The History Channel's logo is printed on Battle for the Pacific's box, which may lead you to believe that the game features a certain amount of historical accuracy. It's apparently an undocumented fact, then, that if you were a World War II private, you would be accompanied on missions by soldiers completely impervious to gunfire. These soldiers would run directly up to enemies, perform pirouettes, and then kill them at point-blank range, which certainly sounds like a reasonable way to win a war. On the other hand, Battle for the Pacific, barring any secret Army documents, may simply be an abysmal game that features terrible mission design, broken artificial intelligence, and substandard controls. Because this is indeed the case, don't even think about buying this game--not even to experience the bizarre alternate reality of World War II that this first-person shooter represents.