Realistic air combat is waiting for you, in some of the most intense dogfights of the Cold War era!
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Mixed (51 reviews) - 58% of the 51 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 24, 2006

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Wings Over Europe: Cold War Gone Hot lets you pilot any of the 12 most legendary Cold War fighters! Realistic air combat is waiting for you, in some of the most intense dogfights of the Cold War era. Flyable aircraft include the: F-100 Super Sabre, F-105 Thunderchief, F-4 Phantom II, F-15 Eagle, A-10 Thunderbolt II, British Hunter, and the exciting vertical take-off and landing of the Harrier "jump jet." Next generation environmental effects including volumetric clouds and state-of-the-art dynamic lighting Highly-accurate planes, weapons, flight models, and challenging enemy AI Win decorations, awards, and promotions with each successful mission.


Features:

- Engage in blood-draining, G-pulling, action-packed dogfights against 13 different types of Cold War Soviet aircraft.
- Fly era-specific aircraft through Central Europe in three epic campaigns.
- From the developers of the highly successful European Air War, Strike Fighters: Project 1, and Wings Over Vietnam.
- Random mission generator provides maximum flexibility and replayability. Campaign missions also have a different outcome each time.
- Open architecture for mod support. Download thousands of user-created skins, aircraft, terrain, missions, campaigns, and editors already available on the Internet.
- Next generation environmental effects including volumetric clouds and state-of-the-art dynamic lighting.
- Highly-accurate planes, weapons, flight models, and challenging enemy AI.
- Win decorations, awards, and promotions with each successful mission.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/2000
    • Processor: 650Mhz Pentium III/Athlon Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 32MB DirectX 9 Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Mixed (51 reviews)
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MiG15
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 26
Remenber old times!
Was the best SiM!
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ENSIM1
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 7
I really Like it, it helps me get better at flying a plane.
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Rapier 1-3
( 21.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 29, 2015
This game is just truly epic. The planes included all have their advantages and disadvantages, and it rewuires some thought to load them and select them. Another plus about this game is the huge mod community. www.column5.us has many great plane addons and also the NATO Fighter packages. ww.combatace.com also has many addons, which include weapons, textures and planes. However, I would not reccomend installing the "October 2008 Patch". When I installed it, it erased all my addons, pilot data, and I was unable to load weapons onto my plane. I then had to delete and reinstall the game. But still, this game will always be ranked oin the top with me.
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[BSGS] Infinity_88
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: October 25, 2015
No multiplayer....... I hate it
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Lt._Keller
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: October 5, 2015
a nice game. It will remember me to the good old times with EF2000 or F22 Raptor. In this time this great fligth jet simulatiors will born. Ok long time ago :) So this one is nice i think. But so many problems with the graphic in full screen with 3 Monitors and i have problems to in the beginning with the config of the joystick. I will look to fix the problems and make a guide for this. I think it is a good simulation of jets. Thx for bring it out to steam!
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timlesnak
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: August 29, 2015
this game is a blast untill you exit the mission, when you go to do that, you exit the game. otherwhise a great game, really realistic and fun
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The American Orange
( 79.3 hrs on record )
Posted: August 18, 2015
If you are interested in Flight Sims then this game is for you. It is set in the cold war era and focuses on the years between 1960-1980. There are three fairly dynamic campaigns each with a good selection of Air Forces and Squadrons to fly for making for good replayability.
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Dan
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27, 2015
NO, TOO MANY FLIGHT ISSUES, CANT GET IT TO ADJ TO NEW EXPENSIVE FLIGHT CONTORLER.
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Ash
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29, 2015
It's a great game but i wouldnt recommend you to buy this ON STEAM. You have to patch it, start it from the original .exe file, its all trouble, and Steam is shipping the broken version for 9,99. Such a fraud.
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CoporateFatCat
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20, 2015
WOULD BUY AGAIN! AND APARRENTLY I DID...So I had bought this expansion long ago and did not realize it. Saw it on Steam thought it was something new from thirdwire, hit add to cart. Not gonna ask for a refund. Why you may ask...

Strikefighters has always been one of the best "Fun to fly" non arcade, non simulator games ever developed. Sad thing is, none of the rest of the series is available on steam. And I have them all including SF2, and all of it's variants and expansions.

