User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Heroes of the Pacific

Not an American user?

Description

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.

Screenshots

Heroes of the Pacific PlayStation 2 Corsair undertakes 'urban renewal' mission
Heroes of the Pacific Windows Torpedo attack
Heroes of the Pacific Xbox Corsair (upgraded) over Taroa
Heroes of the Pacific Xbox Mission Complete

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

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)

The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine Xbox Oct, 2005 8.75 out of 10 88
TeamXbox Xbox Oct 11, 2005 8.6 out of 10 86
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Sep 16, 2005 17 out of 20 85
GameSpy Xbox Oct 18, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
X-Power Xbox Aug 29, 2005 8 out of 10 80
PC Action Windows Sep 20, 2005 73 out of 100 73
GameSpot Xbox Oct 10, 2005 7.2 out of 10 72
GameSpot Windows Feb 02, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Pro-G PlayStation 2 Sep 29, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

There is no trivia on file for this game.


Related Web Sites

Contributed to by Justin Halliday (783)