DescriptionCombat 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.
- "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
Part of the Following Groups
- Aircraft: B-25 Mitchell
- Aircraft: DH.98 Mosquito
- Aircraft: Do 335 Pfeil
- Aircraft: Focke-Wulf Fw 190
- Aircraft: Hawker Typhoon
- Aircraft: Horten Ho 229
- Aircraft: Junkers Ju 88
- Aircraft: Messerschmitt Bf 109
- Aircraft: Messerschmitt Me 262
- Aircraft: P-38 Lightning
- Aircraft: P-47 Thunderbolt
- Aircraft: P-51 Mustang
- Aircraft: P-80 Shooting Star
- Aircraft: Supermarine Spitfire
- Covermount: Fullgames
- Historical conflict: World War II
- Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator series
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The Press Says
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||Dec, 2002||89 out of 100||89|
|GameStar (Germany)||Nov, 2002||81 out of 100||81|
|UOL Jogos||Dec 06, 2002||80|
|GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)||Dec 17, 2002||76 out of 100||76|
|GameZone||Nov 07, 2002||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Super Play||Dec, 2002||7 out of 10||70|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Nov 20, 2002||70|
|PC Games (Germany)||Nov 17, 2002||70 out of 100||70|
|JeuxVideoPC.com||Feb 09, 2003||14 out of 20||70|
|GameSpy||Nov 29, 2002||65 out of 100||65|
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