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Description

An F-22 flight simulator that offers you the chance to manage and control your own dynamic campaigns in addition to flying. Each campaign is randomly created around scenarios located around the Red Sea, with numerous factions trown into randomly selected alliances or opposing sides. As the war proceeds, the game generates flight missions for both sides and you can select at any time when to fly a combat sortie by accepting to fly a mission or enter into the editor mode and modify any aspect of the mission. The game registers the success or failure of your missions and reflects the results in the overall campaign.

You can also take the more strategic route with the addition of an option to fly E-3 AWACS sorties rather than F-22 ones. (you don't actually take to the sky in the planes, but rather you direct their movements on a tactical map and are able to issue commands to allied forces and control the drama in a tactical way).

Screenshots

Total Air War Windows A missile heading straight to a SU-27
Total Air War Windows The campaign selection screen gives you a choice of scenarios
Total Air War Windows The new clouds can be seen here as another SU27 heads for the dirt
Total Air War Windows Presentation screen

Alternate Titles

  • "TAW" -- Abbreviated name
  • "F22 Total Air War" -- Title screen

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Critic Reviews

GameSpot Nov 18, 1998 9.1 out of 10 91
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 1998 91 out of 100 91
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Action Sep 16, 1998 87.5 out of 100 88
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1998 87 out of 100 87
PC Games (Germany) Oct 07, 1998 87 out of 100 87
WomenGamers.com Jul 28, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Power Play Oct, 1998 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker Oct, 1998 81 out of 100 81
Bravo Screenfun Apr, 1999 2 out of 6 80

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Trivia

In the German gaming magazine PC Player (issue 01/1999) F22 Total Air War was named as "Best Flight Simulation in 1998".
Zovni (9314) added Total Air War (Windows) on Jul 30, 2001