What tops this series over SF2? This entry in the Strikefighters series is from the time when hundreds of mods were available for this game. Yes, hundreds of mods, and if you search thoroughly these mods are still available. From aircraft (some heli's can be found out there), to map packs to, complete missions and campaigns. In comparison to SF2 everything in SF2 is now DLC. Mods also worked online so long as the people you were playing with had the same mods. Much like Torchlight. You can also find the map & weapon editors from Strikefighters Project 1 and it works with all non SF2 variants, E.G.: SF: Project 1, SF: Wings Over Europe, SF: Wings Over Vietnam & SF: Isreal 6 Day War. Each aircraft and vehicle in SF has it's own flight/combat characteristics/weapon loadout limitations. So far I have accumulated 5.64gb's of mods with an average of 4mb per aircraft/vehicle & 20mb per complete campaigns & maps.

As another reviewer had also mentioned, yes sadly you have to get the updates from the developer site. And another reviewer mentioning to run the executable rather than the steamn link. SF was noted to have issues with newer OS's past XP, but with the needed patch it has cleared up seemingly all those issues. But once you get it to run perfectly, you will find yourself wasting plenty of flight hours destroying all you can see. I still hold this game #1 over all the newer flight games that are not complete sims.

Would not buy again...again...since I already have bought it again 10/10
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a9249
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12, 2015
Its beyond broken. Menu bleed, no controls assigned at startup, and when you try, it crashes. Going into game flies for 5 minutes and crashes. esc crashes. back button crashes. changing video settings crashes.

Its just borked.

Steam really needs to increase their quality standards.
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ronnie_e
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21, 2015
When you end a mission the game shuts down completely. This is a bug which should have been corrected with a previous update but it clearly was not fixed. Apart from that the game is 'StrikeFighters' with different aircraft and the desert coloured green, StrikeFighters dos'nt have the bug.
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KobahPC
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5, 2015
Bought it because it was so cheap and had a bit of extra money lying around. This game is terrible. Even if it was FTP I would not recommend it. The controls don't work most of the time and are way too complicated, there is no tutorial to teach you how to play the game and overall it's just an awful expierience.
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ryan.stuchly
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 20, 2015
Very boring and unrealistic and no mission editor. It takes forever to slow down your plane to land, even with engines off and full flaps. Atleast it was cheap. Also I could not find a full key layout for controls.
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feamatar
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 19, 2015
PATCH IS ON DEVELOPER WEBSITE!! They do not get any money from this :(

AFTER PATCHIGN START FROM THE EXE NOT WITH THE STEAM CLIENT!!!!! Important or it will crash...

One of the best sims out there. It is not the most accurate in weapon management or flight model, but the gameplay is über. More than that, the game is totally moddable, you can basically play any combat plane of the last 70 years in any mission, especially if you combine the games together. You can fly any kind of mission under any nation, under any scenery. Just use the modpacks that are freely available!!

It is a very good entry to the series, because of the price and the huge number of mods that already available. The second series is the more up-to-date one though, but that is more expensive. That contains some optimizations, new features and better modding capabalities(mostly). But Wings over Europe is a very good start. A good set of basic planes, various missions, and let me repeat myself a tons of mods.

At this moment I can intercept Bears over the Bering Strait with my Canadian Arrow, or bomb the hell out out California with my Su-17, or wipe the floor with Lybia flying in a Panavia Tornado, with this very same game. So get it, and get to the developer website and get the series!!!!

However this version is not the official one, this is an outdated version which is owned by Strategy First. The developer has a series of fighters which can be combined together for maximum fun.
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Floyd ^A^
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 9, 2015
Total piece of unsupported crapware. It just crashes immediately after
the opening Logo. Win8.1 on a decent Alienware machine. Buyer beware.
This game most likely will not run for you either.
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Dysanius
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 6, 2015
It will crash EVERY time you exit, no it will not save your progress and yes this is a known issue. Read forums first to determine whether this is acceptable to you.
Promising in so many ways but cannot recommend in current state. :(
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Stezza
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 28, 2014
Not a bad game, Well worth 99 cents I would grab it while its on sale. Its kindda hard to learn how to play and the controls are a bit terrible but overall its a fun game. I would recommend reading the manual on the thirdwire website and the video on youtube.

EDIT: Forgot one thing, its kindda glitchy graphically on modern systems partiularly with windows 8.1 and AMD graphics cards but it is still serviceable and fun to play.
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tjw_351
( 16.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 26, 2014
It's a fun game. Not the most high fidelity sim out there, but a fun one to get into without forgetting everything if you dont play it for a week.

