Lock On: Modern Air Combat (Windows)

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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.


Lock On: Modern Air Combat Windows Going down after a SAM hit.
Lock On: Modern Air Combat Windows Refueling requires lot of skill.
Lock On: Modern Air Combat Windows Title screen
Lock On: Modern Air Combat Windows "I have missile lock!"

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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Joystick (French) Dec, 2003 9 out of 10 90
JeuxVideoPC.com May 20, 2005 18 out of 20 90
Gamesmania.de Dec 18, 2003 88 out of 100 88
PC Zone Benelux Jan, 2004 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 09, 2003 16 out of 20 80
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2003 78 out of 100 78
4Players.de Dec 15, 2003 76 out of 100 76
PC Action Dec 19, 2003 72 out of 100 72
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) Dec 29, 2003 45 out of 100 45


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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