Aces Over Europe is an action flight simulator and the sequel to Aces of the Pacific, developed by Dynamix and published by Sierra On-Line in 1993 for DOS. This game improves upon its predecessor in the graphics departments, right down to the plane markings.
Set during World War II, assume the role of a pilot from either America, Germany, or England. Your chosen country determines the types of aircraft available to you. America offers the Thunderbolt, Mustang, and Lightning. England has the Spitfire, Tempest, and Typhoon. While Germany uses the Bf 109 (or Me 109), Fw 190, and Me 262. I notice America and England like to use weather-related names for their aircraft, while Germany goes for avian names like Shrike, swallow and stormbird (translated of course). The object of the game is to become an ace pilot by taking over the European skies. You can attack and bomb troops on the ground or have action-packed dogfights with other planes. Aces Over Europe has variable campaigns based on your country and aircraft of choice-making each one different. There is a wide range of mission types including search and destroy, interception, and escorts.
This historically accurate flight simulator is fast-paced and fun. Missions are random so no playthrough is the same. You can also choose to play ‘pick-up’ missions if you don’t want to get into the campaign. Difficulty settings allow for a more realistic experience of being able to run out of fuel or ammo. With so many options who wouldn’t want to take to the skies and show off their skills!