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Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WW II Pacific Theater (Windows)

81
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.3
User Score
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Written by  :  Jim Newland (53)
Written on  :  Feb 13, 2001
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Summary

Not all that

The Good

Decent graphics, decent sound, can be fun at times.

The Bad

Lousy control scheme (with no keyboard command chart supplied!), almost no wingman commands, and, despite the attempt to add a "storyline" to the game, never any real sense that you're an actual pilot flying in the Pacific. I also hate the lack of wind buffeting and/or other visual or aural cues to indicate that you're about to stall.

The Bottom Line

As something of a student of the Pacific War, I really, really, really wanted to like this game. Unfortunately, it can't hold a candle to the far superior European Air War.