Computer Gaming World (CGW)
The key to this flexibility comes from the fact that CFS is an evolution of the engine used in FLIGHT SIMULATOR 98 (FS98). However, CFS has little resemblance to its pacifist predecessor. Along with the requisite guns, damage model, and Al, Microsoft has pumped up the engine with a dramatically faster frame-rate, top-notch terrain graphics, working instruments in virtual cockpit view, and a host of other improvements. The result is a program that—with a couple of notable exceptions—feels like a whole new sim.