New MobyGoal! We're aiming for 1,500 well documented Arcade games.

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

81
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.3
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
Written by  :  Rick Jones (108)
Written on  :  Feb 07, 2001
Rating  :  4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
write a review of this game
read more reviews by Rick Jones
read more reviews for this game

Summary

A solid, accessible, realistic WWII combat sim.

The Good

This is probably one of the better WWII combat simulations of recent years, and is a substantial step up from its predecessor.

Flight realism and characteristics are excellent (especially with a force feedback joystick!) The flyable planes are interesting. Missions are well scripted and exciting. Like CFS1, the game is easily navigated and has a very friendly interface. The cartoon-style set graphics are really snazzy.

Graphics and sound are up to modern standards, but not knock-your-socks-off exceptional.

The Bad

The game really could use more flyable planes. The option to fly topedo bombers, dive bombers and maybe even some twin-engined bombers would have been a real kick.

The campaigns are not quite as dynamic as the box suggests.

The Bottom Line

The most reliable, accessible WWII dogfighter on the market today.