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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).

Screenshots

Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Opening cinematic - US bombers approaching their target.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 If you speed up the picture will become more blurry and you'll feel the engine trembling much more.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Taking pictures of allied ships before you're ready to go for a reconnaissance.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Going down in flames... but you can activate a quick-time event for repairs before it's too late.

Promo Images

Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Screenshot
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Screenshot
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Screenshot
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Screenshot

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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Digital Press - Classic Video Games Apr 16, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GamesFirst! May 07, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamer Within Apr 18, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Gamesmania.de Apr 12, 2006 76 out of 100 76
XBox Front Mar 31, 2006 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot Mar 23, 2006 6.9 out of 10 69
Kombo.com Apr 24, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Extreme Gamer Mar 17, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
XBox Evolved May 03, 2006 6.2 out of 10 62
Armchair Empire, The Apr 11, 2006 6 out of 10 60

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Eduard Pandele (32) added Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (Xbox 360) on Apr 19, 2006
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