“ Realistic models of each flight aircraft, tested and validated by actual WW2 pilots. Photo realistic scenery featuring Berlin, London, and Paris in great detail. Choose from historic fighter planes. Fly in the battle of Britain or the Battle over Europe in Dozens of historically accurate missions. „
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For me there's something really boring about jet fighter simulations. But when it comes to the prop planes of the two World Wars, there's nothing that can keep me away. That's why I was so excited to get some time behind the stick of the sequel to Combat Flight Sim. And the fact that this version takes the action to the Pacific Theater is an added bonus. This new version of Combat Flight Sim offers fantastic plane models and great flight modeling for the more hardcore sim fan. But even the less fanatical players will find some rewards here. There are two campaigns in the game ¿ one for the Japanese and one for the Americans. You can't pick a service and you can't pick a base but you do get to pick a starting date. The missions are historically themed but not necessarily historical themselves. In other words, they are meant to be representative of the type of missions flown but not necessarily genuinely historical. The number of mission types is pretty broad with combat air patrol, close air support, escort, intercept, naval and ground strike and all kinds of others. A few short scenes tie the missions together, but a sense of pilot development and the war's progression is kind of lacking here.
Yes, this is truly a CFS Classic, Experience WW2 in aviation, the missions are realistic and provide a good challenge for all players, cruise the air in over 12 different aircraft allies and axis. the graphics leave a bit to be desired but are tweakable and many CFS fans have made customisations of the graphics available online, online you will find hundreds of custom and popular planes to download from fan's websites whether they be an extension on the WW2 planes or up to date jet fighters or even commericial airplanes or even the most thrilling man with a jet pack mod !!! many will prefer to set up their own skirmish against a set number of attackers over terrain of their choice after playing through the missions, here you can hone your skills or see how you fare against innumerable foes, why not try out that 747 or F16 you just downloaded against a WW2 German Sqaudron ? The attraction of this game apart from the set gameplay is it's customisability in respect to the plentitude of add-ons and mods and extra mission files available online. I would think this is a must for any aviation simulator buffs, the games plane handling has been developed and approved in conjunction with real fighter pilot's, so you are getting the full and realistic experience of air combat. in the mission there are also bombing missions were you will need to destroy enemy targets while avoiding flak and artillery fire along with opposing fighters in the way. An old game that has not lost it's charm and now available at rock bottom prices due to it's age. go on endulge yourself !!!
Microsoft's Combat Flight simulator was a snip at £14.99, considering the later version costs £24.99, although obviously Simulator 2 does have improvements, the gameplay is generally the same. The game starts by giving you options on which airforce you'd like to join, the RAF, USAF, or the Luftwaffe(!). After you have chosen your favourite force, the game proceeds to taking you through various scenarios in which you fly the plane you are allocated in order to complete the mission. The planes you are provided with are the default for the scenario, however this can occasionally be altered. After every mission scenario you may receive a medal, or promotion, and then you proceed onto the next mission. If you get shot down in combat that's not necessarily the end, you can either replay the mission, or move on the next mission, counting the defeat as a failure. You don't have to fly missions all the time, if you want to try out the planes, or practice your technique you can choose the 'free flight' option, where you simply fly the plane without attack. The graphics are relatively good, obviously the faster your machine the better. Sound consists of engine noises, radio communications and gunfire, generally this stays the same throughout the game. Gameplay is ok, although on a slow machine it is jumpy. You can do everything that you would be able to do in a plane normally, even bailing out if you lose control! Keyboard controls are quite confusing, this is much better played with a joystick or similar device. For the price, I would recommend this game, it is cheap, and this is sometimes noticable, but it's definitely worth the money, go on, have a go!