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Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII

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MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
68
3.7
Xbox 360
70
3.3
Xbox
73
2.5
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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 All bombers are destroyed.
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 Rotate your right analogue stick to start the engine.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Another one down as you're protecting allied ships.

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

MAN!AC Xbox 360 May, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Gamers.at PlayStation 3 May 15, 2007 78 out of 100 78
Gamer Within Xbox Apr 19, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Cheat Code Central Xbox 360 Mar 28, 2006 3.9 out of 5 78
XBox Front Xbox 360 Mar 31, 2006 76 out of 100 76
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 May, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
GameDaily Xbox 360 Mar 28, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Captain PlayStation 3 Apr 11, 2007 68 out of 100 68
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Apr 05, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Extreme Gamer Xbox 360 Mar 17, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65

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