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Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII

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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).


Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 During mission loading you'll be shown various screens with hints during battle.
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 out enemy fighters before they can take off.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Another one down as you're protecting allied ships.

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 Xbox 360 Apr 06, 2006 84 out of 100 84
UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Apr 18, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Wii Apr 17, 2007 79 out of 100 79
Gamer Within Xbox 360 Apr 18, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Gamesmania Xbox 360 Apr 12, 2006 76 out of 100 76
The Next Level PlayStation 3 Mar 30, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN PlayStation 3 Dec 12, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Official Nintendo Magazine Wii Jan 08, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Daily Game PlayStation 3 Feb 05, 2007 6.8 out of 10 68
XBox Evolved Xbox 360 May 03, 2006 6.2 out of 10 62


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