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WarBirds III is a version of the venerable online flight simulation, WarBirds, winner "Online Game of the Year" by numerous publications over several years. WarBirds III (Fighter Pilot Academy) is a store ready version of the game with several offline and online enhancements that match the major 3.0 revision of the game.

The most prominent enhancement is extremely updated graphics and terrain. Plane models are much more detailed both inside and out. Special effects like tracers and explosions are also present and more detailed than in previous versions of the game. The terrain is modeled from satellite data as well.

New in this version is a more detailed offline training mode, called the Fighter Pilot Academy, that will help get new players acquainted with the game. While there are some other notable game changes, the online version of WarBirds is still similar, featuring great plane physics, historical scenarios, and tanks and ships to engage.


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Alternate Titles

  • "战鸟3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "World War 2: Air Combat" -- Re-release title

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GameSpy Apr 24, 2002 87 out of 100 87
PC Zone Nov 10, 2001 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot May 17, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Looki 2002 78 out of 100 78
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jun 18, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) Mar, 2004 32 out of 100 32


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simhead (186) added WarBirds III (Windows) on Dec 19, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Scaryfun (17832)