Sid Meier's Ace Patrol
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The skies over Europe are a dangerous place, where ace pilots lead their squadrons to glorious victory or crushing defeat! Take control of dozens of the most famous fighter planes of WWI and head into the dogfight. Roll, slip, and loop to get the drop on enemy aces. Upgrade your fighters over the course of your campaign and promote your best pilots so they learn new skills to give them an edge in battle. Can you change the tide of the war? Or will you go down in flames to an enemy ace?
Advance from Aviator to Ace in over 180 missions using 30 authentic aircraft
Earn promotions, equipment upgrades and advanced maneuvers like rolls, loops and slips
Unlock new Aces with special skill sets to expand your gameplay options
Single Player campaign & Hot Seat Multiplayer missions with leaderboards
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
Sid Meier's IndieHUNbullseye | 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.
Ace Patrol Reviewm0rogfar | 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.
FUN FLIGHT STRATEGY GAMEHitManHunt | 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.
A good idea that could have turned out to be much moreJokin93 | 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)