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Reach for the Skies is a combat flight sim focused on WWII's famous "Battle of Britain", splitting the battle into four stages and giving you the option to take part for either the Royal Air Force or the German Luftwaffe. As well as piloting a plane, you can also take on Controller duties, of planning which planes to deploy where on each day, trying to minimise losses.

Eight planes are simulated, from Hurricanes and Spitfires to Ju88s and BF110s, each with their own cockpit displays and characteristics. When playing as the Germans, protecting the fragile and slow Ju88 bombers is crucial. There is a practice mode with indestructible planes, realism levels can be adjusted, and time can be accelerated while an enemy plane is not in sight.

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Reach for the Skies Amiga The enemy aircraft are only 13 miles away.
Reach for the Skies Atari ST Title
Reach for the Skies Amiga Left-hand cockpit view
Reach for the Skies DOS Pilot's map view

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Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1993 90 out of 100 90
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1993 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Computing Amiga Feb, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1993 85 out of 100 85
PC Format (UK) DOS Dec, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Play Time DOS Mar, 1993 74 out of 100 74
PC Joker DOS Jun, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1993 60 out of 100 60
CU Amiga Amiga Jan, 1993 59 out of 100 59
PC Player (Germany) DOS Mar, 1993 48 out of 100 48

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Contributed to by Andrew Hartnett (2292), sfzdk (172) and Martin Smith (66812)