Damage Inc Pacific Squadron WWII is a fun an interactive flight-combat simulation game where you pilot a plane through various combat missions in the Pacific during World War Two. You can pick from over thirty historically accurate aircraft as you fly and fight your way through the epic battles of World war Two from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima. This is a single or multi player game that you can play online which means you can engage with dogfights or fly in coop missions with other members of your battalion.
It comes with over 12 hours of combat missions, so you won't get bored. The more missions you complete, the more points you will get. You can use these point to get different planes and better armor. It's designed so you really feel like you are sitting in the cockpit experiencing combat.
There are many different game modes to keep you engaged. Some of the more interesting ones are:
Dogfight - Solo missions, perform numerous feats to stay in the air.
Team Dogfight - You work as a team and try and stay alive.
Survivor - You get a number of lives and once they're gone, you're gone.
Team Survivor - Same as survivor except you're part of a team.
Scratch One Flattop which is based on Admiral Robert E. Dixon's famous cry as he had bombed one Japanese carrier after another. You'll be carrying out his battle cry as you go after your own Japanese destroyers.
Historically accurate battles, landscapes and aircraft.
Three types of combat-air to air, air to ship and air to ground.
Choose Arcade mode when just learning and switch over to sim when you're ready to pilot yourself.
Graphics are not sophisticated and while historically accurate the landscapes up close look decidedly low budget.
The flight stick it comes with is not great at controlling action.
Sound can be repetitious.
In terms of the cons, you'll probably be more engaged with combat than perusing the landscape so the graphics are probably not as important as you think they are. And although, it sometimes comes bundled with the compatible with a Flight Stick Controller, you can play Damage Inc Pacific Squadron WWII with the ordinary handheld Playstation 3 controller. That said, if you're serious about this game, a controller is a must have.
In terms of the sound, you'll probably too engaged with not getting hit than to comment on the sound-you can always turn it down.
Despite the cons, this is one of the few flight combat games that can be played with up to eight people online. It also gives you a sense of how much the Pacific theater of war was fought in the air and how important the air force was to victory. It's rated T for Teen and is perfectly suitable for ages 13 and up. It's a great way to have some engaging and interactive family fun while also teaching some history.