Feel the excitement of flying the Su-25T "Frogfoot" attack jet and the TF-51D "Mustang" in the free-to-play Digital Combat Simulator World! DCS World is a vehicle combat simulation game created by an inspired development team. DCS World uses a powerful engine that delivers realistic gameplay.
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Mostly Positive (132 reviews) - 75% of the 132 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,486 reviews) - 81% of the 2,486 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 18, 2013

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"This is a quality piece of software. Even without the extra modules, this is simply amazing. The SU-25T is one of my favourite jets of all time, and it is brilliantly realised here, with so much content you feel guilty for getting it for free.

This only goes to show the confidence that DCS have in there Digital Combat Simulator, that they would give you so much for free. Stop reading this and go and download it now!." – Hubpages

"DCS World is a must-have for simulation enthusiasts who want as real as you can get in their home PC." – SimHQ

About This Game

Feel the excitement of flying the Su-25T "Frogfoot" attack jet and the TF-51D "Mustang" in the free-to-play Digital Combat Simulator World!

DCS World is a vehicle combat simulation game created by an inspired development team. DCS World uses a powerful engine that delivers realistic gameplay. The battlefield includes a spectacular mission area - the location of the Georgian conflict in 2008. Fly the Su-25T in a massive, semi-dynamic campaign to achieve dominance in the skies over Georgia! Experience the amazing flight dynamics and interactive cockpit of the TF-51D and understand why the Mustang is often regarded as the greatest fighter of the Second World War.

The huge variety of aircraft, land units and warships are included from countries such as the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, German Spain and others. Units are controlled by sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI) and they have an amazing levels of detail. This all allows for the creation of engaging, real-world combat missions in this flashpoint region. DCS is a true "sandbox" simulation that can and will cover multiple time periods covering many types of combat and civilian units.

Your exhilarating experience will be extended through additional DCS modules available through Steam. Such modules include the A-10C Warthog, Ka-50 Black Shark, the P-51D Mustang, UH-1H Huey, Mi-8MTV2, and ground combat control with Combined Arms.

System Requirements

    Minimum system requirements:
    OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i5; RAM: 8 GB; Free hard disk space: 30 GB; Video: 2 GB RAM card, DirectX11 - compatible; requires internet activation.
    Recommended system requirements:
    OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i7+; RAM: 16GB; Hard disk space: 30 GB; Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX780 / ATI R9 290 DirectX11 or better; Joystick; requires internet activation.
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TheRogueTickler
( 81.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
DCS World is without doubt, my favorite flight simulator. It has been continuously expanding since I purchased it, and there are many highly detailed modules to purchase if you like this free base game. This is not a game you will learn to play quickly by any means. You will be doing a lot of research when you first start out. If you are expecting Ace Combat this will be a shock. Even comparing it to flying aircraft in a game like Arma 2 or 3, would not do justice to the detail and realism DCS has. With this base game you get the Su-25T. It is no fighter, but a slow, capable ground attack aircraft with some big fire power. If realism is something you are always trying to find when flying aircraft in games, than this is the one for you.

And, the best part of this game is that the base installment is free.
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TheRedSpy
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Runs like poop on my gtx 670 ssc with all setting to low as possible
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xBasicMudkip
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Add DCS World to xBox One please
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\/ape /\ation
( 41.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
This game is one of if not the best Flight simulaton games. The game has full fidelity cockpits with flight manuals over 100 pages to tell you which buttons to press. Although the game currently has its short comings in the graphics department it is a wonderful simulator. You don't know what true success is until you've mastered the planes you get and know what every button in the cockpit does. I have many hours in DCS world sadly not counted because I switched to standalone, but each hour can be the most frusterating or fun thing youll ever do. This game is NOT meant for fast paced gamers but those who actually look for a reward in what they are playing. DCS will leave you happy with it and you'll keep coming back.


