Conclusion: Still, this is an accomplished strategy title on whichever format you decide to play it on. The attention to detail is to be applauded and the wealth of options on offer is at once bewildering and admirable. We just wish that we had the attention span, wherewithal and patience to fully appreciate what Eidos Hungary has achieved with Battlestations: Pacific. As it stands though, the intricacies and complexities of the game are sadly lost on us.
Excerpt: For those interested in World War II vehicles, Battlestations: Pacific is amongst the most comprehensive in the range of vehicles it allows you to take charge of, there’s over 100 meticulously detailed planes and boats featured in the game. It’s fairly rare to have such an impressive volume of war machines available in one game, but that’s not the only aspect of Battlestations: Pacific that is unique.
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is rated "Teen" primarily for its portrayal of violence -- it's a World War II fighting game. Players can shoot down planes, destroy ships, pummel tanks, but most of this combat happens from far away, not closeup. There is some mild bad language, some pictures of pin-up girls, and smoking references.
Excerpt: By Brad Russell Eidos' "Battlestations: Pacific," the sequel to "Battlestations: Midway," continues the series' portrayal of World War II naval warfare. The action can take place in the air, on the seas, or underwater, and much like a real-time strategy game you will have control over many units at one time. Where Battlestations excels is allowing you to pilot one unit for nearly-simulation style gameplay.
Excerpt: Those of you who played the 2007 title Battlestations: Midway were treated to a deep, engrossing, and difficult to grasp game. It was a strategy game yet an action game, and an air combat game yet a naval combat game. The WWII fighter was also very complicated, and had a learning curve that frustrated even the most experienced strategy gamers.
Summary: I didn't expect to like Battlestations: Pacific, but it only took a few missions for me to fall head over heels for this little strategy game. With great online play and two satisfying missions, Battlestations: Pacific proves to be one of the best games of its type on the Xbox 360. This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on. However, that does not always apply to classic/retro games.
Summary: Battlestations: Pacific exceeds in almost all the areas Midway did not. It creates a new kind of action-strategy hybrid, and goes places most games don't. If you're looking for some fast paced action, or advanced strategy, either way Battlestations delivers. In a market where almost every WWII game is a FPS, Battlestations breaks new ground and creates a fun gaming experience.
Summary: Battlestations: Pacific features a massive U.S. and Japanese single player campaign that offers a unique blend of action and strategy. Players must plan their moves carefully on huge open-world arenas and fight in the air, above sea and underwater to relive some of the most hard-fought battles in WWII history.
Summary: " Battlestations Pacific " could have been a brilliant, 9.5 or even 10/10 game if it hadn’t regressed in certain areas. A beautiful new game engine, a huge campaign, and even deeper multiplayer options would have made it one of the most addictive strategy games of all time, but it just misses the mark. The ill-thought ranking system, and the slightly more arcadey, less strategic gameplay than before just weaken the title a little bit.