DescriptionMicrosoft's flight simulators aimed realistically portray life as a commercial pilot for over a decade before combat was added. In this offshoot (pardon the pun) of the series, you are a combat pilot during World War II, for either the RAF, USAAF or Luftwaffe.
Eight different planes and the battered cities of Berlin, Paris and London are incorporated. Full cockpit designs and damage models are featured - watch for engine smoke and explosion debris.
There is a full campaign mode, which takes in the Battle of Britain, defending London during the Blitz, and finishing the job started on D-Day by pummeling ground targets.You can also play individual missions or fly freely. Online multiplayer options allow you to take this worldwide fight around the real world.
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- "Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator: Série Europe 39-45" -- French title
- "Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator: 2. Weltkrieg: Kriegsschauplatz Europa" -- German Release Title
- "CFS" -- Common abbreviated name
Part of the Following Groups
- Aircraft: Focke-Wulf Fw 190
- Aircraft: Hawker Hurricane
- Aircraft: Messerschmitt Bf 109
- Aircraft: P-47 Thunderbolt
- Aircraft: P-51 Mustang
- Aircraft: Supermarine Spitfire
- Historical conflict: World War II
- Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator series
|Quality WWII Combat Flight Simulator||Felix (138)|
|Attack Games||Feb, 1999||9 out of 10||90|
|Svenska PC Gamer||Dec, 1998||90 out of 100||90|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Dec 31, 1998||90 out of 100||90|
|Power Unlimited||Dec, 1998||8.8 out of 10||88|
|GameStar (Germany)||Nov, 1998||83 out of 100||83|
|PC Player (Germany)||Nov, 1998||81 out of 100||81|
|Power Play||Nov, 1998||80 out of 100||80|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Nov 30, 1998||16 out of 20||80|
|IGN||Dec 24, 1998||6.9 out of 10||69|
|Game Revolution||Nov 01, 1998||C+||58|
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DevelopmentMicrosoft relied on WWII pilots to verify that the aircraft in the game performed just as the actual aircraft did.
GagsA giant parachuting pink pig is located in England, just East of Bristol.
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Related Web Sites
- Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator: WWII Europe Series (official website)
- Home of Fighter Ace (Direct link to fighter ace)
- Simviation (The home for hundreds of downloads for CFS. Aircraft, missions, scenery, utilities etc. Information on Squadrons and tips are also here. An essential link for all CFS gamers.)