However I would recomend that new comers get the standalone on the Eagle Dynamics website for DCS as it has more modules for it.
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MichaelPilot
( 32.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
This game is very fun and realistic as hell, but the problem is... we only get one plane which is the TF-51 which does not work as well, and do you want more planes and helicopters? PAY US OVER 100$ OF YOUR MONEY TO GET MY PLANES, like are the devs nuts!? The Dlc is overpriced which they should be PayDay2 dlc price instead of $60 or 40$ for a plane that does not work. For the conclusion, don't buy this game, the dlcs are a waste of your hard worked money
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Molbo Cheeze
( 46.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
CTRL+E you kids that call this a game (which it isn't), say it is overpriced (which it isn't), and whine when its too hard (which it definitally is). This is a sim that represents exactly the same as the real aircraft (depending on your joystick of choice) so you can expect a high price tag. It's better than paying $18.8 million for a A-10 when you can get it here for $40 and plus $450 with a Thrustmaster (maybe even less).
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col.sanders |chicken|
( 47.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
i have noticed most pepole are complaning its too hard, these pepole have thosands of hours in warthunder and there reviws are like "best simulator ever" and "super reilistec" they complain about how there pcs cant run and how there xbox controller is hard to set up and that you need a 300 joystick to fly.

i started with a 30 dollar joystick, got so invloved i have a 500 dollar setup for flight controls, but you dont have to go that far a few buttons and a good memory(brain) is enough.

this is a SIM for players who know what there doing and understand you have to turn on fuel and stuff, not just hit one button and hold wep for a hour.
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celkaris
( 47.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
a must have if you're into simulators.
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Uncle Cumbeard
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
>Flying
>♥♥♥♥ yeah I got this
>Quick Turn like I do in FSX
>BEEEP BEEEP BEEEP
>Undiscernible Russian
>Maybe I need to speed up
>BEEEEEP BEEEEEEP *more russian but louder*
>Aircraft shakes violently
>What the fu-
>Spinnign out of Control
>Heading to the ground- Crash!
>11/10 would listen to unskipable dialogue again!
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DirtyVenom
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
You want to fly a weaponized P-51D?
Thirty dollars, please.
You want to fly the A-10 Warthog?
Fourty dollars, please.
You want to breathe?
A million dollars, please.
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Realmslaya
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
The most underrated game of all time I'm sure...
There is so much time and development that went into this simulator.

I read a review based on this game and the reviewer mention, once you get that plane started and everything ready and the second you get off the ground... the feeling is unbelievable.... 1000% correct.

Awesome feeling! Especially when you land safely :)

I completely recommend it!!
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gamerboy10012
( 26.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
very realistic and accurate
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marksd2003
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
keeps crashing every time i open it
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Valkyriane
( 16.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Great game!
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R0g3r M00r3
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Ok not played long but in Vive had to close my eyes while crashing to teh ground, would crash again 10/10 !
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Rudymcgrudy
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
SO GOOD
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IICONNORII
( 34.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Awesome Simulator the best I've played yet I can't stop playing it I can now start up and fly a f15c which was a really great bargain got it for next to nothing just over £6 pond :) I really can't say anything bad about this game a bit buggy at times but it's 100 % worth it it blows war thunder out the water that's a kids game compared to this sim any way just buy it already you'll love it guaranteed.
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ScreamingFrancis
( 25.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
This review is experience-based, so don't tell me things I cannot know:

- Is it worth it? Yes. It's the best com-flight-sim out there now and it's constantly updated.
- Does it run smoothly? Yes, if you have a decent computer with at least 4Gb Ram and 2GhZ processor. Multiplayer requires the double of the SP memory usage.
- Is it free? Not really. You get two basic noclick-cockpit free planes at the beginning, but the real fun stands in the other modules.
- What is a module? A module is a sort of "dlc", a really big expansion of this game. It usually contains one brand new aircraft, with it's own fanatically detailed cockpit to mess around, a whole new campaign, new lands... The price explains how much stuff you can find in a single one.
- Should I buy modules? Not all of them. Way too expensive, but you should buy one module a year to feel "complete".
- What should I buy? Definetly "Flaming Cliffs 3" (tonz of planez bruh) and at least one single-plane module, I'd recommend the MIG.
- Is it easy to play? Real life Army pilots use this, so... nope.avi, but it all stands into practice
- Do I need a joystick? No one can fly a real plane with a keyboard, so, um... yes.
- Pros and Cons? PROS: the best flightsim ever made. CONS: Very expensive, stuff should be bought carefully, since dlcs can't be refunded.
- Funny facts? You can learn russian easily since RU planes are in native language lmao
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
The most underrated game of all time I'm sure...
There is so much time and development that went into this simulator.

