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Pacific Fighters

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Ubisoft

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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.

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'Pacific Fighters' Goes Gold - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 4:01 p.m. PDT

Re-create some of the most decisive air battles of WW II and experience famous locations like Midway, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima, where the courage of a single pilot could turn the tide of war. Fly more than 40 combat aircraft including the deadly Japanese Zero, the UK’s Supermarine Seafire and the U.S.-made Corsair. In addition to 16 huge single-player maps, Pacific Fighters offers an unparalleled online multiplayer option. For the first time in any retail combat flight simulation, virtual pilots can take part in massive aerial dogfights on the same dedicated server for up to 128 players. A 32-player option is also available in Cooperative mode. For the first time in the IL-2 series, players can engage aircraft carriers in combat and utilize them to take off and land. As with every product developed by IL-2 creator Oleg Maddox, Pacific Fighters offers unsurpassed attention to detail. The smart AI, unequaled damage model and sense of realism combine to immerse players like no other combat flight simulation.

Game Features:

  • Over 40 flyable WWII fighters and bombers.
    • A partial list includes: Aichi D3A1 Val, Bristol Beaufighter, Douglas A-20 Havoc, Grumman F6f Hellcat, Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony, North American B-25 Mitchell, and Vought F4U-1 Corsair.
  • Legendary Pacific Theater locations.
    • Fly in huge maps of famous battle sites, such as Pearl Harbor, Midway, Singapore and Okinawa.
  • New large-scale multiplayer engagements.
    • Join squadrons in a variety of online modes such as free-for-all dogfights for up to 128 players and cooperative campaigns for up to 32 players.
  • A vast array of targets ranging from railroads to battleships.
    • Ground objects such as trains, trucks and tanks can all be pounded from the air. Torpedo historically accurate ships, drop parafrags on enemy airfields, and encounter more than 100 other targets on the ground and at sea.

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