PC Flight Games

Whirlwind Over Vietnam

Whirlwind Over Vietnam

Platform: PC
April 13, 2007
Delve into the darkness and challenges of the Vietnam War in the epic title Whirlwind Over Vietnam. As a helicopter pilot your missions will take you through the toughest and most dangerous campaigns of the Ia Drang Valley, 1965. The War in Vietnam has become one of the most significant political events of the sixties. After World War II military technologies started developing quickly. One of the most noticeable changes was the all-round usage of military helicopters. Even now, after 40 years, the image of a Huey helicopter is one of the most typical associations with the War in Vietnam and almost every movie dedicated to this topic features these machines. Whirlwind Over Vietnam is a helicopter sim that depicts the most famous episodes of the war in a movie-style way. The main events of the game are well-known to the audience due to famous books and movies dedicated to the War such as We Were Soldiers, Apocalypse Now, Hamburger Hill and many others. The game features all the major weapons and military equipment of that period, both air and land - from firearms, grenade launchers and artillery to planes and vehicles on either side of the conflict. And of course, the main focus is on helicopters. The game contains all major American helicopters with modifications for both US Army and Marine Corps. The game is flexible and has a lot of settings which allow varied flight behavior for the helicopter from realistic to arcade. [Evolved Games]
Metascore:
49
User Score:
3.0
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946

IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946

Platform: PC
March 13, 2007
Oleg Maddox's Il-2 Sturmovik series of flight simulators continues to expand. The latest offering, Il-2 1946, adds 36 new planes, four new gigantic maps, over a hundred new ground objects, and nearly 200 new campaign missions. This new opus also includes all of the previous Il-2 series content. What began as a one-aircraft study sim is now an astonishing anthology, with a whopping 229 flyable aircraft and over 300 aircraft total! Not to mention that players will have the opportunity to get a first glance at the future of the series arriving next year: Storm of War Battle of Britain via exclusive bonus videos.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
Flyboys Squadron

Flyboys Squadron

Platform: PC
November 16, 2006
Fly your authentic WWI vintage airplane on missions, engaging in dogfights, performing aeronautic stunts, and practicing flight skills. The game is based on the daring flight and combat exploits of Lafayette Escadrille, the real-life American Volunteer force profiled in the recent movie Flyboys, Starring James Franco, Jean Reno, and David Ellison. Ellison is regarded as one of the top stunt pilots in the world. [iEntertainment]
Metascore:
45
User Score:
5.0
Microsoft Flight Simulator X

Microsoft Flight Simulator X

Platform: PC
October 17, 2006
From award winning game developer ACES comes Flight Simulator X. The latest installment will include the usual genre leading realism that continues to awe real pilots and will serve as the graphical benchmark for games on Windows Vista. Additionally, Flight Simulator X will deliver for the first time structured game play with more than 55 missions to choose from which will test the skills of players of all levels. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
Wings Over Europe: Cold War Gone Hot

Wings Over Europe: Cold War Gone Hot

Platform: PC
May 24, 2006
(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]
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.8
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII

Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII

Platform: PC
March 28, 2006
Experience the greatest air battles of World War II in famous locations from across the globe. Whether it's the Battle of Britain, the attack of Pearl Harbor or the fierce fighting for the desserts of North Africa, the player and his squadron of Blazing Angels will be tasked with turning the tide of war. Command three separate AI-wingmen and make use of each ones special abilities to both attack and defend their squadron leader. During the course of the twenty mission campaign, the pilot will be accompanied by his squadron and they will grow together as an ace fighting force through the entire length of WWII. Fly in close to Germany's industrial terrain for a bombing raid, strafe the islands of the pacific, or emerge from the cloud cover over London and engage the enemy. The environment is so real you'll feel like you're the pilot in a famous WWII movie. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
65
User Score:
4.6
Heroes of the Pacific

