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Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII

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MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
73
2.5
PlayStation 3
68
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Xbox 360
70
3.3
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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).

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Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Camera is fixed on your back unless you lock on to your target.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Taking off from a carrier requires a bit more skill as the runaway is quite short.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Flying over Dunkirk in a default formation.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Opening cinematic - German Messerschmidt fighters intercepting allied bombers.

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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games xtreme Xbox 360 May 08, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
Game Chronicles PlayStation 3 Jan 03, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May, 2006 75 out of 100 75
Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox 360 Apr 27, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
Game.EXE Windows Jun 03, 2006 3.6 out of 5 72
GameZone PlayStation 3 Jan 11, 2007 6.8 out of 10 68
Pro-G Windows Apr 10, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 3 Dec, 2006 2.8 out of 5 56
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Mar 31, 2006 5 out of 10 50
FZ PlayStation 3 May 08, 2007 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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