Jane's Combat Simulations: F/A-18 Simulator

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One of Jane's Combat Simulations' last products, F/A-18 pits the player as an American navy pilot, flying on one side of a Russian civil war around the Kola Peninsula. The model we get to fly is the F/A-18E Super Hornet, based at the US Carrier Ronald Reagan. The game includes a branching campaign, a complete mission editor and 8-player networkable game.

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  • F/A-18: операция "Освобождение Ирака" - Russian spelling

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Average score: 84% (based on 14 ratings)

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Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 8 ratings with 1 reviews)

Sophisticated and handsome simulation

The Good
Virtual cockpit, flight dynamics, realistic terrain. This game had a nice balance of realism and fun. Flight, weapons and situational awareness systems were relatively easy to learn without feeling dumbed down. Never tried multi-player.

The Bad
This game had a comprehensive mission/scenario builder, however it was perpetually buggy (for example, friendly and enemy AI would often fail to perform as scripted, or fail to show up altogether). I invested a fair amount of time building and debugging missions, and corresponding with like-minded gamers, before eventually giving up on the mission builder out of frustration.

The Bottom Line
A sophisticated and handsome real world modern air combat simulation without too steep of a learning curve.

Windows · by Dasharatha (8) · 2009

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Game added September 24th, 2001. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.