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Description

This is a flight simulator which uses a slightly modified version of the RealSpace engine from Strike Commander. You play a World War 2 pilot and get to fly in various historic missions such as dogfights, bombing runs and missile attacks, many of which are based on real battles. The US and Japanese planes of the time, and their weapons, are brought to life.

One thing that makes Pacific Strike unique is that rather than a simple retelling of historical battles, the course of World War II is affected by the player. Failing to destroy particular targets will ensure that they remain problems in future missions, and doing extremely well will allow the allies to be more successful. Thus regardless of the actual course of the war, events unfold. For this reason it's possible to can end the war prematurely before Hiroshima was bombed or end up in a situation where American forces surrender to the Japanese.

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Pacific Strike DOS Cockpit view [zoomed]
Pacific Strike DOS My hard-earned medals
Pacific Strike DOS Browsing through available pilots
Pacific Strike DOS During a mission briefing [2]

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Critic Reviews

Play Time May, 1994 90 out of 100 90
PC Games (Germany) May, 1994 90 out of 100 90
PC Joker Jun, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Score Aug, 1994 85 out of 100 85
MikroBitti Aug, 1994 83 out of 100 83
High Score Jul, 1994 4 out of 5 80
WIZ Aug, 1994 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Zone Jun, 1994 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 1994 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #17 Worst Game of All Time

Pix (1153) added Pacific Strike (DOS) on Aug 04, 2000