Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China

ACE MADDOX

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
69
Top Critic Average
33%
Critics Recommend
Based on 9 critic reviews
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Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China

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Based on 9 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

33%

Critics Recommend

Based on 9 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Xbox OneJan 12, 2018
PCMay 29, 2017

Developer: ACE MADDOX

Genres: Action, Simulation, Vehicle Combat

“The sky was a maelstrom of exploding bombers, twisting tracers, flaming parachutes, and Robert’s own burning fighter... then his engine quit!” FTSOC, short for FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA, is an air-combat action game based on the true events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that defended China against Japan in the China-Burma-India theatre of World War 2. Experience rarely depicted air-battles as you take on the role of headstrong fighter pilots, self-sacrificing transport navigators, and daring bomber crews and gunners of the AVG, the RAF, and the USAAF to repel the onslaught of the Japanese war machine. Dogfight skilled enemy aces using “hit and run” tactics, carry out breakaway air-strikes behind enemy lines, and take part in the defense of China’s critical supply-routes, from Rangoon up the Burma road, and across the deadly Himalayan "Hump". FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA recreates some of the most legendary events of the China-Burma-India theatre. A decent collection of historical missions are included, such as the Japanese Christmas-raids on Rangoon, the AVG’s first combat over Kunming, the Battle of the Salween Gorge, “Hump” transport missions over the Himalayas, flight-training at Kyedaw in Toungoo, the surprise Invasion of Malaya, and many more. 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.

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Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (FTSOC) Xbox One Launch Trailer

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Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China -- 4th of July "Termination" Gameplay Trailer @ 60 FPS

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Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China Reviews

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A failed attempt on an almost forgotten genre that it's not fun to play or to be seen.

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When it worked, it was good fun. Casual players might enjoy picking up the relatively quick achievements that are available, but this is mainly a title for those fans of the aerial combat genre.

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Flying Tigers: Shadows over China is an aerial combat game with a clear arcade tendency, which although it has some shortcomings, will please fans of a genre that has been forgotten for some years.

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