Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. It resuscitates a once heavily hyped sim that was nearly dead on arrival, and turns it into something special. A must buy for combat flight simulation enthusiasts.
  2. All in all Microsoft owes a hearty thanks to GMX Studios for producing such a fine add-on. If you felt let down as I was or if you feel that you’ve tired out CFS3, you’ll find this add-on pack to be exactly what you need.
  3. Although FirePower is merely a companion to CFS3, it consumes the original. The flight models, missions, graphics, sound and damage modeling dominate every nook and cranny. If you already own Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3, do yourself a favor and buy this add-on. If you do not already own CFS3, buy it, install it, and make it perfect with FirePower.
  4. Games this close to perfection within a genre do not come along often enough.
  5. All 14 new planes are superbly detailed inside and out, with intricate virtual cockpits and comprehensive damage models...With Microsoft's patch (included with the game) and FirePower, "Combat Flight Simulator 3" goes from an also-ran to a top-notch simulation. [May 2004, p.66]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. DaleR.
    Jun 15, 2004
    9
    Great add-on which makes CFS 3 worth keeping on the hard drive at least another 6 months to a year or so!!