Flight Simulators

Combat simulators should, well, simulate combat. That may seem like a very obvious statement but in truth it is the main difference between the truly excellent simulation games and the mediocre ones.

The creators of Aces High, the World War 2 flight simulator, are not only high tech gurus but also students of World War Two. Only a true student and admirer of that war could design a flight simulation game so life-like, so detailed, so devoted to every aspect of combat in that war.

Studying major battles in World War II was a part of their preparation in designing Aces High. Battles like the Battle of Dunkirk, fought from May 26-June4, 1940. The battle involved some 800,000 German troops and 400,000 Allied troops and was one of the major confrontations early in the war.

The Battle of Dunkirk in effect was the defense and evacuation of British and other Allied Forces on the Western Front as the seemingly unstoppable German forces advanced. It led to the surrender of Belgium and the eventual surrender of France, but some 338,000 British and Allied troops were able to evacuate and in doing so were able to fight another day when the outcome would be much different.

Because of the evacuation, huge numbers of vehicles were left behind. Some 50,000 Allied vehicles, including tanks, 9 destroyers, 200 marine vessels and 177 aircraft were left as the evacuation happened, leaving a very rich bounty for the German high command. It was only because of a decision made by the German high command to re-group, the so called “Halt Order”, that the evacuation was as successful as it was. If not for this German decision the loss of life might have been considerably higher and the outcome of World War II may have been much different.

We invite you to give Aces High a try, and if you are a World War 2 student you will instantly see the attention to detail that was taken when Aces High was created back in 2000. Without that attention to detail, and the dedication to detail by the WWII students who created it, Aces High would just be another one of the average combat simulators. However, once you try it you will realize that Aces High is simply the best flight sim game on the market.

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