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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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Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 During your training mission you'll be test-driving in a WWI plane.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Main Menu
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Another one down as you're protecting allied ships.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Main Title

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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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TeamXbox Mar 21, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
UOL Jogos Apr 18, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
MAN!AC May, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Game Chronicles Apr 13, 2006 7.9 out of 10 79
Gamesmania.de Apr 12, 2006 76 out of 100 76
DreamStation.cc Apr 10, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Xboxdynasty (XD) Apr 27, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
GamePro (US) Mar 22, 2006 3.5 out of 5 70
Kombo.com Apr 24, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 31, 2006 5 out of 10 50

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Eduard Pandele (23) added Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (Xbox 360) on Apr 19, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (174623), Eduard Pandele (23) and Yearman (20063)