Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII

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

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Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Fighting German Luftwaffe across the ever-gloomy skies of London.
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 Enemy planes are in flames and the bridge has been saved.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Taking pictures of allied ships before you're ready to go for a reconnaissance.

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

PC Action Windows May 18, 2006 82 out of 100 82
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 Feb, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 2006 72 out of 100 72
Official Nintendo Magazine Wii Jan 08, 2008 70 out of 100 70
GameZone PlayStation 3 Jan 11, 2007 6.8 out of 10 68
IGN Xbox 360 Mar 23, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Mar 30, 2006 13 out of 20 65
GameSpot Wii Mar 26, 2007 6.2 out of 10 62
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Mar 31, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Gamestyle PlayStation 3 Apr 30, 2007 5 out of 10 50

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