Heroes of the Pacific

Platform: PC
October 25, 2005
With the attack on Pearl Harbor, the US military mobilized. Common men rose to the challenge and became heroes in the skies, seas and beaches of WWII's Pacific Theater. Heroes of the Pacific is an epic WWII flight combat game that begins with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and unfolds in epic detail through the battles of Midway, the Coral Sea, Wake Island, Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal. You are the hero whose skill guts and determination will win or lose the war. Mastery of over 25 actual WWII aircraft is crucial as is maintaining focus in the thick of a 300 plane dog fight with planes exploding and smoke trails blocking views. Command a squadron of 32 AI planes, work with friends through online connections, or go it alone to achieve the battle objectives. Make it through alive while upholding integrity, courage and American ideals to become a hero of the Pacific. [Encore Software]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.0
Battle of Britain II: Wings of Victory

Battle of Britain II: Wings of Victory

Platform: PC
September 12, 2005
Battle of Britain 2 Wings of Victory recreates the fierce and famous air battles southern England in 1940. The game delivers explosive fun for veteran and casual gamers alike, and occurs over a vast and living world below which will be forever known as one the world’s most decisive moments in history. The simulation allows the player to either act as the supreme commander of either side, or simply click “fly” and let your generals manage the war below. As commander, you can control the war down to a single aircraft or building in a world where thousands upon thousands battle for supremacy. Thousands of targets including every plane, factory, airfield, and radar station have a specific role and impact on the progress of the war below. As the enormous campaign plays out below, you will observe both allied and enemy flights carrying out their daily missions. You can take your commanders hat off and jump in the cockpit of the British Hurricane, Spitfire, German Messerschmitt, Stuka dive bomber, or man the gunstations of the Dornier Do17, Heinkel He111, and Ju-88 level bombers. As a pilot, all you need to do is destroy the enemy when you can and get you and your comrades home alive. [GMX Media]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
4.0
Lock On: Modern Air Combat

Lock On: Modern Air Combat

Platform: PC
July 26, 2005
Feel the power of commanding a modern jet fighter. Fly a variety of combat aircraft in the most graphically rich, audio intense game environment ever created for a combat flight simulator. Lock On: Modern Air Combat combines a broad scope of game play that includes engaging missions, an immersive combat environment, and in-your-face action. Choose from eight U.S. and Russian jets that range from the tank-killing A-10 Warthog and, ground-pounding Su-25 Frogfoot to air superiority fighters like the F-15C Eagle and Su-27 Flanker. Filled with intense campaigns, realistic flight modeling and flexible game options, Lock On will provide unlimited game play action to both novice and veteran flight sim fans. [Ubi Soft]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.5
Falcon 4.0: Allied Force

Falcon 4.0: Allied Force

Platform: PC
June 28, 2005
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 -- 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]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.8
X-Plane 8

X-Plane 8

Platform: PC
December 10, 2004
Plane simulates anything that flies: single-engine fixed wing props to multi-engine jets; gliders to dirigibles; helicopters to spacecraft to VTOLs such as the V-22 Osprey and AV8-B Harrier.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.5
Wings Over Vietnam

Wings Over Vietnam

Platform: PC
November 8, 2004
Wings Over Vietnam recreates the intense air combat experience in the skies over North Vietnam at the height of the air campaign during the Vietnam War. Fully scalable single and multiplayer gameplay from novice to experienced sim pilot. Perform naval or marine air combat missions from "Yankee Station", launching off either Kitty Hawk or Essex Class (Modernized) aircraft carriers. Take off from Air Force bases in Thailand to engage North Vietnamese MiGs during MIGCAP operations. Lead successful air-to-ground missions targeting power plants, bridges, airbases and naval facilities. Take part in "Wild Weasel" missions against the massive North Vietnamese SAM defenses! Go "Downtown" as you perform missions into the heart of the North Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, and its fearsome air defense network! [Bold Games]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Pacific Fighters

