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Dynamix/Sierra's answer to the Lawrence Holland Air Combat Trilogy. This game includes an incredible amount of aircraft and ships. In contrast to BattleHawks 1942, this game features ground attack missions and land-based aircraft in addition to anti-shipping strikes and carrier-based aircraft. You can fly for the US Navy, Army Air Force, Marines or Japanese Navy and Air Force.

You can fly in single missions (dogfighting, fighting famous aces, escorting bombers, etc.), or fly a career spanning major battles or the entire war. The game also offers several realism options including blackouts, weather effects, sun blind spot, no collisions, etc.

US aircraft featured: F4F-3, F4F-4, F6F, F4U, SBD, SB2C, TBD, TBF, P38F, P38J, P39D, P40E, P47D, P51D, B17D, B17E, B24J, B25D, B25J, B29A.

Japanese aircraft featured: A6M2, A6M3, A6M5 Zero, D3A Val, D4Y Suisei, B5N Kate, B6N Tenzan, Ki27 Nate, Ki43 Oscar, Ki61 Hien, Ki45 Toryu, Ki84 Hayate, Ki100, Ki21 Sally.


Aces of the Pacific DOS F6F - external view
Aces of the Pacific DOS Zero - cockpit view
Aces of the Pacific DOS Opening quote
Aces of the Pacific DOS P47 going down!

Promo Images

Aces of the Pacific Magazine Advertisement
Aces of the Pacific Magazine Advertisement


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User Reviews

It is the best ewan anderson (4) unrated
AOTP leaves a lot to be desired. Raphael (1261) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars
If you're looking for an "arcade-like" sim, this one will do Spectre (129) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

WIZ Dec, 1992 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC-Spiele '93 1992 10 out of 10 100
Power Play Jun, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Play Time Jul, 1992 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker Apr, 1992 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1992 10 out of 12 83
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 1993 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 1992 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1992 Unscored Unscored


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The CD-ROM version contains the Aces of the Pacific: Expansion Disk - WWII: 1946.


According to the magazine Retro Gamer, the game sold about 350.000 copies.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th Anniversary Issue) - #47 on the 150 Best Games of All Time list
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #58 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1993– #3 Best Simulation in 1992
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1993 – Best Simulation in 1992

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Raphael (1261) added Aces of the Pacific (DOS) on May 08, 2000
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