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Description

Blazing Angels is an air combat arcade game putting the player at the command of a fighter squadron in the Second World War. It's a pick-up-and-play type of game, with easy-to-grasp controls and an almost non existent learning curve.

The action covers the most important moments of the WWII, from the Battle for England to the bombing raids over Berlin, but also warps a bit the history to make for some entertaining if fictitious moments (i.e. you get to fly over Normandy on D-Day, save the day at Pearl Harbor, etc). The gameplay is quite varied, with about 18 flyable planes during the SP campaign (fighters, recon planes, dive, torpedo and level bombers) and diverse tasks and locations that prevent the game from being overly repetitive, despite a general dogfighting approach. The basic squadron command system and the specific abilities of the wingmen lend a bit of a tactical flavor to the game.

There are a dozen multiplayer game modes available: solo (Dogfight, Seek and Destroy & Aces High), co-op (Dogfight, Onslaught, Bombing Run, Kamikaze and Historical Missions) and squad-based (Dogfight, Capture the Base, Bombing Run and Kamikaze).

Screenshots

Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Camera is fixed on your back unless you lock on to your target.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Main Menu
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Using rockets against enemy tanks and flak cannons.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Xbox 360 Enemy planes are in flames and the bridge has been saved.

Promo Images

Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Screenshot
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Screenshot
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Screenshot
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "熾焰飛將" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "炽天使:二战空骑兵" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Ангелы Смерти: Асы Второй Мировой" -- Russian spelling

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Critic Reviews

MAN!AC May, 2006 80 out of 100 80
UOL Jogos Apr 18, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Deaf Gamers 2006 7.3 out of 10 73
GameCell UK 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Mar 23, 2006 6.9 out of 10 69
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 30, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Kombo.com Apr 24, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Extreme Gamer Mar 17, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Freaks 365 2006 5.7 out of 10 57
Club Skill Apr 04, 2006 5 out of 10 50

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Eduard Pandele (32) added Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (Xbox 360) on Apr 19, 2006
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