Summary: In my opinion still the best helicopter simulator today (2012). Even if you do not like combat, the detailed systems and damage model allows for a much more realistic experience than any civil simulator I know of.
Summary: I really love this sim. I was looking for something deep and interesting to challenge me and my hardware. Initially I looked at the A-10 sim but then Black Shark looked like something completely new to try.
Summary: A military-grade flight simulator available for you! That's not a marketing gimmick. It's a fact! A military grade, historical (important milestone for hardcore simulation genre) flight simulator.
Summary: I bought a plain DVD player and removed my DVD-RW drive and had no problems with copyright issues. All I do is games and nothing else. As for the 3 installs that people are complaining about, do some research and go the forums and you'll find out that you actually get more.
Pros: Excellent graphics and superb realistic settings. You'll spend some time figuring this one out. You need a HOTAS and rudders to get the most out of this. I can't wait for the A-10 version and the new A-10 HOTAS.
Cons: Copyright protection is a pain. I don't mind some type but Starforce has major issues with a lot of re-writeable drives. Plan on using a regular DVD drive unless your one of the lucky ones.
Summary: This is one of the best sims in the market. Great graphics, great level of realism! A Combat Flight Sim fun would appreciate it 100%. It intergrates a mission/campaign editor and the community is always up to something. Starforce is a necessary evil but it caused me no problem at all!
Summary: The best helicopter sim since Longbow 2 and the best overall sim of 2009. Yes, it does use Starforce, but not the version that installs malware on your PC. It simply uses online activation which seems to be the norm these days.
Summary: This game is by far the best flight simulator ever great graphics, gameplay, great AI, i'm hooked on this game, i recommend every flight sim fan to give this game a chance to try out you won't be dissapointed.
Summary: This is by far one of the best military sims I've experienced since Jane's Longbow 2 or the original Falcon 4. After MS Flightsim X left me disgusted, I haven't touched a flight sim in a couple years until now.