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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
    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
    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. Collapse