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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 The last Corsair is going down, mission accomplished.
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WW II Pacific Theater Windows Virtual cockpit of the Corsair with night lighting on
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WW II Pacific Theater Windows Briefing
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WW II Pacific Theater Windows Zero versus Lightning

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

GameSpy Oct 16, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Power Unlimited Feb, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 02, 2000 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot Oct 13, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 16, 2000 84 out of 100 84
Gamesmania 2000 83 out of 100 83
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Oct 13, 2000 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamer's Pulse Nov 01, 2000 78 out of 100 78
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 2000 68 out of 100 68

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Trivia

From summer 2001, add on packs from the fan sites such as www.simviation.com which allow you to load in European aircraft and scenery. This effectively makes an upgrade to the original Combat Flight Sim.

Various Third Party upgrade packs have been launched such as Korean Combat Pilot from Just Flight. This completely changes the setting of the game.

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 (3500) added Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WW II Pacific Theater (Windows) on Oct 31, 2000