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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 3 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Bomber Crew is a cartoon-styled World War 2 strategic bombing simulator. While it avoids the grim reality of these missions, it connects players to the extreme difficulty and danger of making it out and back again.

It’s a complex game because of the different aspects to master. There is the navigation and action of the bombing raids themselves. There is the wider strategy of managing which crew does what to keep your plane in the sky. Then there is bombing the target and managing fuel and damage of the plane.

You upgrade, customise and name your aircraft and can even add your own nose art. You have to get the right balance of reliability and fire-power is crucial for successful bombing raids. Then you recruit and train your crew from countless possible recruits. As you name, dress and train these individuals you build a team you will rely on. But if any of them should die during a raid, then you loose them for good. The bombing raids themselves mean you need to navigate through enemy fighters, flak and other deadly hazards to reach your target.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 12/08/2018

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Shooting, Simulation and Strategy

Developer: @RunnerDuckGames

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 16 hours and 20 hours to complete. Each bombing raid takes around 20 minutes, but these are a part of the larger campaign that takes many hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Bomber Crew usually costs £11.99 to £19.99.
 

Bomber Crew

XBox Store Xbox One £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Switch Store Switch £11.99
Steam Store PC Free

EA Play

Bomber Crew Deluxe Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £19.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £18.99

Bomber Crew: American Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game. The Bomber Crew: USAAF in-game purchase adds larger American Bombers and a new campaign. This is included in Bomber Crew: American Edition. A Season Pass grants access to mission packs, weapons packs and other additions. This is included in Bomber Crew: Deluxe Edition.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7. All crewmembers have a health bar. These diminish when the plane is shot. When all health is gone, they fall on the floor and you have some time to revive them. If you fail to revive the downed character, he dies. The character lays on the floor of your plane. No injury is shown. When injured or dead, a skull icon appears next to the character. The characters themselves are non-detailed and have a cartoony appearance.

When your plane crashes, it can either explode or disintegrate into pieces. There is a chance a few crewmembers survive this crash. In the de-briefing, these are shown as either KIA or MIA. However, you don’t see any wounded characters when the plane has crashed.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Bomber Crew Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@RunnerDuckGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.


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