Ace Patrol

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Third party DRM: Steam

This game requires a free Steam account to play.

Description

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?


Key Features:

  • 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

Customer reviews

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The graphics are quite outdated and unsuitable for a TBS game and the gameplay feels unpolished, with a UI that lacks important elements.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