Summary: OK, I did run into some bugs, but no more than other mil sim stuff. I hooked this game up to a 50" 4k (3840x2160) monitor, and DAMN, it's worth it just to watch the screen. It scaled to 4k without a blip. Now, this game is not for people without some kind of flight training. It's not an arcade game. It takes a lot of work just to do the basics. But if you are looking for realism, this smokes everything I've seen.
Summary: I purchased this game Three weeks ago. I have yet to play it. I did not purchase it on Amazon, I purchased it from another third party vendor. I downloaded and installed the game and was unable to load it. I was also unable to update it, the standalone version of the game is no longer supported. You have to download DCS World and install the A-10C module from there...the problem is it will not accept the activation key.
Summary: Looking for a combat flight simulation game with excellent flight control, interior and exterior plane graphics, and realistic scenery? This simulations gives you all that and more. Unlike simulation games like MS Flight Simulator X with Acceleration this combat aircraft simulation puts you in the middle of battle with realistic weapons. Fly single missions, campaigns or even better yet fly with friends via the internet.
Summary: When reading the 1 star reviews here for DCS:Warthog, it's important to look at the content: * I couldn't get it to run * I couldn't figure it out * This is too real Now, please realize that if you can't install a piece of software correctly (which does by the way just use the standard Microsoft InstallShield) then you will most likely NEVER in your life be able to learn advanced avionics and flight concepts.
Summary: For all intents and purposes this is a true to life simulator of the A-10C and, as such, has a very steep learning curve. However, it's a lot of fun and, though there is a lot to remember, is quite fun once you learn just enough to take-off, target enemies and fire on them, and land. Just going through the training will get you going and actually killing targets. Once you can do that, there is an abundance of systems and techniques to learn that extend the gameplay.