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

Game Chronicles Jan 03, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamesmania.de Apr 12, 2006 74 out of 100 74
Next Level Gaming Dec 22, 2006 71 out of 100 71
GotNext Mar 30, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Next Level Mar 30, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Futuregamez.net Jun 25, 2007 68 out of 100 68
Eurogamer.de Apr 02, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Cheat Code Central Dec, 2006 2.8 out of 5 56
Gamestyle Apr 30, 2007 5 out of 10 50

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Kabushi (133363) added Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (PlayStation 3) on Dec 13, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Eduard Pandele (23) and Yearman (18867)