Become a Patron to help us improve MobyGames!

Red Baron II (Windows)

Published by
Developed by
Released
Platform
76
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
Written by  :  Rick Jones (108)
Written on  :  Apr 25, 2001
Rating  :  2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars
write a review of this game
read more reviews by Rick Jones
read more reviews for this game

Summary

A horribly disappointing bug jar

The Good

Well... the concept is good.

The Bad

Nothing about this game works properly. Game balance and AI are bad in every respect; there is literally nothing that works well. The damage model doesn't work at all, the flight models aren't right, the missions are boring and largely stupid. The time acceleration mode doesn't work well and doesn't come out of acceleration all the time when enemies attack, which is REALLY unfortunate because unlike the original you have to do an enormous (I mean enormous) amount of meaningless level flying just to get to where battles are. Friendly and enemy AI is pitifully bad and rife with horrible, mission-losing bugs.

The graphics are terrible relative to their competitors; for a 1997 game to not be using at least some 3D technology is just absurd (a 3D patch was later released that doesn't really work.)

I was really looking forward to this game because the original was a masterpeice, but this game really sucks. You spend 80% of your time taking off and flying over friendly territory, doing nothing, and when you finally get into a battle it's buggy and unrealistic. What a peice of junk.

The Bottom Line

This game will set you back a few bucks and leave you with nothing but a shiny coaster. Stay away.