Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
Buy On
  1. CheckOut
    Graphically, Jetfighter IV is one of the sweetest simulators you've seen.
  2. The lush ground terrain and scenery make this one of the richest looking settings for some quick action. Just don't bank on realism.
  3. The lack of an uninstall feature is a major detriment to this program.
  4. The game is completely customizable in almost every category including graphics and difficulty.
  5. 70
    JF4 introduces several leading edge innovations into the genre that set it apart, yet at the same time it manages to crash and burn when it comes down to just the basics.
  6. Though plagued by control and interface problems, the entertainment value suffers only some edgewise tarnish on an otherwise well polished piece of silver.
  7. A light and enjoyable sim for those who don't want to have to invest hundreds of hours learning a much more detailed, complex simulation.
  8. 60
    This is a very hard game and punishes more than rewards.
  9. Gameplay is complex enough to feel realistic, action-packed enough to be exciting, and easy enough to learn for players who are flight-challenged.
  10. PC Gamer
    An "Air Quake" for the masses with no noteworthy features to speak of. [Feb 2001, p.79]
  11. Another potentially great game crashes and burns due to sloppy programming and a premature release. Pity.
  12. Daily Radar
    With its myriad bugs and lack of real multiplayer component, Jet Fighter IV is the sort of game that should have spent a few more months in the hangar.
  13. Missed opportunity with the goofy premise; far too relaxed; even with the mission generator replay value is low.
  14. CNET Gamecenter
    Will likely prove more frustrating than fun for those who strap themselves into the cockpit.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. ButchP.
    Mar 18, 2005
    I love it we play online all the time lots of great people and pilots. we have tournaments between teams and all.