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  • Aviation History Magazine

    Airware Review: Cold War Gone Hot

    Wings Over Europe asks “What if?” The Cold War is one part of history rarely visited by aviation simulations. Perhaps scenarios where American Navy fighters stared down Russian bombers and ended without any shots being fired would make...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Whirlwind Over Vietnam

    This budget simulation lands players in-country, armed with guns and rockets. The experience of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, in 1965 in Vietnam’s Ia Drang Valley is different  from what many civilians who have seen...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Wild West Review: Gun- Showdown

    Gun: Showdown Wild West Rating: (four stars out of five),Release date: October 2006,Rated Mature,Genre:Action Adventure,Publisher:Activision Inc.,Developer:Rebellion Studios/Neversoft Entertainment, $39.99, Formatted for PSP (PlayStation...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Wild West Review: Call of Juarez

    Call of Juarez Wild West Rating: ****(Four stars out of five), Release date: June 2007,Rated Mature,Genre: First-Person Shooter, Publisher: ubisoft, Developer: Techland, $59.99, Formatted for Xbox 360,PC.  Legend tells of a cursed...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Reviews: 5 Games of 2006

    Video games built around World War II outnumber all other history-related games combined. In 2006 alone, an average of two new WWII games appeared each month. What lies behind this popularity? It can’t be sophisticated weaponry and...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Blazing Angels- Squadrons of WWII

    The first flight game to be released for Xbox 360, the squadron-based Blazing Angels focuses on the most intense air battles of the war. With graphics and visuals far superior to other flight games, Blazing Angels is a looker. But as the...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Panzer Command- Operation Winterstorm

    In contrast to most strategy-based war games, which are played in real-time, Panzer Command: Operation Winterstorm is more like a chess match. Opposing players issue orders simultaneously during a pause in the action and then watch the...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Reviews: Brothers in Arms- D-Day and Medal of Honor-Heroes

    Previously limited only to home con- soles, World War II gaming is now available for on-the-go play with two first-person shooters for the PlayStation Portable. While both games are similar, they are separated by unique game play and...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Blitzkrieg II- Fall of the Reich

    Released February 2007, Rated: Teen (T), Genre: Real-Time Strategy, Publisher: CDV Software Entertainment, Developer: Nival Interactive, MSRP: $39.99, Format: PC/Windows Modes: Single player, online multiplayer Set in the final conflicts...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Battlestations Midway

    Battlestations Midway is actually three or four games in one, combining real-time command decisions, flight combat action, and warship and submarine simulation for a blend of complex naval warfare strategy and seat-of-the pants excitement....

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Medal of Honor- Vanguard

    The U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division was at the forefront of many of the most important battles in Europe during the war. In Medal of Honor: Vanguard, you play Cpl. Frank Keegan with the 82nd in Sicily (Operation Husky), the Normandy...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Hour of Victory

    With the multitude of World War II first person shooter titles available, originality is the defining factor in the success of new additions to this crowded field. Hour of Victory attempts to be original in an original way: rather than...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Brothers In Arms DS

    The Brothers in Arms series gets a substantial face-lift with this World War II shooter created exclusively for the Nintendo DS platform. Parachuting in with the 101st Airborne Division, you’ll take on elite Wehrmacht and panzer units...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Medal of Honor- Airborne

    Most first-person shooters, and especially World War II games, follow a linear level design. Follow this route to that location, take out those enemies, complete the objective here, rinse and repeat. But Medal of Honor: Airborne gives this...

  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Review: Call of Duty 4

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare by Activision, 2007, $59.99. This contemporary warfare shooter trades in the franchise’s flak jackets for ghillie suits and its binoculars for red dot laser scopes. Players choose from the British G36c...

  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Review: Bladestorm

    Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War by KOEI, 2007, $59.99. Set during the Hundred Years’ War between England and France, Bladestorm casts you as a mercenary for hire, an interesting, accurately framed role from a neglected period in the...