Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (Xbox 360)

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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 Multitude of Japanese Zero fighters are attacking ever so suddenly, taking off while there's still a chance.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Using rockets against enemy tanks and flak cannons.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Taking off from a carrier requires a bit more skill as the runaway is quite short.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Opening cinematic - US bombers approaching their target.

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

games xtreme May 08, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
Game Informer Magazine May, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
GameCell UK 2006 7 out of 10 70
IGN Mar 23, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
Kombo.com Apr 24, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Fragland.net Apr 26, 2006 64.5 out of 100 64
Armchair Empire, The Apr 11, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Deeko Apr 02, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 31, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Diehard GameFan Apr 17, 2006 3.9 out of 10 39

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Eduard Pandele (23) added Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (Xbox 360) on Apr 19, 2006
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