The aircraft selection is good, especially if you love the F-4. Good mods available too.

It's also cheap...GET IT!
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Tubby_Vermin
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 25, 2014
Love It, Wind ya neck in lad!
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
This game is just truly epic. The planes included all have their advantages and disadvantages, and it rewuires some thought to load them and select them. Another plus about this game is the huge mod community. www.column5.us has many great plane addons and also the NATO Fighter packages. ww.combatace.com also has many addons, which include weapons, textures and planes. However, I would not reccomend installing the "October 2008 Patch". When I installed it, it erased all my addons, pilot data, and I was unable to load weapons onto my plane. I then had to delete and reinstall the game. But still, this game will always be ranked oin the top with me.
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49 of 49 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Update: If you do decide to get this after reading this review, you can download a patch that will fix many things in this still great sim. Download it here: http://download.thirdwire.net/files/dl/WOE_Update_Oct2008b.exe

Something more is that there is some pretty awesome third party addon content for this simulation that is faithful to sim itself and the flight eras it offers. Check the great site: http://www.column5.us in the campaign section for a series of four addons that will improve your experience of this great sim.

As a flight sim hobbyist but not a dedicated, I've had a long history with flight sims such as Chuck Yeager's Flight Trainer and Air Combat Sim, MS Flight Simulator (from the very early days). Aces Over Europe and Red Baron (both Dynamix) and Knights Of The Sky (Microprose) who included greats like Billy Bishop (a Canadian Ace from WWI) and Ike Immelman (a tactical aviation innovator whom has a manoeuvre with his namesake). Spectrum Holobyte's Falcon 3.0 which utilized the new advancement of the FPU unit of the Intel 386 to offer real military quality flight simulation (apparently Spectrum Holobyte adapted their actual military flight simulator technology for use in the game).

One of my favourite flight sims was F117 Stealth Fighter by Microprose on the basis of its customizable mission dynamics and flight strategy with stealth technology, you were guaranteed replayability. Which is what brings me to Wings Over Europe.

Wings Over Europe has all of the elements of the classic flight simulator games offered by Microprose and one of my heroes of Microprose, "Wild" Bill Cody who was like a the Tom Clancy of flight simulation in his day. It has all of these elements without overdoing it and keeping it simple enough for the newcomer to flight simulation to accomplish and advance.

Most of the missions take place during the Cold War, so you won't be flying any stealth fighters such as the YF-22 or F-35. You will however get a fun and unmatched flight experience of the cold war era and a lesson in the advance of jet and missile technology during the era. Missions are tense though sometimes you might not have an encounter during a mission in campaign mode if you are careful enough. This is what brings the realism to it. The enemy AI is great and they communicate, so once you're spotted, that's it. They're firing AAA or SAMs and scrambling their hardware to dispatch you.

I'm running Windows 7 (32-bit) and though I've found that it runs great, it tends to drop out of the game after missions but still retains your progress. I've run the same game on Windows Vista (several years ago) and played it through time and again without problem so I suspect that what I'm experiencing is a UAC problem (maybe running under admin will work).

You don't need a flight stick to fly the flight sim as the keyboard controls are good, but a flight stick would definately be a big advantage.

One of the greatest features is that the entire battlefield feels like it a living and breathing conflict and the enemy and allies are on standby all of the time. There are ground units whose eyes and ears can result in you being spotted resulting in a nearby airfield dispatching its own air CAP to deal with you.

Likewise you might fly missions where you are quickly scrambled while enemy squadrons attack your airfield.

All in all a very enjoyable experience despite the fact that it is an older title. The graphic and gameplay hold up for certain. Just try all of the different camera views and you'll see what I mean...

Highly recommended for any avid flight sim fan especially those of Microprose flight sims, and those who are new to flight simulation who want something that is scalable as they learn more about the controls and aircraft. Don't get me wrong, this has some advanced features like targeting different targeting (supporting A2A, A2G, A2R and Guns) and radar modes and ECM and a Radar Jammer (Electronic Counter Measures) as well.

This is the flight sim for fans of classic sims and those looking to get into sims.

If you want to get pumped about this and games like this, watch the movie The Right Stuff.

Brian Joseph Johns
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35 of 41 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
38.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2014
Flying is pretty fun. It is more arcadish than sim. So if you like planes and just want to mess around you will enjoy this game.

