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1914--the peaceful blue skies over France are shattered forever by the machine guns of mankind's first fighting aircraft.
The medal "Pour le Mérite"--The British called it "the Blue Max"--was awarded to the best German pilots of World War I. To flyers of both sides it symbolized the utmost in daring, courage and honor during a time that will never be repeated in the story of aviation.
In Blue Max: Aces of the Great War, begin by choosing sides and one of eight great fighters. Action is immediate and relentless, as you fly the most famous aircraft of the time--Fokker, Spad, Nieuport, Sopwith, Albatross--with the best of the best, including Richthofen, Fonck, Mannock, and Rickenbacker. Learn the characteristics of each plane, and the different tricks and techniques of each ace.
Different playing modes let one or two players fly solo, as a team, or against each other using the same computer. Fly in full action dogfights, undertake missions to destroy bridges and observation balloons, or work out strategies a segment at a time in detail.