Combat flight sims from the 2010’s

303 Squadron: Battle of Britain
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  • date_range 2019
  • precision_manufacturing Bandai Namco Entertainment  
  • content_pasteHigh paced and great looking aerial action which could be a modern 'Strike Commander' if it supported HOTAS and TrackIR. It no doubt serves console players well but excludes itself from the running for those coming from the sim end of the field because of these issues. Bizarrely though, Bandai-Namco did a deal to support a specific Ace Combat model joystick from Thrustmaster. This left me looking forlornly at my top-of -the-range Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS and TRP rudder pedals and wondering why I couldn't join the party?
  • tagCombat
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers
Air Conflicts: Secret Wars
Air Conflicts: Vietnam
Air Missions: HIND
  • ARMA 3
  • date_range 2013
  • precision_manufacturing Bohemia Interactive  
  • content_paste"Combat gameplay in a massive military sandbox. Deploying a wide variety of single- and multiplayer content, over 20 vehicles and 40 weapons, and limitless opportunities for content creation"
  • tagCombatSandbox
ARMA 3 Helicopters
  • ARMA 3 Helicopters
  • date_range 2014
  • home ARMA 3  
  • precision_manufacturing Bohemia Interactive  
  • content_paste"'Arma 3 Helicopters, the second premium DLC for Arma 3, features the highly detailed CH-67 Huron and Mi-290 Taru heavy-lift helicopters, a Sling Loading showcase scenario, and four exclusive helicopter Time Trial challenges. The DLC is complemented by a major free platform update for Arma 3, which lands the new Support MP mode, sling loading, RotorLib, firing from vehicles, and more."
  • tagCombatSandboxRotary Wing
ARMA 3 Jets
Carrier Deck
Combat Air Patrol 2
DCS (Digital Combat Simulator World)
  • DCS (Digital Combat Simulator World)
  • date_range 2017
  • precision_manufacturing Eagle Dynamics  
  • content_pasteSuccessor to Flanker 1.5, Su-27 2.0, LOMAC and others, this sim continues the mission of presenting a high quality combat flight sim environment. " DCS is a true "sandbox" simulation that is also designed to cover multiple time periods of interest such as WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, Gulf War and others."
  • tagCombatCold War
Dogfight 1942
Enemy Engaged Comanche vs. Hokum | DLC
  • Enemy Engaged Comanche vs. Hokum | DLC
  • date_range 2016
  • content_paste9 flyable helicopters:
    Blue: AH-64A Apache | AH-64D Apache Longbow | RAH-66 Comanche | AH-1Z Viper | OH-58D Kiowa.|| Red: Ka-52 "Hokum B" | Ka-50 "Black Shark" | Mi-28N "Havoc" | Mi-24V Hind || Plus scenery and graphics upgrades.
  • tagCombatRotary WingNATO
Falcon BMS
Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China
IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad
IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover BLITZ
  • IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover BLITZ
  • date_range 2017
  • precision_manufacturing 1C Maddox  
  • content_pasteAn action filled and gloriously good looking Battle of Britain sim, 7 years in the making and based on 2010's 'IL-2: Cliffs of Dover'. At this point I only have about 6 hours in this sim, which puts me 3 missions into the RAF campaign. The MiGPit Mk.VI is running it like a dream at 3840 x 2160, and if the frame rates hold up in more complex missions I can only give this my highest recommendation to anybody hankering after intense BOB action!
  • tagCombatWorld War IIEuropean Theatre WWII
Janes Advanced Strike Fighters
Rise of Flight United
Take On Helicopters
  • Take On Helicopters
  • date_range 2011
  • precision_manufacturing Bohemia Interactive  
  • content_pasteTake on Helicopters is a civil helo sim with campaign built in the ARMA 2 engine. This sim was released in 2011 and still looks great 10 years later. The fluid feel of the flight dynamics and the immersive campaign put it into my list of all time favourites. I can only hope that Bohemia Interactive release more titles like this, they don't need to update the engine - just give us more great stories to fly through!
  • tagCivilCombatRotary Wing
Thunder Wolves
Vector Thrust
Vertical Strike Endless Challenge
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