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The year is 1916, the dawn of the first World War. New pilots are being trained in use of the airplane, a still relatively new flying invention that may yet have some military value. Certainly the German army is using them, and therefore it's up to the British to respond. Stationed in a small airfield in the town of Thetford, England, a small group of pilots have been transfered from the allied countries to form a squadron and fight against German forces

Wings of Glory is one of the relatively few World War 1 flight simulators. It is played in 1st person, with 3rd person camera options and uses Origin's RealSpace Engine. In the main campaign, players start as a fresh rookie pilot, newly transfered to England. Players can have conversations with other pilots,check the kill board for the entire squadron or commence the next mission. Missions begin with a briefing explaining the objectives and then players are put in the front seat of their aircraft. They must take off, reach the appropriate waypoints, perform the objective and return home to land. All planes have a machine gun, of varying capacities , which fires in front of the plane. Some planes are also able to carry bombs. There is no radar or other detection method on the planes, so players must be alert to oncoming enemies.

In addition to the usual campaign mode it also featured a "Gauntlet mode" where the player faces a never-ending wave of successive waves of enemy aircraft. The goal of Gauntlet mode is simply to last as long as possible. The game also features a mission designer to create custom scenarios.


Wings of Glory DOS least you'll get a nice funeral!
Wings of Glory DOS Selecting a plane to fly.
Wings of Glory DOS The CO's office
Wings of Glory DOS Introductory video

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Alternate Titles

  • "WoG" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

One of the best WWI flight simulators made for the PC dorlthed (8) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
Relive the danger and excitement of the pioneer military aviators duelling high above the battlefields of France during the Great War Dylan Chan (4) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
Veneer Wing Commander Virgil (8604) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Great WWI Story-Driven Flight Sim himemsys (69) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

Play Time Jan, 1995 90 out of 100 90
MikroBitti Apr, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Coming Soon Magazine Mar, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Secret Service / New S Service May, 1995 260 out of 300 87
PC Format (UK) Dec, 1995 84 out of 100 84
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Score Mar, 1995 79 out of 100 79
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 1995 69 out of 100 69
Top Secret Jul, 1995 6 out of 10 60
Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 1995 52 out of 100 52


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Late Code Changes

The Wings of Glory development team decided late in development to convert the entire game code from 16-bit to 32-bit protected mode in order to increase framerates, which they determined were much too low to be able to ship the product. It took the team 6 months to do the code conversion, but doing it did improve the game's framerate noticeably. So much so, that they were then able to add fully textured terrain to the in-game land surfaces.

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Pix (1234) added Wings of Glory (DOS) on Aug 12, 2000