Flight Simulators

Conduct a Google search of “combat simulator” and be prepared for a veritable blizzard of options, which really shouldn’t be all that surprising since combat simulators have been produced for at least twenty-five years.

The question then becomes this: how do you choose from the dozens available? How do you know which one is best for you, and will provide you with the challenges and entertainment you seek?

Hopefully, this article will give you a game plan as you set out to choose from among the many flight sim games. Hopefully, your choice will be easier once you have read this article.

Let’s get started!

You can always read reviews online

There are countless online articles which include reviews of various World War 2 flight simulators. They are all titled something like “The Five Best combat simulators on the market,” and each of those articles give a compelling reason for their choice. The problem is that usually, not always but usually, those writing those reviews are influenced by the actual companies, either with free incentives or with actual monetary payment for the reviews.

Not exactly what we would call an objective opinion!

You can always join online forums for opinions

For sure, there are countless online forums discussing the combat flight simulator industry, and there are countless opinions in those forums. They are all valid for each individual, and no doubt they are genuine, for the most part. The problem, however, is they are individual opinions based on individual preferences. What one player likes about a game is not necessarily what you will like in a game, and don’t forget about skill levels. The opinion of an expert player may not be valid for a beginner.

You can always read the marketing info for each game

This would appear to be the least reliable approach of them all. Take five minutes out of your day and read the marketing info for two or three games. You will come away convinced that they are all the greatest thing since computer games were invented. How can you possibly believe the words of a marketing expert paid by a particular game?

Or you can test out each of the games for yourself

Which brings us to, what we believe, is the best way to choose from among the many combat simulators out there: actually play the games and find out for yourself which best fits your skill level and which best meets your needs.

Many games, like Aces High, offer a free test-drive of their game. Aces High, for example, offers a no-obligation free two-week download of Aces High. At the end of the two-week period, if you don’t like Aces High, you walk away, no harm, no foul. This seems like the only reliable way to tell if you really like the game.

And, in our opinion, if a gaming company does not offer a free trial period, you should walk about from that game.

So, get out there, test-drive a few combat simulators, kick their tires, check under the hood, and find out which one is best for you.

A word about Aces High

Introduced in 2000, Aces High has been thrilling competitors for over twenty years. It is a recognized leader in flight sim games.

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