You have to maually patch this game to not have any crashes for windows 7 and probably 8 too.
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55 of 75 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
While it features a decent selection of classic jets, fun combat, and easy to pick up sim characteristics, I cannot recommend Wings over Europe for the simple fact that it's a poorly optimized mess and offers nothing over the Strike Fighters 2 series. It's not bad, it's just obselete.

To be clear: Third Wire does not see a penny of the money from this product.
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24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2015
It's a great game but i wouldnt recommend you to buy this ON STEAM. You have to patch it, start it from the original .exe file, its all trouble, and Steam is shipping the broken version for 9,99. Such a fraud.
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48 of 73 people (66%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
A great modern flight simulator that reminds me a lot of the 90's sims before they got rediculously complex.

I thoroughly recommend it, but DON'T BUY IT FROM STEAM!
Buy it from Third Wire directly!

Third Wire are the developers, and they DON'T RECEIVE A SINGLE CENT from the sales of this on Steam, so you're only supported immoral publishers and their contracts.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
For the asking price during a sale, this is an exellent purchase. The game has dept and an amazing modding community that provides aircraft, campaigns and the like.

However, the sequels is far superior. You can buy them off the Developers website here:
http://www.thirdwire.com/
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2014
This flight sim is some of the most fun I have had in a long time. It feels a lot like the old, defunct sims Janes would put out back in the 1990s. Not exactly as hard-core 'study sim' as the more pricey DCS modules (such as A-10C), but also not nearly as arcadey as Ace Combat and HAWX. The mix of aircraft included stock is pretty good, especially if you are a fan of the F-4 Phantom II or the original Harrier designs. But, there is also a HUGE mod scene with all kinds of aircraft you can add into the game, including the A-6 Intruder, A-7 Corsair, F-14 Tomcat, MORE versions of the F-4, and the A-4.

If it wasn't obvious, this game isn't meant to be 'modern', but based on hypothetical scenarios that could have occured from the 1960s to 1980s between the Soviet Union and NATO. There is a single mission generator based on many mission types, including escort, fighter sweep, recon, strike, close air support, anti-ship, and scramble. Going into the settings menu, you can decide if you will start on the runway for a full-on mission, or about 15 miles from the target for some quick action. My one complaint, is there really isn't a mission builder as to be expected in simulations like this included. It is randomized based on the variables you customize. But, that is easily forgivable. BE SURE that you download the latest patch from Third Wire, as that will drastically improve stability on modern operating systems.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Love It, Wind ya neck in lad!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 19, 2015
PATCH IS ON DEVELOPER WEBSITE!! They do not get any money from this :(

AFTER PATCHIGN START FROM THE EXE NOT WITH THE STEAM CLIENT!!!!! Important or it will crash...

One of the best sims out there. It is not the most accurate in weapon management or flight model, but the gameplay is über. More than that, the game is totally moddable, you can basically play any combat plane of the last 70 years in any mission, especially if you combine the games together. You can fly any kind of mission under any nation, under any scenery. Just use the modpacks that are freely available!!

It is a very good entry to the series, because of the price and the huge number of mods that already available. The second series is the more up-to-date one though, but that is more expensive. That contains some optimizations, new features and better modding capabalities(mostly). But Wings over Europe is a very good start. A good set of basic planes, various missions, and let me repeat myself a tons of mods.

At this moment I can intercept Bears over the Bering Strait with my Canadian Arrow, or bomb the hell out out California with my Su-17, or wipe the floor with Lybia flying in a Panavia Tornado, with this very same game. So get it, and get to the developer website and get the series!!!!

However this version is not the official one, this is an outdated version which is owned by Strategy First. The developer has a series of fighters which can be combined together for maximum fun.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2015
It will crash EVERY time you exit, no it will not save your progress and yes this is a known issue. Read forums first to determine whether this is acceptable to you.
Promising in so many ways but cannot recommend in current state. :(
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Not a bad game, Well worth 99 cents I would grab it while its on sale. Its kindda hard to learn how to play and the controls are a bit terrible but overall its a fun game. I would recommend reading the manual on the thirdwire website and the video on youtube.

EDIT: Forgot one thing, its kindda glitchy graphically on modern systems partiularly with windows 8.1 and AMD graphics cards but it is still serviceable and fun to play.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2014
Overall, it is a good sim, not as hardcore as IL2 1946, but good enough to be fun and not too arcade like. I recommend it as it is the only jet combat sim avaliable on steam, and can be quite good with the right mods installed.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2015
Its beyond broken. Menu bleed, no controls assigned at startup, and when you try, it crashes. Going into game flies for 5 minutes and crashes. esc crashes. back button crashes. changing video settings crashes.

