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Currently browsing:   Flight - Military  Simulation titles

Well, here's an introduction to flight simulations: these are games that simulate aircraft. Many, many people (including myself - Tiago) enjoy sitting in front of a screen with a piece of plastic in one hand (or, if one has enough money, a piece of plastic in every hand & foot), pretending to be flying something that can range from a few pieces of wood, wire and fabric to 50 tons of winged metal! Now that I'm done with this pointless rumbling, lets put this matter clearly: there are only 2 kinds of flight sim, the In-Yer-Face-Game survey sims and the Hard-To-Get-To-Grips-Unless-You're-A-Propeller-Head(tm) hardcore sims. Actually it's a bit more complex, but not by much.

Survey sims are games first and simulations second. The goal here is to have the player having fun while pretending to be flying an aircraft. Recent games that come to mind are, well, every Novalogic flight sim.

Hardcore sims are a different breed. They aim at making the player feel he is inside the real thing, and therefore forcing him to do all the little tasks needed to make something far, far heavier than air soar up there in the skies.

However, in the old days, you didn't really have this distinction, as the processing power was too limited to have accurate physics and avionics modelling. Long time aficionados may remember that Falcon 3.0 required a math coprocessor (something really expensive and rare back in the early 90s) to run with the advanced flight model.



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Name
Publisher
Year
Avg. Rating
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee1942: The Pacific Air War
MicroProse
1994
8.36
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeA-10 Tank Killer
Dynamix
1989
7.51
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeA-10 Tank Killer v. 1.5
Dynamix
1991
8.35
A.T.A.C.: A War on Drugs
MicroProse
1992
7.98
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeACE
Cascade
1987
8.22
ACE 2
Cascade
1987
8.12
Ace of Aces
Accolade
1987
8.14
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeAces of The Pacific
Dynamix
1992
8.96
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeAces over Europe
Dynamix
1993
8.79
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeAchtung Spitfire!
Avalon Hill
1997
8.77
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeAir Power
Mindscape
1996
8.05
Airstrike USA
Digital Integration
1990
8.14
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeApache Longbow
Interactive Magic
1995
8.33
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeATF: Advanced Tactical Fighters
Electronic Arts
1996
9.16
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeAV8B Harrier Assault
Domark
1992
8.47
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeB-17 Flying Fortress
Freeware
1992
8.56
B-24 Combat Simulator
Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)
1987
8.36
Back to Baghdad
Military Simulations Inc.
1996
8.39
Battlehawks 1942
LucasFilm Games
1988
8.87
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeBirds of Prey
Electronic Arts
1992
8.85
Black Knight: Marine Strike Fighter
FormGen
1994
8.26
Blue Max
Three-Sixty Pacific
1991
7.53
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeChuck Yeager's Air Combat
Electronic Arts
1991
8.68
Combat Air Patrol
Psygnosis
1996
6.23
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeCorncob 3D
MVP Software
1992
9.05
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeDambusters, The
Accolade
1985
8.16
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeDawn Patrol
Empire Interactive
1994
8.81
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeDawn Patrol: Head to Head
Empire Interactive
1995
8.33
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeDive Bomber
Epyx
1988
7.72
Dogfight: 80 Years of Aerial Warfare
MicroProse
1993
9.02
Evasive Action
Software Toolworks
1994
8.9
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeF-14 Fleet Defender Gold
MicroProse
1994
8.4
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeF-14 Tomcat
Activision
1990
8.09
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeF-15 Strike Eagle II
MicroProse
1989
8.87
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeF-15 Strike Eagle III
MicroProse
1992
8.7
F-16 Fighting Falcon
Interactive Magic
1997
8.26
F-16: Combat Pilot
Electronic Arts
1989
8.94
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeF-19 Stealth Fighter
MicroProse
1988
8.5
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeF-22 Raptor
Novalogic
1998
8.03
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeF-29 Retaliator
OCEAN
1991
8.96
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