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  • Summary: (Also known as "Wings Over Europe: Cold War Soviet Invasion") Wings Over Europe: Cold War Gone Hot is an air-combat game that delivers the excitement of a visceral, seat-of-your-pants dogfight experience -- flying in some of the most legenday jet fighters in history. Flyable aircraft include the: F-100 Super Sabre, F-105 Thunderchief, F-4 Phantom II,
    F-15 Eagle, A-10 Thunderbolt II, British Hunter, and the exciting vertical take-off and landing of the Harrier "jump jet." Engage in blood-draining, G-pulling, action-packed dogfights against 13 different types of Cold War Soviet aircraft. Fly era-specific aircraft through Central Europe in three epic campaigns. From the developers of the highly successful European Air War, Strike Fighters: Project 1, and Wings Over Vietnam. Random mission generator provides maximum flexibility and replayability. Campaign missions also have a different outcome each time. Open architecture for mod support. Download thousands of user-created skins, aircraft, terrain, missions, campaigns, and editors already available on the Internet. [Bold Games]
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  1. An enjoyable, light simulator. The plane selection (with NATO Fighters mods) makes me feel like a kid in a candy store. I just wish the AI was more challenging and that the multiplayer features were better. I also would not mind having proper labels for improved situational awareness. [Dec 2006]
  2. Even though Wings over Europe has a lot of stiff competition from other games, I can’t seem to get the odd ‘leaning at 90 degrees’ sensation out of my head. There’s always a new trick or manoeuvre to attempt in a different mission in a different plane. Maybe someday I’ll figure out how to drop bombs.
  3. The vintage jets are a delight for the eyes, and Wings over Europe can challenge your air combat maneuvering and bombing skills as well as many A-list flight sims do. [Aug 2006, p.90]
  4. Essentially, this is "Strike Fighters" in hotpants and platform heels. [Dec 2006, p.95]
  5. Instead of balancing on the line between arcade game and simulation, the game tries and fails to be both, giving the whole package a strange split personality that does nothing to endear you to it.
  6. Looks and plays like a game from 1999. [Christmas 2006, p.93]
  7. A great flyer for beginners, but not enough new features for the hardcore fan. [Dec 2006, p.114]

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  1. DR
    Sep 30, 2006
    9
    Awesome game, graphics are stunning, gameplay rivetting , ability to play both sides in multiplayer only is the only reason I would not go 10. Buy it. Expand
  2. NickM.
    Jul 29, 2006
    8
    This flight sim adds nicely to the already released Wings over Vietnam (the two can be combined if you've installed WoV first). Primarily adding the F-15, A-10, and the Harrier to the mix, as well as European senary, this "sim lite" offers plenty of entertainment value. Expand