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Blazing Angels is an air combat arcade game putting the player at the command of a fighter squadron in the Second World War. It's a pick-up-and-play type of game, with easy-to-grasp controls and an almost non existent learning curve.

The action covers the most important moments of the WWII, from the Battle for England to the bombing raids over Berlin, but also warps a bit the history to make for some entertaining if fictitious moments (i.e. you get to fly over Normandy on D-Day, save the day at Pearl Harbor, etc). The gameplay is quite varied, with about 18 flyable planes during the SP campaign (fighters, recon planes, dive, torpedo and level bombers) and diverse tasks and locations that prevent the game from being overly repetitive, despite a general dogfighting approach. The basic squadron command system and the specific abilities of the wingmen lend a bit of a tactical flavor to the game.

There are a dozen multiplayer game modes available: solo (Dogfight, Seek and Destroy & Aces High), co-op (Dogfight, Onslaught, Bombing Run, Kamikaze and Historical Missions) and squad-based (Dogfight, Capture the Base, Bombing Run and Kamikaze).


Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Opening cinematic - US bombers approaching their target.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Call in the game menu to check out on your current objectives.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Windows A dogfight with German ace.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Cloudy weather plays on your behalf as you're trying to approach enemy force without being spotted.

Alternate Titles

  • "熾焰飛將" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "炽天使:二战空骑兵" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Ангелы Смерти: Асы Второй Мировой" -- Russian spelling

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Critic Reviews Xbox Apr 12, 2006 76 out of 100 76
GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 2006 72 out of 100 72
Video Game Talk Xbox 360 May 29, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 PlayStation 3 Mar 06, 2007 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Dec 20, 2006 6.6 out of 10 66 Xbox 360 Mar 30, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Armchair Empire, The Xbox 360 Apr 11, 2006 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 3 Jan 31, 2007 C+ 58
PC Powerplay Windows May, 2006 41 out of 100 41
FZ PlayStation 3 May 08, 2007 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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