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Wings of Glory (DOS)

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The year is 1916, the dawn of the first World War. New pilots are being trained in use of the airplane, a still relatively new flying invention that may yet have some military value. Certainly the German army is using them, and therefore it's up to the British to respond. Stationed in a small airfield in the town of Thetford, England, a small group of pilots have been transfered from the allied countries to form a squadron and fight against German forces

Wings of Glory is one of the relatively few World War 1 flight simulators. It is played in 1st person, with 3rd person camera options and uses Origin's RealSpace Engine. In the main campaign, players start as a fresh rookie pilot, newly transfered to England. Players can have conversations with other pilots,check the kill board for the entire squadron or commence the next mission. Missions begin with a briefing explaining the objectives and then players are put in the front seat of their aircraft. They must take off, reach the appropriate waypoints, perform the objective and return home to land. All planes have a machine gun, of varying capacities , which fires in front of the plane. Some planes are also able to carry bombs. There is no radar or other detection method on the planes, so players must be alert to oncoming enemies.

In addition to the usual campaign mode it also featured a "Gauntlet mode" where the player faces a never-ending wave of successive waves of enemy aircraft. The goal of Gauntlet mode is simply to last as long as possible. The game also features a mission designer to create custom scenarios.

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Wings of Glory DOS The British camp
Wings of Glory DOS ... and 114 kills. Not bad!
Wings of Glory DOS Selecting a plane for a self-created mission.
Wings of Glory DOS Lewis gun camera

Alternate Titles

  • "WoG" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

One of the best WWI flight simulators made for the PC dorlthed (5) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
Relive the danger and excitement of the pioneer military aviators duelling high above the battlefields of France during the Great War Dylan Chan (4) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
Veneer Wing Commander Virgil (1685) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars

The Press Says

PC Gamer May, 1995 92 out of 100 92
MikroBitti Apr, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1995 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Coming Soon Magazine Mar, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Power Play Jan, 1995 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1995 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 1995 69 out of 100 69
High Score Apr, 1995 3 out of 5 60

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Pix (1153) added Wings of Glory (DOS) on Aug 12, 2000