Reviews for Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies

68

Flying and Tactics in One

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

Ace Patrol : Pacific Skies is one of the most fun games I played that involved Planes and Tactics and Yes it's the only one I ever played (except part 1)! The combat reminds me of a normall 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. Personally I enjoyed Ace Patrol more but maybe that's because the newness of the game was already gone because I knew the basic mechanics 68 out of 100 -Sam0Kramer

74

Really enjoyed this game

romafiel_2 | Dec. 31, 2013 | See all romafiel_2's reviews »

A casual strategy game? Seems like that combination can work afterall. I won't presume to be able to analyze the game and explain why and how, but what I can say with confidence, is that I'm having fun with this game, just like the first, and probably more! Definitely worth the $5 price tag.

80

Shot Down Behind Enemy Lines

DazeOfWar | Nov. 26, 2013 | See all DazeOfWar's reviews »

I was a rookie pilot just getting my wings on a mission to shoot down enemy Japanese planes. My maneuvers were weak and so was my aim. I shot down a few but was lost a little later behind enemy lines. Next up came my partner who seemed to fair better but unlucky for him he was terrible too. One by one what was once a total of four slowly became none after failed missions over and over till we were all lost behind enemy lines with no way of escape. This is the sad story of our our lost soldiers of war.

Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies is a casual strategy hex-grid style game. You control four total pilots which you maneuver around the board trying to take out the enemies. When you start you have a very limited choice of movements. Over time you earn upgrades and better planes to help you out against tougher and tougher enemies. You are scored on each mission on how well you perform. The more you get hit or if you lose a pilot your points drop.

There is a total of eight areas with 4 missions to each one. You will fly around at Pearl Harbor, Midway, Okinawa, and a few other locations on the pacific. You can still fail a mission and move on to the next one. You'll just end up with a lower overall score.

Pacific Skies is not a bad game and you can get it for fairly cheap. It also comes from the great Sid Meier who has a fantastic game making record. So if you enjoy a little challenge, WWII history, or Sid Meier games I recommend you try this game out.