Crimson Skies Crack/Patch

Crimson Skies It's 1937. Air pirates roam the skies over a shattered America. You are Nathan Zachery -- dashing air pirate. Lead a squadron of privateers in thrilling ground-level missions. And romance a bevy of dangerous femme fatales, but be warned -- they can turn on you faster than a Fairchild in a terminal tail spin. [Microsoft]

Download Crimson Skies Crack/Patch

Released date
Platform PC Windows
Rating 85 / 100
User rating
8.5
Downloads 817
Genre Simulation, Flight, Sci-Fi, Futuristic Jet, Combat
Players 1-8
Company / Developer
Microsoft Game Studios / Zipper Interactive

Crimson Skies reviews ( 3 )

Lucinator, Nov 5, 2013

One of the first flight sim games I ever played, this game was for the time perfect, The graphics were great, the planes fantastic, the gameplay solid, the story though is what really helped this game. Set like a old radio action thriller or early action movie (think flinn) the campaign was enjoyable and I still play the game from time to time on my PC, so re playability is top notch. Wish they would make a new one, could make a great free to play.

John, Dec 5, 2005

For once all you have to do is read any of the first 3 reviews above. Because for once, the game reviewers got it right. This is is a fantastic game that is like an old Saturday morning movie our Parents/Grandparents may have gone to see and give that adrenaline rush that they probably felt watching while we have the chance to be involved it in rather than just watching! This is gaming as it should be. Great gameplay first then surrounded by excellent graphics, great voice acting, oodles of charm and immersive world creation and huge production values in general. I have to say that the only reason Microsoft is not on my hate list is the games they release. This is another one that makes me forgive them for the other things they do! :)

MikeM., Jan 9, 2006

I remember picking this up at the time of release. It deserved every poor review it got when it hit the shelves. It truly was an unplayable mess, due to MS rushing Zipper to get it finished & out the door. (typical behavior for them) After patching though... WOW. Nothing like it on the PC at the time, or since really. Not a typical flight sim, but an inventive, exceedingly fun atmospheric alternate-history arcade flying game. Unlike most other PC flying and racing games, Crimson Skies had a story thrown in. This is usually the cornball out-of-place sort of thing you find on consoles (Midnight Club for example), and it could have really dragged the game down. Thankfully it was well done, fit the theme perfectly and actually made the game better than it would have otherwise been. In addition to the engaging story mode, there are a considerable number of fully customizeable instant action missions. In these, you can choose your plane, number of wingmen and their planes, number of enemies, their planes and pilot expertise, weapon loadouts and the environment in which the mission takes place. There's also an online component, which is free, as any proper game should be. It's fun, but there are only a handful of die-hard people still playing these days. Graphics were fantastic at the time, and are still nice today due to crisp high resolutions. Smoke effects in particular are nice, and flying through clouds still hasn't been done better visually. The planes are interestingly designed and have moving control surfaces. One cool touch: when your plane has taken enough damage from enemy fire that it is about to explode, your pilot opens the canopy, climbs out onto the wing and jumps off with a parachute. Many of the environments are much more detailed than your run-of-the-mill flight sim, with various buildings and structures to fly around/through. It's fun to simply fly around, low to the ground, checking out all the cool destructible stuff, which can include automobiles driving around city streets. The textures, water textures in particular, don't hold up well compared to today's games of course. The terrain is slightly more angular/low-poly as well. However, looking at what was available on consoles at the time, and even a few years afterward, the visuals and details were downright amazing. The sound is masterfully done, with authentic sounding 40's era music, professional voice acting and perfect sound effects. Control with a proper joystick is excellent. This is one of the best games ever released for the PC. Once patched, it's really difficult to imagine how it could have been improved upon. My only lament is that the sequel isn't available on PC.