Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge is a first-party video game developed by FASA Studio (part of Microsoft Game Studios) for the Xbox. The game was later made available for download on the Xbox 360 from the Xbox Live Marketplace. The game, like the earlier Crimson Skies for the PC, is an action-oriented arcade flight game. Nonetheless, there are significant differences between the gameplay of High Road to Revenge and that of the original PC title. For example, while the Xbox game has a more open-ended mission structure, it offers less plane customization than the PC game.
"Crimson Skies" is set in an alternate history of Dieselpunk where Airships are the dominant method of transport. The failure of Prohibition at the federal level, combined with an increase in organized crime, the emergence of a new influenza plague, and the Great Depression; caused North America to fracture into multiple nation-states. Air transport replaced highways and railroads after numerous border disputes. The game focuses on the adventures of Nathan Zachary, leader of the Fortune Hunters sky pirate gang. Players assume his role as he undertakes a crusade to avenge the death of his old friend, "Doc" Fassenbiender.