The Vietnam War, one of the most explosive and violent wars of all time. You are Joe Thompson, an intrepid and patriotic pilot fighting to uphold the values of his country. This war will be the ultimate test for Joe and will irrevocably change his relationship with his family.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (145 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 2, 2013
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The Vietnam War, one of the most explosive and violent wars of all time. You are Joe Thompson, an intrepid and patriotic pilot fighting to uphold the values of his country. This war will be the ultimate test for Joe and will irrevocably change his relationship with his family.

Take a seat in the cockpit of fighter planes and helicopters and plunge right into daredevil aerial battles above the jungles of Vietnam!
Prepare for a mind-blowing flight simulation with exotic landscapes, detailed airplane models and challenging missions that will put your piloting skills to the ultimate test.

KEY FEATURES

  • Experience fast-paced and explosive aerial combat above exotic jungle landscapes!
  • Go on high-speed chases through the skies and complete special helicopter missions that will require you to use of every last piece of equipment you have aboard the chopper!
  • Let yourself be swept along by a captivating and emotional story and live through both heroic moments and the ugly side of war!
  • Individually customize your airplanes and helicopters and equip them with realistic weapons!
  • Accomplish the extra-long campaign on your own or prove your worth as a pilot in a variety of multiplayer modes!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/7/8/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Duo 2.0GHz or compatible
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 compatible graphics card (Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX+ or compatible with Shader Model 3.0)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible soundcard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/7/8/Vista
    • Processor: Intel i5 2.5GHz or compatible
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 compatible graphics card (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260+ or compatible with Shader Model 3.0)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible soundcard
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 1.3GHz or compatible
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ compatible graphics card (with GLSL 1.5 support)
    • Hard Drive: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: PulseAudio supported soundcard
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.9
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.7GHz or compatible
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ compatible graphics card (with GLSL 1.5 support)
    • Hard Drive: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: PulseAudio supported soundcard
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04 or higher (or any similarly equipped distribution)
    • Processor: Intel Core2 @2.0GHz or compatible
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ compatible graphics card (with GLSL 1.5 support)
    • Hard Drive: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: PulseAudio supported soundcard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or higher (or any similarly equipped distribution)
    • Processor: Intel i5 @2.5GHz or compatible
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ compatible graphics card (with GLSL 1.5 support)
    • Hard Drive: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: PulseAudio supported soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
I was hopeful when I purchased this game. I am a fan of (modern-era) flight sims and I've sunk plenty of time into playing and replaying the Ace Combat games on consoles.

Unfortunately, I came away very disappointed by this game. It's simply... not fun.

While some games don't look very pretty in screenshots, but look amazing in-game, Air Conflicts unfortunately suffers the opposite: its screenshots do tend to look very pretty. But in the game, they don't feel as nice as the screenshots make them out to be.

There are also bugs aplenty and I've gotten completely stuck with my objectives before, requiring me to restart the entire mission again (after which I just stopped playing).

The maps are far too small to feel like you are an air superiority fighter. Go near top speed, and you'll have to turn right around again because you've flown past the map's boundaries.

Ground target missions for anything except helicopters are absolutely rubbish. Take note, game developers, you do not want your players to feel ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off because clunky controls make accomplishing tasks harder.

The story and voice acting are a joke, although the attempt is noticeable. (Paradox, I know.)

In conclusion, there are far better ways to spend your time. Don't waste it by playing this. Also, its price as it is now is absolutely ridiculous. I got it in a bundle with several other games for less than $5. Even so, it's still not worth playing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Nice music - bad bad game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I myself think this game is not too bad, but nor is it worth the price posted.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
These devs must really love whales, dolphins, sharks.... the ocean is always full of them jumping all over the surface... :D 5/10
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131 of 171 people (77%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
The bad:
* Boring repetitive gameplay.
* Bad AI.
* Tiny maps.
* Awful quality of maps (ground textures are ugly, lack of objects).
* Graphics are not good (it may looks good on screenshots, but it ugly in motion) - trees and clouds are just plane sprites (reminds me of 2000th).
* Lack of achievements.
* No replay value.
* No simulator control scheme for gamepad.
* Dead and pointless multiplayer.
* Story. Your alter ego is muted. Why Thompson fight for so long? For what? There is no answer.

The good:
* Soundtrack.
* Relatively long campaign.
* About 20 authentic planes and copters.
* You can control up to 6 various aircraft at single mission and switch them freely.
* Random rescure MIA pilots from your squad are interesting for first 1-2 times.

Some additional thoughts:
This game has somekind of historical accuracy: Americans are bad - bombing civilians, spreading agent orange, napalming villages. But if you don't like to be bad, you don't like to play this game. Well, if you American - you may like such "patriotism".
It is the worst game of the Air Conflicts series.
If you want to get flight arcade game look at HAWX1-2 (better graphics, better gameplay, better replay value) or Ace Combat (fun gameplay).

I think it is very mediocre - this game is surely not my best buy.
Metacritics score: ~44 (http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/air-conflicts-vietnam)
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