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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 Windows Destroying the balloons.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Pull up your gears after you take off.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Camera is fixed on your back unless you lock on to your target.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Windows Training mission: maintenance run

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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Game Captain Xbox 360 Apr 01, 2006 88 out of 100 88
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 May, 2006 7.75 out of 10 78
Gamer Within Xbox Apr 19, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Computer Bild Spiele PlayStation 3 May 02, 2007 2.33 out of 6 73
Gaming Target Xbox 360 Jul 27, 2006 7.1 out of 10 71 PlayStation 3 Apr 05, 2007 13 out of 20 65
Armchair Empire, The Xbox 360 Apr 11, 2006 6 out of 10 60
GameSpy Xbox 360 Mar 29, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 (UK) Xbox 360 Mar 31, 2006 5 out of 10 50
GameSpy Wii Apr 11, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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