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Pilot Academy

Released on 27 October 2006

Rating: 12+ (PEGI)

4.0 out of 5 (13 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Everyone's fascinated by the wonder of flying, and Pilot Academy will allow everyone, everywhere to enjoy commercial or military aircraft in a host of different planes.
The game is built upon staggering technology, which represents the landscapes from 30,000ft down to landing - and with three regions to explore, each around 64km square, this handheld flight sim packs significantly more than its home console counterparts. Controls offer the complexity of piloting a range of aircraft without insisting players are double-jointed, and the game will provide specific vocal instructions for those who veer off course.
Four eras of combat plane are represented - from World War I, through World War II, and The Cold War, to modern-day combat, each with their own challenges. All types and sizes of civilian planes are on offer - from crop sprayers to massive 300-seater passenger jets, and everything in between - with appropriate challenges for each class. Stunt aircraft will test dexterity, whist commercial aircraft will demand other skills - such as emergency landings in fierce conditions. Each successful completion of a challenge allows players to select other planes and scenarios, each unique to the class of aircraft they are currently piloting. Records and achievements are recorded, providing further incentive to replay missions and challenges for additional reward.
Up to eight players will be able to take part in four different multiplayer games - with the 'Deathmatch' mode available to any PSP owner, whether they own a copy of the game or not.

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 Average rating (13 reviews)

 bad for the purist cool for the psp gamer

| | See all marcelustberbick's reviews (4)

if you are expecting a flight sim with as much realism as a microsoft flight sim, then you will be dissapointed.
if on the other hand you want a flight game that cuts down the detail and delivers more in the way of mission based fun then you will be more than happy with pilot academy.
firstly the sheer variety of aircraft available is staggering, in fact you get much more than the microsoft counterpart.
graphics are reasonable as well, offering two views, it is very easy to control the plane on either hud or chase view.
gameplay is ok, the only downfall i could find is that it is very easy to over compensate on the controls thus leading to mission failure occasionly.
the flaps system is a good idea making it easy to get the correct settings for take off and landing, and with civilian and military missions to choose from there is enough to keep you from getting bored.
all in all this is a reasonable title perfect for the discerning psp gamer, but if you are after a serious flight sim then stick with microsofts offering on your pc.

 best flight sim game on psp!!

| | See all senrat1's reviews (6)

if your into flying military planes or giant jumbo jets then this is a game which you must by. you can do lots of missions or just fly on free flight

 Hard to put down

| | See all Pussyboots's reviews (7)

I love this game, I haven't put it down since i got it. Its a great game to play, controls are abit sensitive, but i will get used to that. But apart from that. Its a fun game for everyone.

 Really good first flight sim!

| | See all mattbu's reviews (10)

When i first heard about a flight simulator on psp i jumped at the chance and brought it straight there and then in store. I am a really enthusiastic flight simulator player on PC, and i was really hopign it would be s good as X plane 8 on psp. Well, i wasn't wrong, but maybe i thought too much of it.
This is the first free roam flight simulator, and it has many options of aircraft, (civilian and military). It has a variety of missons and challenges, testing all of your flight abilities.

The graphics have been made to look very good quiality, but with a cartoon feel to it, still being a in depth flight sim, but made so any ages of person can play it.

The controls are simpled out, with the anolog stick to control your aircraft, but with a decent speed bar down one side with triangle to speed up, and circle to slow down. This type of speed measure is good because it can be changed and controlled easily but a little difficult to slow down for landing. The flaps setting is one of the best simpled doen features, because if you are taking off set the flaps to 'Take off' by pressing 'SELECT', and the same for landing. While flying you then set the flaps back to 'Neutral'.

For small turns the rudders can be used by L and R triggers.

This game (IMO) can be picked up and played, to do a short challenge, or a misson or just a lazy free flight. You can explore 64KM X 64KM maps, so there is enough space to have a round trip and land again. It is great for practicing manuovers or just having a play.
The load times are a bit long and boring, especially with alot of changing of missons and aeroplaners while you play.

I do think this is a great fun, quality graphicical game. It can be picked up and played, yet the loading times do cause a bit of a bore. The misson types are good when they are played, and the controls are able to use, after a bit of learning how to control the planes. There could be a few more missons for each section, but they take quite a while each so it will last.

There is a learning curve of the training missons, but once conquered, the game is worthwhile, and really fun.
There is stuff you always want to improve on, but for a first flight sim for a psp, its a really good attempt and fun for free flights when you start to unlock more planes.
Overall i give a 8/10

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Rating12+ (PEGI)