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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Bomber Crew (2018) is a cartoon-styled World War 2 strategic bombing simulator. While it avoids the grim reality of these missions, it connects players to the extreme difficulty and danger of making it out and back again.

It’s a complex game because of the different aspects to master. There is the navigation and action of the bombing raids themselves. There is a wider strategy of managing which crew does what to keep your plane in the sky. Then there is bombing the target and managing fuel and damage to the plane.

You upgrade, customise and name your aircraft and can even add your own nose art. You have to get the right balance of reliability and firepower is crucial for successful bombing raids. Then you recruit and train your crew from countless possible recruits. As you name, dress and train these individuals you build a team you will rely on. But if any of them should die during a raid, then you lose them for good. The bombing raids themselves mean you need to navigate through enemy fighters, flak and other deadly hazards to reach your target.

Our examiner, Tyler Brinkman, first checked Bomber Crew 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Sequencing and Strategy game with Action, Shooting and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 16 hours and 20 hours to complete. Each bombing raid takes around 20 minutes, but these are a part of the larger campaign that takes many hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for non-realistic looking violence towards characters which although human are not very detailed and violence against humans that is not shown but is implied. All crew members have a health bar. These diminish when the plane is shot. When all health is gone, they fall on the floor and you have some time to revive them. If you fail to revive the downed character, he dies. The character lies on the floor of your plane. No injury is shown. When injured or dead, a skull icon appears next to the character. The characters themselves are non-detailed and have a cartoony appearance. When your plane crashes, it can either explode or disintegrate into pieces. There is a chance a few crewmembers survive this crash. In the de-briefing, these are shown as either KIA or MIA. However, you don’t see any wounded characters when the plane has crashed. The enemy planes that are shot down, or the targets that you bomb, explode. These types of violence can be indicated as implied violence since no characters are seen, but it’s clear these planes and buildings are controlled by humans.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Younger players need to be able to prioritise tasks under pressure. They also need to be able to manage multiple systems at the same time, both attending to the mission, fuel and damage of the plane with the different crew members.

CostsCosts

Bomber Crew usually costs £15.99. 

Bomber Crew

Switch StoreSALE Switch £15.99 £2.39 until 03/07/2024
Steam StoreSALE PC £15.99 £1.59 until 19/06/2024
Steam StoreSALE Mac £15.99 £1.59 until 19/06/2024
PlayStation Store PS4 Free Free

PS Plus Extra

XBox Store Xbox One -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
 
The Bomber Crew: USAAF in-game purchase adds larger American Bombers and a new campaign. This is included in Bomber Crew: American Edition. A Season Pass grants access to mission packs, weapons packs and other additions. This is included in Bomber Crew: Deluxe Edition. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 12/08/2018

Price: 90% off

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Sequencing, Strategy (Action, Shooting and Simulation)

Accessibility: 23 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Day and Night

Developer: Runner Duck Games (@RunnerDuckGames)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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