A pilot known as Mobius 1 fights with ISAF in an impossible war with the invading fascist nation of Erusea, while a young orphan boy in a Erusea-occupied city befriends a Erusean pilot.



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Cast overview:
Jeff Gedert ...
Side Story Narrator (voice)
Keith Phillips ...
Jeff Kramer ...
Kevin Miller ...
David Nowlin ...
(voice) (as Dave Nowlin)
Gary Martinez ...
Jane Fox ...
Mike Inouye ...
Justin Worsham ...
AWACS Sky Eye (voice)


Shortly after the beginning of the new millenium, deep-space observation led to a chilling conclusion: the Earth would soon be hit by a group of small asteroids. In desperation, the country of Erusea developed Stonehenge, a massive anti-air ballistic weapon, in the center of the Usea continent. The weapon, for the most part, worked. However, after the danger passed, Erusea realized just how powerful a weapon it had. Using Stonehenge, Erusea established air superiority over the entire Usea continent. Conventional ground forces were no match for aerial bombardment from the Erusea air force, and the Independant States Allied Forces (ISAF) were forced to retreat to the island of North Point, beyond Stonehenge's range. Weakened and fragmented, ISAF learns of a final air strike to be conducted on their headquarters and scrambles what few pilots it has left to counter-attack. The player takes control of a rookie pilot, known only by the callsign Moebius-1, and takes a vital role in ISAF's ... Written by Anonymous

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22 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ace Combat: Distant Thunder  »

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1.78 : 1
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The game takes place from 2004 to 2005. See more »


Follows Air Combat (1995) See more »


Blue Skies
Music by Hiroshi Okubo
Lyrics and Vocals by Stephanie Cooke (Courtesy of King Street Sounds)
Recording Coordination: Hisa Ishioka
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Ace Combat shattered skies
26 October 2005 | by (Brighton England) – See all my reviews

This is THE most incredible shoot-em-up I have ever played. An earlier commenter remarked about the extremely well designed controls and they are. At low level you do not manoeuvre . . . you THINK maneuvers and the plane jinks in response! The controls are THAT sensitive. Do not get the idea that the various aircraft are difficult to fly. They are not. But they are difficult to fly WELL! Ace combat is the first game where you get an actual impression of speed . Especially when low flying. A milliseconds lapse and you are dead dead dead. The transition from exhilarating flight to savage explosion is shocking to the extreme.

Dog fighting is also incredible. Like the aerial knights of world war one you have to close the distance until you are virtually up his jet-pipe. Missiles are only good for downing rookies! To knock down the aces you need your GUN! The scenery is fantastic too with some great Sci Fi ideas realised. This is the first series of games where I have flown my jet fighter . . ..

Down gigantic tunnels deep within the earth.

Flown around a colossal missile launch complex and attempted to down the missile before it out accelerates me! Explored vast solar energy farms and enormous anti-asteroid -artillery. (triple a in other words.) Absolutely brilliant game. Buy it.

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