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Crimson Skies: High Road To Revenge Platinum Hits - Xbox

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews) 88 / 100

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Platform: Xbox
Edition: Standard
  • It's the 1930s and you play a dashing air pirate named Nathan Zachary -- travel around the world with him, to solve the mystery of his friend's murder
  • Pilot ten different war planes armed with everything from napalm to magnetic grapples
  • Swoop high & low in search of stunt zones, where you'll uncover game secrets and weapon upgrades
  • Use the environment as a weapon -- trigger landslides, collapse water towers, and shoot down bridges
  • Four-person multiplayer madness as you enter dogfights with enemy aircraft

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Platform: Xbox | Edition: Standard
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00008G75X
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: June 15, 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,036 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Platform: Xbox | Edition: Standard

Product Description

Combines thrilling aerial combat with the swashbuckling style of ¿30s Hollywood action-adventure movies. Pilot powerful aircraft against nefarious air pirates and behemoth war zeppelins

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Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge combines thrilling aerial combat with the swashbuckling style of a Hollywood action-adventure movie. Set in an alternate 1930s world of gunship diplomacy and sinister intrigue, Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge lets gamers pilot powerful aircraft against nefarious air pirates and behemoth war zeppelins.

As the daring air pirate Nathan Zachary, leader of the infamous Fortune Hunters, players take off on a high-flying adventure, filled with daring escapes and damsels in distress.

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game, and a few corrections March 2, 2004
Platform for Display:Xbox|Edition:Standard
Crimson Skies is a superb blend of action, comedy, camp, and noir. Do you like Indiana Jones? Do you like James Bond? How about Casablanca? How about the classic Private Eye stories full of mobsters and dames? Crimson skies is a flying game backed by a superb action-adventure story line, and yes it's worthy of comparison to the above. Note: I don't have XBox Live, so this review is entirely based on the singleplayer. That said, I love this game enough to give it 5 stars for singleplayer alone. Live is the super atomic icing on the cake. And I'll try to keep this pretty much spoiler free.
The story(10/10): You are Nathan Zachary, a former playboy who met unfortunate circumstances (along with the rest of the nation) and is fighting his way back to the top. Along the way, you form a rag-tag band of air pirates as you explore this strange quasi-America and unravel a mysterious plot.
The immersion factor(10/10): Amazing. From the moment the intro cutscene pops up, you're going to be completely immersed. Segments like this do tons to push the story, and you're going to love savoring every moment of them. You're quickly thrown into the fray as you hop into the pilot seat. This game makes you remember why you always wanted to be a plane/ bird/ pilot/ superhero/ mobster/ pirate/ (you get the idea) as a kid.
Controls(9/10): The first "level" is a mini-tutorial that's quick and fun. Controls are super natural and goals are (almost) always extremely clear, so you have tons of time to enjoy flying and rarely have to spend time wondering about objectives.
Value(9/10): The singleplayer is long enough to please and worth every moment. I'm not even finished yet, and I would be 100% content if the game was only as long as I've played to. Very nice.
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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Live Game November 10, 2003
Platform for Display:Xbox|Edition:Standard
Even though most other reviews have already said it, it bears repeating: this game is great online! The game types are: dogfight, team dogfight, capture the flag, keep away (a sort of tag-like game), team keep away, and wild chicken (a game similar to capture the flag, but with only one flag).
The downside to live is that you're dependent on the number of other people online. You can always find a dogfight game going on, but it's harder to find a keep away or wild chicken game going on at 7 on Sunday morning.
The single player mode is good, but repetitive. There's only so much flying and shooting you can do before you get tired of seemingly doing the same thing over and over again. You can get into AA guns and fire from the ground or from vehicles, but overall this doesn't add too much in the way of variety. The storyline is pretty ridiculous (not in the good way like odd world), and it lacks any sort of complexity.
Overall, I really wouldn't recommend buying this game unless you have x-box live. It's got the great microsoft-title graphics (ala brute force or halo), so it's definately worth renting for that by itself. But if you don't have the challenge of playing other people online, this game's playability is pretty thin.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for kids, too November 28, 2003
Platform for Display:Xbox|Edition:Standard
My six years old is a budding ace on this (better than me at this point, I fear). The learning curve is perfect, with lots of encouragement, relatively frequent autosave points and a very simple UI. There's no death (pilots parachute out) and, like a good Pixar movie, the jokes work on many levels, so kids and adults alike will find it clever.
And the biggie: it's great fun, and looks amazing. The Xbox is thin on games that are appropriate for kids, and Crimson Skies is a very welcome arrival. Highly recommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Crimson Skies March 22, 2006
Platform for Display:Xbox|Edition:Standard
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Xbox owners, allow me to introduce you to the game that will make you forget all about MechAssault. Mech-what? MechAssault. You know, the first-party game that kicked Xbox Live multiplayer onto your radar. Yeah, that one. Well, now you have Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, the next Microsoft title that will turn your console online and your smack-talking into high gear.

