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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 If you speed up the picture will become more blurry and you'll feel the engine trembling much more.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Windows That's one less to worry about.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Opening cinematic - German Messerschmidt fighters intercepting allied bombers.

Promo Images

Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Screenshot
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Screenshot
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Screenshot
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Screenshot

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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UOL Jogos Windows Apr 18, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Cheat Code Central Windows Mar 28, 2006 3.9 out of 5 78
XBox Front Xbox 360 Mar 31, 2006 76 out of 100 76
GamePro (US) Xbox 360 Mar 22, 2006 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpot Xbox Mar 31, 2006 6.9 out of 10 69
4Players.de Windows May 08, 2006 68 out of 100 68
IGN Xbox 360 Mar 23, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
GameZone PlayStation 3 Jan 11, 2007 6.8 out of 10 68
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Apr 05, 2006 13 out of 20 65
2404.org PC Gaming Windows Apr 19, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55

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