Through more than 30 exhilarating air-to-air and air-to-ground World War II missions, players engage in dogfights over the turbulent skies of 15 unique combat theatres. The game follows a historically accurate timeline of key conflicts, ranging from the dramatic evacuation of Dunkirk to the Battle of Britain, Operation Sea Lion (Germany's daring planned invasion of England), the pivotal Battle of Midway and the war's most brutal engagement, the D-Day invasion.
The player is a member of a secret squadron of elite pilots and can take to the skies in more than 20 realistically modelled fighters and bombers. Among these are the twin-engined P-38 Lightning, the P-51 Mustang (one of the fastest piston-driven fighters of the era), the dangerously unstable Me 163 Komet rocket plane and the Me 262 turbo jet fighter (the first-ever jet fighter in combat). The player can even man the guns of the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber.
The PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions of Secret Weapons Over Normandy offer single and multiplayer cooperative modes. The PC version includes a mission builder that will allow players to create their own World War II experience.
Snag is it is far easier to "knock down" your opponent than it is for him to reciprocate!
Still it is a great, as my kids say, chugga chugga game.
Of course you fly a variety of WWII planes in Europe, Africa & the Pacific against the Germans & Japanese, etc. I found the gaming to be excellent & it really kept my attention longer than most others have.
Well recommended !
Of course, this game has no pretence of being a simulation, but for me it just doesn't do justice to the legacy of SWOTL which managed to merge attention to detail & historical accuracy with enjoyable gameplay. Plus, in SWOTL you got the chance to play the Axis, rather than just fight the same old good fight with the usual Allied bore-a-thon.
If you're looking for the definite WW2 air experience, this ain't it...
Graphics and sound effects are very good. Read more
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