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Birds of Prey (DOS)

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Written by  :  Crispin Anderton (3)
Written on  :  Oct 01, 2001
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Jack-of-all-trades, master of none

The Good

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 Bad

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.