- Summary: Feel the excitement of flying the Su-25T "Frogfoot" attack jet in the free-to-play Digital Combat Simulator World! DCS World is a vehicle combat simulation game created by an inspired development team. DCS World uses a powerful engine that delivers realistic gameplay.
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Aug 9, 2013An amazingly well done flight sim. Sure, if you're in reality a terrible pilot with bad habits it's going to be really hard to retrain yourself from the hand holding of other well known flight sims. Reality check #1, you can't expect to land at full speed. #2 Your 20, 000 pound Su-25 or A10 won't turn on a dime unless you know how to make the beast obey your wishes.#3 this is a very unforgiving and realistic sim. You WILL be shot down a hundred times before you learn to actually evade enemy fire.
Also, you really can't blame the developer for the user being too lazy to actually read the manual provided/available to each aircraft. I mean, if somebody's too lazy to read the mission briefing that describes the campaign progression why would you expect them to read the manual?
In conclusion this game isn't for the lazy or weak willed. It's for those that want the satisfaction of seeing an a10 at the local airshow and knowing you could start that sucker up and off the runway and navigate anywhere you want to go. While using any and all real world equipment in that airframe.… Expand
Sep 7, 2013Simply the best combat flight simulator for modern era aircraft today. The DCS-Series aircraft simulate all systems at high fidelity like good planes for civil simulators like x-plane or MS Flight Simulator. Therefore you really need to spend some time to even learn how to start the engines. So if you want to have an experience as close to reality as you will get (including studying the manual) in your home, then this is the simulator to go.
You can compare the pricing with good planes for x-plane or MS Flight Simulator. You will find that a thoroughly simulated aircraft is about the same. (e.g. 60$ for the 777Wordliner for x-plane)… Expand
Aug 19, 2013NutCracker clearly doesn't understand. DCS World comes with a single aircraft (SU-25T) which is a 30 year old Russian aircraft great for bombing runs and air support. I don't know too much about planes but the wheel brake not working is by design. It's quite light because your actually meant to land, apply wheel brakes and then deploy parachutes (press P) to slow the aircraft down.
The reason the other Modules/DLC/Aircraft are the price they are is because of the detail they have gone into. The included aircraft (SU-25T) does not have an interactive/clickable but the A10c module and Black Shark KA-50, Mustang PD-51 do..... in the A10c for example, every single button is clickable in the click what you see and find out what happens. It's built off the same software they use to train A10C pilots, it's very accurate and VERY VERY indept, there's a whole computer inside that damn plane..
This is not battlefield. If you work at it enough, and practised enough in this game it is completely possible you would be able to replicate everything in real life, such is the detail.
It took around 2 years to develop just the A10c Module/DLC/Aircraft. The manual reads like a text book.
Try some mid -air refuelling and then give this game 2/10 because you had no fun.… Expand
Oct 26, 2013As it is as a platform or Os for the system It is not a game
that being said the modules are a bit steep in price but seeing as they are each in them selfs a full game i see why .The multiplay aspect is nice "ONLY IF" the server allows all aspects of the game from Helo's Both Transport and combat to plane to A.W.A.K.S to Ground forces control
with all these things in place it is still in a major lacking as the pricing of modules is much to high to justify buying all or multiple to the multiplayer aspect is a Broken lobby system that does not allow for searching adding favorites or filtering out the Modules that you do not have or even sorting by ping or players .As a game based around ideally multiplayer it does not work too effectively the load times even on a beast is quite bad game play is good with exeption of the Combined arms Ai is utterly Horrid The AI never really seems to bother me in games to much but when the tanks run into building when left alone and are just sitting targets that fire back or get destroyed by trying to cross a bridge I'ts time to focus on the ai being 100% rewritten Team work as i see it is non existent as there is no missions given out after game starts no destroy this target protect this area of ground nothing its mostly just a free flight with other people flying and seaching and destroying the building of a mission is not easy by any means Think Arma or flashpoint mission maker With less fineness and decent coding .
all in all the game is a time killer and quite realistic on some aspects and Screamingly bad on others
much work in the Ai controlls realism of The Huey -Combined arms and over all load times needs to be fixed … Expand
Aug 6, 2013A free to play flight fighter sim. Has a lot going for it, but poor feature implementation and greedy payment model means the game is just not going to take off.
Damage model looks great, where even the tires blow up if you land too hard.
Feels more or less realistic. Not a real pilot so cant say.
Training doesn't work, and only shows you a low quality clip
Control configurations are all bunched together. So to find a weapons system you have to guess what it's called and then scroll through 100+ tags to find what you are looking for.
Breaks don't stop the plane, so you have to land right at the beginning of the landing strip to have any chance of stopping.
The missions have no immersion, no voice acting, no plot, no subplot. Basically feels like Flight Sim but without the scenarios where there was actual plot and story and voice acting.
THE WORST THING IS THE PRICING! Don't be fooled by free to play, (and this is why people dislike free to play). You get one airplane and a few missions. But to fly anything else, you have to buy it with real money. However, any other plane in the game costs $40. !?!?!?!?!
Where do they come up with these numbers? To make it worse there are only 2 other planes to fly. A P-51 and A-10. And you have a KA-52 helicopter you can buy for $40
This game is not worth $120 At $30 maybe but not at list price.… Expand
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