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Their Finest Hour
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Developed by: LucasFilm Games
Published by: LucasFilm Games
Genre(s): Flight simulation

Their Finest Hour is a World War II combat flight simulator video game by Lawrence Holland, released in October 1989[1] for the Amiga, Atari ST and DOS systems. It was the second game in the trilogy of World War II titles by LucasFilm Games, the others being Battlehawks 1942 (1988) and Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (1991). The game was released with a 192-page manual written by Victor Cross, that provided a detailed historical overview of the battle and pilots' perspectives.

GameplayEdit

Their Finest Hour was a simulation of the Royal Air Force and German Luftwaffe aircraft during the Battle of Britain from July to September 1940. It offered six flyable aircraft, two RAF (Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane) and six Luftwaffe (Messerschmitt Bf 109 E, Messerschmitt Bf 110 C-4 "Zerstörer", Junkers Ju 87 Stuka, Dornier 17 z-2, Heinkel He 111 H-3, Junkers Ju 88 A-1).

The game pioneered gameplay elements featured in later Lucasfilm releases, such as a mission builder and combat film recorder, the ability to man all the crew positions in a bomber, and a Campaign mode where the historical outcome is decided by the success or failure of the missions flown by the player.

ReceptionEdit

The game got 5 out of 5 stars in Dragon.[2]

In 1996, Computer Gaming World ranked it as the 21st best game of all time, adding that it "reminds us that the great sim can also be a great game."[3]

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