Flight Simulators

Before we answer this question about playing a combat flight simulator, we will first give you a definition of what a combat simulator is, followed by our professional opinion on why you should play it. We are HiTech Creations, makers of Aces High, our exciting combat flight sim game, and we’ve been leading the way in the combat simulator market for twenty-three years. We feel that gives us some credibility in answering the title question.

What is a combat flight simulator?

A combat flight simulator is a vehicle simulation game, completely different from the dedicated flight simulators which are used in training pilots. A combat simulator uses simulated aircraft, ground vehicles, and ships, using a rear-view method to simulate actual operation of the vehicles. They are set in a variety of arenas, and are generally classified according to the historical period in which they take place i.e. World War 2, Korean War, Vietnam, etc.

They are not intended to teach people how to actually operate an aircraft; rather, they teach game players how to operate a computer aircraft, and use that aircraft in a simulated battle.

They are called a variety of names including combat simulator, combat flight simulator, flight sim game, or by the period they are set in, as in World War 2 flight simulator.

There are dozens of these games available, either used on consoles, as in Playstation, or on computers, requiring a download of the program, which allows a person to then play the game.

Why play a combat flight simulator?

This is like asking why play any game? One plays a combat simulator to compete against other players, or compete against the game itself if it is not a MMO game (multi-player game set in real time).

The reasons to play are many. Some play for the competition factor. Others play to become a member of a gaming community. Still others play simply because they love playing computer games.

Which flight sim game is the best?

This is an impossible question to answer, and any article, or any advertisement, claiming in their article that their game is the best is a bit silly. It is a subjective choice and opinion. There is no true way to gauge which game is best among so many.

Still, there are some criteria by which you can distinguish the good ones from the not-so-good games. The sharpness of the graphics is one way. The attention to historical detail is yet another, as is the amount of time a particular game has remained on the market.

Still, and we cannot make this statement any stronger, it is a bit silly for any company to claim that their combat simulator is the best from among so many very good games.

A final word about Aces High.

Is Aces High the best? We don’t get wrapped up in that nonsense. We offer a free two-week download, during which time we think players can gauge for themselves just how good our flight sim game is.

Strap on your flight helmet and fly the skies with Aces High.

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