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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 Xbox Corsair (upgraded) over Taroa
Heroes of the Pacific PlayStation 2 Wildcat intercepting Petes over Wake Island
Heroes of the Pacific Windows Incoming enemy fighters
Heroes of the Pacific Xbox Akagi under attack

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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 (94)
Back to Bataan! Fair History, Fair Game Play PlayStation 2 D P (139)

Critic Reviews

Gamers' Temple, The Xbox Oct, 2005 86 out of 100 86
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Nov 17, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 04, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
GameZone Xbox Oct 20, 2005 8 out of 10 80
IGN Windows Nov 04, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Daily Game PlayStation 2 Nov 13, 2005 7.7 out of 10 77
PC Powerplay Windows Sep, 2005 76 out of 100 76
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
PC Games (Germany) Windows Sep 26, 2005 72 out of 100 72


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