ghillisniper300 "Seek truth with discernment", Amazon
7 October 2010
Summary: I played this game in college on Windows XP with an ATI graphics card. It played fine with no problems at all. It wasn't my copy of Crimson Skies and so I had to stop playing for several years, but then I found it here and bought it. Unfortunately, I had also been forced to upgrade PC's and had a newere Nvidia graphics card. That normally would not be an issue, but with this game it is. Nvidia did not wich to help, and MS certainly wasn't going to.
Summary: OK, so by now you've read how great this game is, and it IS wonderful! But it does NOT run well in any Operating System newer than Win 2000... this is due to driver structure in newer video cards. Since most cards these days won't support any game prior to DirectX version 8 (C.S. uses DX7) you get strange graphical artifacts and unreadable text in Win XP... until now! Read thru this forum page: [...
Summary: I first saw this game at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant/arcade where you sit in a plastic bubble that rocks and rolls with the movements of your joystick, lending an immersive feel to this combat flight simulator. I'm glad there is a version for the PC. Sure, the flight model is not exactly realistic and your wingmen are pretty much useless, but I was impressed by the fine voice acting and the whole 1930's heroic action movie feel.
Summary: Very cool game, be aware however that this is an arcade rather than real flight sim game. It's tons of fun with good graphics, story line and over the top fictional aircraft. One of the few games I've played several times.
Summary: This game is for anyone who enjoys flight sims, action games doing mission for money and engrossing story lines. The graphics in this game are some of the best I've seen. Don't let the title or box art fool you, this is an action, flight sim game. You play as an air pirate in an alternate reality North America in the year 1937. The skies are the roads of the world filled with cargo zeppelins, militia fighters and of course pirates.
Summary: A while back I gave Crimson Skies 1 star for a simple reason, it was a monster on my system, it took ages to load levels and drop screens became a hard drive grinding trap, I swear it even took nearly 4 minutes just to change options or simply exit the game so why my change of tone? Simply put, RAM is the answer!
Your machine WILL crash, but you will still want to play it
Chris Cornish "firebird", Amazon
4 June 2001
Summary: I read all the bad reviews, But after downloading the demo I was hooked. I thought, maybe the full version won't crash my system every other time I play it. wrong, it did. I had the same problems everyone els did, it would just freeze and I would have to restart, basicaly, a major pain in the a**. I tried the above mentioned things (the "patch" and Direct x 8, still the same.
Summary: The story/idea behind this game is great. It's like the kind of adventure seen in Indiana Jones. It's just plain white knuckled, yet carefree action. I love it! But...I have a top notch machine and find that the game is SLOW. So far my experience with Microsoft games is always alike: they run too slow. Other games requiring a better computer usually run fine. What gives? Other than that, it deserves 5 stars for originality.