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Jane's Combat Simulations: Advanced Tactical Fighters (DOS)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.4
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Overall MobyScore (9 votes) 3.6


The Press Says

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89
Privat Computer PC
Som flysimulator er ATF et næsten upåklageligt produkt. Der er gameplay så det basker, der er den enorme og interessante mængde information om de mange fly og endelig den sublime lyd.
84
PC Games (Germany)
Jane's und Electronic Arts heben mit vereinten Kräften ihr erstes gemeinsames Projekt aus der Taufe. Advanced Tactical Fighters macht auf den ersten Blick den Eindruck einer Zusatzdiskette für EA's U.S. Navy Fighters. Bei genauerem Hinsehen entpuppt ATF sich allerdings als eigenständiges Produkt mit zusätzlichen Features, wie Network- und Modem-Play, einem komplexen Missions-Editor und einer sehr vollständigen Multimedia-Enzyklopädie, die alle Daten midernster Fighter Jets enthält.
80
Power Play
Evolution statt Revolution. Bis auf die futuristischen Arbeitsgeräte, die extensive Multimedia-Datenbank und den Mehrspielermodus hat sich seit “US. Marine Fighters“ nicht viel getan. Trotzdem — oder besser gerade deswegen — macht A.T.F. höllisch Spaß: Die Grafik kommt dank kleiner Retouchen immer noch zeitgemäß rüber und der Sound war dank kurzweiligem Cockpit-Chatter, pfeifenden Kugeln und dröhnenden Explosionen schon immer über jeden Zweifel erhaben. Trotz des hohen Realismusanspruchs überwiegen doch die Action-Elemente im Cockpit: Eine schraubengenaue Sim wie Falcon 3.0 oder EF2000 hat EA hier nicht abgeliefert, aber das tut dem Spielspaß keinen Abbruch. Die große Auswahl an Flugzeugen, die spannungsgeladene Atmosphäre und der Mission-Planer sorgen nämlich auch nach Ende der Campaigns für wochenlanges Flugvergnügen.
80
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Stripped of multiplayer mode, ATF is little more than another USNF data disk with a nice multimedia aircraft encyclopedia. But once you take on a human player, the game takes on new life, and becomes one of the most purely fun flight simulator experiences in existence today. If you have a friend with ATF and a modem, you must buy this game. Otherwise, you might considering buying them a copy. And a modem, if need be. You won't regret it.
80
PC Player (Germany)
Obwohl fast alles schon zigmal da war, macht ATF Spaß. Deswegen sehe ich gerne über die schonungslose Zweitverwertung aller Navy-Fighter-Routinen hinweg.
77
GameSpot
On the downside, missions often seem to be needlessly difficult, with your wing expected to shoulder the complete burden in high-threat zones. This team also hasn't gotten much better at creating sophisticated Su-27-level flight models either. Planes just don't feel like they respond properly, and the flight models tend to all blend together. This won't be a negative for gamers who want the action and cutting-edge graphics (if they have the P120+ required to process them), but dedicated flight sim fans might not find it up to their expectations.
60
World Village (Gamer's Zone)
ATF is a mixed bag. The now venerable US Navy Fighters engine is dated, but works. The head-to-head network play thrills, but lacks the compelling nature or atmosphere of a Quake deathmatch. Disappointingly, the cooperative missions fail to work properly. In the end, poorly designed solo missions nail the coffin shut on this poor effort. In short, if you feel like down-and-dirty dogfighting in one of several advanced aircraft, grab ATF. If you live for well-designed and innovative games, skip ATF and look at either EF 2000 or Longbow.
60
High Score
Problemet med aerodynamiken i ATF drar ner betyget rejält. Vad som från början verkade vara en riktig fullpoängare kan inte få mer än en trea i betyg. Men låt inte det avskräcka dig. Om du har en Pentium 90 (minst) och ett gäng kompisar med ett nätverk så är det sanslöst kul att skjuta ned varandra från den molnbeströdda himlen.