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Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (Xbox 360)

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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).


Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Preparing to take off.
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 Call in the game menu to check out on your current objectives.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Opening cinematic - German Messerschmidt fighters intercepting allied bombers.

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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games xtreme May 08, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
Xboxdynasty (XD) Apr 27, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
Gaming Target Jul 27, 2006 7.1 out of 10 71
Video Game Talk May 29, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Mar 23, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68 Apr 26, 2006 64.5 out of 100 64
Armchair Empire, The Apr 11, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Gamestyle 2006 6 out of 10 60
Club Skill Apr 04, 2006 5 out of 10 50
XboxAchievements Nov 20, 2007 44 out of 100 44


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