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5.7 out of 10

B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty Eighth

They called it `The Mighty Eighth`, the US Army Air Force 8th Bo Read more

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Overall 10
10

Very realistic

Harry Pandolfino, Amazon
19 February 2003
  • Summary: This game is probably the most realistic flight sim I've ever played. It looks like every switch, dial, and control that was on the real B-17 is accurately reproduced in this game, and all of them are fully functional with the click of a mouse button. Once you've played this game, you will know the real pre-flight procedure in a real B-17, you will know how to feather an engine in a real B-17, and you will know how to operate a Norden bombsight.
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Overall 4
4.0

just okay

Harry Pandolfino, Amazon
8 February 2003
  • Summary: I have most of the major flight sims and now I have this and have only worked with it a bit but I find it a little too overcomplicated, it's taxing even for someone who is a flight simmer and is already flight tested and combat tested. The graphics are good but first there was the necessity to download a patch which at 25mb is the largest game patch I've ever seen, the list of fixes is enough to make you question why they released it in that form anyway.
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Overall 8
8.0

Lots of practice and patience

TEXAS12 "TEXAS12", Amazon
28 December 2002
  • Summary: This is an excellent game, but not one that you can really jump right into. It takes a lot of playing to get used to the (MANY) controls and commands. Microprose was quite thourough and everything is pretty darn authentic. If you've got the time and patience this game is very rewarding.......one downside, no joystick calibration? or force feedback....otherwise excellent!
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent But....

Trevor S. Howard "KenjiS", Amazon
23 October 2002
  • Summary: Things seem a bit repetitive after a while, plus I found it near impossible to hit anything in the turret gunner mode, but other than that its great the graphics are wonderfully detailed (read: need a GOOD computer), it offers some challenge, and alot of flexibility if they would add some dedicated fighter missions then it would be spectacular(I know this detracts from what its called but they added the ability to fly the fighters they should have added a few campaigns)...
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Overall 8
8.0

Another great flight sim

Joseph H Pierre "Joe Pierre", Amazon
17 October 2002
  • Summary: I had another B-17 game some years ago. This one is significantly different. This is a real challenge! First, the instrumentation and interior graphics are very good. They could be improved by allowing the flyer to operate the flight deck controls with the mouse, but that is nitpicking. The exterior graphics are not state-of-the-art, but they are plenty good enough to really experience the game. The sound is good and realistic.
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Overall 10
10

Better than I expected

Joseph H Pierre "Joe Pierre", Amazon
7 October 2002
  • Summary: I had another B-17 game some years ago. This one is significantly different. This is a real challenge! First, the instrumentation and interior graphics are very good. They could be improved by allowing the flyer to operate the flight deck controls with the mouse, but that is nitpicking. The exterior graphics are not state-of-the-art, but they are plenty good enough to really experience the game. The sound is good and realistic.
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Overall 10
10

B-17 is a great game!!!!

Caleb Heath McGraw, Amazon
27 September 2002
  • Summary: B-17 Flying Fortress is a good game for several reasons. It has great historical accuracy. It has real targets that were of importance to the 8th airforce at that time. Some of the game modes are:1) Bomber campaign. In this, you command a B-17, and 10 men who flew it. It has a file containing everything about every crew member. 2) Squaderon campaign. In this you command a squaderon of B-17s.
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Overall 8
8.0

b-17

Dylan Kroll, Amazon
19 July 2002
  • Summary: My always crashes on my Windows-XP Proffesinal. If you buy one and get it to work, it ranks in the top 5 funest flying/fighting games ever. If you have an old computer with Windows-95/98 DO NOT BUY THIS GAME! But, if you have a new PC with Windows-ME and a lot of memory it should work fine. I don't think it works on Mac.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome game while learning some history

C. Minnick "Life is cartoons and sports. Eve..., Amazon
10 June 2002
  • Summary: I love this game! Technical glitches aside (in my opinion, minor), the graphics and playability are excellent, if you have the patience to learn how to fly the plane. This game is best suited for students of military history or who love the B-17 (and I fit both those descriptions being an Army Reserve officer). Too many of the reviews I have seen talk about the technical merits or the graphics of this game.
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Overall 6
6.0

Repetative

C. Minnick "Life is cartoons and sports. Eve..., Amazon
30 May 2002
  • Summary: Same thing over and over. I played the OLD Microprose B-17 on my 486 20MHz computer, and other than a graphics improvement, this is not any real improvement. If anything, because the older game had to rely on good gameplay as opposed to eye-candy, the older game may be better in that respect. You take off, you gather in a group, you go to the target, taking gunner spots on the way there, you get on IP, you take the bombier spot, you drop, and you fly back home.
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