Reviews for Ace Patrol

79

Cool!

EBM9000 | Sept. 11, 2014 | See all EBM9000's reviews »

Historically accurate planes, but watch out! If you play on intergrated graphics it will speed up the fan and get quite toasty. Runs well otherwise, and Windows 8 works the best surprisingly. My only downside is that if an enemy is behind you, you cannot, and I repeat, CANNOT escape him unless your other guy shoots him down. Deadlock basically :| But fun and easy to beat, that rarely happens anyway

75

Sid Meier's Indie

HUNbullseye | June 16, 2014 | See all HUNbullseye's reviews »

It is not a 4X grand startegy as some people might had thought, for some myterious reason. If you can look past that "fault", it is a nice little tactical TBS game. Nothing too fancy, with maybe a little rough difficulty curve, especially with the – true to the fact – imbalance of different era planes. My biggest problem was the very few pre-rendered manouver animations that sometimes doesn't fit the needed angle of attack so it looks like WWI planes firing in Star Trek like arches. That was a little painfull to watch and maybe the main reason why i tried just one nation. Also the achievements are totally garbages lacking any ideas. Still, picking this up for a euro or two well worth it, not for the name but for the fun little game.

74

Ace Patrol Review

m0rogfar | June 10, 2014 | See all m0rogfar's reviews »

Ace Patrol is a decent strategy game. It's turn-based but with a twist. Your airplanes (the units) are affected by momentum and can only move certain ways. Your pilots then learn special moves to make them move certain ways. This is a nice unique feature because it is different from other games. However this feature is also the games biggest flaw. Due to the fact that you can not see where you can move in the next turn and when you can attack it can get hard to plan ahead. It's not an issue in most cases however sometimes it is annoying because you were wrong. Additionally i would have loved to have more units on each stage. But it is still fun. I recommend this game. You haven't lost much if you don't like it.

m0rogfar

80

FUN FLIGHT STRATEGY GAME

HitManHunt | April 16, 2014 | See all HitManHunt's reviews »

This is a really fun turn based strategy flight-based game. With that being said, if you are familiar with other Sid Meier games, specifically the Civilization series, it is like that... for airplanes!

It's a really cool concept that is fairly easy to grasp and get into without much hassle. The mechanics are fairly simple and intuitive allowing one to jump in and start playing with not much of a learning curve required.

The graphics are a little bit "cartoony" and can seem a little bit outdated but still do a great job for what is required. Seeing as how it is a turn based game, and not a flight simulator, the finer environmental details don't seem as important anyhow.

Overall it's a fun and simple twist on the turn based strategy genre and will keep you entertained!

Definitely worth the price tag, especially if you pick it up on sale when it usually drops pretty low.

64

A good idea that could have turned out to be much more

Jokin93 | March 30, 2014 | See all Jokin93's reviews »

Well, I should start by saying that this is a Sid Meier game( yeah the same guy who created the Civilizations series of epic turn-based strategy games). So yeah, I started playing it with high expectations and soon found out that it was not nearly as good as I though it would be.

The graphics are quite outdated and unsuitable for a TBS game and the gameplay feels unpolished, with a UI that lacks important elements.

Now, the idea behind this game was great and I personally enjoyed playing a few games, but it gets dull quickly and it doesn't have the same replay value as Civilizations V for example.

I would still recommend this game for any TBS fans as it is not that bad and it has a very low price( and Steam trading cards)

76

Flying and Tactics in One

sam0kramer | Jan. 25, 2014 | See all sam0kramer's reviews »

Ace Patrol is one of the most fun games I played that involved Planes and Tactics and Yes it's the only one I ever played! The combat reminds me of a normal tactics games but the skills u can put on each plane makes every plane unique and add it's own value to the battle a must have for people that like simplistic mechanics and hard to master tactic games. 76 out of 100 -Sam0Kramer

55

A Nasty Fokker

Vitrugo | Dec. 27, 2013 | See all Vitrugo's reviews »

What seemed like a good idea turned out to have a poor execution. Dated graphics, simplistic menus, bad animations...you name it. It could be excusable if the gameplay was good but its not. It looks like what it is; a port from a phone game but with the price range of almost 5€. It doesn´t even worth the 75cents I actually paid for with all the discounts. The worst thing with Sid Meier´s name on it.

