Simulation of the Year
Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater
"In fact, the game comes very close to being perfect for casual flight-sim enthusiasts: The flight models can be adjusted for difficulty, the graphics are eye-catching, the campaign is varied enough, there are several good training missions, and the manual is always there to offer tips and explanations. Hard-core flight-sim fans who are used to detailed dynamic campaigns and robust cooperative multiplayer options will find these aspects of the game to be lacking, but even the most experienced virtual ace should find the carrier operations to be both interesting and challenging."
"Imagine looking out of the top-ball turret gunner position and seeing the B-17 flying next to you take a flak hit and lose a wing. You watch as the bomber spirals out of formation to its death, 30,000 feet below. You count the chutes coming out of the plane, and amidst the smoke, fire, and debris, you wonder, 'How many got out?' and 'Are we next?' Is this footage from Wings on the Discovery Channel, or is this just a game?"