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Combat Flight Simulator 3 is the 3rd version of the popular WW2 simulators from Microsoft. This version is focused specifically on the European theater of operations with mission areas like Germany, UK, and France.

This version has major enhancements over previous ones mainly in detailed graphics and improved dynamic missions. Graphics features include realistic cloud banks you can fly in and out of, losing yourself or an enemy aircraft and incredibly detailed ground detail and scenery visible at normal flight altitudes. Explosions, plane damage and smoke effects are also greatly improved over previous versions.

Playing the game allows for dynamic missions that vary as you progress through the game. Based on the outcome of your mission - S&D, reconnaissance, air superiority, etc. you earn prestige points and change the outcome of the war. Eighteen different planes (P-51, P-47, Spits, Me 109, Fw 190, Ju 88, Typhoon IB, etc.) with multiple variants each allows for some specialized playing. Online and multiplayer options are available with specific multiplayer missions included as well.

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Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe Windows Front view of the flying wing (Ho 229A)
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe Windows P-80A Shooting Star
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe Windows Some buildings have been destroyed.
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe Windows Firing with the 75-mm cannon at a ship.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3: Kampf um Europa" -- German title
  • "Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3: Batalha pela Europa" -- Brazilian title
  • "Combat Flight Simulator 3: Bataille pour l'Europe" -- French title
  • "CFS3" -- Common abbreviation

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Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2002 89 out of 100 89
Gamesmania.de Oct 30, 2002 84 out of 100 84
GamingExcellence Jul 15, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
UOL Jogos Dec 06, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Fragland.net Mar 03, 2003 79 out of 100 79
Gamers.at Nov 16, 2002 79 out of 100 79
IGN Oct 28, 2002 7.3 out of 10 73
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Rebell.at Games Apr 04, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 20, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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simhead (186) added Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe (Windows) on Jan 04, 2003