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Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox 360
70
3.3
Wii
66
4.2
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 Xbox 360 Going down in flames... but you can activate a quick-time event for repairs before it's too late.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Cloudy weather plays on your behalf as you're trying to approach enemy force without being spotted.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Windows All bombers are destroyed.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Windows Training mission: maintenance run

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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The Press Says

Game Captain Xbox 360 Apr 01, 2006 88 out of 100 88
Gamers.at Xbox 360 Apr 02, 2006 87 out of 100 87
Nintendo Front Wii May 15, 2007 81 out of 100 81
PSX Extreme PlayStation 3 Jan 31, 2007 7.3 out of 10 73
Gameplanet PlayStation 3 May 18, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Dec 20, 2006 6.6 out of 10 66
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Apr 05, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Apr 05, 2007 13 out of 20 65
Eurogamer.de PlayStation 3 Apr 02, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Mar 31, 2006 5 out of 10 50

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