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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 Looking at the map, during flight
Pacific Strike DOS Arm your Wildcat under the flight deck
Pacific Strike DOS Enemy plane shot down [cockpit view]
Pacific Strike DOS Partial blackout

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PC Games (Germany) May, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Play Time May, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Aug 12, 1994 86 out of 100 86
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
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 1995 71 out of 100 71
PC Gamer Aug, 1994 70 out of 100 70
White Wolf Magazine Dec, 1994 3 out of 5 60
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