Reviewed by Jennifer – GEV.com
Birds of Steel will specifically attract people who love to dwell in the World War II era. But this doesn’t mean that anyone who enjoys a flight game won’t get anything out of it. I sit down to review this game based in the WWII time to see if it’s worth your time and money.
Unlike other recent flight games like Namco’s Ace Combat, Birds of Steel isn’t set around a narrative course with stages set with missions. Its actually a sandbox game much like Grand Theft Auto or Assassins Creed. There are a number of missions scattered around the map and you must go through these to move the game.
Birds of Steel have two different but similar campaigns. In one you play as the Americans in the era 1941 and 1942, while the other puts you in the feet of Japanese in the same era. The missions are designed and based on true events and you will be able to pilot planes that are historically accurate. Those of you who love reading history about WWII will definitely enjoy this game a lot.
Each mission has you taking off from an airstrip, striking your enemies down and then landing back. The only difference in between these scenarios is the way you will be fighting your enemies. You can shoot, throw bombs and missels at your enemies. The only problem with the game is that before getting into combat in each mission, you have to fly your way to the location which can be very far from the place you started it. After finishing the mission, you have to come back to the exact same spot to drop it.
Birds of Steel is very intense when you actually fighting with the enemies. The visual effects are great and battles look very realistic. The developers have even provided the options of increasing the realism by changing your flight controls to reflect real flight controls. This makes matter even more intense.
Birds of Steel is an exceptional flight game that both the flight game enthusiasts and WWII history lovers will enjoy.