Warplanes: WW2 Dogfight

7Levels, Home Net Games
Feb 21, 2019 - PC, Nintendo Switch
Weak Man

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59

Top Critic Average

27%

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Critic Reviews for Warplanes: WW2 Dogfight

Warplanes: WW2 Dogfight is a pretty decent aerial combat title with engaging battles and a bit of variety, but it also becomes repetitive quickly and the grinding nature when it comes to unlocking new planes is a bit too impeding.  Perfect for those short bursts of gaming when you have little time.

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Warplanes: WW2 Dogfight tries to fill in a gap in the Nintendo Switch catalogue when it comes to aerial combat games. While it provides a good amount of aircraft and missions to fulfill, the overall experience is very disappointing: its heavy and clunky gameplay feels very removed from what the game is supposed to deliver and its sub-par visual environment, not to mention almost absent audio component, make this an effort that is better left outside the radar of all but the most hardcore and needy aerial combat fans.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

I had more fun with Warplanes: WW2 Dogfight than I expected. It isn't a game I'd normally consider if I wasn't reviewing it. I feel that like-minded players will miss out because of this, while genuinely hard-core pilots will be disappointed by the simplicity of the dogfights. I was genuinely surprised by the game's level of depth outside the cockpit and how much I enjoyed it. If you like simple shooters and sims that extend beyond the tarmac, I'd consider checking this one out.

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Cheap and easy to learn arcade action game for newcomers.

Review in Slovak | Read full review

Warplanes: WW2 Dogfights is a perfect example of how not to port something to Switch and is somewhat damning to the mobile game environment in general. You cannot simply throw a freemium cell phone game on the eShop, break the progression system, and expect it to meet the expectations of that market. What passes for a game on a cell phone often comes in well below the bar of an dedicated game system.

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With historical planes galore, Warplanes: WW2 Dogfight is an easy pick-up-and-play game that’s hard to put down.

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Its simplistic combat and dull mission structures mean it quickly runs out of steam for anything other than quick bursts of play, and the Switch has plenty of games that can fill that need in a far more compelling way.

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If Warplanes: WW2 Dogfight offered more original and enjoyable core gameplay, it would be a highly recommendable game.

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