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Battlestations: Midway (Windows)

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Description

It's the year 1941 and you are Lt. Henry Walker a young Navy Officer stationed at Pearl Harbor. You are late for duty and on route to your ship as the Japanese attack the harbor and sink it. Now you first help to defend the harbor and then take the fight all the way to the last Battle of the pacific around the Midway Islands.

You are limited to control the ships, subs and planes the game gives you in the single-player campaign but in multiplayer-matches you are free to jump into anything that moves and isn't currently occupied by another player. So it's yours to decide at anytime if you want to fly a plane, steer a cruiser or take the on the enemy under water with a submarine anytime you like. Since there are several kinds of ships from Torpedo Boats over Destroyers to Aircraft Carriers and planes like the F4F Wildcat or the SBD Dauntless you have different options and weapons at your disposal. On a Aircraft Carrier for example, which has only AA guns, you can build up squads of airplanes, assign targets and launch them. You can also go to the tactical map if you currently controlling a ship and assign formations, give out orders and so on. Or just jump into a vehicle and do everything yourself instead of letting the AI or the other players take care of it.

The single-player also features three different challenges, one for each type of vehicle. Each mission inside a challenge puts you in difficult situations you've to master. The first mission in the ship challenge for example gives you control over a Japanese Battleship which has been ambushed and needs to reach safety as US Destroyers advance at it's position.

Screenshots

Battlestations: Midway Windows Initiating attack on enemy bombers
Battlestations: Midway Windows Last mission cutscene.
Battlestations: Midway Windows One of game's cutscenes.
Battlestations: Midway Windows AA defence of the island

Alternate Titles

  • "中途島戰役" -- Taiwan spelling
  • "Midway: Naval Battles" -- Working title

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The Press Says

IGN Jan 30, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Imperium Gier Feb 26, 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
GameZone Feb 22, 2007 8.2 out of 10 82
Game Chronicles Apr 05, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Feb 17, 2007 78 out of 99 79
GameAlmighty.com Feb 15, 2007 7.3 out of 10 73
Subsim Mar 13, 2007 72 out of 100 72
Eurogamer.de Feb 06, 2007 7 out of 10 70
JeuxVideoPC.com Feb 20, 2007 13 out of 20 65
PC Player (Denmark) Apr, 2007 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Development

In November 2005, SCi exercised its contractual right to take over development of the game. They held a contact with MGE Software & Investment Limited, who subcontracted development to the now defunct Mithis Entertainment.

SCi was dissatisfied with MGE not meeting the milestones. According to SCi, MGE then demanded compensation and when none was forthcoming made an official complaint to the authorities in Budapest, relating to the ownership of intellectual property rights.

This lead to the founding of Eidos Hungary KFT, who finished the game.

WWII games

Four development companies that released WWII-themed games in 2009, closed their doors in the second half of 2009 in a 4 months window:

Related Web Sites

  • Battlestations fan site (This website is being run by game fans and contains mappacks and other resources you need to play online. Even the internet server is not running anymore you can still play this online using gameranger.)
  • Battlestations Midway (Official Homepage)
  • Battlestations: Midway (Product page on the publisher's website (Macintosh version))
  • Developer Interview (Dec. 14, 2006) (CVG interviews Klaude Thomas, producer on Eidos's Battlestations: Midway.)
  • Official Website (Mac) (The official product page for the Mac version of Battlestations: Midway on the publisher's website, which provides a series of trailers, information about both the US and Japanese naval vessels and air force machines present within the game, desktop wallpapers, a demo, game locations, purchasing information, and other such particulars.)
  • One if By Air, Two if By Sea (An Apple Games article about the Mac version of Battlestations: Midway, with commentary provided by Producer Adam Lay (July, 2008).)
  • X360A achievement guide for Battlestations: Midway (X360A's achievement guide for Battlestations: Midway)
Sicarius (61034) added Battlestations: Midway (Windows) on Feb 23, 2007
Other platforms contributed by coolfrost (28) and Sicarius (61034)