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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.6


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96
Hacker (Dec, 1999)
Dakle, da zaključim, ova je igra definitivno "a must have" za svakog ljubitelja simulacija jer zbog svoje inovativnosti, grafike, zvuka, a ponajprije igrivisti drži igrača prikovanog za monitor vrlo duugo pa je pitanje hoću li položiti onaj ispit na fakultetu. Možemo je preporučiti doslovce svakom igraču koji ima malo jaču igraću konfiguraciju.
91
Gamezilla (Nov 29, 1999)
USAF is a lot of fun! It will appeal to both hardcore and casual flight sim players because of the fun factor. Beautiful graphics, a promising online experience, and a limitless User Mission editor all add up to an excellent simulation. The issue with the friendly A.I. and some other minor bugs must be fixed however and I’m am confidant they will. Jane’s has a good record of releasing patches on a timely basis. With this in mind, if you have any desire for a good military flight sim that will provide hours of enjoyment, this is the sim for you. I highly recommend it!
90
Spel för Alla (Feb, 2000)
USAF är oerhört snyggt och ger många härliga timmar i luften, men det är synd att Electronic Arts inte lade ned mer energi på att skilja de olika flygplanstyperna åt även inne i cockpit. Men 1999 års bästa stridsflygspel är det garanterat!
87
GameStar (Germany) (Jan, 2000)
Mit USAF setzen die Jane’s-Entwickler konsequent das fort, was sie mit Israeli Air Force begonnen haben. Nämlich Flugsimulationen zu schaffen, die Fortgeschrittene nicht überfordern, aber auch für Profis interessant bleiben. Am besten hat mir aber gefallen, daß USAF immer noch ein Spiel bleibt und sich nicht im übertriebenen Schraubenrealismus verliert. Wer nur ein bißchen den Afterburner reinknallen will, um ein paar Gegner vom Himmel zu holen, ist genauso gut aufgehoben wie Radartüftler mit Hang zu actionlastigen Luftkämpfen. Jaja, puristische Simulanten werden die Nase hochgerümpft erheben und mangelnde Ernsthaftigkeit beklagen. Doch davon sollten Sie sich nicht beirren lassen: USAF ist eine gelungene Mischung fordernder Simulationselemente mit rassigen Luftgefechten.
85
One of the best combat flight sims out there. A must have for any armchair pilot, both old and new.
85
PC Gamer (Aug, 1999)
Of course, outside of the A-10, few planes get low enough for these terrain issues to have a serious impact. The balance of the sim measures up to the high quality we've come to expect from Jane's. Since it will be the basis of the action in the highly anticipated Jane's World War, we'll likely to being playing this one fore some time to come.
84
Gameplay (Benelux) (Jan 28, 2000)
Door de vele opties, de grote variatie en de knappe graphics is dit spel zeker een aanrader, al moet je d'r wel wat geklooi met je joystick voor over hebben! Daarna is het enkel genieten!
84
GameSpot (Oct 20, 1999)
A straight line runs from Chuck Yeager's Air Combat, one of the most revered and influential PC flight sims, to Jane's new survey sim USAF. The Jane's tradition of accessible flight simulations with plenty of planes and options has given us Air Combat, US Navy Fighters, Advanced Tactical Fighters, and Israeli Air Force, with steady improvement and little deviation from the formula. USAF is no exception, but is poised to take the survey sim into new territory.
82
PC Joker (Dec, 1999)
Am Konzept scheiden sich die Geister: Einzelgänger werden sich wohl nie an das dauernde Umschalten gewöhnen, taktische Flieger, die sich nicht auf eine Maschine festlegen möchten, begeistert sein. Ich tendiere zur Begeisterung, da die Missionen durch die unterschiedlichen Typen viel abwechslungsreicher werden.
82
IGN (Nov 17, 1999)
Imagine my consternation. I have been asked to write a review on the latest and greatest from EA's Jane's line, USAF. I've played flight sims for many years and while I enjoy World War II the most, I've spent many an hour swapping lead with everyone from the Red Baron to your future Russian Mig pilot. While it doesn't offer the "mindless" dogfight fix that we all crave (come on, admit it), it does deliver lots of mission types, numerous planes and the attention to detail that is synonymous with Jane's.
81
Jane's nieuwste geesteskind, USAF, moet de vele bugs en slechte kritieken die Israeli Air Force met zich meebracht, doen vergeten. Succes of een nieuwe teleurstelling?
80
While not on par with their more focussed products such as the Longbow series, Jane’s USAF is Jane’s finest all-purpose product. Any fighter pilot wannabe or war veteran will find something to enjoy. Eight very interesting and distinct planes to fly in a variety of gameplay types ensure a lot of replay value. USAF achieves its depth through a multitude of options rather than by providing exacting detail through one specific module. For most players, this is a solid design decision, and while some hardcore users may sneer at its user friendliness, in the end, USAF has a broader appeal than its competition and is my pick for the average gamer’s best simulation this holiday season.
80
PC Games (Germany) (Mar 07, 2001)
Die interaktive Geschichtsstunde! USAF simuliert die wichtigsten Arbeitsgeräte und Konflikte der amerikanischen Luftwaffe. Ultrarealistische Flugsimulationen wie Falcon 4.0 schrecken viele Gelegenheitspiloten mit Handbüchern im Telefonbuchformat und dreifach belegter Tastatur schon vor der ersten Trainingsmission ab. Jane's geht den etwas einfacheren Weg. Statt schraubengenauer Technik bietet USAF Flugzeuge, Missionen und Action satt. Wer die intensive Flugschule hinter sich bringt, dürfte fit genug sein, in einer der Kampagnen die Interessen der freien Welt zu verteidigen.
79
Auch das zweite Werk von Pixel Multimedia weiß zu gefallen. Die Kombination aus halbdynamischen und exakt vorgeschriebenen Feldzügen ist gut abgestimmt. Die Präsentation fällt zwar allenfalls durchschnittlich, aber auch ordentlich aus. Leider fehlt eine Multimedia-CD mit Hintergrundinfos wie noch bei Israeli Air Force. Alle wichtigen Flieger neueren Datums finden sich jedoch in dieser Flugsimulation. Weiterhin freuen sich alle Neulinge über dieses Spiel, denn das Beherrschen der Maschinen setzt kein Ingenieurstudium voraus.
78
FiringSquad (Feb 03, 2000)
Jane's USAF is more than just a soft-core game with some simulations aspects. It manages to very successfully bridge that fine gap between "fun to play" and "complicated and hard-core". Beginner flight sim players should definitely give this one a look, but it also has strengths that a veteran can appreciate. USAF came to me a soft-core flight game and now resides on my hard drive as a challenging and fun flight simulation.
70
Most survey simulations are often synonymous with compromise, and USAF is no different. The time normally devoted to the creation of a single-plane study simulation gets spread out among several aircraft instead. As a result, the flight models aren’t as exact as they could be, nor will you find any avionics that vary from one plane to the next — they all work the same way, regardless of the plane’s era. This is not to say USAF won’t be of interest to the hardcore enthusiast — far from it. Set the game to its most difficult and realistic of levels, and see if you aren’t challenged. Nonetheless, USAF should be considered a medium-level simulation with a strong emphasis on helping out the novice player. Like USNF before it, USAF has the ability to educate and encourage a whole new genera. lion of flight-sim fanatics, because it captures the one ingredient so rarely found in many of today’s simulations: It’s fun.