PC Flight Games

Flanker 2.5

Flanker 2.5

Platform: PC
March 26, 2002
Flanker 2.5 offers high adrenaline gameplay with a level of realism that until now had only been experienced by Russian military pilots. The game builds on the Flanker legacy, incorporating the stunning graphics and streamlined gameplay of Flanker 2.0, and adding new features only available in the sought after Version 2.5 Upgrade. [Ubi Soft]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Jane's Attack Squadron

Jane's Attack Squadron

Platform: PC
March 22, 2002
Features include: fourteen flyable aircraft, with countless other land, sea, and air vehicles. Patrol, Intercept, and Strategic Bombing, plus air strikes on a wide range of targets including warships, subs, trains, tanks, airfields, and factories; real 3D cockpits with fully functional dials and gauges; one million square miles of satellite accurate, mapped-terrain; fully realized damage model with parts that detach, explode, tear away, and affect flight. [Xicat Interactive]
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
WarBirds III Fighter Pilot Academy

WarBirds III Fighter Pilot Academy

Platform: PC
March 19, 2002
WarBirds is an Award Winning, massively multiplayer simulation of World War II aerial combat, with sea and ground vehicles as well. [iEntertainment Network]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.3
IL-2 Sturmovik

IL-2 Sturmovik

Platform: PC
November 18, 2001
Fly 31 types of Russian, German and American planes. Engage in air-to-air and air-to-ground battles. Multiplay with up to 32 players in dogfight and 16 players in cooperative missions. Use custom paint schemes, squadron nose art, numbering on wings, and national markings for each plane. [Ubi Soft]
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.6
Comanche 4

Comanche 4

Platform: PC
November 12, 2001
A fast-paced action game that moves at 200mph with you at the controls of a Comanche helicopter. Fly the U.S. Army?s next generation attack helicopter in over 30 extreme missions. Fire a 20mm cannon, 70mm rockets, Stinger heat-seeking and Hellfire laser-guided missiles. [NovaLogic]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
Flight Simulator 2002

Flight Simulator 2002

Platform: PC
October 19, 2001
Includes a wide variety of aircraft for you to fly-from a new Cessna 172S single-engine trainer and a Caravan floatplane to the Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet. You can splash down in a lake, hover in the Bell 206B JetRanger III helicopter, or practice aerobatics in the Extra 300S. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.6
Eurofighter Typhoon

Eurofighter Typhoon

Platform: PC
July 30, 2001
Lead a small squad of highly trained fighter pilots on up to 100 possible missions against a fierce, aggressive force set on world domination. Outnumbered, but superbly equipped, you must destroy enemy tanks, sink supply ships, and out-maneuver supersonic jets! [Take 2 Interactive]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.2
B-17 Gunner: Air War Over Germany

B-17 Gunner: Air War Over Germany

Platform: PC
May 20, 2001
The 390th Bombardment Group in Tuscon, Arizona, was actually consulted on this budget-priced, arcade-style, airborne shooting gallery in which the player goes for high scores by nailing as many German planes as possible in a series of short "mission" stages.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
tbd
Echelon

Echelon

Platform: PC
May 16, 2001
Russia's Buka Entertainment developed this space/air-combat game which combines elements from filght sim and science-fiction action games, and which pits young hotshot fighter pilots against an alien race of Velians in a series of fast-paced battles.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.3
Pearl Harbor: Zero Hour

Pearl Harbor: Zero Hour

Platform: PC
May 12, 2001
Pearl Harbor: Zero Hour has simple arcade-style controls that provide a fun, absorbing game. Thrill to combat in the air, on land, and at sea as you fight Japanese forces in 10 missions drawn from the actual Pacific campaign of World War II, including the Battle Of Midway and Guadalcanal. [Simon & Schuster Interactive]
Metascore:
55
User Score:
7.7
Rowan's Battle of Britain

Rowan's Battle of Britain

Platform: PC
January 31, 2001
A real-time combat flight simulation depicting the Luftwaffe's raids over British skies. With over 800 square miles of sky and over 1,000 attacking aircraft, gamers finally have the chance to experience the amazing scope of one of the largest air raids ever. [Empire Interactive]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th

B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th

Platform: PC
December 13, 2000
Feel the power of really flying a B-17! See what it was like to be part of the 10-man crew on dangerous bombing missions over occupied Europe. Outstanding graphics, animations, and sounds realistically recreate every aspect of the strategic air war in WWII. [Hasbro Interactive]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.3
X-Plane

X-Plane

Platform: PC
November 30, 2000
X-Plane is essentially a rigorous flight simulator that simulates everything from helicopters and small civilian two-seaters to jet spy planes and the space shuttle.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
5.8
JetFighter IV: Fortress America

JetFighter IV: Fortress America

Platform: PC
November 8, 2000
A combat flight simulation that harnesses super-sleek hardware-accelerated graphics, the easiest flight control system available, and the thrill of piloting billion-dollar jet fighters, delivering a heart-pounding, fevered defense of American soil. [TalonSoft]
Metascore:
60
User Score:
7.5
Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater

Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater

Platform: PC
October 13, 2000
Takes you back in time with authentic aircraft, detailed cockpits, and spectacular scenery. Moving canopies, folding wings, battle-scarred paint, realistic aircraft damage, and last-second bailouts immerse you in a new level of combat flight simulation. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.0
Crimson Skies

Crimson Skies

Platform: PC
September 17, 2000
It's 1937. Air pirates roam the skies over a shattered America. You are Nathan Zachery -- dashing air pirate. Lead a squadron of privateers in thrilling ground-level missions. And romance a bevy of dangerous femme fatales, but be warned -- they can turn on you faster than a Fairchild in a terminal tail spin. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.6
Enemy Engaged: RAH-66 Comanche Versus Ka-52 Hokum

Enemy Engaged: RAH-66 Comanche Versus Ka-52 Hokum

Platform: PC
July 31, 2000
Here's your chance to fly two of the deadliest next-gen attack helicopters -- the U.S. Army's RAH-66 Comanche gunship, a stealth helicopter with a radar signature 1/600th that of a Hellfire missile ... or the Russian-built counterpart, the twin-rotored death-deliverer -- the KA-52 Hokum-B. [Empire Interactive]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.2
Airfix Dogfighter

Airfix Dogfighter

Platform: PC
January 14, 2000
Get behind the controls and take on the role of a WWII fighter pilot. Wreak havoc by raiding and ransacking your house in search of new model kits and tools, such as bombs and cannons with which to upgrade your firepower. Top speed and skill are imperative to survive. [EON Digital Entertainment]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.7
Flanker 2.0

Flanker 2.0

Platform: PC
September 30, 1999
The usefulness of any combat system is a weapon. Flanker has a wide variety of air to air and air to ground missile and bomb systems which have realistic behavior and power. Using Russian satellite imagery Flanker provides photo-realistic terrain. The perfect flight dynamics, new 3D sound system, and accurate damage modeling offers players a true combat experience. [Eagle Dynamics]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Falcon 4.0

Falcon 4.0

Platform: PC
November 30, 1998
Falcon 4.0 is an extremely detailed Simulation integrating a fully dynamic, realtime Air, land, and sea war in which you take part as an F-16 pilot. Running on any OS platform capable of supporting Directx 5.0 and above. Falcon 4.0 not only simulates a fantastic and versatile fighter, but also a very versatile product. With 4 years of hard work behind it, it is the ultimate Simulation experience for all enthusiasts. [Falcon 4.0 HQ]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
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