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Game #2268
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Su-27 Flanker    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Simulation   Flight - Military

Rating: 9.03 (130 votes)

Su-27 Flanker box cover

Su-27 Flanker screenshot
Su-27 Flanker is a very accurate and detailed flight simulation of the Russian Su-27, developed by Eagle Dynamics, a Russian team, and SSI. It doesn't have flashy textured graphics, which were standard even back then, but actually the "clean" and sharp graphics with detailed animated objects do a great job in portraying the game world. And they are smooth even on a low 486.

Su-27 Flanker comes with a powerful mission builder/planner and many preset missions, but sadly lacks any campaigns or pilot career options. It's all about the flying experience, mission planning and building. It's a great game with many nice details that show the love and labour that has gone into this game. For example, the reaction times for the controls (gears etc...) are not instant as seen in most games, but just exactly the way they are in the real Su-27, like it or not. It supports local networks for multiplayer missions. Overall, an excellent game up in the ranks with Tornado or Falcon 3.0. However, you might be disappointed if you're expecting something more in the tradition of Microprose. Two thumbs up, way up!

Note: the buy link below leads to Squadron Commander Edition, which upgrades the game to v1.5 and adds 150 extra missions.

Reviewed by: Rob
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Eagle Dynamics
Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)
Year: 1996
Software Copyright: Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)
Theme: Design Tool, Modern
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:   from CD-ROM Access!
Related Links: MiGMan's review of the 2.5 version (1999), The Su-27 Flanker Unofficial FAQ (archived)
If you like this game, try: Tornado, Su-25 Stormovik, Falcon 3.0

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