Combat flight sims from the 2000’s

Aero Elite: Combat Academy
  • Aero Elite: Combat Academy
  • date_range 2002
  • precision_manufacturing SEGA  
  • content_paste"... last game in the AeroWings series, and was also considered the best: quality graphics, very detailed and animated 3D plane models, over 60 planes to fly (including Mig 29, SU27, Mirage2000, Harrier, A10, Tornado, etc.), challenging missions and new original features like the "scramble" mode - a random interception mission where a player must take off, intercept an unknown intruder plane, take pictures to identify it, then return to the base and land to finish the mission. " - Wikipedia
  • tagCombat
Air Power Cold War
Airfix Dogfighter
  • Airfix Dogfighter
  • date_range 2000
  • precision_manufacturing Paradox Entertainment  
  • content_pasteWho as a child didn't use their plastic model aircraft to stage furious dogfights? Airfix Dogfighter recreates that simple and joyful world!
  • tagCombat
Airfix Dogfighter
  • Airfix Dogfighter
  • date_range 2000
  • precision_manufacturing Paradox Entertainment  
  • content_pasteWho as a child didn't use their plastic model aircraft to stage furious dogfights? Airfix Dogfighter recreates that simple and joyful world!
  • tagCombat
AirForce Delta Storm
AirForce Delta Storm
Apache Longbow Assault
ARMA
  • ARMA
  • date_range 2001
  • precision_manufacturing Bohemia Interactive  
  • content_pasteARMA may be described as a military | physics | AI sandbox. It supports air, land and sea operations as infantry and in all sorts of vehicles and has a massive user base.
  • tagCombat
Avro Vulcan for CFS2
  • Avro Vulcan for CFS2
  • date_range 2002
  • precision_manufacturing FlightCraft Simulations  
  • content_pasteA classic marque which deserves a rich sim environment in which to stretch it's legs, Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2 merely muzzles it. The developer acknowledges this and I concur that the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 version looks like the way to go for full Vulcan enjoyment.
  • tagCombatAdd-on
B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty Eighth
Battle for Midway
Battle of Britain (Rowan)
  • Battle of Britain (Rowan)
  • date_range 2000
  • precision_manufacturing Rowan  
  • content_pasteExpectations were high at Xmas 2000. Rowan, the makers of 'Flight of the Intruder' Operation Overlord, Navy Strike and more recently the smash hit 'MiG Alley', released a simulation of the 6 weeks that altered history, when the Royal Air Force fended off the might of the Luftwaffe.
  • tagCombatWorld War IIEuropean Theatre WWII
Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Battle over Europe
Battlestations: Midway
Battlestations: Pacific
Close Combat Trilogy
Comanche 4
Combat Air Patrol
  • Combat Air Patrol
  • date_range 2001
  • precision_manufacturing Psygnosis  
  • content_paste"This was a late addition to the long line of flight sims for the Amiga, and it was also one of the best. The whole sim was based on the 1991 Gulf War ( Desert Storm ) and you could take to the skies in either the mighty Grumman F-14A Tomcat or the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet. "
  • tagCombatEuropean Theatre WWII
Combat Helo
Combat Jet Trainer
Combat Squadron
Combat Wings
  • Combat Wings
  • date_range 2008
  • precision_manufacturing CI Games  
  • content_paste"It’s the 4th of June, 1942, and Japanese bombs are raining down on Midway – and you. This lethal assault is a prelude to an invasion whose success gives the enemy control over the Pacific. You are one of the American airmen who hold the outcome of this decisive battle in their hands."
  • tagCombatWorld War IIPacific Theatre WWII
Combat Wings: Battle of Britain
Crimson Skies
  • Crimson Skies
  • date_range 2000
  • precision_manufacturing Zipper   Microsoft  
  • content_paste Set in a parallel universe in 1937, the game sets up a world where the USA is divided into small nations and Air Power rules the day. Jordan Weisner has combined elements of the swashbuckling 1930's pulp fiction hero with, in his words "Air Combat with everything taken out except the fun!".
  • tagCombat
Enemy Engaged 2
Enemy Engaged Comanche vs. Hokum
  • Enemy Engaged Comanche vs. Hokum
  • date_range 2000
  • precision_manufacturing Razorworks   Empire  
  • content_pasteIt was early April 2000... and two of the world's most fearsome helicopter gunships landed on home PCs worldwide. One of the best pieces of news to me was that 'Enemy Engaged: Comanche vs Hokum' is backward-compatible with Enemy Engaged - Apache vs Havoc, meaning you still have access to the campaigns and flyable helos from AvH. That of course is if you have AvH installed - if you don't, and you have a PC 300 Mhz or faster and a 3D graphics card, then run out and get it!
  • tagCombatRotary WingNATO
Energy Airforce
Eurofighter Typhoon
Eurofighter Typhoon: Operation Icebreaker
F-22 Total Air War 2
  • F-22 Total Air War 2
  • date_range 2009
  • content_paste"F-22 Total Air War 2.0 (TAW 2.0) is a total conversion of F-22 Total Air War (TAW), which also includes the campaigns from F-22 Air Dominance Fighter (ADF) and the Red Sea Operations (RSO) expansion disc. TAW 2.0 is the follow-on to Total Air War 2008. The goal of TAW 2.0 is to provide a simulation experience that equals or surpasses your fond memories with the original ADF and TAW. TAW 2.0 is self contained. You do not require the original F-22 ADF or F-22 TAW to play."
