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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Sky Force Reloaded (2004) is a fast arcade-style shooting game where you defeat enemies, earn money and upgrade your ship. As you shoot down huge opponents and dodge barrages of attacks, you save civilians and upgrade your ship with unique upgrades that make you strong enough to take on the next stage. It stands out for its unique combination of frantic shoot-em-up levels with role-playing elements as you personalise your plane.

You play a lone pilot who ventures into enemy territory to take on the vast armies of ships that await you and rescue the civilians left stranded below. In each of the fifteen levels, you move about the screen as it continually moves forward and must shoot the enemy planes and dodge their attacks as they come into view. You collect stars by destroying enemies, rescuing civilians, and taking on specific level challenges. These can be used to upgrade the different systems on your ship, .

While it's a simple concept, you can quickly find yourself swamped by the sheer number of simultaneous attacks and enemies facing you. Repeated runs at each level enable you to gather enough stars to upgrade your ship to improve your chances. This adds an unusual role-play aspect to the quick action shooting and offers more strategic complexity than is common in these shoot-em-up games.

The result is a unique challenge that pits you against seemingly insurmountable adversity, forcing you to experiment and hone your skill as you play in a unique gameplay loop of replaying the levels, upgrading your ship, and texting your strength against the next threat.

There have been a number of games in the Sky Force series, all offering a similar gameplay experience:
  • Sky Force (2004) Android, iOS, Symbian, Pocket PC.
  • Sky Force Reloaded (2006) Android, iOS, Symbian, Pocket PC, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3 Mini (called Sky Force on PlayStation systems).
  • Sky Force 2014 (2014) Android, iOS.
  • Sky Force Anniversary (2015) PC, Mac, Apple TV, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U.
  • Sky Force Reloaded (2017) - Different to the earlier game with the same name. PC, Mac, Apple TV, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Tesla cars.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Sky Force Reloaded 19 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 18 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Shooting game with Action, Adventure, Fighting, Role-Play and Strategy elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play co-operatively with a friend, both using your own plane to take on more difficult levels and bosses.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 14 hours and 20 hours to complete. Although there are only fifteen levels, you need to beat each one multip;e times in order to upgrade your plane enough to beat the next level, so it does take quite some time to beat.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Sky Force Reloaded is rated PEGI 7 for Violence. The game features real world vehicles; helicopters, airplanes, boats, etc. that can be shot down. These vehicles explode into a fiery ball and leave power-ups or stars for you to collect. It’s clear that these vehicles are controlled by humans, but these are never seen. The game also contains an array of fantasy vehicles. Mechanised spider-like tanks, futuristic turrets etc. These can be shot multiple times, just like the regular units, before they explode. These units are classified as fantasy characters.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to quickly dodge vast clouds of bullets and other projectiles rapidly as they appear, and must have the perseverance and patience to continue playing the same levels until you're strong enough to move on to the next.

CostsCosts

Sky Force Reloaded usually costs £6.99 to £7.19.
 

Sky Force Anniversary

Steam Store PC £6.99
Steam Store Mac £6.99

Sky Force Reloaded

Steam Store PC £7.19
Steam Store Mac £7.19
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
XBox Store Xbox One -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2004, updated in 2018

Out Now: Android, Apple TV, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PSP, Switch, Wii U, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Shooting (Action, Adventure, Fighting, Role-Play and Strategy)

Accessibility: 16 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Pixels

Developer: I Dreams Games (@IDreamsGames)


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