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Down in Flames is an online strategy game that takes place during World War II. In the game you control a squadron of fighter planes and attack enemies in turn based fashion.

There are three types of missions: dogfight, escort and intercept. Players have to perform various stunt manoeuvres such as loops, tight turns and scissors in the hope to force their opponent in a tight position after which they can start shooting. A confrontation takes six turns (about four minutes in real life) and the aim for the players is to do as much damage to the opponent as possible.

After every combat your pilots gain experience points. With enough points you can upgrade various skills for them which allow them to pull more complex manoeuvres and fly more advanced aircraft. each aircraft has its own parameters that define which options are available during a match.

Player scores are kept in online rankings. Both weekly and all-time rankings can be viewed.


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1UP Nov 03, 2005 A 100
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Out Of Eight Oct 05, 2005 7 out of 8 88
Gameplay (Benelux) Feb 27, 2006 85 out of 100 85
GameSpy Oct 04, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamers' Temple, The Oct 12, 2005 66 out of 100 66
Worth Playing Jun 18, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2006 43 out of 100 43
PC Powerplay Apr, 2006 38 out of 100 38


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vedder (50362) added Down in Flames (Windows) on Aug 13, 2009