  • tagCombatNATO
Fair Strike
Fighter Ace 3.5
FreeFalcon
Gunship (pub 2000)
Harrier Jump Jet (pub 2002)
  • Harrier Jump Jet (pub 2002)
  • date_range 2002
  • precision_manufacturing Just Flight  
  • content_pasteHarrier Jump Jet 2002 adds 20 aircraft including Harriers, Skyhawks, Mirage and Pucara to Microsoft Combat and Civil flight sims. It also contains a 20 mission campaign for Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 1 and 2. The lack of 3 essential elements in the Harrier dogfight - VIFFING, IR and Radar guided missiles and appropriate countermeasures makes you wonder why bother trying to recreate this scenario? Having said that, I nonetheless had a lot of fun with this package. This sxhibit serves as a good snapshot of the state of graphics in 2001 within the world of Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2 and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002.
  • tagCombatAdd-on
IL-2
IL-2 Forgotten Battles
  • IL-2 Forgotten Battles
  • date_range 2003
  • precision_manufacturing 1C Maddox  
  • content_pasteThe sensation of speed at low level is the best yet in a flight sim. I enjoyed whizzing past excellent ground textures, individual trees, small stands of trees and whole forests of trees, vast cities (Moscow alone has 500,000 buildings in the sim), flying through clouds, fog, rain and snow, and all with a smooth frame rated with no s-s-stuttering at all on the test system. All this would be an impressive achievement for a civil flight sim, to create a world in such detail and still enjoy a sedate and fluid sensation of flight. But IL-2 is a combat sim and once you add multiple aircraft manoeuvering vigorously, tanks, trucks and ships, bombers, anti-aircraft fire you would expect the sim performance to take a severe hit. Not so. Without a doubt the most outstanding World War 2 flight sim of the 2000's.
  • tagCombatWorld War IIEuropean Theatre WWII
IL-2 Rebirth of Honor
  • IL-2 Rebirth of Honor
  • date_range 2008
  • precision_manufacturing 1C Maddox  
  • content_paste"Rebirth of Honor" (ROH) is a campaign expansion for the computer flight simulation ‘IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles’ with the ‘Ace Expansion Pack’ (FB+AEP). It runs also under ‘Forgotten Battles’ + ‘Ace Expansion Pack’ + Pacific Fighters merged install. (FB+AEP+PF) and under IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946."
  • tagCombatWorld War IIEuropean Theatre WWII
IL-2 The Fires Above
  • IL-2 The Fires Above
  • date_range 2007
  • precision_manufacturing 1C Maddox  
  • content_paste"2 campaigns: Luftwaffen- campaign “Greif” and russian campaign ‘Red Banner’. Extremely detailed ‘world’ on the maps Kurland, Moskow, Leningrad and Murmansk. 300 Missions, over 700 very high quality plane skins, over 200 pilot skins. Over 75 hours of immersion."
  • tagCombatWorld War IIEuropean Theatre WWII
IL-2 Wings over Jungles
  • IL-2 Wings over Jungles
  • date_range 2008
  • precision_manufacturing 1C Maddox  
  • content_paste"" ‘Wings over Jungles’ is a campaign pack containing four separate campaigns.
    1. The campaign ’Monkey’ (US3) where you take the roll of a WWII US Navy Fighter pilot flying from aircraft carriers.
    2. The campaign ’Angel’ (US4) in which you are flying for the US Marine Corps as a dive bomber and later as a fighter pilot.
    3. The campaign ’Kyuden’ (IJ3) which lets you fly as a Japanese Navy fighter pilot from aircraft carriers.
    4. The campaign ’Katana’ (IJ4) which leads you as a Japanese Navy fighter pilot to various assignments.
    Wings over Jungles (WOJ) is the second of a series of campaign addons for the flight simulator PACIFIC FIGHTERS (PF). it will also be playable under IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles + Ace Expansion Pack + Pacific Fighters merged install. (Version 3.0+) (FB+AEP+PF) and under IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946. ""
  • tagCombatWorld War II
IL-2 Wings over Waves
  • IL-2 Wings over Waves
  • date_range 2008
  • precision_manufacturing 1C Maddox  
  • content_paste" Wings over Waves (WOW) is the first of a series of campaign addons for the flight simulator PACIFIC FIGHTERS (Version 3.0+) (PF). It will also be playable under IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles + Ace Expansion Pack + Pacific Fighters merged install. (Version 2.0+) (FB+AEP+PF) and under IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946."
  • tagCombatWorld War II
Korean Combat Pilot
Lago F-16
Lock On: Modern Air Combat
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3
  • Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3
  • date_range 2002
  • precision_manufacturing Microsoft  
  • content_pasteThe third in the series from Microsoft, the sim raised the bar again with a detailed and fast low altitude environment suitable for ground attack missions, and a dynamic campaign. On September 18th 2002 I interviewed Scott Lee, product manager from Microsoft's Aces Studio, and checked out the beta version of Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 3.
  • tagCombatWorld War II
Over G Fighters
Pearl Harbor (2001)
  • Pearl Harbor (2001)
  • date_range 2001
  • content_pasteExpansion for Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 that recreates the events and atmosphere at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.
  • tagCombatAdd-on
Royal Air Force 2000
Strike Fighters 2
USAF
  • USAF
  • date_range 2001
  • precision_manufacturing Pixel   Electronic Arts  
  • content_pasteThe sequel to Israeli Air Force and another popular sim from Janes Combat Simulations.
  • tagCombat
Yager
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