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Battlestations Midway review

Plane, sailing


  • Thrilling mix of action and strategy
  • Many dramatic moments
  • All that hardware to command


  • Steep learning curve
  • Campaign isn't very long
  • No AI bots in multiplayer

Calling it “the Pacific theater” always seems somewhat disrespectful. Yet for Battlestations: Midway, the name is all too appropriate. Here, the Second World War really is the greatest show on earth.

At its best, the game offers a string of unique sensations, and manages to convey the sheer scale of war. Seeing a good couple of dozen planes flying in formation towards a naval base - literally filling the sky - and then scattering as you swoop in to engage them in your fighter, is the sort of dramatic moment we play games for.

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DescriptionWhile the whole World War II thing is fast-growing stale, it's great to see an innovative title like this on the horizon.
PlatformPC, Xbox 360
US censor ratingTeen
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 9 February 2007 (UK)
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