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Heroes of the Pacific is an arcade flying game set in the Pacific theatre of World War II. Heroes has six game modes including Campaign Mode, Mission Mode, Instant Action, Training, Historical Missions and Multiplayer.

In the Campaign mode, the player is William Crowe, a young pilot who survives the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but loses his brother. Crowe vows to avenge his bother's death, pursuing the squadron responsible though the major battles in the Pacific. The game follows the player's quest from Pearl Harbor, to Wake Island, Marshall Islands, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Gilbert Islands, Marianas, Philippines, and finally Iwo Jima.

As players progress through the campaigns, they earn new planes, including fighters, dive-bombers, torpedo-bombers, and medium bombers. Early in the game the player only has the most basic fighters; like the Warhawk and Wildcat. As they complete missions and progress through the campaign, they are awarded new planes.

The game features over thirty famous planes including: F6F Hellcat, P-38 Lightning, TBF Avenger, F4U Corsair, B25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, Seafire, A6M Zero "Zeke", J2M Raiden "Jack", Ki-84 Hayate "Frank", ME262 and FW190.

The war in the Pacific and William Crowe's personal quest for revenge both come together in the final assault on Iwo Jima, the volcanic fortress-island under Japanese control.


Heroes of the Pacific Windows Torpedo attack
Heroes of the Pacific Xbox Raining debris
Heroes of the Pacific Xbox Vals in formation over Midway
Heroes of the Pacific PlayStation 2 Corsair comes around for another attack

Promo Images

Heroes of the Pacific Screenshot
Heroes of the Pacific Magazine Advertisement
Heroes of the Pacific Screenshot
Heroes of the Pacific Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "太平洋英雄" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Герои воздушных битв" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

The story of WWII according to Uncle Sam ... Windows thud (94)
Back to Bataan! Fair History, Fair Game Play PlayStation 2 D P (139)

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Oct, 2005 8.75 out of 10 88
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Oct, 2005 8.75 out of 10 88
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Nov 17, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
GameBump/Gaming Horizon Xbox Oct 31, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 04, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
PC Powerplay Windows Sep, 2005 76 out of 100 76
GameZone PlayStation 2 Oct 31, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Sep 20, 2005 14 out of 20 70
Game Vortex Xbox 2005 67 out of 100 67
Fragland.net Windows Nov 15, 2005 49 out of 100 49


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