FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA

Flying Tigers: Shadows over ChinaFlying Tigers: Shadows over China was released on January 12, 2018 by Ace Maddoz who also developed the game. Flying Tigers: Shadows over China  is a flight simulator.

This PC version of this game is reviewed. The game is also available on the Xbox One.

The game is an air-combat action based on the historical events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that defended China against Japan in the China-Burma-India theatre of World War 2.

Gameplay is not unlike the old Freelancer in that player engage the enemy in air combat.

Dog fights with various hit and run type sorties and bombing runs give the game plenty of choice for how to take on the Japanese war machine.

The ground is richly detailed using photographs as bump maps to give the terrain a more natural look.

We tried an old Thrustmaster flight stick and this game was a tad hard to configure mostly as the key binding are not close enough. The game works well using the Xbox One pad.

The game’s physics are relatively good but the balance of fire control is slightly of the mark compared to actual war footage examples. Aircraft are historically correct.

Overall this game does an fairly good job of recreating the batter over China. That alone gives the the game some respect for a battle seldom heard about.

FEATURES

  • RARELY DEPICTED AIR-BATTLES OF WORLD WAR 2
    Action-packed campaign recreates the clandestine operations of the American Volunteer Group in fighter, bomber, gunner, reconnaissance, torpedo, and night missions.
  • APPROACHABLE TAKE ON AIR-COMBAT
    Features TrazerTime™ slow-motion precision firing, arcade-like combat maneuvers, sim-style pitch & roll controls, moody weathers (including thunderous monsoons, beautiful sunsets and misty dawns), 20+ Allied and Japanese planes, adjustable mouse & keyboard, gamepad, and flightstick controls, and more!
  • MULTIPLAYER FOR UP TO 16 PLAYERS
    Steam leaderboards eternalize players’ online rankings across five battle modes! Coordinate devastating air-attacks in TEAM DOGFIGHT while providing cover for your comrades, outdo all enemies using powerful rocket weaponry in ROCKET BATTLE VS, or take to the skies to “Capture the Flag” in the FLAGBUSTERS mode.
  • PAY ONCE AND PLAY
    No micro-transactions or F2P-elements — for a single purchase, you’ll get the full, stand-alone experience — with unrestricted multiplayer!
  • FLY IN COCKPIT OR THIRD-PERSON MODE
    Soar through the skies of Southeast Asia in third-person or cockpit view in a variety of American, British, Russian/Chinese, and Japanese aircraft.
  • STRIKING RENDITION OF THE FAR EAST
    Faithful environments, beautiful graphics, booming sound effects and an epic-orchestral soundtrack create a lasting impression of the China-Burma-India theatre.

The game features Steamworks with achievements and trading cards.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Operating System Windows 7 or better
CPU Core 2 Duo or better
Memory 4 GB or more
Hard Drive Space 3.54 GB
Graphics Hardware NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
AMD x1800 XL
Network Broadband Internet Connection Required

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