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Total Air War (Windows)

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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 Main Menu
Total Air War Windows A F-22 Raptor heading to the hangar
Total Air War Windows Emergency land
Total Air War Windows The new clouds can be seen here as another SU27 heads for the dirt

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 1998 91 out of 100 91
GameSpot Nov 18, 1998 9.1 out of 10 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
Gamesmania 1998 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1998 85 out of 100 85
WomenGamers.com Jul 28, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 28, 1998 16 out of 20 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jan 19, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited Dec, 1998 7.8 out of 10 78

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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 (9355) added Total Air War (Windows) on Jul 30, 2001