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Heroes of the Pacific (Windows)

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Description

Heroes of the Pacific is an arcade flying game set in the Pacific theatre of World War II. Heroes has six game modes including Campaign Mode, Mission Mode, Instant Action, Training, Historical Missions and Multiplayer.

In the Campaign mode, the player is William Crowe, a young pilot who survives the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but loses his brother. Crowe vows to avenge his bother's death, pursuing the squadron responsible though the major battles in the Pacific. The game follows the player's quest from Pearl Harbor, to Wake Island, Marshall Islands, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Gilbert Islands, Marianas, Philippines, and finally Iwo Jima.

As players progress through the campaigns, they earn new planes, including fighters, dive-bombers, torpedo-bombers, and medium bombers. Early in the game the player only has the most basic fighters; like the Warhawk and Wildcat. As they complete missions and progress through the campaign, they are awarded new planes.

The game features over thirty famous planes including: F6F Hellcat, P-38 Lightning, TBF Avenger, F4U Corsair, B25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, Seafire, A6M Zero "Zeke", J2M Raiden "Jack", Ki-84 Hayate "Frank", ME262 and FW190.

The war in the Pacific and William Crowe's personal quest for revenge both come together in the final assault on Iwo Jima, the volcanic fortress-island under Japanese control.

Screenshots

Heroes of the Pacific Windows Attacking an enemy fleet.
Heroes of the Pacific Windows Dogfight above an island.
Heroes of the Pacific Windows Major air battle between Japanese and American wings
Heroes of the Pacific Windows Taking recon pictures.

Alternate Titles

  • "太平洋英雄" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Герои воздушных битв" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

The story of WWII according to Uncle Sam ... thud (88) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars

The Press Says

Game Chronicles Jan 09, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
JeuxVideoPC.com Sep 16, 2005 17 out of 20 85
IGN Nov 04, 2005 8 out of 10 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 2005 80 out of 100 80
PC Powerplay Sep, 2005 76 out of 100 76
PC Action Sep 20, 2005 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) Sep 26, 2005 72 out of 100 72
GameSpy Dec 20, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
1UP Jan 19, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 22, 2005 14 out of 20 70

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Justin Halliday (783) added Heroes of the Pacific (Windows) on Sep 28, 2005
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