Combat Flight Sims published in 2003

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2003

Avro Vulcan for Microsoft Combat Fight Sim 2
Title - Avro Vulcan for MSCFS2
Release Date - 2003 - Download
Developer - Flightcraft Simulations
Publisher - VFR Scenery Ltd.
Comments - It's all very well to write a casual, conversational, checklist for a pilot who already knows his GPU from his franistazzit, let alone his Vulcanised franistazzit, but I really feel what's needed is a step by step list, in fact an idiot proof list of operations....

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Title - JetFighter 5
Release Date - 2003
Developer - Interactive Vision
Publisher - Globalstar Software
Collection - - Yes
Comments - JetFighter 5was released in 2003 under the title of "Jetfighter". It is a stunning looking sim which still serves the purpose of providing an action arena for neophytes to the genre, but old hands will be frustrated by the lack of controls and options. For example the F.A.Q. at the official website says that you can't land on a carrier. That's strictly accurate, you can land on a carrier - you just can't STOP on a carrier! There's no arrestor gear and take-off - ( which is possible to set up in an instant mission - just select carrier 1 or 2 as your starting point) - consists of going full throttle then pressing "W" to release the wheelbrakes. The lack of carrier ops in the campaign is a sad let-down from the heady days of Jetfighter III.

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Title - Lock On Modern Air Combat
Release Date - 2003
Developer - Eagle Dynamics
Publisher - Ubi Soft
Collection - - Yes.
Comments - Sequel to Su-27 Flanker, Su-27 Flanker 2.0, Su-27 Flanker 2.5 Pacific Warriors II: Dogfight - 2003
Title - Pacific Warriors II: Dogfight
Release Date - 2003
Platform - PC, Playstation 2
Developer - Interactive Vision Games
Publisher - ValuSoft, a division of THQ.
Collection - - No.
Comments -

Yager

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Flying through Yager is like diving into a Jack Vance novel with it's quaint mixture of old and new, the fantastic architecture, the floating ore barges - all fully animated - and the not-quite-earthly watery environs, all seasoned with a quirky sense of humour.

Those who remember Strike Commander with affection will appreciate the storyline and the clever mission construction. This type of game has the potential to get people interested in flight sims - but in it's own right it's a fun filled experience. Don't take it too seriously - just have a blast !

The drop - dead gorgeous graphics are shown off in the videos I have created for the Museum exhibit and given the strong role playing element, this is a good sim to recommend as it might encourage new players to look further into flight simulation generally.



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