Pacific Fighters

Platform: PC
October 26, 2004
Backed by the Oleg Maddox development team, Pacific Fighters allows you to participate in the most compelling air-war experience ever created! Fly missions for the Allied forces or become an ace pilot for the deadly Japanese empire ? which will you choose? Select from a large variety of flyable aircraft such as the lethal Japanese Zero, U.S. made F6F Hellcat and a variety of British fighter planes. Target enemy ships, vehicles and aircraft on one of the 16 maps featuring famous historic locations. New to the series will be the emphasis on flyable bombers and aircraft-carrier action. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.5
Wings of Power: WWII Heavy Bombers and Jets

Wings of Power: WWII Heavy Bombers and Jets

Platform: PC
September 13, 2004
Shockwave Productions is using their critically acclaimed skill to dominate the civil aviation sim world with Wings of Power for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. Wings of Power raises the bar once again by adding seven meticulously created aircraft, visuals, and missions to Microsoft's latest and greatest flight simulator. Gorgeously constructed aircraft, inside and out, down to the last rivet. Fully clickable cockpits with authentic working gauges. 3D cockpits so real, they look just like their 2D rendered counterparts. The latest wind-tunnel technology helps to create for the most authentic, fluid flying qualities, including complex spins and stalls. Enhanced lighting visual effects. Fly the famous heavy bombers of WWII and the ingenious German jet technology that opposed them. Manual including rare data and the real operation of these amazing aircraft. [Shockwave]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Wings of War

Wings of War

Platform: PC
August 30, 2004
High-speed combat, high intensity action, and high-flying heroes rule the skies in Wings of War. All of the deadly drama and intense aerial duels of WWI will blast the PC as history's greatest flying aces take to the air. As rookie pilot Benjamin, you must prove your mettle against kings of the skies, and choose your destiny. Earn medals and ranks as you fight for your country under the service of your commanders. Seek fortune and glory as you take on side quests. The choice is up to you! The sky's the limit as you blaze a path to glory on Wings of War.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.6
FirePower for Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3

FirePower for Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3

Platform: PC
June 11, 2004
With FirePower for Microsoft Combat Simulator 3, you experience air combat like never before in over 50 missions. We have added twelve new aircraft that were designed with the help of over thirty real warbird pilots. You will also experience revolutionary, explosive, special effects like never before. Witness towering explosive blasts, aircraft being torn in half, and smoke drifting thousands of feet above the battlefields. Using authentic military test data and combat footage was the design team's primary focus. Under the hood, you will find every aircraft, building, and vehicle reacting precisely as they did when you unleash all of the newly designed weapons. Specific targets will require specific weapons, just like the real thing. You will also get to fly the famous B-17 Flying Fortress, man all of the gunner positions, and even attack those bomber formations from the cockpit of some of Germany's most ingenious, flying machines. Shrapnel will fly, tanks will blow, and guns will shred their targets to pieces. In fact FirePower is so real, you may find all you ever do is attack anything that has the misfortune of crossing your sights. [GMX Media]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
4.9
IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles - Ace

IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles - Ace

Platform: PC
March 2, 2004
Touted as the most realistic WWII flight simulation game to date, IL-2: Forgotten Battles soars to new heights with this exhilarating expansion pack. Adding 20 authentic new aircraft, three never-explored environments, and 30 demading new missions, Ace will plunge you deeper than ever into the perilous world of a WWII fighter pilot.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
Fair Strike

Fair Strike

Platform: PC
February 10, 2004
Command an elite squadron of the best military helicopter pilots in the world and battle a nefarious syndicate of international terrorists. Pilot six of the deadliest military helicopters on the planet in 30 levels of intense air-to-air, air-to-ground and air-to-sea combat! Fly 6 playable helicopters: AH-64A Apache, RAH-66 Comanche, PAH-2 Tiger, Ka-50 Black Shark, Ka-52 Alligator, and the Ka-58 Black Ghost. Battle heavily-armed narco-terrorists in the Caribbean, violent separatists in Eastern Europe, and Muslim fundamentalists in South East Asia and the Middle East. Lay waste to enemy tanks, tankers, bunkers, ships, helicopters, troops. Everything on screen is destructible! Awesome multiplayer modes ? via Internet or LAN defeat terrorists in 2-player cooperative missions or compete in 16-player death matches! [Encore Software]
Metascore:
56
User Score:
tbd
Echelon: Wind Warriors

