Game Basics (4 out of 5)
If you like free WWII flying games flying simulation games, you’ll enjoy Aces of WWI on Facebook. While this game is a stripped down flying game it is still a blast to play. Control dozens of WWI aircraft such as the Spitfire, Zero, Mustang, and many more. Play through a tutorial to get used to flying and then dogfight against the computer to earn points for new aircraft. Once you are comfortable with the game go up against other Facebook players and test your skill. Advance in rank and unlock new aircraft. Play different maps such as the Battle of Britain, Tobruk, Bulge, and Normandy. Buy new skins, markings, weapons and coming soon stunts and other upgrades. Download the Unity player and enjoy 3D flight simulation play.
Game Modes (4 out of 5)
There are three main modes to Aces of WWII. When you first start, you’ll complete a simple flying lesson and shoot down some targets to learn the game controls. Fly your plane with the mouse stay on target and you’ll do fine. You won’t find the complex flying controls like other simulation games this is a straightforward point and shoot game. Your planes do have maneuverability ratings so some will move better than others will, however. The second mode is a training mode where you can take your plane in timed actions against tone or more opponents or a battle to the death mode with one life. As you get kills in the game, you’ll earn action points, which allow you to buy new planes and other equipment in the hanger area of the game. Once you master training, try the dog fighting mode and battle against other Facebook players in a dogfight, or team dogfight. You can choose the map, time limit, and the number of players.
Flying (4 out of 5)
Each plane handles differently and you start with the sluggish Gladiator MKII. You can steer your plane with the mouse and use A to speed up and Z to slow down. There aren’t any other controls for your plane so you won’t get the total flying experience from this game. You’ll need to lead your target to score hits and most planes will go down quickly once you score enough shots on tem. Some planes have better durability while others like the fast and nimble Zero are fragile. Try a few planes once you have enough action points and find one that you like.
Graphics/Sound (4 out of 5)
This game looks amazing for a Facebook game and it makes good use of the Unity game engine. The game has several different maps you can play on and they all have nice visuals and even cloud cover on some of them. The sounds of themachine guns and hits on the planes are well done and the game has a nice soundtrack when your not flying. Overall the grphics and sound are impressive for a Facebook game. The game has one glaring problem and that is there is no full screen mode. The game play area is a bit smmalland this game would benefit from the full screen since the play area is far too small for a flying game.
Interface/Multiplayer (4 out of 5)
This game is easy to move around in with only the four modes and not a whole lot of other options. You can see your rank and the number of action points you have to the left of the screen. You can pick from the U.S.A., Germany, Japan, Russia, and the U.K. as your country. The multiplayer is fun but there are not very many games currently hosted since this game is new and everyone is still a beginner. The small screen makes playing a match difficult at times.
Game Play and Conclusion (4 out of 5)
This game is a fun flying game on Facebook. There are not a whole lot of simulation options but the maps and planes look great. It is easy for a beginner to get into the game and there are no frustrating takeoffs or landings to perform. Hardcore flying fans won’t have much fun in this game but for the average gamer, who just wants to fly and shoot things down the game is appealing. More options such as stunts are labeled coming soon so the game could have new exciting features yet to come. This is one flying game worth checking out on Facebook.
All images from Aces of WWII.
Source: Article is author’s own experiences playing Aces of WWII on Facebook.