Bomber Crew Review

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Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: Andy 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.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+

Release Date: 12/08/2018

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Genres: Action, Shooting, Simulation and Strategy.

 

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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

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.

This game is free with Xbox Game Pass. This game is free with Origin Access.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 7 and expanded by the examiner: 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.

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


 




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