Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (PlayStation 3)

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Blazing Angels is an air combat arcade game putting the player at the command of a fighter squadron in the Second World War. It's a pick-up-and-play type of game, with easy-to-grasp controls and an almost non existent learning curve.

The action covers the most important moments of the WWII, from the Battle for England to the bombing raids over Berlin, but also warps a bit the history to make for some entertaining if fictitious moments (i.e. you get to fly over Normandy on D-Day, save the day at Pearl Harbor, etc). The gameplay is quite varied, with about 18 flyable planes during the SP campaign (fighters, recon planes, dive, torpedo and level bombers) and diverse tasks and locations that prevent the game from being overly repetitive, despite a general dogfighting approach. The basic squadron command system and the specific abilities of the wingmen lend a bit of a tactical flavor to the game.

There are a dozen multiplayer game modes available: solo (Dogfight, Seek and Destroy & Aces High), co-op (Dogfight, Onslaught, Bombing Run, Kamikaze and Historical Missions) and squad-based (Dogfight, Capture the Base, Bombing Run and Kamikaze).

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Alternate Titles

  • "熾焰飛將" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "炽天使:二战空骑兵" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Ангелы Смерти: Асы Второй Мировой" -- Russian spelling

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Critic Reviews

Games Master Apr, 2007 79 out of 100 79
Next Level Gaming Dec 22, 2006 71 out of 100 71
GameDaily Jan 10, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameAlmighty.com Jan 23, 2007 6.8 out of 10 68
4Players.de Mar 06, 2007 68 out of 100 68
GameZone Jan 11, 2007 6.8 out of 10 68
Game Captain Apr 11, 2007 68 out of 100 68
Worth Playing Jan 30, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
The Video Game Critic Jan 31, 2007 C+ 58
FZ May 08, 2007 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Kabushi (136894) added Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (PlayStation 3) on Dec 13, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Eduard Pandele (23) and Yearman (18978)