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  • 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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  1. Apr 15, 2014
    90
    Dcs World is one of the best combat flight simulators based on the Su 25 T and it’s incredibly free. If you own a Joystick you should give it a try.
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  1. Aug 9, 2013
    10
    An 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 retrainAn 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.
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  2. Sep 20, 2014
    10
    An extremely high fidelity simulation of aircraft ranging from a variety of eras, from the P-51 Mustang to today's A-10C and KA-50. ThisAn extremely high fidelity simulation of aircraft ranging from a variety of eras, from the P-51 Mustang to today's A-10C and KA-50. This simulation is not for the impatient, and learning each aircraft will take a differing amount of time depending on the aircraft. The P-51 for instance, being a simple aircraft, can take a day to learn. The A-10C, however, with it's vast range of computers, weapon systems and avionics, after 2 years of flying it I am still learning new features.

    The only downside is cost, at $50 per aircraft, but the cost is well accounted for in the depth and attention to detail the developers have put into this simulation.
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  3. Oct 19, 2014
    10
    Very good simulation, very realistic flight models. Very nice bunch of aircraft, planes and helicopters, new ones coming soon. Same for maps,Very good simulation, very realistic flight models. Very nice bunch of aircraft, planes and helicopters, new ones coming soon. Same for maps, some nice ones will soon be released. The devs are working hard to always improve their soft. Kudos to those guys. There is no better realistic military flight simulation out there. Expand
  4. Oct 15, 2014
    10
    DCS World is one of few flight simulation software that puts realistic simulation and fidelity to the first place.
    Modules for DCS World have
    DCS World is one of few flight simulation software that puts realistic simulation and fidelity to the first place.
    Modules for DCS World have professional level flight models and incredible fidelity of aircraft systems along with interactive cockpits. Powerful Mission Editior and mission engine that utilizes LUA scripts give you an opportunity to create any kind of scenario for your flight. This game is a 'must have' if you are fond of flight simulation games and aviation.
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  5. Jan 29, 2014
    9
    This is NOT Call of Duty. This is NOT a pick it up and play game. I wouldn't even call this a GAME. This is the closest you will get to flyingThis is NOT Call of Duty. This is NOT a pick it up and play game. I wouldn't even call this a GAME. This is the closest you will get to flying An A-10C, P-51D, KA-50, or any other included aircraft in your LIFE. IF you consider yourself a GAMER you will NOT like it. This SIMULATOR gets positive reviews because it is the best option for the people who want to play this genre. It is a select few. I have been doing flight sims since X-plane 6, when I sat on my dads lap and we crashed on PURPOSE because I didn't know better. That is a long time in the genre. And I can honestly say that this is the best that I have ever touched. You need to know your stuff to enjoy the game. You need Incredible patience. I hardly have that. But everything in this SIM is just right for the people who it was aimed at. For all you people who think it is "too expensive", that is just an empty wallet on your behalf. These people need the money to expand the franchise. In fact, This game, when you can appreciate it, is worth all of that cash. Call of Duty at $59.99 is a complete rip off. A multi-choice movie with the cheeziest scenes ever. Meanwhile, DCS here provides infinite replayability, Never finding the same situation, and whats more you don't HAVE to buy everything. Many people, In fact most, me included, have an aircraft that they specialize in. I am an A-10 pilot. I know what every goddamn switch and lever in that cockpit does. What order to hit them in to do whatever, and why to do them in a given situation. I don't know how to do that in a KA-50, or mustang, or huey, or Mi-8, and probably never will. And for those who find that a steep learning curve, there is Flaming Cliffs 3, a shallower module that lets you play in the A variant of the A-10, the first Su-25, the Su-27 premier Russian all weather fighter, the F-15C, cost excluded the most effective fighter of all time, with none lost to enemy fire, and the MiG-29, Russia's star dogfighter of the '90s. This game is probably not for you. Because chances are, you are a "Gamer", who looks to expand his horizons into simulation. DO NOT START HERE. This is like taking a baby of breast milk and straight to jalepeno peppers cut up in a pickled curry and soaked in a red wine and brandy bath. Which, for you people laughing out there, is not a good idea. If the person I described is just you, you will rip out your hair in frustration, trying to learn the first few of hundreds of cockpit switches. Start shallow. In a low realism setting configuration of the new IL-2, for example. Or, because if you do get Flaming Cliffs 3, and you need this for that, Lock On: Modern Air Combat. But work your way up the ladder. This game would be shamed by someone who thinks themselves fantastic, but isn't. Nobody is born fantastic. But this SIM can make you just that. The reason I do not rate it perfect is because it is only perfect to those who can truly appreciate it. Become that person. You will not regret it. Thank you. Expand
  6. Aug 19, 2013
    9
    NutCracker clearly doesn't understand. DCS World comes with a single aircraft (SU-25T) which is a 30 year old Russian aircraft great forNutCracker 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.
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  7. Aug 6, 2013
    2
    A 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 notA 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.

    Pros:

    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.

    Cons:

    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.
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