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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

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

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

Lots of practice and patience

Amazon Customer "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

A Superb Game

so3003, Ciao
20 May 2001
  • Excerpt: In my opinion, B17 Flying Fortress is one of the best computer games to have graced the PC in recent years. The graphics are superb (assuming you've got a powerful computer!), the sound blows you away (assuming you've got good speakers!), and while the gameplay isn't exceptional, even watching the "automatic" mode is enough to keep you entertained for hours and hours.
  • Pros: Excellent graphics & sound, Online Community, Overall an excellent slant on the air combat sim !
  • Cons: No provision for multiplayer, Requires a fair deal of processing power
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Overall 8
8.0

Still not perfect

GodsTruth, Ciao
29 April 2001
  • Excerpt: Ever wanted to be part of a legend? We all know and love the heroes who flew daytime bombing raids to free occupied Europe, and now, Microprose is giving us the chance to try it for ourselves. Outstanding! I hear all you war flight sim fans cry. Not another one!??!?! Rumbles the muffled crowds of people who just hate the boring realism and generally impossible to fly aircraft.
  • Pros: Superb Realism, Immersive Environment, Totally new idea
  • Cons: Needs a monster computer, No multiplayer Support
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