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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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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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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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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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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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Heroes of the Pacific

Heroes of the Pacific
3

Developer: IR Gurus
Genre: Flight Simulator
Release: September 23, 2005

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1942: The Pacific Air War

1942: The Pacific Air War
4

Developer: MPS Labs
Genre: Flight Simulator
Release: 1994

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