Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 3
68
4.5
Xbox 360
69
3.3
Windows
68
3.7
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Description

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).

Screenshots

Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Windows Sink the German warships!
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Windows Take out the German bombers before they reach the bridge.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Windows A dogfight with German ace.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Main Title

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

TeamXbox Xbox 360 Mar 21, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
TeamXbox Xbox Mar 21, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
Cheat Code Central Xbox Mar 28, 2006 3.9 out of 5 78
GamePro (US) Xbox 360 Mar 22, 2006 3.5 out of 5 70
Gameplanet PlayStation 3 May 18, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Video Game Generation PlayStation 3 Jan 13, 2007 7 out of 10 70
IGN Xbox Mar 23, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
GamePro (US) PlayStation 3 Jan 02, 2007 3 out of 5 60
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 3 Jan 31, 2007 C+ 58
PC Powerplay Windows May, 2006 41 out of 100 41

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