Yager

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Yager
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Developer(s)Yager Development
Publisher(s)
Designer(s)Uwe Beneke
Mathias Wiese
Platform(s)Xbox, Microsoft Windows
ReleaseXbox
  • EU: 23 May 2003
  • NA: 28 September 2004[1]
Microsoft Windows
  • EU: 3 October 2003
  • NA: 4 February 2005
Genre(s)Combat flight simulator

Yager is a combat flight simulator video game developed by Yager Development and published by THQ, Kemco, and DreamCatcher Interactive. It was first released as an Xbox exclusive before later being ported to Microsoft Windows, both in 2003. The Xbox version was released in North America in later 2004, while the PC version was released in North America as Aerial Strike: Low Altitude - High Stakes: The Yager Missions in February 2005. In this game, gamers take on the role of Magnus Tide, a freelance pilot adventurer. Yager and Aerial Strike is set over 20 levels in which the player takes possession of various weapons and ships in an effort to accomplish each mission. The game, while well-received critically, was not a commercial success, largely in part due to a delayed North American release amidst a lack of advertising.

Gameplay[edit]

Yager is set in a futuristic world where countries borders no longer exist and the earth is controlled by a number of mega corporations, most notably DST, as well as Proteus and Lobos Robotics. Although the old countries officially do not exist there are tell tale signs identifying each environment.

The Proteus Islands are a tropical paradise and the headquarters of the Proteus Corporation. The Free Trade Zone, a landscape dotted with turbines and palm trees, is the only zone not controlled by any corporation. The DST zone and surrounding fjords are connected to the Free Trade Zone by a system of caves, rivers, and deltas that run deep into DST territory. Bitterfeld is a desolate area littered with disused industrial buildings, crashed ships, abandoned machinery and other debris left behind by the old Progress Company.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
PCXbox
CGW2.5/5 stars[2]N/A
EurogamerN/A7/10[3]
Game InformerN/A7/10[4]
Game RevolutionN/AC+[5]
GameSpot6.3/10[6]6.7/10[7]
GameZone6.8/10[8]N/A
IGN6/10[9]7.9/10[1]
OXM (US)N/A5.1/10[10]
PC Gamer (US)75%[11]N/A
X-PlayN/A3/5 stars[12]
Aggregate score
Metacritic62/100[13]70/100[14]

Yager and Aerial Strike received "mixed or average reviews" according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Perry, Douglass C. (21 September 2014). "Yager". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  2. ^ Atkin, Denny (June 2005). "Aerial Strike: The Yager Missions" (PDF). Computer Gaming World. No. 252. Ziff Davis. p. 88. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  3. ^ Bramwell, Tom (5 June 2003). "Yager (Xbox)". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved 11 March 2009.
  4. ^ Juba, Joe (October 2004). "Yager". Game Informer. No. 138. GameStop. p. 139. Archived from the original on 20 April 2008. Retrieved 11 March 2009.
  5. ^ Gee, Brian (15 October 2004). "Yager Review (Xbox)". Game Revolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on 10 September 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  6. ^ Palley, Stephen (3 March 2005). "Aerial Strike: The Yager Missions Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  7. ^ Palley, Stephen (19 October 2004). "Yager Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  8. ^ Waktins, Rob (16 February 2005). "Aerial Strike: The Yager Missions - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  9. ^ Butts, Steve (16 February 2005). "Aerial Strike [The Yager Missions]". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Yager". Official Xbox Magazine. Future US. November 2004. p. 74.
  11. ^ "Aerial Strike: The Yager Missions". PC Gamer. Vol. 12 no. 5. Future US. May 2005. p. 60.
  12. ^ Sewart, Greg (15 February 2005). "Yager Review". X-Play. G4 Media. Archived from the original on 17 February 2005. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Aerial Strike: The Yager Missions for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Yager for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 20 June 2018.

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