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Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies (PlayStation 2)

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Description

The continent of Usea was struck by an asteroid, causing the death of half a million people. The neighboring Erusea used this as an opportunity to invade and occupy almost all of Usea. Based on its eastern coast, the Independent States Allied Forces (ISAF) try to regain ground an engage the Eruseans in aerial battles. An elite pilot using the codename Mobius 1 is sent on a number of missions to fight Eruseans and help ISAF to win the war. While performing those missions, Mobius 1 begins to learn about the impact war has on civilians, and the pilots of the opposing side.

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies is an aerial combat simulation. It allows the player to participate in semi-realistic dog-fighting with a collection of fighter jets, including the F-22 Raptor, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-117 Nighthawk, U-2 Dragon Lady, C-130 Hercules and SR-71 Blackbird. Eighteen missions will take the player from search-and-destroy buildings to one-on-one and all-on-all dog-fighting. Along the way it becomes possible to upgrade the fighter with defense systems, deadly weapons, and other accessories.

Screenshots

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies PlayStation 2 Mission Briefing.
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies PlayStation 2 Hit and run.
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies PlayStation 2 One look at the radar clearly tells you your team is outnumbered, and in cases like that, it's pilot's skills that count
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies PlayStation 2 The story is told through still images and narration in addition to video.

Alternate Titles

  • "ηš‡η‰Œη©Ίζˆ˜4" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Ace Combat: Trueno de Acero" -- Spanish title
  • "Ace Combat: Distant Thunder" -- European title
  • "AC04 Project" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Games like this make me say I'm a "gamer" with a proud tone in my voice MAT (93582) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Excellent jet fighter game with a touching story. Big John WV (25261) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Namco got a bullseye on this one. Nick Slavin (11) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamersMark Nov 09, 2001 10 out of 10 100
Game Vortex 2001 97 out of 100 97
XGP Gaming May 29, 2004 9.2 out of 10 92
Gaming Age Mar, 2002 A- 91
PSX Extreme Nov 01, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania.de Mar 04, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Gamestyle 2002 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Mar 18, 2002 76 out of 100 76
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 28, 2002 14 out of 20 70

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Music

During the regular campaign, the mission briefing music becomes jazzier and adds additional instruments to its melody. As the player is successful in missions and progresses towards the end of the game, the music during the briefings augments as well.

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Kartanym (10766) added Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies (PlayStation 2) on Apr 11, 2002