80

Surprisingly good

Demilisz | Dec. 2, 2013 | See all Demilisz's reviews »

Wasn't expecting much from this game, but it turns out to be pretty good turn base strategy. And, unlike many other ports from iOS, Ace patrol actually fits well with PC. Each pilot has a certain amount of manuvers at his disposal and it is up to player to utilize them the best way possible. And cause we deal with planes here making such simply thing like turning takes at least two turn. Dogfights are challenging and planes can be damaged with affects their performance. Pilots gains experience and learns new manuvers while planes can be upgraded with new components.

It may not be a huge game, but it is a good title on it's own. Something rrare when game comes from mobiles to PC.

79

HIGH-FLYING TACTICS.

suvojit91 | Sept. 6, 2013 | See all suvojit91's reviews »

As it turns out, Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol’s mixture of turn-based tactical combat and quick, level-to-level progression.This $10 Steam version includes full campaigns for the British, French, Americans, and Germans, (which are sold separately on the mobile version) and while the repetitive mission structure gets tedious, the battles themselves never do. This is turn-based dogfighting done right.

Ace Patrol dresses like World War I, feels like a board game, and plays out with tense, deliberate strategy. With a small team of fliers, you’ll battle against an opposing squadron one maneuver at a time. Though your movements are limited at first, you’ll eventually level up your pilots so that they can roll, dive, and flip their way behind enemy birds. The moves are plentiful and easy to use – anticipating multiple enemies’ movements is where things get tricky and thrilling.

Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol combines Firaxis’ storied tactics with fast-paced mission design and a user interface that translates well from touchscreen taps to mouse clicks. The mechanics of dogfighting never get old, and the risk to your pilots makes them tense even when the mission variety grows stale after one campaign. The iOS version is superior thanks to its online multiplayer mode and because it lets you purchase extra campaigns only if you want them, but the PC port certainly doesn’t fail to launch.

88

Fly like a eagle

Gojko | Sept. 3, 2013 | See all Gojko's reviews »

The game first came on iOS devices,and the publisher "2K Games" promises that will make port for PC.

Ace Patrol takes place during the First World War, and the player shows a squadron of fighters of the era, performing various tasks.

In game you have s 30 historic aircraft models and more than 120 missions to complete. Units will gain experience during the missions, which unlock you some upgrades.

There is two mods for playing single and multiplayer game.

90

Excellent Gem

hellinperson | Aug. 30, 2013 | See all hellinperson's reviews »

Sid Meier's Ace Patrol is a pretty good, but small, strategy game. If you are looking something original, you should play this. Ace Patrol can get really addictive and has really fun gameplay. All these things compensate the fact that the game has some glitches and "phone" graphics. Ace Patrol is a port of an iOS game, but if you get this game, get it on a PC.

80

Worth it!

Plasros | Aug. 30, 2013 | See all Plasros's reviews »

This really is an original little strategy gem and well worth the money of any gamer looking for something a bit different. It would have easily scored a 10 if it weren't for the fact that a couple of very minor bugs can occasionally break the game (such as having to select an upgrade all your pilots already have after taking the 'copycat' perk). Even with its minor flaws it would be silly not to get it at this price. Let's face it, Firaxis do NOT make garbage.

86

Successful port from mobile version

tzarinakatarina | Aug. 30, 2013 | See all tzarinakatarina's reviews »

It was pretty common to port computer games to mobile devices, which usually required some adjustments and simplifications. Now we have a completely opposite situation, that a mobile game was ported to PCs, and it was ported successfully. The best part is that while in the mobile version you had to pay for additional campaigns, the PC version has everything included for the basic price.

Sid Meier's Ace Patrol is a light strategy game in World War I setting. You will be leading a fighter squadron into dogfights over early 20th century battlefields, and combat is really enjoyable in this game. Controls are very intuitive and quickly begon to feel natural, and the visuals easily remind of the iOS origins of this game, but they're pretty and make gaming enjoyable. I recommend every fan of aerial combat to try this game.

72

Nice port to the PC

lok0812 | Aug. 28, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »

A mobile game that is ported into PC that was originally free to play on a mobile device with additional campaign for purchase. The combat of the game is fun with its turn based strategy. Each of the planes you control have different types of abilities and it can proves to have an advantage over one and weakness to another. The game packs a large numbers of missions for the player to play but one flaw is that you cannot go back to replay any of those missions. Definitely a great addition to the PC with this great strategy game for the mobile device.