Heroes of the Pacific (Xbox)

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Heroes of the Pacific is an arcade flying game set in the Pacific theatre of World War II. Heroes has six game modes including Campaign Mode, Mission Mode, Instant Action, Training, Historical Missions and Multiplayer.

In the Campaign mode, the player is William Crowe, a young pilot who survives the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but loses his brother. Crowe vows to avenge his bother's death, pursuing the squadron responsible though the major battles in the Pacific. The game follows the player's quest from Pearl Harbor, to Wake Island, Marshall Islands, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Gilbert Islands, Marianas, Philippines, and finally Iwo Jima.

As players progress through the campaigns, they earn new planes, including fighters, dive-bombers, torpedo-bombers, and medium bombers. Early in the game the player only has the most basic fighters; like the Warhawk and Wildcat. As they complete missions and progress through the campaign, they are awarded new planes.

The game features over thirty famous planes including: F6F Hellcat, P-38 Lightning, TBF Avenger, F4U Corsair, B25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, Seafire, A6M Zero "Zeke", J2M Raiden "Jack", Ki-84 Hayate "Frank", ME262 and FW190.

The war in the Pacific and William Crowe's personal quest for revenge both come together in the final assault on Iwo Jima, the volcanic fortress-island under Japanese control.


Heroes of the Pacific Xbox Pearl runway
Heroes of the Pacific Xbox Attacking taxiing planes on Taroa
Heroes of the Pacific Xbox Mustang over Pearl Harbor
Heroes of the Pacific Xbox Akagi under attack

Alternate Titles

  • "太平洋英雄" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Герои воздушных битв" -- Russian spelling

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Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2005 8.75 out of 10 88
TeamXbox Oct 11, 2005 8.6 out of 10 86
Gamers' Temple, The Oct, 2005 86 out of 100 86
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
GameZone Oct 20, 2005 8 out of 10 80
X-Power Aug 29, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Oct 18, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameCell UK Oct, 2005 8 out of 10 80
videogamer.com Sep 29, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 20, 2005 14 out of 20 70


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