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Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

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  • Summary: Pilot three different variants of the F-16 Fighting Falcon -- the best multi-role fighter ever built -- including Block 40, Block 50/52 and MLU variants. Ultra-high fidelity physics modeling closely simulates actual aircraft performance. Engage the enemy in two operational theaters -- KoreaPilot three different variants of the F-16 Fighting Falcon -- the best multi-role fighter ever built -- including Block 40, Block 50/52 and MLU variants. Ultra-high fidelity physics modeling closely simulates actual aircraft performance. Engage the enemy in two operational theaters -- Korea and the Balkans -- each covering over a million square Kilometers of territory. Dogfight over a wide variety of landscapes: wide seas, open grasslands, dense forests and snow capped mountains. Fly nap-of-earth missions through detailed terrain and undulating valleys. Launch a variety of air-to-air missiles like the AIM-120 AMRAAM and AIM-9 Sidewinder. Deploy a vast array of air-to-ground weaponry including the AGM-65 Maverick, AGM-88 HARM, cluster bombs, slick and high drag bombs and laser guided ordnance. Weapon systems are simulated using the most accurate publicly available specifications. Simulate an entire war with the most advanced dynamic campaign engine ever made for your PC. This remarkable feature presides over tens of thousands of vehicles: air, land and sea. No two missions ever fly the same! [Graphsim] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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  1. Finally a Falcon 4 that works as advertised straight out of the box. Includes the best features of the Falcon mod-community along with numerous new features. Superb work. [Nov 2005]
  2. The most detailed combat flight simulator on the market.
  3. The full PDF manual for Allied Force clocks in at 716 pages. [Jan 2006, p.58]
  4. Easily the best flight and fight sim ever created. And I don't say that lightly. It's not easy but at least if you make the effort you won't be plagued by buggy programming.
  5. It is cheap, about as complete as a game of this nature can be, and thanks to the plethora of missions, the inclusion of a mission editor, and especially the several dynamic campaigns, the sim offers limitless replayability.
  6. One of the most welcome and significant new flight-sim releases in years. [Sept 2005, p.71]
  7. With improved graphics, a wealth of dynamic missions and campaigns, the mission builder and the rabid fan base, Falcon. 4.0: Allied Force is another strong entry into the shrinking sim market. Best of all, this can be had for a modest $30 bones.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
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  1. TariqW.
    Aug 25, 2005
    10
    Definitely a classic buy buy buy!
  2. MiksR.
    Aug 20, 2005
    10
    Superb game, great!!! Must have.
  3. Aug 18, 2012
    10
    The most polished flight sim I've played, this game executes everything very well, it's almost too large of a game to put into one review.The most polished flight sim I've played, this game executes everything very well, it's almost too large of a game to put into one review. Rest assured that this has a huge community, looks great, is terrifically optimized, all while maintaining a very realistic experience. The one thing that can really hurt a sim experience is wonky communication, having to repeat commands, or them not working well. The command system is wonderful, asking for a taxi puts you in line and it's very organized, if you are a flight lead your wingmen will follow you on the runway, and you are seamlessly transferred from taxing to takeoff by doing one command. Another problem with flight sims is that a lot of the game is just learning the plane, and not much is put into mission design and AI, well AF does both beautifully. Though randomly generated, there are a nice variety of mission types and scenarios will mix things up. There's also a custom mission editor which has a relatively small learning curve compared to most custom mission editors out there. The AI is done well, the AI makes mistakes, but at about the right frequency. Stick support is great, while most will work for any game, some sticks comes with trimming wheels etc. and they may not be supported, my CH 568(a bit older) works well with all the wheels on it as well, which didn't work in IL-2 1946. I can honestly say this is the best flight sim on the market along with DCS a-10, however this is much more optimized and doesn't require a high-end graphics card to run. All around the game is incredibly consistent, looks great, realistic, runs great, lasts a long time, huge community, and modding support. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Sep 23, 2005
    10
    Oh my god, the graphics, the realism, hte complexity, this'll keep me occupied till i'm 80.
  5. SamF.
    Jan 2, 2006
    10
    Finally after about 6 years a Falcon 4.0 Game that is Stable and playable. Awesome. Allied Force adds alot of the improvements from previous Finally after about 6 years a Falcon 4.0 Game that is Stable and playable. Awesome. Allied Force adds alot of the improvements from previous patches and make this game the best combat flight sim period. Expand
  6. RicardoG.
    Sep 28, 2007
    10
    The best, period. Having flown flight sims since the Falcon 3.0 era, I am certain that this version beats all the others. The dynamic The best, period. Having flown flight sims since the Falcon 3.0 era, I am certain that this version beats all the others. The dynamic campaigns, well modelled weapons, and dynamic enemy AI... I've been flying AF for over a year without yet running out of options!!! What are you waiting for? This is not just a great sim, it is a piece of simulation/software history. Expand
  7. StaikoP.
    Sep 4, 2005
    7
    Being a real pilot in real life doesn't get closer. Very good graphics, bug free and with intense dogfights and scenarios makes it very Being a real pilot in real life doesn't get closer. Very good graphics, bug free and with intense dogfights and scenarios makes it very attracting. However, learning how to use the aircrafts equipment is like ... studying aviation in a University. Very difficult but one thing is for sure, if you get the hold of it you wont let go ! Expand

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