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Yager (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
72
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3.9
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Description

Yager is a futuristic aerial combat game that puts the player in the role of air ace Magnus Tide. After crashing his plane, losing his job and being dumped by his girlfriend, he feels like his life can't get any worse. Fortunately, Magnus managed to get himself a new ship and a new job as a freelancer for his former employer, Proteus. Unfortunately for Magnus, his new job couldn't have come at a worse time, as the world is on the verge of full scale war.

It is this war that Magnus must survive and prosper in. From the cockpit the player must shoot through 22 missions through responsive terrain, with ground and air targets. As the game goes on, better machinery becomes available.

Screenshots

Yager Windows Destroying the enemy's base with their own equipment.
Yager Windows Looks like a storm, but the game doesn't have any weather effects.
Yager Windows Sadly the beach is deserted.
Yager Windows Cutscene showing off a large fleet.

Alternate Titles

  • "Крылатый охотник" -- Russian spelling
  • "Aerial Strike: Low Attitude - High Stakes" -- US PC title

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The Press Says

Gamesmania Sep 24, 2003 90 out of 100 90
Game Captain Oct 20, 2003 88 out of 100 88
4Players.de Oct 20, 2003 80 out of 100 80
PC Zone Benelux Dec, 2003 80 out of 100 80
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2004 76 out of 100 76
Game Watcher Mar 13, 2005 7.2 out of 10 72
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 14, 2003 14 out of 20 70
GameZone Feb 16, 2005 6.8 out of 10 68
Joystick (French) Oct, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 2005 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

In Germany, the game was launched with 6.000 special edition copies. It contained the book 'Die Sagittarius-Verschwörung' about the Yager universe and an exclusive Audio CD with 20 audio tracks from the game score. This was a PC release exclusive.
Sciere (268701) added Yager (Windows) on Oct 28, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Matt Keller (101)