Summary: I started purchasing Jane's titles in 98 starting with IAF. I now own IAF, F-15, F/A-18 an USAF. Definitely USAF is the best one, however it has some minor and major flaws. One of the most disturbing flaws is that I have a 700 MhZ Athlon processor and it marks it as an Intel Pentium II 366 Mhz, and then it doesn't let me set the graphics to their best level. Tnen there's the game itself. You SHOUDN'T buy it if you have anything slower than a Pentium II 450.
Summary: It's flawed but fun. The fun: Smart alec "Scooter" Davis as IP. Just like a lot of IP's in the Air Force. All the choices of aircraft to fly. All the different campaigns. Flight models generally realistic; i.e., you can't haul an F-105 around the sky like an F-16. Graphics are not bad for someone with an older computer and Windows 98. Flaws: Avionics! USAF F-4E's did not have a HUD, nor did F-105's. The early F-16C modelled also did not have onboard ECM.
Summary: USAF is one of the best Jane's/EA games. There are some shortcomings though. The Good: Excellent graphics (maybe not as good as Free Space 2), AI is pretty good, awsome explosions and smoke, very realistic cockpits. The Not-So-Good: The User Mission Editor mission builder is great, but you can't choose where the airfields are.
Summary: UNLESS YOU ARE A TRUE TO LIFE COMBAT PILOT YOU WILL NEED THE FLIGHT MANUAL TO DO THIS GAME JUSTICE=THIS IS A VERY COMPLEX GAME BUT I CAN SEE AFTER JUST AN HOUR OR SO THAT THIS IS A GAME YOU CAN GET HOOKED ON=IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED THE JEWEL CASE ONLY, IT WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO FLY MOST OF THE MISSIONS=A MANUAL IS A MUST!
Summary: This is one of the best games I have ever played. The game really never gets boring with tons of premaid missions, the ability to make new ones (there is a quick mission editor for simple missions and a more advanced one to make more complicated missions) and a "Fly Now" command that randomly puts you in one of the eight planes. Mostly, the graphics are good except for explosions on the ground.
Summary: The game is very fun, lots airplanes such as f-22a,mig 29,f-105D,f-4D,f-16,f-15c,a-10a,f-117,f-22a. Lots of missions and great graphics. The only thing that sould keep you from buying this game is the system requirements. I have a 600mhz,win98se,128rm and its works fine. So if you have the system its worth its weight and gold.
Summary: This game is really cool. At first it was a bit tricky but after a few hours i got the hang of it. Some of the graphics are a little wimpy (mainy the ground is very grainy), but overall the graphics are good. The sound is excellent. Overall gameplay is great and lots of fun.
Excerpt: The reason I prefer USAF to other combat flight sims (such as Novalogic's F-22 Lightning 3) is because of the graphics, the realism and its value for money. I bought USAF in Electronics Boutique with a '3 for 2' deal along with Theme Park World and Sim City 3000. Out of the three games, which cost me just under £20 in total, I expected only to play Theme Park World and Sim City 3000, since I was not really keen on flight sims.
Pros: Good graphics, realistic handling, lots of aircraft
Excerpt: USAF is the best Flight simulator I have ever played. You can choose between several aeroplanes and give them the weapons you like. You go for a mission to destroi something. You get a Team of pilots and you are the leder of that group. At the beginning the game is very hard to understand but if you have played it a view times it is really a great game. This is my favourite game. The graphics are perfect. you can see every detail.