Download Crimson Skies (Windows)

More than 14700 old games to download for free!

Crimson Skies

Windows - 2000

Year 2000
Platform Windows
Released in Germany
Genre Action, Simulation
Theme Flight, Licensed Title, Vehicular Combat Simulator
Publisher Microsoft Corporation
Developer Zipper Interactive, Inc.
Perspective 1st-Person
4.74 / 5 - 27 votes

Description of Crimson Skies Windows

Crimson Skies is a title which you may love for the game it tries to be more than for the game it is. A cross between Red Baron and Star Wars: X-Wing, Crimson Skies puts you in the role of a daring air pirate, leading his crew to booty and glory.

The world-building in Crimson Skies is exceptional. Based on the tabletop game from FASA, CS aims to recapture the feel of aeronautics adventure pulps with a dystopian sci-fi twist. The mission briefings are filled with a colorful cast of quirky pirate companions and are intentionally reminiscent of old radio serials. While you’ll grow sick of a few of the canned lines during the missions themselves (“looks like you’ve got them all hot and bothered!”), the voice acting is top-notch and fun overall.

CS does have issues, both technical and gameplay. The original release was very buggy, but even with fixes, there are problems (the loading screen on the patched version flashes rapidly and could trigger epilepsy). CS has a screwy sense of scale that makes it more difficult than it should be. CS puts a focus on barnstorming and stunt-flying, demanding you do WWI-style trick flying stunts with planes the size of WW2 bombers. Not intentionally, of course; you’re supposedly flying nimble single-seaters, except the model sizes are drastically off when compared to the bridges, tunnels, and buildings you’re flying around. Ground textures are scaled to create illusions of flying high over buildings, but your plane’s model may be bigger than a residential block, so it can be difficult to tell just how close you are to the ground.

While the game gives you the ability to skip levels, you may keep trying in your frustration because you WANT to be able to do it. Just like you’ll want to love Crimson Skies, but it can be hard to do so.

Review By P. Alexander

Captures and Snapshots

Comments and reviews

Viperinterceptor 2018-06-13 2 points

Please help, I can download the files, but i have only a file called "BIN" what am I supposed to do ?

Viperinterceptor 2018-06-13 1 point

Please help, I can download the files, but i have only a file called "BIN" what am I supposed to do ?

mayeu 2018-06-07 2 points

How can you make it works? I can download the files but i can't run the game

Tail 2018-06-06 2 points

Sooo COol

Write a comment

Share your gamer memories, help others to run the game or comment anything you'd like. If you have trouble to run Crimson Skies (Windows), read the abandonware guide first!

 

Download Crimson Skies Windows

We may have multiple downloads for few games when different versions are available. Also, we try to upload manuals and extra documentations when possible. If the manual is missing and you own the original manual, please contact us!

Just one click to download at full speed!

Windows Version

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Crimson Skies, apply patchs, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

NocdEnglish version 1 MB PatchPatch 1.02 English version 2 MB FixEnglish version 1 MB

Similar games

Fellow retro gamers also downloaded these games:

Terms About Contact FAQ Useful links Contribute Taking screenshots How to play

MyAbandonware utopiaweb