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Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WW II Pacific Theater (Windows)

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Description

The sequel to Microsoft's first Combat Flight Simulator, the focus shifts to the Pacific theater, where carrier battles and island hopping dominate the strategy.

Fly for the Japanese Navy or the American Navy/Airforce in either single battles or branching campaigns. Controllable aircraft include the standard Zero, the P-38, Wildcat, Hellcat, Corsair, and George, each fighter representing different design philosophies from the most nimble Japanese planes to the powerhouse American designs. Escort bombers, strafe transports, and provide CAP for your carrier group. Learn how to successfully land on a carrier in strong winds.

Featuring much of the realism and potential complexity (it can be simplified through options) of Microsoft's civilian simulator, you can either play in an arcade-like mode, or increase the difficulty...to the point where you're following a fairly realistic checklist for take-off.

Featuring unique 1940's art for cutscenes, the engine's graphics attempt to represent the relatively sparse terrain of ocean, beach, and jungle with some detail. Models take visual damage and damage can result in the removal of the damaged part altogether. Standard padlock and various target views are available, allowing both a realistic look and the ability to achieve more exciting, cinematic views.

Screenshots

Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WW II Pacific Theater Windows Pilots roster
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WW II Pacific Theater Windows Lockheed P-38J Lightning
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WW II Pacific Theater Windows Zero versus Lightning
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WW II Pacific Theater Windows Main menu

Alternate Titles

  • "战斗飞行模拟2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: Palco da II Guerra Mundial no Pacífico" -- Brazilian title
  • "Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: Guerre du Pacifique" -- French title
  • "Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: 2. Weltkrieg: Kriegsschauplatz Pazifik" -- German title
  • "CFS2" -- Common name

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User Reviews

A solid, accessible, realistic WWII combat sim. Rick Jones (108) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Not all that Jim Newland (53) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars

The Press Says

FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Sep 19, 2002 90 out of 100 90
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 02, 2000 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot Oct 13, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Oct 13, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
Gamekult Nov 03, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 20, 2000 8 out of 10 80
ESC Magazine Dec 19, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Spel för Alla Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 2000 68 out of 100 68

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Trivia

While the game only allow you to fly the fighters, there are custom "hacks" that allow you to fly the dive bombers and the torpedo bombers for either side at the various fan sites.

Related Web Sites

  • Simviation - Combat Flight Sim Home (Gigabytes of add ons, new aircraft, helicopters, jets, missions scenery etc. for CFS and CFS 2. Someone should tell them it should be Simaviation surely? )
Ray Soderlund (3498) added Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WW II Pacific Theater (Windows) on Oct 31, 2000