Flight Simulators

Since we designed and produced one of the leading combat flight simulators, Aces High, and since it has been among the leading combat simulators on the market for twenty-three years, we think we have some credibility with this question. So, why do people play combat flight simulators?

What is a combat flight simulator?

First, what a combat flight simulator isn’t, it is not a way to learn how to fly an aircraft. Those are generally called flight simulators, although a combat simulator game can also be referred to as a flight simulator, as well as a flight sim game, or even narrowing it down a bit to something like a World War 2 flight simulator.

What it is, then, is a multiple person combat game using aircraft, but also other things like ground vehicles (tanks) or ships are also part of the action. Think in terms of a war game, pitting gamers from around the world, playing the game on the World Wide Web simultaneously.

Playing a combat flight simulator for the non-stop action

The first reason for playing a flight sim game is because the action never ends. Aces High, and games like it, are being played 24/7, 365 days per year. No matter when you log in, there is a battle happening, or several battles happening, or a battle simulation which you can be part of.

It’s a great game for insomniacs, and a great game for adrenaline junkies . . . or just your normal gamer looking for a rousing good time against some of the best gamers in the world.

Playing for the challenge

The challenge is not only in improving your gaming skills, but in testing your abilities against other gamers, and that’s where the real sense of competition comes from. It’s one thing to play against a computer; it’s quite another to play against Pierre in Lyon, or Cheryl in Dallas. It gets real person real fast when playing an MMO game like Aces High.

Playing to be a part of a community

Admittedly, this reason caught us by surprise when we first released Aces High back in 2000. We never thought it would be such a great community-building game, but it did, and it has. People interact on the forums. People choose friends to be squadron members. People help each other to overcome difficult parts of the game. And it is really nice o see, a bonus for those of us who have worked so hard to make Aces High the best flight simulator on the market.

A final word about Aces High

We designed Aces High back in 2000 with one idea in mind: we only wanted to make one game, and we wanted that game to be the very best in its genre.

And we believe we succeeded! But don’t take our word for it. Try our free two-week download and find out for yourself just how good a game Aces High is. It won’t cost you a penny to find out, and you may find a game which will entertain you for years.

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