1942: The Pacific Air War

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1942: The Pacific Air War

DOS - 1994

Alt names 1942太平洋空戰, PAW
Year 1994
Platform DOS
Released in United Kingdom, United States (1994)
Germany (1998)
Genre Simulation
Theme Flight, Historical Battle (specific/exact), Oceania, Vehicular Combat Simulator, World War II
Publisher MicroProse Ltd., MicroProse Software, Inc.
Developer MPS Labs
Perspective 1st-Person
4.38 / 5 - 140 votes

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Description of 1942: The Pacific Air War

1942: The Pacific Air War (aka 1942太平洋空戰, PAW) is a video game published in 1994 on DOS by MicroProse Software, Inc., MicroProse Ltd.. It's a simulation game, set in a flight, historical battle (specific/exact), world war ii, vehicular combat simulator and oceania themes.

A scenario was released for this game : 1942: The Pacific Air War Scenario.

1942: The Pacific Air War has the following addons available: Aces of the Pacific: Expansion Disk - WWII: 1946 and 1942: The Pacific Air War Scenario, don't miss them!

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Comments and reviews

viton 2019-11-21 1 point

i have 1942 the pacific air war GOLD version for windows3.1 ,

myabandonware 2019-09-04 0 point

Kr0n if you want this game you will have to buy it from steam sorry

Moose1am 2019-03-28 1 point

I own this game on 3.5" disks but my old Dos Based Computer won't run the game smoothly like the newer games that I played. The Frame rates are choppy which makes it very hard to shoot the other planes properly. There is so much lag on the old Packard Bell 386SX computer with only 4K of ram. The memory card holder broke on one of the memory slots and now I can't add more memory as the memory card won't stay in place so the computer locks up on me. But the game has a second part of the game where you direct the ships and don't fly the planes. This simulator was way ahead of its time. I suspect that one would need a dog emulator in order to play this old dos game on windows 10 computer and I don't know how to do that.

Kr0n 2017-05-06 -5 points

I want the link to this game, I dont care if you go to jail for hosting it, GIMME!

origamania 2015-05-26 3 points DOS version

I guess the game isn't abandoned yet, it's still being sold at Retroism and there's no download link here.
Such a shame, I'd love to try it out.

tushar 2014-05-13 -1 point DOS version

nic game

agdbnetru 2013-08-06 0 point DOS version

1942: The Pacific Air War - realistic simulator of the Second world war, examining the conflict between the us and Japan. There are 10 aircraft, and different types of missions for every taste. An interesting feature is the possibility of the strategic game on the map of hostilities.

OLD GAMER 2012-07-26 1 point DOS version


myabandonware 2012-02-07 0 point DOS version

If theres one thing I like its a WW2 flightsim and This game exceeds my expectations

there are to sides Japanese and American one you picked the side choose a name for you pilot and start the game which has actual missions from the pacific theater

the graphics are amazing for the time


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Game Extras and Resources

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ManualEnglish version 3 MB (DOS)

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