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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2011
Edition: Free Demo
The first thing you should do when you get this game is get the inflight speech and missions scripts fix from here [...]Otherwise, most of the missions will go by without displaying critical radio messages, which makes them very hard to follow and pretty unsatisfying, since this is a story-driven game. With the patch, that problem is solved and you can enjoy the game. You will have English audio (and the English voice acting is admittedly hit-or-miss) during the cutscenes and Russian audio (the Russian voices are quite good. Even though I speak very little Russian, they add the emotional tone to the English subtitles) with English subtitles while in flight. There is a lot of in-flight chatter, which I believe adds to the atmosphere of being a part of a large team. To save you some headaches, remember that whenever anyone asks you to join formation, you need to use the "join formation" autopilot feature, not just fly close to the person who is requesting for you to form up. The programmers seem to assume that you have played "Independence War" or "Freelancer" that have similar features and forget to explain about the "join formation" autopilot, and if you don't figure it out you won't get past the first mission.

The Tomorrow War is a pretty good space flight simulator with a Russian flavor. It is based on a series of popular Russian science fiction novels, so this is not one of those Russian space sims that looks pretty but has a really unclear story. The story is moved along by some of the in flight communications and through cutscenes in between missions that feel one part "Wing Commander," one part "Freelancer," with a good dose of Russian patriotism thrown in.

It offers a wide variety of missions and a satisfyingly long campaign. It has a couple of neat features, like the ability to seamlessly fly from space into a planetary atmosphere. You even get to navigate through the rings of Saturn (which you don't want to try on autopilot!) and have a couple of other memorable experiences. The combat is decent and fast paced. The story line is pretty good, even if some of the subtleties are a bit lost in translation.

The game is pretty customizable, with options for changing level of realism (ranging from somewhat realistic Newtonian physics to classic arcade physics), level of detail, etc. The system requirements are pretty modest, so it will run well and look good even on a bit of an older machine.

Without the patch, you wouldn't want to play it. But with the patch it is actually a bit of a forgotten gem in the space combat simulator family. I would definitely recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2010
Edition: Free DemoVerified Purchase
It may just be showing its age, but there are a lot of things that make it impossible (or at least highly difficult) to play this game.

As an earlier reviewer mentioned, the dialog is in Russian. There are subtitles-- which for some reason appear at the top of the screen-- but they go by so slowly that conversations can take hours. At higher resolutions, the screen tears and flickers at times; It also didn't have any choice close to my monitor's native resolution. I never was able to get the Escape key working. So, the only way for me to quit was to alt-F4 out of the program entirely. And when I called up the map, there seemed to be no way to get out of the map display!

Now, some games are so good that you put up with technical flaws in order to play them. This game is not one of those. I sure hope they're not charging much for the game itself. Perhaps an XP user could get it into shape, but I'm running Windows 7 and have no desire to go back. This was definitely not worth the price (free plus eight hours to download from Amazon's sloooow server).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 11, 2014
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I never ordered this - it just showed up somehow!! I only play online games on websites like POGO, Iwin and Big Fish. Have no opinion as to whether this is good or bad.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 30, 2014
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I did not order this download, and I have no idea if it did download. How it got on my list is a mystery.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 1, 2014
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It gripes me that I received a note that I had "ordered" this item, when I did no such thing. I have no interest whatsoever in downloading this, but going to Amazon.com I find no way that I can un-order this. So it sits here waiting for downloading which will never happen.

I am disappointed in Amazon that they would add this to my orders without my direction. I get enough crap on email without Amazon adding to it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 7, 2013
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sincerely I can't used. I tried to download in my computer and take too time. I can' t open this game
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2013
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okay download speed but the installer does not work properly it freeze.
so how are we so-pose to play it at all?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 29, 2013
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Dont really like it, graphics arent good, the game play is a bit confusing, and the story isnt interesting at all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2012
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Very poor game dont waste time wasnt worth download time was definate waste of energy and was a major dissapointment and wouldnt go near ever again cant even be repaired with a patch
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 28, 2012
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Wish I could play this but it's in Russian...
The craft feels good and the heds up display nice but it's for the Ruskies...
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