Strap yourself into the cockpit of some of the worlds most formidable fighter planes and skim through the clouds embarking on daring aerial stunts and nerve-shredding tactical dogfights. In Ace Combat 7, you take on the role of an Ace an elite fighter pilot tasked with patrolling the most open and intimidating space on Earth: the sky. Choose from an array of authentic modern and futurist aircraft and load them up with an arsenal of cutting-edge super weapons as unfolding events drive you into ever more dangerous aerial face-offs.
PlayStation VR support will allow you to actually climb inside the cockpit with a series of exclusive features that create a new level of death-defying immersion.
A fantastic campaign mode, a VR mode so great that it should go down in history, and so many other aspects make Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown an incredible package. However, it helps to be familiar with the series in order to savor its greatness.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown finally fulfills the expectations of those players from my generation who loved Ace Combat 04 and 5, bringing the series back to its roots in a masterful way. While there are a few relevant innovations, the good folks at Project Aces kept their eyes and ears open and listened to the fans of the franchise who wanted to return to Strangereal and to the Ace Combat that we know and love.
One of the most beloved franchises of Bandai Namco is back. Ace Combat 7 is a success in every single respect. It's a great game.
Ace Combat 7 stands out as one of the most convincing episodes of an ancient and glorious series. In no uncertain terms, Skies Unknown represents the best possible result of a saga that decides to remain linked to its legacy, classic to the extreme.
With its superb graphics, interesting -albeit difficult to follow for the uninitiated- story and intense multiplayer, Ace Combat 7 is a return to shape for Namco's long running franchise. There are some cons here, like the too few VR missions and the quite poor AI, but overall this is a great arcade flight sim.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is a fantastic return to form that benefits from modern console hardware, making a more dynamic air combat experience. The story, told from different perspectives on both sides of the war, has a tendency to be too serious and overwrought to the point of hilarity but I always give it a pass because it’s so endearing.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is a solid experience for fighter plane enthusiasts, but it plays things too safe. Sticking to a tried-and-tested formula that has ensured the series' success and continuation for nearly 25 years is a sound strategy, but it lacks in innovation and any new exciting creative direction.
September 21, 2017
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown shows off on a new trailer. Watch video
May 16, 2017
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown pushed back to 2018.