Undoubtedly one of the best air traffic controller simulations ever made, Tower is an outstanding Windows 3.1 update of the venerable sim ATC (a.k.a. Tracon 2) by the master of flight simulators and longtime partner of Microsoft, Tower is undeniably the best simulation of air traffic controller on the market today. The myriad of options include weather options, adjustable difficulty level, and excellent on-line help thanks to Windows. |
As a testament to how amazingly realistic Tower is, imagine a 360 degree panaromic photo from KDCA tower where arriving and departing planes actually move realistically across the environment. The interface takes some getting used to, but the versatility and complexity is well worth the effort. The pilot voice is very realistic. The plane types match what's on the flight strips -- which can print out just like the real thing. Best of all, the game plays great on newer Windows systems (e.g. 95/98/2000/ME). Definitely not to be missed!
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