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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
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Awesome game while learning some history

Amazon Customer, Amazon
16 August 2001
  • 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 10
10

Warning! This game not for whimps...or whimpy machines

Steven H. Clo, Amazon
16 August 2001
  • Summary: I bought a new Dell Dimension 4100 (866MHz P3, 256M mem, 32M ATI graphics) mainly just for this game, and disappointed I was not. Are the missions hard? Yes. I fought my way through waves of beautifully rendered FW-190's and BF-109's (having shot down at least 4 myself) only to see my worst fears realized when almost at the initial point...flak blew my right wing off. Mission over.
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Overall 10
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Very realistic

Amazon Customer, Amazon
16 August 2001
  • 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 10
10

BOMBS AWAY!!

D. Wetzel, Amazon
16 August 2001
  • Summary: I finally got my hands on a copy of this. Its a version from Europe, for some reason the American release date isn't for a month or so. Regardless I'm sure the game will be the same. So let me tell you about it. My first impressions are, holy smokes. This game is going to be a huge hit. I'm not sure where to start. Well for one, the graphics are simply amazing. You can fly a huge variety of planes, be it American or German.
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Overall 10
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The game works..it's the user who has problems!

Paul Arellano, Amazon
16 August 2001
  • Summary: Ok first of all, let me tell you the game works fine. It didn't crash on my system, and it didn't crash on two of my other computers (one of them only runs on a PII 400 mhz). I think the problem lies with the user. During installation, DO NOT install the A3D drivers. It's just common sense. If you dont have an A3D soundcard then dont install the drivers. Plain and simple.
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Very realistic

Joseph H Pierre "Joe Pierre", 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 10
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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
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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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Awesome game while learning some history

R. Crawford "Blinking12", 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 10
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B-17 Flying Fortress

Martin-Helbig, Ciao
29 September 2001
  • Summary: B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 ist eine Bombersimulation, und nicht irgendeine, sonder eine sehr realistisch und vor allem hochkarätige Flugsimulation mit der man einige Tage Spaß haben kann wenn man sich für solche Spiele Interessiert. Das Szenario ist der II Weltkrieg zwischen dem 1. Dezember 1943 und dem 10. Februar 1945 in dem sie sich gerade als Bomberkommandant, Geschwaderkommandant oder Jagdflieger im Krieg zwischen England und Deutschland befinden.
  • Pros: Gute Grafik; Sehr realistischer Sound; Realistisches Kriegsszenario
  • Cons: Erfordert hohe Systemvoraussetzungen; Schwieriger Spieleinstieg
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