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Eurofighter Typhoon (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
73
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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.0
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Description

Eurofighter Typhoon is the successor to Total Air War.

In a near feature,and in a surprising move, Russia quickly invades the eastern countries of Europe. Iceland is the next one of the list, however NATO has basically abandoned the country in an attempt to protect the Western countries of Europe. The ICEFOR is outnumbered, but is able to deploy a small number of the new Typhoon aircraft. It's up to you to turn the tide of the war.

The game entitles you to take over the destiny of six pilots. Each one will be assigned different missions depending on their abilities - such as bombing, interception, Wild Weasel - several of these missions even going on at the same time. You are able to switch at any time between your pilots, taking charge of the most critical and dangerous tasks of the mission, and leaving up to the AI the others. As the war goes on, each pilot can be injured, lost behind enemy lines after an unlucky ejection and waiting for the rescue helicopters, or taken prisoner and even be interrogated by the Russians.

The game also features an extensive virtual battleground over Iceland. A dynamic camera enables you to watch the war in real-time - should it be Gripens dogfighting with Su-27s, Apaches attacking tanks or Tornados going on bombing runs. As the war unfolds, news will be delivered by an online newspaper, so be prepared to read the headline "a new failure for the ICEFOR" quite a lot of times.

Screenshots

Eurofighter Typhoon Windows View from another camera
Eurofighter Typhoon Windows Tactical map with our target and other pilots' positions
Eurofighter Typhoon Windows Main menu with animated background
Eurofighter Typhoon Windows When autopilot is on we can look around in the cockpit.

Alternate Titles

  • "Superhävitaja Taifuun" -- Estonian Title

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The Press Says

GameZone Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) May 08, 2001 88 out of 100 88
GameStar (Germany) May, 2001 87 out of 100 87
PC Player (Germany) May, 2001 84 out of 100 84
IGN Aug 03, 2001 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Aug 09, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Aug 29, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gamekult May 29, 2001 5 out of 10 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Super Play Jun, 2001 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Development

As DID was bought by Rage during the development of Eurofighter Typhoon, the game actually resulted in a tradeoff: while it was originally designed to be an hardcore simulation, it ended up being made easier for more casual gamers (or as some people say, "dumbed down"). For instance, the contrast between the very extensive dynamic campaign and the simplistic flight model is very noticeable.
Cochonou (1017) added Eurofighter Typhoon (Windows) on Feb 03, 2002