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Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII

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MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
68
4.5
Wii
66
4.2
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 Another one down as you're protecting allied ships.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Windows Training mission: maintenance run
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Fighting German Luftwaffe across the ever-gloomy skies of London.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Windows All bombers are destroyed.

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

Next Level Gaming PlayStation 3 Dec 22, 2006 71 out of 100 71
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Mar 26, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Xbox Mar 31, 2006 6.9 out of 10 69
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Apr 05, 2007 13 out of 20 65
4Players.de Wii Apr 13, 2007 65 out of 100 65
GameSpy Xbox 360 Mar 29, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Deeko Xbox 360 Apr 02, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Gamestyle Xbox 360 2006 6 out of 10 60
GameSpy Wii Apr 11, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 May 07, 2006 4 out of 10 40

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