Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (Xbox)

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Description

Blazing Angels is an air combat arcade game putting the player at the command of a fighter squadron in the Second World War. It's a pick-up-and-play type of game, with easy-to-grasp controls and an almost non existent learning curve.

The action covers the most important moments of the WWII, from the Battle for England to the bombing raids over Berlin, but also warps a bit the history to make for some entertaining if fictitious moments (i.e. you get to fly over Normandy on D-Day, save the day at Pearl Harbor, etc). The gameplay is quite varied, with about 18 flyable planes during the SP campaign (fighters, recon planes, dive, torpedo and level bombers) and diverse tasks and locations that prevent the game from being overly repetitive, despite a general dogfighting approach. The basic squadron command system and the specific abilities of the wingmen lend a bit of a tactical flavor to the game.

There are a dozen multiplayer game modes available: solo (Dogfight, Seek and Destroy & Aces High), co-op (Dogfight, Onslaught, Bombing Run, Kamikaze and Historical Missions) and squad-based (Dogfight, Capture the Base, Bombing Run and Kamikaze).

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Alternate Titles

  • "熾焰飛將" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "炽天使:二战空骑兵" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Ангелы Смерти: Асы Второй Мировой" -- Russian spelling

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Critic Reviews

TeamXbox Mar 21, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
Cheat Code Central Mar 28, 2006 3.9 out of 5 78
Game Informer Magazine May, 2006 7.75 out of 10 78
Gamesmania.de Apr 12, 2006 76 out of 100 76
X-Power Apr 02, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine May, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Mar 31, 2006 6.9 out of 10 69
IGN Mar 23, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
Extreme Gamer Mar 17, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 05, 2006 13 out of 20 65

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Eduard Pandele (23) added Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (Xbox) on Apr 19, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (132347), Eduard Pandele (23) and Yearman (18833)