I read a review based on this game and the reviewer mention, once you get that plane started and everything ready and the second you get off the ground... the feeling is unbelievable.... 1000% correct.

Awesome feeling! Especially when you land safely :)

I completely recommend it!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
I played the standalone version before playing the steam version so have more hours ingame than steam says.

DCS World is a fantastic simulator, but please note the sim part of the name... this isn't a game you are going to load up and be flying around like Maverick within the first 2 minutes. If you are willing to learn how the planes handle, learn what the limitations on each plane/weapon/vehicle are and practice, practice and more practice then DCS World is an amazing experience and game.

The two planes that come with the free version are perfect for learning how to fly, the DLC modules bring in more challenging planes, maps and campaigns.

The free map in the Black Sea region is huge, with more than enough land mass and sea area.

Work is constantly being done on the sim aswell to keep the graphics and sound up to date, the new 2.0 update in testing at the moment is fantastic looking.

The free single player campaign for the SU-25T is interesting, the tutorials are informative and the included mission editor is easy to use and gives you the ability to create very advanced missions and campaigns. Multiplayer is also an amazing experience.

I'ld recommend DCS World to anyone with an interest in flight from both modern and WWII eras, even if all you want to do is experience flying and not interested in combat.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
It's very good, but i recommend downloading it from the website.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
To me. Its the best Flight-sim i ever played. 8/10 would recommend.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
The most realistic Modern Fighter Flight Simulator you can find on the market, DCS World is free and it comes with some default planes, a mission editor + a few premade missions, you can buy more planes, helicopters and features as DLCs.

All planes and helicopters are accurately simulated with amazing detail and true to life flight dynamics and weapons.

This simulator is really fun to play, Multiplayer gameplay offers the best possible experience and despite what some people say, the game is playable with mouse and keyboard, joystick is not needed to play.

Cons:

poor game optimization, random stutters and freezes

An unknown bug in multiplayer sometimes causes targets to be impossible to hit due to targets warping around making radar lose lock, in short range it can causes target to be invisible - probably caused by bad connection of some players

Graphics are not the top

Pros:

Realistic Flight Simulator

Multiplayer in this game is awesome

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
very realistic and accurate
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
47.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
a must have if you're into simulators.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Best with VR and joystick , throttle, finally mastered the huey
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
131.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
A very good air warefare simulator .
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Awesome Sim, Went direct to Eagle to get Beta's . Unequivocally the best! High fidelity . 5 stars. *****
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
one of the best realistic simulation game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
"I'm totally gonna ♥♥♥♥ up that helicopter once I figure out how to turn my electrical power on"
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
I have played this game quite a bit. This game is very detailed in ariel combat. This is a learning simulator so if you have the patience to take time to learn the plane that you would like to learn than this game is for you. The detail in the planes is so amazing! The one plane that I instantly fell inlove with was the A-10 Worthog. I really like this plane because you have to turn on the engines like if you would on the actual plane and thats not all. You also need to learn how to use the weapons system and radar systems just that are exactly how the plane is used in realy life!

Anyways this game is a really fun game if you are into combat simulators.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
89.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
I downloaded this game just because it was free, then not two weeks later bought the X55 HOTAS just for this game, and I have to say, money well spent with almost 120 hours logged now. (Most of my time is offline)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
225.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
I finally learned how to get off the ground.


10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
81.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
extremely realistic and it has an extreme sense of accomplishment once you complete even a simple task
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
95.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Very fun and immersive especially with headtracking and a joystick and throttle (and hopefully VR when I get one)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
105.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
This game and its DLCs offer the best flight sim experiences availible to the PC market, simple as that
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
133.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
This will not be easy. You will have to read through houndred of pages. But if you do your homework and dedicate enough time, this sim is extremely rewarding. For the ultimate sim experience, get yourself the A-10C and the MiG-21, that will keep you busy...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
really good game but you need a joystick to play it proply
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