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Red Baron (DOS)

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Written by  :  Rick Jones (108)
Written on  :  Feb 01, 2001
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

THE pure dogfighting simulation

The Good

"Red Baron" is the best dogfighting game the PC has ever seen, bar none. The gameplay is smooth, fast, furious, and historically accurate. Air battles are incredibly exciting turning fights. Ten years later, Red Baron STILL beats most flight sims for sheer excitement and adrenaline. It's easy to play, easy to navigate, bug-free, avoids tedious aircraft management or "no-combat" flight and has a shallow learning curve.

The Bad

There's nothing not to like. "Red Baron" is one of the ten best PC games of all time.

Be careful, though, not to get Red Baron II, a horrible product.

The Bottom Line

Terrific second-generation dogfighting simulation; a PC gaming classic.