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Reach for the Skies (DOS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Reach for the Skies is a combat flight sim focused on WWII's famous "Battle of Britain", splitting the battle into four stages and giving you the option to take part for either the Royal Air Force or the German Luftwaffe. As well as piloting a plane, you can also take on Controller duties, of planning which planes to deploy where on each day, trying to minimise losses.

Eight planes are simulated, from Hurricanes and Spitfires to Ju88s and BF110s, each with their own cockpit displays and characteristics. When playing as the Germans, protecting the fragile and slow Ju88 bombers is crucial. There is a practice mode with indestructible planes, realism levels can be adjusted, and time can be accelerated while an enemy plane is not in sight.


Reach for the Skies DOS Side selection
Reach for the Skies DOS Title screen
Reach for the Skies DOS Stuka diving down on a radar station.
Reach for the Skies DOS Spitfire patrolling the Channel.

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PC Games (Germany) Mar, 1993 85 out of 100 85
PC Format (UK) Dec, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Jan, 1993 53 out of 100 53
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 1993 48 out of 100 48


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Andrew Hartnett (2244) added Reach for the Skies (DOS) on Dec 09, 2000
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