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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.
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 the 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:
    • OS:64-bit: Windows Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor:Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
    • Memory:6 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB RAM card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:10 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c - compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:64-bit: Windows Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor:Core i5+
    • Memory:8 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader 3.0 or better; NVIDIA GeForce GTX560 / ATI 6950 DirectX 9.0c or better
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:10 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c - compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
155 of 181 people (86%) found this review helpful
158 products in account
4 reviews
32.8 hrs on record
I'd give this game A-10/10.
Posted: February 21st, 2014
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48 of 52 people (92%) found this review helpful
267 products in account
4 reviews
39.9 hrs on record
DCS World or Digital Combat Simulator is one of the best military flight simulators out. I have played for over 700 hours(this only includes DCS flight time, I've played Lock on 1.0 and FC1 for 500 hours too) and I don't get bored of the series. There is a variety of aircraft and helicopters that are currently out as modules to the game which are sold seperatly. I have all the module and have tried out each and every one. The DCS modules include the A-10C, P-51D, KA-50, UH-1H Huey, MI-8 MTV2 Magnificent Eight and the TF-51D (Recon aircraft, which comes free with DCS world).

Every DCS module has amazing detail and requires you to study on how the aircraft start up and how the aircraft functions. If you enjoy studying things before you try them out you will definetly love this sim. You can also just jump into the cockpit and mess about which is fun but the most fun is studying the sim and getting the aircraft up in the air, then the next step is employing the weapons which is even more fun. There is a module called Flaming Cliffs which is a good module for people who don't enjoy much of the study aspect of flight simulators and they can just jump in and hit a few keyboard buttons and get the plane started in less than 40 seconds.

The F-15C (New Update introduced the AFM (Advanced Flight Model) which makes the aircraft much more realistic), SU-27, SU-33, MIG-29A, MIG-29S are the flaming cliffs aircraft, these aircraft allow you to perform CAP (Combat Air Patrols), BARCAP (Barrier Combat Air Patrols) etc. Whilst the DCS: A-10C can be used for CAS (Close Air Support), FAC (Forward Air Controller) etc. Each aircraft in the game as shown above can perform various tasks but you also need to know the aircrafts limits in what roles it cannot perform, This will help you not get killed!

Overall, I Highly recommend this game if you enjoy military flight simulators and enjoy learning about how aircraft operate and how to use each aircraft weapons systems, Navigation systems etc. If you don't like the study aspect as said above you can just get the Flaming Cliffs DLC and hop into one of the faster jets and shoot some unlucky ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ down.
Posted: April 28th, 2014
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46 of 61 people (75%) found this review helpful
546 products in account
24 reviews
32.1 hrs on record
Great game! Very detailed!

Each aircraft is like an entire different game. You can spend dozens of hours learning and improving with each one. Even the more 'simple' aircraft, like the ones included in the Flaming Cliffs 3 package have great depth. The Steam community is very helpful and quick to come back with answers. The in game training is hit or miss, some are interactive, some are just long videos, some more detailed than others. To make up for any lack of training information is YouTube, a large community of players that upload training videos that can simplify or clarify many of the complexities of the game. Online play can be great fun. There is a division between the FC3 players, and the 'fully clickable' aircraft players (master race), but it is rarely an issue. The developers are constantly updating the game, and new aircraft are added regularly, with many more on the horizon. This game is very detailed, so if you are looking for an arcade shooter, look elsewhere. If you grew up playing flight and combat sims, this is the next level. Don't dismiss the free aircraft, it is very deep and useful.
Posted: February 11th, 2014
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
213 products in account
6 reviews
147.8 hrs on record
I'm new to flight sims, I don't even have a flight stick. I tried this out bored one day and after about an hour of frustration, not even able to get the plane in the air, i stopped. However, a long while later, I decided to give it another shot. This time I took notes, studied, and really focused on learning the operation of the aircraft. Once i got the plane airborn from a cold start, i was hooked. This game is truley amazing. I've since got a flight stick, trackIR coming, all because of this game. It's my current favorite thing to do on a PC right now.

If your a sim veteran, you'll fit right in. If you are new like i was, give it a shot, but be patient. Take the time to learn properly and it's one of the most rewarding gaming experiences you will ever have.
Posted: March 31st, 2014
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25 of 32 people (78%) found this review helpful
230 products in account
3 reviews
24.0 hrs on record
Great simulator! After 10 hours playtime, I'm able to start my A-10. \o/
Posted: April 17th, 2014
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