Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

Digital ReleasePlayStation 4
January 18, 2019
DelistingFebruary 18, 2019
DeveloperProject Aces
PublisherBandai NAMCO
Available OnDigital
None (See Below)

PlayStation 2 (Original Release) page [Archive]


Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War was available to download on PlayStation 4 only to those who pre-ordered Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown before its release on January 18th, 2019. Namco extended the offer after the game’s release, allowing anyone who bought the game through February 18th to also receive a download code.

We received a tip in July of 2019 that purchasing the Deluxe Edition of Ace Combat 7 from the PlayStation Store (at least in European regions) still included a download of Ace Combat 5. This may have been temporary and may not have extended to other regions. We received another tip in the comments below on May 11th, 2024 confirming that no edition of the game remains available that includes the digital version of Ace Combat 5. It is likely that the lingering availability of the game in 2019 ended with that year.

According to those who downloaded this version, the game appears to be more than just a copy of the PlayStation 2 original. Enhanced visuals, a much larger file size than the original game, and a save system that does not reference memory cards are some of the noted differences. Given the amount of work, it is possible that Namco may eventually release this version for direct sale.

About the Game

After attempting to intercept an unidentified aircraft, the entire 108th Tactical Fighter Squadron was destroyed. As the base scrambles its defenses and goes on red alert, you and your fellow elite fighter pilots are called upon to protect your home nation of Osea. Missions in Ace Combat 5 include engaging enemy planes in dogfights, destroying ground targets, and making split-second decisions. With Wingman Command, which lets you issue orders and coordinate group attacks, the fate of an entire squadron is in your hands.