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Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII

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MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
68
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Wii
66
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Windows
68
3.7
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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 Windows I need to repair my plane. I can do it in the air with special key combination.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Taking out enemy fighters before they can take off.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Protecting your airfield and ships against enemy bombers.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Preparing to take off.

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

Games Radar Xbox 360 Mar 24, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Gamer Within Xbox 360 Apr 18, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Gaming Target Xbox 360 Jul 27, 2006 7.1 out of 10 71
GameSpy PlayStation 3 Jan 12, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameZone PlayStation 3 Jan 11, 2007 6.8 out of 10 68
Game Captain PlayStation 3 Apr 11, 2007 68 out of 100 68
Armchair Empire, The Xbox 360 Apr 11, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Game Freaks 365 Xbox 360 2006 5.7 out of 10 57
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Mar 27, 2007 11 out of 20 55
GameSpy Wii Apr 11, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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