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Team Apache

Team Apache
4

The flight modelling in Team Apache, an AH-64D sim from developer Simis Limited, falls at the high mid-range of the realism scale, while the avionics modeling is in the lower mid-range, however neither is the real focal point of this military simulation. As the name suggests, the focus falls on team tactics. Let’s get into […]

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Fleet Defender

Fleet Defender
4

The F-14 Tomcat first came into service in the 1970s, but the fighter jet was most popularized in the movie Top Gun (1986). In fact, the movie was so popular that people that signed up for the US Navy rose by 500 percent in the years following that movie’s release. Many PC games that plastered […]

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CyberStrike 2

CyberStrike 2
2.5

CyberStrike 2 is the sequel to one of the earliest online action games. The original CyberStrike offered crude graphics but decent robo combat via the online service known as GEnie. Like the first game, CyberStrike 2 is old-school battle-mech, in which you steer an armored, two-legged robot fitted with various weapons against other mechs. The […]

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Across the Rhine

Across the Rhine
3

Across the Rhine is an oddball mix of tank simulation and strategy set during World War 2. It’s also a monster of complexity that will rightfully scare off most people, requiring almost as much time to master as Harpoon or Falcon 3.0. As a combat game, it’s weak. Upon entering battle, I found it impossible […]

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Black Knight: Marine Strike Fighter

Black Knight: Marine Strike Fighter
3.5

Black Knight: Marine Strike Fighter is a simulation of the F/A-18 Hornet, which is currently being used by both the U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy. At first glance, this game reminds me of F/A-18 Hornet add-on for Falcon 3.0 from Spectrum Holobyte and Apache from I-Magic, mainly due to the similarity in quality of the […]

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Flying Heroes

Flying Heroes
3.5

Flying Heroes takes place in the magical, mythical world of Hesperia. It’s a land of history filled with conflict and bloody battles between four clans — the Magion, Sky Knights, Lizard Riders, and Hammercraft. Struggles for dominance consumed the lands until a better way of dealing with their aggressive natures and hatred towards one another […]

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Flying Saucer

Flying Saucer
2

Is it true that the United States government is somewhat behind an alien plot to destroy the world? This is one question that is raised in AnyRiver’s craptastic shooter / flight simulator / action game in which you pilot a UFO (at which point you probably identify it and spoil its name). You plummet into […]

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Air Warrior II

Air Warrior II
4

Air Warrior is the simulation that has given many would-be virtual pilots their first taste of what its like to fly against another person instead of an AI-controlled enemy aircraft. It’s the Doom of flight sims, essentially, so it’s quite an interesting entry as far as 90s flight games. Air Warrior II has a bit […]

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Star Trek: Bridge Commander

Star Trek: Bridge Commander
4

Developer: Totally Games
Genre: Space Combat
Release: February 26, 2002

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Sinistar: Unleashed

Sinistar: Unleashed
3

Developer: GameFX
Genre: Space Combat
Release: September 15, 1999

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