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In Air Force Commander the player takes command of a Middle Eastern country's air force to gain air superiority over the enemy. As the title suggests this game focuses solely on aircraft and rocket bases. The main part of the game is spent on the overhead map where the player gives orders to his units, e.g. attacking ground targets and scouting or intercepting enemy forces. Different map views show information like targets in range, flight movements in the monitored zones, or civil facilities. Another important aspect of the game is resource management: every base and unit costs resources. If these get scarce the player can shut down some bases. If the public mood gets too bad, e.g. because of destroyed civil facilities or food shortage, the player loses his commission and therefore the game.


Air Force Commander DOS Main Menu
Air Force Commander DOS Main gameplay screen
Air Force Commander DOS Unit Commands
Air Force Commander DOS Zoomed View of Combat

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Air Force Commander Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Airforce Commander" -- In-game title

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User Reviews

Command a airforce in the Middle East. DOS Shadowcaster (261)

Critic Reviews

PC Player (Germany) DOS Apr, 1994 60 out of 100 60
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1993 48 out of 100 48
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jan, 1994 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1993 37 out of 100 37
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Dec, 1992 Unscored Unscored


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About half of the 43 page manual consists of an outlined history of the Middle East and includes sections on the roots of Islam, colonial influences, history of Israel, various wars, Desert storm, and technical comments on various aircraft.


Probably one of the hardest scenarios in the game is trying to defend tiny little Lebanon against Syria, with only 4 SAM units, 1 chopper, and an F-4 unit at your disposal!
Contributed to by Shadowcaster (261) and Kabushi (257726)