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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.

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Heroes of the Pacific Xbox Hickam Field, Pearl Harbor
Heroes of the Pacific PlayStation 2 Corsair pilot uses target lock camera on Taroa
Heroes of the Pacific PlayStation 2 Plane select - A6M2 Zero 'Zeke'
Heroes of the Pacific Xbox Midway runways

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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 Xbox Nov 10, 2005 8.6 out of 10 86
GameBump/Gaming Horizon Xbox Oct 31, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
IGN Xbox Nov 04, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
Digital Entertainment News (den) PlayStation 2 Nov 04, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
GameSpot Xbox Oct 10, 2005 7.2 out of 10 72
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 03, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
1UP Windows Jan 19, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Diehard GameFan PlayStation 2 Oct 16, 2005 6.6 out of 10 66
Press Start Online Xbox Jan 12, 2006 9 out of 20 45

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