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Reach for the Skies is a combat flight sim focused on WWII's famous "Battle of Britain", splitting the battle into four stages and giving you the option to take part for either the Royal Air Force or the German Luftwaffe. As well as piloting a plane, you can also take on Controller duties, of planning which planes to deploy where on each day, trying to minimise losses.

Eight planes are simulated, from Hurricanes and Spitfires to Ju88s and BF110s, each with their own cockpit displays and characteristics. When playing as the Germans, protecting the fragile and slow Ju88 bombers is crucial. There is a practice mode with indestructible planes, realism levels can be adjusted, and time can be accelerated while an enemy plane is not in sight.


Reach for the Skies DOS Mission briefing
Reach for the Skies DOS Pilot's map view
Reach for the Skies DOS Rear gunner's view in a Heinkel
Reach for the Skies DOS Title screen

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PC Games (Germany) Mar, 1993 85 out of 100 85
PC Format (UK) Dec, 1994 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1992 9 out of 12 75
Play Time Mar, 1993 74 out of 100 74
PC Joker Jun, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Jan, 1993 53 out of 100 53
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 1993 48 out of 100 48


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Andrew Hartnett (2276) added Reach for the Skies (DOS) on Dec 09, 2000
Other platforms contributed by sfzdk (172) and Martin Smith (67249)