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A flight simulator based on the U.S. Navy's new carrier fighter super-hornet. The game puts you in command of a Hornet squadron in two possible campaign scenarios, one vs the Turks in the Aegean theater, and one vs Iran and Irak in the Persian Gulf. Before each flight CSF generates a set of missions for the entire squadron based on the current campaign status, and you may then proceed to plan and edit a selected mission on the mission planner. Once the mission ends, the results are tallied and the cycle begins again taking into account the new stats.

Available game modes include, in addition to the campaign mode: training flights, a quick-mission generator, randomly generated single missions, an instant action mode (and yes, those three are all different things) and multiplayer deathmatches.

Graphics are all 3D accelerated, and the game boasts terrain based on actual satellite projected images.


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Alternate Titles

  • "iF/A-18 CSF" -- Informal abbreviated name

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Power Play Oct, 1998 74 out of 100 74
PC Player (Germany) Sep, 1998 72 out of 100 72
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 1998 71 out of 100 71
Gaming Entertainment Monthly 1998 68 out of 100 68
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 1998 65 out of 100 65
PC Action Sep 16, 1998 63.5 out of 100 64
PC Joker Sep, 1998 60 out of 100 60
PC Gamer Dec, 1998 58 out of 100 58
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Génération 4 Nov, 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33


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Zovni (9308) added iF/A-18E Carrier Strike Fighter (Windows) on Jul 30, 2001