Birds of Prey
Jack-of-all-trades, master of none
Crispin Anderton (3)
Oct 01, 2001
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The chance to fly 40 different aircraft, including some uncommon-for-flight sim ones (like the X-15, F-5, Mirage F1). The range of missions - recon in an SR-71, tactical bombing in a MiG-21, long-range intercepts in a MiG-25 or F-14. In-flight refuelling. Shoot down enough of your side's aircraft, and you'd defect to the other side.
The graphics were a bit poor, the cockpit was dreadful, and forget about the sound. The vast range of aircraft and weapons meant that the couldn't all be modelled accurately.
The Bottom Line
A good game for flight sim newbies, but it just doesn't have the grunt to be a decent flight sim, even back in '91.
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