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F/A-18 Operation Desert Storm

F/A-18 Operation Desert Storm
3

By the time F/A-18 Operation Desert Storm came out, the engine was already some six-year-old. The sim is a sequel to F/A-18 Korea, which was by no means a bad game. The same can be said of Desert Storm, though the product is held back somewhat by the dated tech powering it, which the developer […]

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Aces of World War I

Aces of World War I
1.5

Aces of World War 1 is an arcade oriented and completely uninteresting flight game set during the First World War. Aces allows you to fly a good deal of both German and Allied fighters and bombers (such as the Fokker DR1, Sopwifth Camel or Nieuport 28). The flight model has a great deal of issues. […]

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Sabre Ace: Conflict Over Korea

Sabre Ace: Conflict Over Korea
3

Sabre Ace is a combat flight sim that covers the air war in the Korean conflict. Although touted as a realistic game, players who want a hardcore flight model should leave this one out. On the other hand, folks looking for a decent game involving air combat during the Korean war, and most importantly who […]

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Flanker 2.0

Flanker 2.0
3.5

A scripted campaign flames out Flanker’s potential. Flanker 2.0 is an updated version to the original SU-27 Flanker, a hardcore flight sim with a Russian bent. The original designers have evaluated tons of feedback regarding the first offering and have implemented many fixes and improvements. The end result is a great flight sim, but one […]

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Pacific Fighters

Pacific Fighters
4

The guys behind the original IL-2 Sturmovik, Oleg Maddox and his team, gave us a wonderful focus of the war over the snowy expanses of the Eastern Front, where German planes tangled with obscure but lively Russian planes. Since then, it’s gradually migrated closer to a setting more palatable to American gamers, working its way […]

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Air Power: Battle in the Skies

Air Power: Battle in the Skies
4

Air Power is set in an alternate reality where a country has fallen into civil war and a power struggle has broken out between several different warlords who want to claim power. When first firing the game up, the player can choose between starting a full campaign or playing a single scenario. Single scenarios allow […]

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Comanche: Maximum Overkill

Comanche: Maximum Overkill
4

While some have complained of the arcade-ish aspects of Comanche: Maximum Overkill (a trend that would be both a blessing and a curse in Novalogic flight sims), the game itself does score high where it most counts – it’s fun. Comanche strikes a good balance between approachable action and simulation, and thus proves persistently inviting. […]

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Air Havoc Controller

Air Havoc Controller
3

There are few air traffic controller simulations out there. It’s a sub-genre that will suit only a subsection of flight sim players, after all. Air Havoc Controller wasn’t the first ATC simulation for the PC, and it’s pretty simple at its core. You’re in charge of a 30-mile wide chunk of Arizona airspace that includes […]

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Jane’s F/A-18 Simulator

Jane’s F/A-18 Simulator
4.5

Hands down the second best way to fly an F/A-18E. Jane’s F/A-18 is not only the foremost naval aviation simulator to ever grace a hard drive, it’s also one of the finest jet combat sims around. It should be made clear right up front, however, that F/A-18 is not a product for casual flyers. This […]

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F/A-18 Korea

F/A-18 Korea
4

A heavily pimped out Hornet, with a canned campaign mode. Originally released on the Mac, F/A-18 Hornet 3.0 offered a great flying simulation experience by delivering one of the most accurate and detailed avionics around. Hornet has slowly gained a loyal following among PC users, and then F/A-18 Korea has arrived to parlay that loyalty […]

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