Echelon: Wind Warriors

Platform: PC
February 9, 2004
Defend your race against a ruthless, faceless enemy determined to destroy your entire civilization. Use your cunning, guile and 18 ultra-sonic deadly aircraft in dogfights, bombing runs and reconnaissance missions. You are the only hope! Complete 40 white knuckle missions in arcade or simulation mode. Order wingmen to attack enemies, defend assets or relieve them of duty and single-handedly rain down a furious attack! Attack enemies with 16 powerful hi-tech weapons including plasma cannons, machine guns, torpedoes and guided missiles. Success in battle can win you prestigious awards like the Steel Rose, Gold Cross or Steel Boot! [Encore Software]
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.8
Apache Longbow Assault

Apache Longbow Assault

Platform: PC
February 5, 2004
Climb into the pocket of the ultimate air-attack fighting machine! The Apache Longbow is designed to take the punishment of a tank, but with capabilities of inflicting massive damage. As a pilot of an Apache Longbow, your mission is to provide cover for ground troops and to destroy enemy strong-holds. Your Apache is equipped with awe-inspiring weapons from 30mm chain guns to Hellfire missles to Sidewinder missles, everything you need to get the job done. Features multiple cockpit views, 3 modes of gameplay, and an engaging, heart-pounding storyline for hours of flight action. You will need nerves of steel, a steady hand and quick reflexes to complete your missions!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.0
Secret Weapons Over Normandy

Secret Weapons Over Normandy

Platform: PC
November 18, 2003
Join a secret squad of pilots dedicated to thwarting the most heinous plans of the Third Reich. Fly over twenty authentic aircraft across thirty daring missions in this new WWII action-flyer. Lawrence Holland, the legendary creator of "Star Wars X-Wing," "Star Wars Tie Fighter" and "Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe" returns with an exhilarating new game of action and intrigue. Can you be trusted with the most dangerous secrets of the war? Immerse yourself in intense WWII flight action as you make your way through the ranks of an elite fighter squadron. Fly more than twenty realistic aircraft across a variety of combat theaters over World War II Europe and other territories as you make your way through the ranks of an elite fighter squadron. Engage in over thirty action-packed missions featuring air-to-air and air-to-ground battle scenarios. [LucasArts]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.6
Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2

Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2

Platform: PC
October 30, 2003
Feel the adrenaline rush of the world's fastest motor sport in Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2. Fly at speeds over 500 mph and race around towering peaks, over frigid glaciers, through jungles and more on over 50 fantasy and real-world tracks. NEW FEATURE: Blast your way to the front of the pack in the all-new Race Combat mode. Race 70 authentic real-world aircraft - F4U Corsair, Hawker Seafury, the P-51 Mustang, the F8 Bearcat, P-38 Lightning and more! Over 50 Courses: Compete on fantasy tracks over the islands of South East Asia, across the Alps, around the British Isles, or real-word circuits like the Reno National Air Championship. Adjust aircraft parameters like wing span, propeller length, intake manifold, ordinance, nitrous load & more. Race against 16 AI controlled opponents or up to 7 others via internet or LAN. [Encore Software]
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
JetFighter V: Homeland Protector

