Flight simulators are supposed to let you pretend that you're really flying an aircraft. They do this in two main ways: they use very realistic graphics so you don't have to rely on your own imagination, and they provide a flight model which includes details on how good gravity is at dragging you down and how the plane works against it. It is tempting to bang on about the graphics quality of flight simulators, because it's the first thing that hits you and it's easy to make a judgement.
Ooh," you say, I can fly through the clouds"; Golly, the vapour trail on that missile that just missed me is realistic; My, I'm blacking out because I've pulled up too fast. These features are just nice little extras compared to how realistic your vehicle flies. But F-16 Aggressor has all the posh effects plus a remarkably realistic flight engine. Virgin have whispered that they actually had to cripple the flight model slightly because some people" would have objected to us knowing about certain special features. Well, I've flown some real military aircraft in my time (back in 'Nam etc), and there's nothing as scary as filling your pants as an opponent locks on to you -even in an exercise - but F-16 Aggressor comes pretty close to the mark for a PC simulation. Unless you're the sort of Ccharacter' who builds his or her own virtual reality jet in the spare room and knows all the ins and outs of the F-16 Falcon, this is as realistic as it gets. In real life you don't notice the quality of the paintwork on your opponent's plane, so feel free to turn down the detail if things seem slow. It should then run happily on something like a Pentium 100. In summary, then, it's realistic, it looks good, and it is good.
Download F-16 Aggressor
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP