Heroes of the Pacific

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Heroes of the Pacific is an arcade flying game set in the Pacific theatre of World War II. Heroes has six game modes including Campaign Mode, Mission Mode, Instant Action, Training, Historical Missions and Multiplayer.

In the Campaign mode, the player is William Crowe, a young pilot who survives the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but loses his brother. Crowe vows to avenge his bother's death, pursuing the squadron responsible though the major battles in the Pacific. The game follows the player's quest from Pearl Harbor, to Wake Island, Marshall Islands, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Gilbert Islands, Marianas, Philippines, and finally Iwo Jima.

As players progress through the campaigns, they earn new planes, including fighters, dive-bombers, torpedo-bombers, and medium bombers. Early in the game the player only has the most basic fighters; like the Warhawk and Wildcat. As they complete missions and progress through the campaign, they are awarded new planes.

The game features over thirty famous planes including: F6F Hellcat, P-38 Lightning, TBF Avenger, F4U Corsair, B25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, Seafire, A6M Zero "Zeke", J2M Raiden "Jack", Ki-84 Hayate "Frank", ME262 and FW190.

The war in the Pacific and William Crowe's personal quest for revenge both come together in the final assault on Iwo Jima, the volcanic fortress-island under Japanese control.


Heroes of the Pacific PlayStation 2 Campaign select screen
Heroes of the Pacific PlayStation 2 Plane select - A6M2 Zero 'Zeke'
Heroes of the Pacific Xbox Attacking taxiing planes on Taroa
Heroes of the Pacific PlayStation 2 Wildcat pilot uses zoom camera to destroy Petes

Alternate Titles

  • "太平洋英雄" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Герои воздушных битв" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

The story of WWII according to Uncle Sam ... Windows thud (88)
Back to Bataan! Fair History, Fair Game Play PlayStation 2 D P (124)

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Windows Jan 09, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Oct, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Oct, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Sep 16, 2005 17 out of 20 85
Boomtown PlayStation 2 Nov 03, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameCell UK Xbox Oct, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameZone PlayStation 2 Oct 31, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
GameSpot Windows Feb 02, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Windows Dec 20, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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