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Lock On: Modern Air Combat (Windows)

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Description

Lock On: Modern Air Combat is the first true modern hardcore flight simulator since the days of Falcon 4.0 and a direct continuation of the Flanker (1.0/2.0) games. Players get to fly six different aircraft: Mig-29, SU-25, SU-27, SU-33, F-15 and A-10. Comprehensive training missions and wide range of single missions help to prepare to the campaign where the player either helps to stop the Russian invasion of Ukraine or advances it. Multiplayer offers head-to-head or a co-op mode through TCP/IP or locally on LAN.

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Lock On: Modern Air Combat Windows "Missile away!"
Lock On: Modern Air Combat Windows Two MiG-29 Fulcrum on patrol
Lock On: Modern Air Combat Windows Su-27 Flankers patrol the skies.
Lock On: Modern Air Combat Windows Boom!

Alternate Titles

  • "霸空飛將" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "LoMac" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Lock On: Современная боевая авиация" -- Russian spelling
  • "Lock On: Air Combat Simulation" -- European title
  • "Flanker 3" -- Working title

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The Press Says

Playback Aug, 2006 9.33 out of 10 93
PC Zone Benelux Jan, 2004 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 09, 2003 16 out of 20 80
Withingames Dec 30, 2003 4 out of 5 80
PC Gamer Feb, 2004 79 out of 100 79
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2003 78 out of 100 78
Gamigo Dec 25, 2003 7.4 out of 10 74
PC Action Dec 19, 2003 72 out of 100 72
Super Play Dec, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Factornews Dec 18, 2003 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

The game was released with quite a number of flaws that were eventually addressed in the patches 1.01 and 1.02. After that, publisher Ubisoft no longer supported the development studio on additional work for the game. Eagle Dynamics took matters eventually in their own hands and released the expansion Lock-on: Flaming Cliffs (an updated re-release), but they had to call it "unofficial".

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Toni Oinas (814) added Lock On: Modern Air Combat (Windows) on Jan 17, 2004