World War II

1942 The Pacific Air War
303 Squadron: Battle of Britain
Aces Collection
Aces of the Pacific
Aces over Europe
Air Warrior (Public Domain)
  • Air Warrior (Public Domain)
  • date_range 1990
  • content_pasteAir Warrior was introduced to the gaming public as a free - public domain - piece of software which could be downloaded and played in practice mode at home. You then logged on to a dedicated server in your city via modem and played in a virtual war.
  • tagCombatWorld War II
Air Warrior III
  • Air Warrior III
  • date_range 1998
  • content_pasteAir Warrior 3, released in 1998 is a popular on-line World War 2 Air Combat sim running in Windows '95 and '98.
  • tagCombatWorld War II
B-17 Flying Fortress
B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty Eighth
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
  • Close Combat
  • date_range 1996
  • precision_manufacturing Atomic   Microsoft  
  • content_pasteThis was the first game to really factor in morale for your troops, which added a lot of uncertainty to the gameplay. The whole series is undemanding on hardware and an ideal choice for whiling away time on a laptop.
  • tagCombatWorld War IIEuropean Theatre WWII
Close Combat Trilogy
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
Custom Panel Designer
Dogfight 1942
European Air War
  • European Air War
  • date_range 1999
  • precision_manufacturing Microprose   Microprose  
  • content_pasteWith this flight sim classic Microprose continued their tradition of creating sims which you could live in for months or even years, never getting bored. European Air War recreated the epic west European air battles which helped change the course of World History 1939 - 1945. Every aspect of this sim was superb, from the graphics and sounds to the atmospheric interfaces.
  • tagCombatWorld War IIEuropean Theatre WWII
Flight Commander 2
  • Flight Commander 2
  • date_range
  • content_pasteFlight Commander 2 (FC2) is not really a flight simulator at all ... but rather a turn-based, tactical, jet-age air combat war game. So what is FC2 doing in the Flight Sim Museum? It's here because it shares many of the elements of combat flight simulators, and appeals to many of the same people who enjoy flight sims.
  • tagCombatWorld War II
Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China
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 Sturmovik: 1946
  • IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
  • date_range
  • precision_manufacturing 1C Maddox   1C Entertainment  
  • content_paste"Il-2 1946 includes all of the original IL-2 series content: IL-2 Sturmovik™: Forgotten Battles, Ace Expansion Pack, Pacific Fighters™ and alternate histry campaigns of year 1946. What was years ago began as a one-aircraft study sim is now an astonishing anthology, with a whopping 229 flyable aircraft and over 300 aircraft total! The game has been updated to the latest version 4.12.2. This community made update includes widescreen support with correct FOV, many new planes, maps and scenarios." - Steam
  • tagCombatWorld War IIEuropean Theatre WWII
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946: Battlefield Airborne Tactical
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
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
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator
  • Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator
  • date_range 1998
  • precision_manufacturing Microsoft  
  • content_paste"Microsoft's first foray into combat flight sims is a class act. This sim combines the famous attention to detail seen in Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 with photo-realistic scenery generation and challenging missions. The missions are full of action and the photo-realistic scenery adds to the adrenaline rush whether you're in a dogfight at 5,000 feet or strafing a train at 50 feet! By designing an open architecture sim Microsoft have encouraged 3rd party developers and there are already custom aircraft and missions proliferating on the net.
  • tagCombatWorld War IIEuropean Theatre WWII
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
Wings of Prey: Special Edition
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