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Air Combat (PlayStation)

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One of the first 3rd party games for the PlayStation.

You play as a freelance mercenary hired by world governments to strike against terrorists. The missions get harder as you proceed, but the money you earn for completing each mission makes it worthwhile. You can purchase additional aircraft and arms as you go along, as well as hire wingmen to make the going easier.

Combat flight simulator in which you play a mercenary pilot who hires his combat skills to several corporations, governments, etc. in order to get cash for weapons & upgrades.

The game progresses through a series of linear missions, and has a 2 player split-screen deathmatch mode plus a series of extras like hidden planes, mini-games, etc.

An arcadish combat flight simulator for the Playstation. The game casts you as a mercenary that hires his piloting skills to a set of organizations, governments, etc. in order to receive cash to buy better weapons & upgrades.

The game is played from either a first person or 3rd person perspective a la Afterburner, an has a standard single player mission-based campaign as well as a deathmatch-like 2 player mode. Also included are a series of hidden planes as well as some hidden mini-games. Plus, as in other Namco games, you can put in your own music cds to play as you fly the missions.


Air Combat PlayStation Surprise attack
Air Combat PlayStation Another kill
Air Combat PlayStation Map
Air Combat PlayStation Oil refinery

Alternate Titles

  • "Ace Combat" -- Japanese title
  • "エースコンバット" -- Japanese spelling

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Fighter combat on Playstation Damian Armstrong (5) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Sep, 1995 92 out of 100 92
Game Players Oct, 1995 84 out of 100 84
Electric Playground Oct 25, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Sep, 1995 77 out of 100 77
IGN Nov 21, 1996 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Dec, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
Coming Soon Magazine Apr 15, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Splitkick Feb 22, 2012 5 out of 10 50


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Robert Morgan (859) added Air Combat (PlayStation) on Apr 02, 2001