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5.6 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 8
8.0

Do you sweat at 30,000 ft?

Amazon Customer, Amazon
16 August 2001
  • Summary: You bet you do! You sweat buckets if it's 1944 and you're in a B-17G Flying Fortress over Germany on a bombing run to your target. 'Bomb doors open, steady, steady...bombs away'. Two things come to mind. (1) This doesn't sound like a typical flight simulator, and (2) flying straight and steady at 30,000 feet doesn't sound like a lot of fun. Right on the first but dead wrong on the second.
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Overall 8
8.0

B-17, Flying Fortress, The Mighty 8th

HUBERT KRAUS, Amazon
16 August 2001
  • Summary: I enjoyed playing this game. The graphics are nicely done, enjoyed the action between crew members. Found switching between the B-17s and fighters a great change of pace while waiting for the bomber formation to reach it's target. The missions can be rather long, I found myself dozing off listening to the drone of the engines. You can speed up the pace abit, but, it may be me, the navigator seems to get lost after doing this.
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Overall 8
8.0

Another great flight sim

Joseph H Pierre, Amazon
16 August 2001
  • 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 8
8.0

B17 - A PURIST's GAME

Amazon Customer, Amazon
16 August 2001
  • Summary: Like so many others, I have eagerly awaited the arrival of B17 and I haven't been dissapointed. However, you need a really top line computer (Pentium III) with plenty of grunt (i.e. fast, lots and lots of RAM and a good 3D video card) to get the most out of the game because the graphics are demanding and simply spectacular!
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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 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 8
8.0

L'Ottavo Comando Bombardieri

DoloresClaiborne, Ciao
7 December 2008
  • Excerpt: ...L'Ottavo Comando Bombardieri della marina aeronautica statunitense era chiamato "The Mighty Eight" e conduceva le missioni di bombardamento sull'europa occupata dai nazisti. In questo gioco possiamo controllare e pilotare il bombardiere B-17 ma anche g ...
  • Pros: Molto realistico
  • Cons: -
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Overall 8
8.0

Trés bien fait

jérémy, Amazon
13 July 2001
  • Summary: Quand on connait un peu l'histoire du B17 ce jeu est très bien fait car on se met dans la peau des membres de l'équipage et on revit ce q'ils faisaient.
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