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Aces of the Pacific (DOS)

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Dynamix/Sierra's answer to the Lawrence Holland Air Combat Trilogy. This game includes an incredible amount of aircraft and ships. In contrast to BattleHawks 1942, this game features ground attack missions and land-based aircraft in addition to anti-shipping strikes and carrier-based aircraft. You can fly for the US Navy, Army Air Force, Marines or Japanese Navy and Air Force.

You can fly in single missions (dogfighting, fighting famous aces, escorting bombers, etc.), or fly a career spanning major battles or the entire war. The game also offers several realism options including blackouts, weather effects, sun blind spot, no collisions, etc.

US aircraft featured: F4F-3, F4F-4, F6F, F4U, SBD, SB2C, TBD, TBF, P38F, P38J, P39D, P40E, P47D, P51D, B17D, B17E, B24J, B25D, B25J, B29A.

Japanese aircraft featured: A6M2, A6M3, A6M5 Zero, D3A Val, D4Y Suisei, B5N Kate, B6N Tenzan, Ki27 Nate, Ki43 Oscar, Ki61 Hien, Ki45 Toryu, Ki84 Hayate, Ki100, Ki21 Sally.


Aces of the Pacific DOS Pick your service
Aces of the Pacific DOS Main Menu
Aces of the Pacific DOS US debriefing
Aces of the Pacific DOS Single Mission Menu

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It is the best ewan anderson (4) unrated
AOTP leaves a lot to be desired. Raphael (1160) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars
If you're looking for an "arcade-like" sim, this one will do Spectre (120) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

The Press Says

WIZ Dec, 1992 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Power Play Jun, 1992 86 out of 100 86
PC Joker Apr, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Play Time Sep, 1992 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 1993 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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According to the magazine Retro Gamer, the game sold about 350.000 copies.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th Anniversary Issue) - #47 on the 150 Best Games of All Time list
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #58 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1993– #3 Best Simulation in 1992
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1993 – Best Simulation in 1992

Raphael (1160) added Aces of the Pacific (DOS) on May 08, 2000