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 Taking pictures of allied ships before you're ready to go for a reconnaissance.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Fighting German Luftwaffe across the ever-gloomy skies of London.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Pull up your gears after you take off.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Helping allied ground troops fight against the infamous Desert Fox.

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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MAN!AC May, 2006 80 out of 100 80
UOL Jogos Apr 18, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine May, 2006 7.75 out of 10 78 Apr 10, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Xboxdynasty (XD) Apr 27, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
Gaming Target Jul 27, 2006 7.1 out of 10 71 Mar 30, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Extreme Gamer Mar 17, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpy Mar 29, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Armchair Empire, The Apr 11, 2006 6 out of 10 60


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