IL-2 Sturmovik is destined to be a classic. This is one of those simulations that reminds you why you love the genre.
Dogfighting in MiG Alley is one of the best experiences a virtual pilot can hope for.
Following hot on the heels of Longbow 2, F-15 is, if possible, an even more impressive piece of work.
Total Air War
This is, quite simply, one of the most addictive, entertaining, and approachable jet combat sims I've ever seen.
Red Baron 3D
Kudos to Sierra and Dynamix for taking a disappointing disaster and turning it into the best World War I simulation yet.
Even with its quirks, this is a standout game - and one that any fan of World War II air combat will want to play.
Falcon 4.0: Allied Force
You can pilot one of three variants of the F-16 Fighting Falcon in the detailed flight simulation Falcon 4.0: Allied Force.
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
The awesome online mode and strong single-player segment combine to make Crimson Skies an easy game to recommend.
In exchange for your money, you're getting a quality flight simulation with continued support and some of the most experienced opponents to ever play online.
Silent Hunter III
Are you ready to command the deadly U-boats of the North Atlantic? Set in WWII, Silent Hunter III puts you in control of submarines as you take aim against Allied ...
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies is a highly enjoyable, well-executed flight sim that perfectly blends the action elements found in the series' earlier games with the sort of narrative typically ...
Jane's F/A-18 succeeds in being a superb flight simulator without being truly exceptional in any specific area.
Commandos 2: Men of Courage
It can be a difficult game, especially at first, but Commandos 2 truly evokes the intensity of World War II that you've probably seen in film or on television.
At last, the long wait for a worthy nuclear submarine simulation is over.
Steel Beasts combines both simulation and wargaming elements to produce a superb gaming experience.
European Air War
European Air War doesn't push the state of the art, but it excels at good, old-fashioned gameplay.
F/A-18 Korea is an exacting portrayal of the twin-engine F/A-18C/D Hornet dual-purpose fighter.
Just observing the aircraft in flight, especially at high altitude with contrails streaming, is enough to evoke admiration for what the developers have achieved.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles
Forgotten Battles doesn't make the sort of huge impact that the original game did, but it's generally a very worthy successor.
F-22 Air Dominance Fighter
Digital Image Design has crafted the latest and perhaps the most exacting reproduction of the USAF's all-new air supremacy/strike fighter.
There is no other contemporary jet sim as complete, polished, and faithful to its subject matter as Flanker 2.5.
Silent Thunder: A-10 Tank Killer II
Silent Thunder is a wicked, clean, no-B.S. combat sim with enough options and realism to hold the serious gamer's interest.