Summary: If you are new to the Lock-On series, like I was, this is the title you need. This Platinum version gives you the original Lock-On, plus patches, then Flaiming Cliffs 1 + 2, also with the latest patches included.
Summary: This is NOT a game. This truly qualifies as a SIMULATION. If you want a "game", look elsewhere. You will be disappointed. This is an adult simulation and requires patience, focus, and a great deal of effort. No instant gratification here.
Summary: I have tried out various sims, and I've found Lock On and Falcon 4 Allied Force to be the best sims for the money. Get a TrackIR for these: it will greatly enhance the immersion: you won't feel like flying without it. Pros: 1. Very realistic. 2. Beautifully detailed cockpit, and weapons system. 3.
Summary: One of the best games I've ever played...if not THE best. I did need to apply the patch, but once that was done, it worked flawlessly. You need a powerful machine to run this. I have a reasonably modern high end gamer and can't use all the features and still get seamless play.