Lethal Skies (Playstation 2, PS2) Details
|Release Date:||June 16, 2002|
|Disc Count:||1 game disc|
|Player Count:||1 player|
|Also Compatible On:||none|
Lethal Skies is an arcade-style flight combat game featuring nine real-world aircrafts. Taking place in the 21st century, a time when most of the planet has been submerged in water due to the effects of global warming, the game has players leading a team of expert pilots in a series of missions aimed at stopping a militaristic threat. Each campaign begins with a global map, where players can select the mission and receive a briefing on their targets. A choice of pilots, fighters, and armaments is also available.
Missions involve taking off and landing from carriers, engaging in dogfights, taking out specific numbers of ground and sea targets, or linking with other aircraft for midair refueling. To help players succeed, each fighter comes equipped with radar that distinguishes ground targets from enemy fighters. A lock-on reticule allows players to target enemies before they fire their Vulcan cannons, missiles, or rockets. A GPS map, computerized damage system, and radio communication are also included to help players manage their surroundings.
Players can pilot their aircraft from three perspectives, including first-person, cockpit, and chase views. In addition to the Campaign, a Training mode offers practice in four mission types. The number of enemies can be set from one to four, with a choice of armaments. Each mission also offers multiple replay views, which can be saved to a memory card. Available planes include the F-14D Super Tomcat, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F/A-18E Super Hornet, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-22 Raptor, EF2000 Typhoon, JAS39 Gripen, MiG-29 Fulcrum, and Su-27 Flanker.