Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies (PlayStation 2)

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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.

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Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies PlayStation 2 When all your commands turn red, that means you've been shot at and it's time for some serious maneuvering
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies PlayStation 2 Main Menu
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies PlayStation 2 There are certain advanced air-to-air missiles that let you fire at multiple targets at once
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies PlayStation 2 With more money at your disposal, you'll be able to afford better crafts

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 (100150) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Excellent jet fighter game with a touching story. Big John WV (25256) 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

Gamezilla Nov 12, 2001 3 out of 3 100
XGP Gaming May 29, 2004 9.2 out of 10 92
PSX Extreme Nov 01, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Cheat Code Central 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
Imperium Gier May 14, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Futuregamez.net Feb 28, 2002 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot Oct 23, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Pelit Mar, 2002 80 out of 100 80
4Players.de Mar 18, 2002 76 out of 100 76

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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 (10763) added Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies (PlayStation 2) on Apr 11, 2002