Reviews and Problems with Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe
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K.R. Camaro, Amazon
19 April 2014
Summary: Good but, not great. Graphics are a bit dated and control learning curve is a little steep. Not a game. This is good if you want to know how your uncle (well, maybe your great granddad, i am a bit older than most of you) really felt flying one of these icons of WWII.
Combat Flight Simulator 3 - Battle for Europe, running in Windows 7
Jack L. "GandolfTheWise", Amazon
1 February 2014
Summary: Maybe I'm just not good at flying WWII fighters (yet), but I had trouble finding the enemy planes, and they shot me down before I could usually find them. I'm not a game player, and I bought this just because it was cheap and I wanted to see how well it worked with the Logitech 3D Pro Joystick. ...not as good as the MS Flight Simulator works with it. I think I would have preferred it if it had been for WWI.
Summary: Although the price is right, the two game discs that came a double-disc jewel case which was not completely factory sealed like brand new Store Bought discs, the case was bad smashed and fragments floated inside along the game discs. Fortunately the game discs were not damaged and appear immaculate and play like new. The actual game itself which I used to own originally comes from the factory in a plastic sealed box.
Summary: This is a technically great game if you are not just into dog fighting like most combat flight simulators and would like some action on the surface (bombing and strafing). There are a variety of missions offered by this flight simulator which greatly adds to the realism of the European Theater of Operations in World War II. Microsoft's CFS3 offers single mission mode where you can tailor a mission to suit your preferences or you may choose a campaign style game.
Summary: Combat Flight Simulator 3. My first real flight sim. I used to love it - it was all that I knew. Then I found that it was EXPANDABLE! I got the PTO Expansion, the ETO Expansion, the MAW Expansion, the Korean Theater Construction Set - all the freebies. Everything but OFF, Firepower, and D-Day. And I loved it. Now out of the box, it isn't quite worth it.
Summary: CFS3 is dated, compared to today's games, but is certainly no slouch when it comes to realism and challenge. Not for the casual gamer, CFS3 appeals to the same crowd that picks up the regular Flight Simulator series: virtual vicarious adventurers! CFS3 has a dynamic campaign that takes some getting used to but is a real gem.
Summary: This is a pretty good combat flight simulator, but it lacks the dimension of a really good campaign mode. There is no story to follow and the missions you accomplish don't really seem to have an affect on the movement of the battlefield front. If you are looking for hours of fun flying this is a good game for you, but not if you are looking for a campaign type game.