For those of you unfamiliar with the franchise, Crimson Skies is essentially "Indiana Jones" meets aerial combat, only the alternate universe isn't overrun with Nazis but with power-hungry gangs who fly tricked-out planes and are so trigger-happy that Al Capone would blush. With creative scenarios, a focus on action and engaging characters, you'll be sure this game is headed for the silver screen. But Indiana Jones this is not, neither in medium nor in pacing, and as a result, Crimson Skies at times can feel a bit slow and imbalanced.

Part adventure and part dogfighter, Crimson Skies places you in the anti-heroic cockpit of Nathan Zachary, an air pirate who's out for revenge and, if it happens to come his way, a little fortune and glory too. Along the way, he’ll meet a lady (or two), discover a nature-be-damned plot against the civilized world (a la "Wild Wild West") and embark upon an intricately weaved tale of his own.

Unlike "Indiana Jones," though, Nathan takes to the skies rather than a mine cart and relies on his trusty plane-mounted artillery rather than a bullwhip. And that, my friends, is where Crimson Skies grabs you by the joystick and gets your arcade-loving heart a-fluttering. Forget about flight sims, because Crimson Skies is arcade flying at its finest. From barrel rolls and Split S's to air braking and upside-down 180s, this game would make any pilot rethink the laws of gravity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars confused
I'm confused about this product I gave it 5 stars because I've played it on an Xbox before but I have a new Microsoft Acer touch screen laptop and it says I can play Xbox games on... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sierra
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
had to get another one,it didn't play
Published 4 months ago by william cockrill
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy!
Best game, best price, worth the 3bucks
Effects are good for the time the game was made
Go Xbox original!
Published 12 months ago by Elijah De La O
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game if you dont mind the old graphics.
This was such a great game (still is, but its showing its age). What a shame they totally abandoned this series.

Runs great on a 360... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Chewd
1.0 out of 5 stars Received a defect with no refund or new game.
They gave me a defect game that didn't work when I was told it would. It was extremely annoying and irritating.
Published 18 months ago by Alex Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game
This is a great old game. I first played it on the PC but this version was only on Xbox. Well...I finally got an Xbox 360 after all these years. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Chad
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun game
It is a pretty fun game to play, a bit to easy to beat though. More fun when playing multiplayer with friends
Published 22 months ago by Keegan Lincoln
1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong Version
I was disappointed that it wasn't clear what version of xbox this worked on. Or perhaps I didn't see it in the desctiption. Anyway itdid not work with their xbox.
Published 23 months ago by Pamela K Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars still fun after so many years
A great game that the 360 can still run, would recommend anyone who want a good old time for some fun today.
Published 23 months ago by Cewgill
5.0 out of 5 stars Best classic game ever
This is the best game I've ever played on xbox. With both local and online multiplayer possible, it can't get any better. The story is pretty good too!
Published on December 16, 2012 by matt
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