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Good Air Combat Games

ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
edited March 2007 in Games and Technology
So, I've got a hankering for some dogfighting. I know the Ace Combat series comes highly reccomended, but I'm looking for something that isn't so modern. I was thinking about Blazing Angels, since it supposedly has great multiplayer, but I don't know if I want to spend sixty bucks on a new copy, or even 35 on a used one.

What do you reccomend?

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  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Up all night To get luckyRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    There's the whole IL-2/Pacific Fighters franchise. But those are serious simulators, for real men.

    On the arcadey side, I don't know anything that's A) as good as Ace Combat and B) takes place on WW2.

    Ace Combat is the only really awesome middle-of-the-road Air Combat series I know of.

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  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I will attest to IL-2 being amazing but you can make it arcade-ish with the settings in game or ultra realistic.

    It's a very fun game and the air combat is nice. Part of me wants to reinstall it.

  • apotheosapotheos Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited March 2007
    Red Baron was so awesome, but is much too old to be seriously recommended.

    Best damn WWI flight game I ever played though.



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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Is Il-2 a PC Game?

    I'm mostly looking for something I can fire up on my 360 in anticipation of Ace Combat 6. I guess I'll pick up some of the previous Ace Combats used.

    And I'll rent Blazing Angels.

    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Oh man, what is that thing in your signature, Rentilius.

    That said, Crimson Skies maybe? Anything Rogue Squadron? That's Gamecube, though. N64 at very least.

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  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    i think it's eisenhower that i got bored and screwed around with

  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Well, I'm kind of looking for something realistic, but with a very arcadey feel to it. I love the Blazing Angels demo, but I'm not sure if I want to spend 35 dollars on a used copy just for multiplayer.

    Does anyone own Blazing Angels that can vouch for it?

    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    apotheos wrote: »
    Red Baron was so awesome, but is much too old to be seriously recommended.

    Best damn WWI flight game I ever played though.


    Absolutely.

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  • DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    God I love Ace combat so hard. Just unlocked the end boss' plane from AC Zero. :O
    Spoiler:

    After seeing that IL-2 video I really need to try and find it somewhere. :(

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Unforunately you're on the 360, which isn't exactly a flight simulator mecca, but if Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge for the XBOX works on the 360, I'd say go for that. The PC version is awesome and the XBOX version got good reviews, so that seem slike a pretty good choice.

  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited March 2007
    oh man I just freaked out and yelled in gibberish

    I am so mad at you microsoft

    they put "ACE COMBAT 6" in the "NEW RELEASES" section of downloads

    I almost pissed my pants

    it's just a bunch of picture packs.

    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • VeganVegan Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    TIE Fighter

    I know, I know...

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  • SixSix Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Unforunately you're on the 360, which isn't exactly a flight simulator mecca, but if Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge for the XBOX works on the 360, I'd say go for that. The PC version is awesome and the XBOX version got good reviews, so that seem slike a pretty good choice.

    The Xbox game is good, and does work on the 360. It's even more arcade-y than the PC game, though. I liked it but enjoyed the PC game more.

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  • Pajama_ManPajama_Man Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Crimson Skies for the PC is on Game Tab...I think.

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  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    yeah, pretty much on the 360 your fubar.


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