JetFighter V: Homeland Protector

Platform: PC
October 21, 2003
Features over 30 gut-wrenching, action-packed air-to-air and air-to-ground missions to keep you in the thick of the battle. Stunning 3D graphics, environmental audio and highly detailed, satellite-mapped environments. 90,000 square miles of flyable satellite-mapped terrain of the South-western USA. Three flyable Lockheed Martin jets: The F-16 Fighting Falcon, F/A-22 Raptor and new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Realistic flight physics and weapon platforms provide the ultimate challenge. Make every mission count as you fight your way through a mystery that will keep you guessing at every turn. Includes an in-game custom editor giving you the ability to create highly customizable single mission challenges. Rich multiplayer features allow up to sixteen people to dogfight over a LAN or internet connection. [Global Star Software]
Metascore:
56
User Score:
4.0
The History Channel: Battle of Britain: World War II 1940

The History Channel: Battle of Britain: World War II 1940

Platform: PC
October 16, 2003
WWII was the war to end all wars. It defined a generation and changed the world forever. The History Channel Battle of Britain puts you in the cockpit of one of over 70 aircrafts to experience some of the greatest air-battles of the war. A fast-paced, action packed arcade-style fight sim, WWII Battle of Britain captures the chaos, the devastation and the battles that saved the lives of many allies and turned the tides of war against the Nazis.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
4.8
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight

Platform: PC
July 29, 2003
Experience history at the controls of historic aircraft, such as Charles Lindbergh's Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, the Douglas DC-3 and the world's first successful powered aircraft, the Wright Flyer. New engaging features such as interactive multimedia provide a wealth of historical information on the planes that shaped aviation history and the pilots who flew them. Informed and insightful articles explain all there is to know about Microsoft's Flight Simulator and the 24 aircraft included in the software. A Century of Flight also introduces an updated, dynamic weather system, enhanced automatically generated scenery (AutoGen) and detailed visual effects, improved Air Traffic Control functions, and 3D interactive cockpits, as well as 15 modern aircraft, including the Beechcraft Baron and the Robinson R22 helicopter. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.8
IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles

IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles

Platform: PC
March 2, 2003
With 20 new single player missions and 10 new cooperative multiplayer missions, and a new dynamic campaign system, Forgotten Battles expands the aerial battlefield for IL-2 owners, adding almost limitless replayability. The expansion pack also adds 27 new flyable planes, and 12 new AI controlled aircraft to faithfully recreate the WWII aerial combat experience.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.9
Fighter Ace 3.5

Fighter Ace 3.5

Platform: PC
November 25, 2002
Features more than 90 planes from the air forces and navies of the United States, Great Britain, Germany, the Soviet Union and Japan. Pilots can choose to fly in a variety of mission and dogfight-oriented arenas as individuals or a part of a team. Online tournaments and special events make the action even more thrilling and competitive. [Jaleco]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Strike Fighters: Project 1

Strike Fighters: Project 1

Platform: PC
October 27, 2002
A combat flight simulation game featuring some of the most exciting combat jet aircraft from the 60's. [Third Wire]
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.6
Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe

Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe

Platform: PC
October 25, 2002
Feel the adrenaline rush as you start strafing enemy positions at 350 mph, 600 feet above the European countryside, guns blazing and bombs blasting. In Combat Flight Simulator 3 (CFS3) you can fly for the USAAF, RAF, or the Luftwaffe in some of the most advanced and exotic aircraft of WWII. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.6
Xtreme Air Racing

Xtreme Air Racing

Platform: PC
September 14, 2002
A highly detailed recreation of the "Worlds Fastest Motorsport". Accurate representations of the airplanes raced annually at Reno, Nevada, together with realistic 3D terrain graphics combine to provide the ultimate high speed racing experience. Imagine flying fifty feet above the ground in supercharged, nitrous burning monsters with over 3000 horsepower at your fingertips, racing around pylons 50 feet off the ground. Imagine flying so low that your prop scrapes the sagebrush, while surrounded by seven hungry competitors, and you can begin to feel why the pilots who race at Reno call it the "world's greatest adrenaline rush!" [Victory Simulations]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
5.9
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