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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 InducteeTheir Finest Hour: Battle of Britain
LucasFilm Games
1989
9.27
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeSuper EF2000
OCEAN
1997
9.19
Out of the Sun
Domark
1997
9.16
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeATF: Advanced Tactical Fighters
Electronic Arts
1996
9.16
TFX: Tactical Fighter Experiment
OCEAN
1993
9.08
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeCorncob 3D
MVP Software
1992
9.05
Megafortress
Three-Sixty Pacific
1990
9.04
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeFlight Commander 2
Avalon Hill
1995
9.04
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeSu-27 Flanker
Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)
1996
9.03
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeGunship 2000
MicroProse
1989
9.03
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeStrike Commander
Origin Systems
1993
9.02
Falcon 4.0
Hasbro
1998
9.02
Dogfight: 80 Years of Aerial Warfare
MicroProse
1993
9.02
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeOperation Harrier
US Gold
1990
9
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeYS Flight
Freeware
2004
9
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeGunship
MicroProse
1987
9
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeU.S. Navy Fighters
Electronic Arts
1994
9
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeHind
Interactive Magic
1996
9
Knights of The Sky
MicroProse
1992
9
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeMiG-29M Super Fulcrum
Domark
1991
8.98
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeLongbow 2
Electronic Arts
1997
8.97
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeRed Baron
Freeware
1990
8.97
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeAces of The Pacific
Dynamix
1992
8.96
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeF-29 Retaliator
OCEAN
1991
8.96
F-16: Combat Pilot
Electronic Arts
1989
8.94
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeTornado
Spectrum Holobyte
1993
8.93
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeWings of Glory
Origin Systems
1995
8.93
Evasive Action
Software Toolworks
1994
8.9
KA-50 Hokum
Domark
1992
8.9
Falcon 3.0
Spectrum Holobyte
1991
8.9
Su-25 Stormovik
Electronic Arts
1992
8.88
First Over Germany
Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)
1989
8.88
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeF-15 Strike Eagle II
MicroProse
1989
8.87
Battlehawks 1942
LucasFilm Games
1988
8.87
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeBirds of Prey
Electronic Arts
1992
8.85
LHX Attack Chopper
Electronic Arts
1990
8.83
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeF/A-18 Hornet 3.0
Graphic Simulation
1997
8.81
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeDawn Patrol
Empire Interactive
1994
8.81
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeAces over Europe
Dynamix
1993
8.79
Hall of Belated Fame InducteeSuper-VGA Harrier
Domark
1992
8.78
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