying game published by bitComposer Games.

Set in World War 2 with linear storyline. It's not about military power of the Nazi, Red Army or even RAF. It's about a person who try to survive in the war that consumes many other. But of course, you will be joining the Allies in the war against the German. From the desert of Tobruk to the plains and forest of Europe, you fight for your survival.

Air Conflicts: Secret Wars has good gameplay, it's just since the game is about a person, it doesn't have so many great battles and some of it are stealth mission. Still, it's a challenges, not a bad game for me. The graphics is quite good, the sounds are good and the music is kinda good. I still recommend this if you like arcade games.

Rating 6/10
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
Air Conflicts Secret Wars is a solid arcade style air combat game. Decent graphics and sound, but the gameplay can become repetitive. There seems to be no way to adjust visuals or controls. Very easy most of the time. I enjoyed the experience. Extremely simple to pick up due to its extremely arcadey style.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2014
Fun arcadey flight sim. It's more of an XBL-arcade-tier indie title than a full-fledged flight sim, which is good because I'm terrible at flight sims. The planes seem kinda the same, the missions are uninspired, but if you want to fly around and blow stuff up, this does the trick.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 18, 2014
Love this arcade style flight sim fun to play simple controls a little to easy but enjoyable and good story. If you only have an hour or so to spare you can jump straight in and play.
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22 of 33 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2014
Air Conflicts: Secret Wars is an arcade style flight game. This is not a simulator, flight controls are very simple. Missions consist of destroying ground targets, taking out rival aircraft, protecting allies and picking up supplies. I found all the missions to be quite similar after a few rounds. The planes are incredibly easy to control, so you can start divebombing and doing flybys of every tower in no time. The bombs and rockets are a little more difficult to use than the machine guns. I found myself having to loop around and try to hit targets multiple times.

The cutscenes are voice overs over well drawn still frames. The graphics overall could have used some polish. This is definitely a budget game, in that most objects are quite blocky. The resolution settings do not go very high, so you will most likely be playing in a lower resolution than you are used to. The voice acting is not offensive but not great. I couldn't really tell the difference between the male characters.

Don't mistake this for a flight sim. If you are looking for a cheap arcade flight game, you could do worse than Air Conflict. However, the dated graphics and repetitive gameplay will not keep your attention for long.

Grade: C
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
38.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2015
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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 28, 2014
Begins slowly and starts to pick up speed when the story progresses.

Unfortunately this game also illustrates very well why action flight sims are a niche product: half-way through the game difficulty suddenly jumps a lot and every missions becomes a grinding bore. You destroy more planes than rambo kills people and you still fail missions. and those tight time limits...

Good buy from a bundle anyways. Just dont pay full price on this!
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26 of 43 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
Pretty old game, but got nice game play, not bad graphic. Little stupid story :D UK gor war vs Germany, then vs USSR then USSR is friends then again and bla bla bla :D Some time USA take games where USA vs URRR (Russia)
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2015
Its a good game not a realistic game though however multiplayer is arcadey which i like a lot overall if your looking for a sim this isnt the game but if your looking for an arcade kinda game this is worth it.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
Plus: Great arcade flight simulator! Decent graphics and reasonably challenging gameplay make this a winner. Interesting storyline, and no noticable graphic or audio flaws. Fast load times. Level skip feature, on the off chance you cant get past a level.
Minus: Simulation controls are nigh impossible to smoothly work with. Storyline is kind of wandering. Infantry and paratroopers are rediculously difficult to hit although you are required to at times.
8/10 Overall: For what it is, its a pretty solid little plane game, with decent graphics and sound, and fun gameplay if you use the arcade control scheme with a controller.

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 1, 2015
I'm about 10 missions in and enjoying it. Its definitly an arcade flight sim but I like it that way, the more realistic flight sims get, the more I suck at them, lol. I use the mouse controlls and have no problem. Graphics for me are nice and smooth on my medium quality PC and the music is good. I recommend for the casual flight sim player and if your the hardcore type its good popcorn fun if nothing else.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2015
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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2015
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 6, 2015
A simple, arcade air combat game, not for flight sim fans.
Good for some fun in between playing other games.
Suggest you get it during one of the sales.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 25, 2015
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2014
a suprising refresher.

There are better arcade air combat games out there, but not many. There's defintiely better air combat sims , so if you are looking for a sim style game go else where. This one does offer excellent arcade style air combat.

The good:

Fun easy to pick up game play.
Tons of single player missions that vary in length.
Nice mission variety.
its got top secret jets in ww 2!

the bad

Story seems implausible at times. The main character is a woman (no offence ladies) but durring WW2 I doubt there were any lady pilots seeing combat.
Some of the missions seem a bit short.
The aformentioned top secret jet planes are not unlocked till you are near the end of the game.
Feels like a "poor man's" Blazing angels at times.
The graphics are good but not great for this kind of game.


That said i'd give this game a 70% overall. it is a lot of fun especially if you like air plane games that are of the arcade variety like Blazing angels. BUT if you haven't played blazing angels 1 or 2 yet i'd recommend them first before you dive into this game. (I played blazing angels on xbox 360 but you can get both of them on steam as well).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 24, 2015
This isn't a review that I could make an easy decision about, whilst the game doesn't have the greatest graphics or particualrly the best story it has lots of variety in the missions and also features many different battlefields ranging from WW1 to the end of WW2.

The game isn't a high budget triple A title and it's not a simulation but it's a reasonably fun arcadey style game that allows you to play through various battlefields with a variety of machines, I would certinaly recommend picking this up in a sale if you're looking for a simple arcade-like flight game.

Also in my experience this game worked great with a controller (Xinput) and ran very well on my PC
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