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Jul 9, 2018

Bomber Crew takes the FTL formula to WW2, but it can be a bit of a bumpy ride.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

Bomber Crew is an exciting, in-depth management sim with a charming style that offsets the occasionally brutal difficulty of keeping your crew alive and trying to hit a target, all in real time. A rewarding upgrade cycle makes some trial-and-error frustration worthwhile, and once you get into the groove you can lose hours to its enjoyable rhythm.

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8.2 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2018

It's cute look hides a deep and thought simulation game which will force us to be focused and to have fast reactions if we want to succeed every mission we afford. Patience and good decisions will be rewarded with flights where everyone comes back home safe. A surprisingly good game.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2018

Bomber Crew is an amazing accomplishment for a team of just two people. It's an enjoyable, well thought out, and immersive little game that will scratch most people's micromanagement itches. Having mouse control on a PC version might be advantageous, and therefore the way to go with a potential purchase, but the portable nature of the Nintendo Switch means you can take your crew everywhere you go. Win-win.

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Derek C. Miller

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74 / 100
Jul 20, 2018

Bomber Crew is the rare game that combines many of the things I personally enjoy, but that doesn't mean it's without its faults.

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Jul 11, 2018

Bomber Crew has a cheerful and charming exterior, beneath which lurks a complex and challenging survival simulator.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2018

Minor gripes aside, the best way to describe Bomber Crew is (if you'll forgive the attempt at period-accurate officer-class patois) bally good fun! There's a pleasing amount of depth to the game's equally impressive array of systems and mechanics, hidden behind a charming, low-res visual style and sense of humour. While the sheer range of customisation options gives players everything they need to put their own, unique stamp on each save file. Hectic, tense, and ineffably satisfying, Bomber Crew is certainly one of the more original and entertaining indie games currently available on PS4.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2018

Bomber Crew surprised me quite a bit, especially after getting accustomed to its odd control scheme.  Replay value is somewhat hindered in Campaign mode but is quickly forgotten with the fast gameplay, the obsessions of upgrading your plane, and Challenge mode. Whether you are into the history of World War II, simulations, or just fun gameplay, Bomber Crew could have something you are looking for in a new game.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2018

Fans of strategy, simulation, and World War 2 games will find a lot to love. It's a game that asks a lot from its players, but trust me, the payoff is worth the price of admission.

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8 / 10
Jul 10, 2018

Despite its unyielding nature and curiously juxtaposing approach to its characters, Bomber Crew is a sometimes thrilling and constantly rewarding title. Favouring roguelite progression, strategy and resource management over frantic arcade-style combat, if you can get past the simple, cute visuals and steep learning curve you'll find a rich, intense and satisfying experience here.

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75%
Jul 16, 2018

Combining strategy, action and roguelike permadeath, Bomber Crew is thoroughly enjoyable, and well worth a look.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2018

Bomber Crew is an immersive RAF Bomber RTS which will thrill fans of the genre, the crew management concept, and the WW2 time period. It features fun and engaging gameplay which is likely to feel fresh for a solid 10 hours, but to some, not much more. RTS fans may wish to wait for a small price drop from $15, but anyone enticed by the whole premise, and doesn't mind repetition, wouldn't go wrong at the full price either.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2018

Missions tend to be repetitive, but the thrill of executing them flawlessly is equally as satisfying as it is devastating when a crash whips out your entire crew. Roguelite elements throw a great wrinkle to the gameplay, but do come at the expense of light grinding when losing members of the crew or plane. Although not without blemishes, it presents an interesting and challenging take on simulator that requires quick thinking and even faster reactions.

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Nov 8, 2017

Challenging RTS game works well overall and brings you back for more, but is bogged down by some design flaws.

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8 / 10
Aug 7, 2018

Bomber Crew is increasingly difficult and often frustrating, but it has bags of charm and completely suits the Switch. Playing portably is a great way to experience the game; it looks lovely and contains some wonderful nuances within the sound and features. I loved the little homing pigeon, decaling my plane with garish pictures of Yoshi and solving problems, if only there weren’t so many problems to solve at the same time.

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7 / 10
Jul 15, 2018

Bomber Crew is difficult and begins with a cumbersome tutorial and a fiddly control scheme. If you’re willing to stick it out past the tutorial though you’ll discover a rewarding, thrilling experience that keeps you focused and holds your attention better than most simulators of late, purely because you’ll just fail if you’re not paying full attention to every little cog in this particular machine. It’s fast and frantic and takes no prisoners and that’s just what it should be.

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A-
Jul 9, 2018

Bomber Crew is a chaotic strategy game that puts your mental skills to the test. You will be tested often, and beating the mission is extremely satisfying. It runs great on the Nintendo Switch, although the controls are a bit harder than the mouse and keyboard. Don't sleep on Bomber Crew if you have a Switch. It is well worth the price.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2018

Bomber Crew is absolutely not going to be a game for everyone, as it swings away from direct action and into more passive strategy and people management of sorts. Its learning curve can be rough, and the path to success will likely be established over the wreck of a few planes and bodies of the unfortunate crew you weren’t yet capable of saving. The result is an engaging challenge and when you somehow manage to complete your mission with your plane shot to hell and barely remaining in the air it can be quite a thrill. If you’re looking for something completely different than anything you’ve likely played before and enjoy testing your people and situation management skills Bomber Crew could be a great fit.

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B+
Apr 5, 2018

Overall, Bomber Crew is an awesome game. While the graphics aren't exactly the best and the gameplay can get repetitive and boring, it's still a good game to walk away from and come back to again after some time. The customization in the game is pretty advanced giving players all kinds of options and setups to go with for varying situations.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2017

Bomber Crew may look like a children’s game, but there’s real depth under its cartoonish facade.

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