Its just borked.

Steam really needs to increase their quality standards.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2015
WOULD BUY AGAIN! AND APARRENTLY I DID...So I had bought this expansion long ago and did not realize it. Saw it on Steam thought it was something new from thirdwire, hit add to cart. Not gonna ask for a refund. Why you may ask...

Strikefighters has always been one of the best "Fun to fly" non arcade, non simulator games ever developed. Sad thing is, none of the rest of the series is available on steam. And I have them all including SF2, and all of it's variants and expansions.

What tops this series over SF2? This entry in the Strikefighters series is from the time when hundreds of mods were available for this game. Yes, hundreds of mods, and if you search thoroughly these mods are still available. From aircraft (some heli's can be found out there), to map packs to, complete missions and campaigns. In comparison to SF2 everything in SF2 is now DLC. Mods also worked online so long as the people you were playing with had the same mods. Much like Torchlight. You can also find the map & weapon editors from Strikefighters Project 1 and it works with all non SF2 variants, E.G.: SF: Project 1, SF: Wings Over Europe, SF: Wings Over Vietnam & SF: Isreal 6 Day War. Each aircraft and vehicle in SF has it's own flight/combat characteristics/weapon loadout limitations. So far I have accumulated 5.64gb's of mods with an average of 4mb per aircraft/vehicle & 20mb per complete campaigns & maps.

As another reviewer had also mentioned, yes sadly you have to get the updates from the developer site. And another reviewer mentioning to run the executable rather than the steamn link. SF was noted to have issues with newer OS's past XP, but with the needed patch it has cleared up seemingly all those issues. But once you get it to run perfectly, you will find yourself wasting plenty of flight hours destroying all you can see. I still hold this game #1 over all the newer flight games that are not complete sims.

Would not buy again...again...since I already have bought it again 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
It's a fun game. Not the most high fidelity sim out there, but a fun one to get into without forgetting everything if you dont play it for a week.

The aircraft selection is good, especially if you love the F-4. Good mods available too.

It's also cheap...GET IT!
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Don't bother with this.

I have Windows 8.1 and have added the 08 patch and it still CTDs when trying to exit a mission. I have been a Thirdwire Sim user since Strike Fighters Project 1 and had WOE working perfectly on Vista. I have alot of work involved installing Mods that also worked perfectly on Vista. I won't buy the new version from the Thirdwire Website because its nothing but a money grab. All the old versions needed was a compatability patch, but instead Thirdwire released versions for newer OS at $30 a piece with very little done to change the old games. A few minor tweaks is the only difference, its still basicly the same game. Also Aircraft that were included in the old versions are now sold seperately, just a way to milk a few more dollars from their fanbase.

Thirdwire also says they make no money from the steam version since Steam purchased it from another rights holder. What they won't tell you is they already got paid when they sold the rights in the first place. I was in the community and i know this game inside and out as far as editing and modding. I had alot of fun with these games in the beginning, but now with the cash grab and the fact that you must buy the new version if you want to use a new OS i am just left disgusted and will not give Thirdwire another dime.

Whos to say they won't pull the same crap again when a new OS comes out? All these games need is a patch to the exe for compatability which only the developer can do, its beyond what modders have done so far, but instead of a patch you have to buy a whole new game and to be honest $30+ the DLCs to bring it back to the original game is overpriced and just not worth it.

EDIT: Ok, I can't claim this will work for everyone, i am not even sure it will continue working for me but i have completed two missions without a CTD by setting the Exe to Windows XP (Service Pack 2) in the compatability tab when you right click on it and select Properties. Like i said, i have alot of work involved in customizing this sim so its hard for me to just give up on it. Hopefully this will help someone, but it would still be better if Thirdwire would just patch it so we don't have to edit the FLIGHTENGINE.INI and mess with compatability modes.
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
Even after attempting to patch the game manually, it won't run on windows 8. when you start a mission, the game crashes and the window automatically closes.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 21, 2015
When you end a mission the game shuts down completely. This is a bug which should have been corrected with a previous update but it clearly was not fixed. Apart from that the game is 'StrikeFighters' with different aircraft and the desert coloured green, StrikeFighters dos'nt have the bug.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
I realy have a blast on this game every time I play it.
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