Mass Destruction! Use tactical nuclear weapons to level entire city regions. The most realistic weather environments ever created. Changing weather effects including: rain, snow, hail, and wind. Extreme temperatures affect flight performance. Fly it yourself or let the world's most advanced fighter do it for you!
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Mixed (26 reviews) - 61% of the 26 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 30, 1999

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About This Game

Mass Destruction! Use tactical nuclear weapons to level entire city regions. The most realistic weather environments ever created. Changing weather effects including: rain, snow, hail, and wind. Extreme temperatures affect flight performance. Fly it yourself or let the world's most advanced fighter do it for you!

Features

  • Extreme temperatures affect flight performance.
  • Changing weather effects including: rain, snow, hail, and wind.
  • Fly it yourself or use the Auto-Options: Auto-landings, Auto-taxi, Auto-takeoff, Auto-shoot list, Auto-formation, Auto-in-flight refueling.
  • The most realistic weather environments ever created.
  • Mass Destruction! Use tactical nuclear weapons to level entire city regions.
  • Voice-Over-Net technology allows players to talk to each other during Novaworld multiplayer combat.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP
    • Processor: Pentium 266MHz or better
    • Memory: 32MB minimum
    • Graphics: Direct3D compliant
    • Hard Drive: 488MB Free
    • Sound: DirectX compliant
    • DirectX: DirectX version 6.0 or higher (included)
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Great game but doesn't work at all on Windows 7 64 bit, which is a bit of a problem if you want to play it. If you want another useless icon on your desktop though, it's a great purchase.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
The game has a serious bug: If you destroyed all enemy radars and missile launchers in every mission of final campaign, then you can't complete the final mission because you can't receive the voice authorization of release the nuclear weapon. So you must just achieve the mission's goals to avoid this trap.

On the other side, even if you had completed the final mission, your character's status was still "Active", not "Retired". That means: You will never complete the game!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Pre-Release Review
I loved this game back in the day, especially the mod that gave you unlimited nukes. Hate DEV's today that won't touch on using nukes in warfare. Unfortuanetly, this game wont even start on win7/8/10 64 bit. Think you can play the origional through a DosBox if you can find the disc at a goodwill, etc.
Yes: Recommend the game
No: Because it won't play sadly
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 14, 2014
This game is basically a remake of F-22 Lightning 2. It was released in 1999, so the graphics are obviously low quality compared to new titles, but they are on-par with other flight simulation games at that time. As far as flight simulators go, this game is more action oriented than the true-to-life flight dynamics one might find in X-Plane or Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The first several Quick Missions work you through a tutorial on the game basics and the last training mission is a full combat mission test. The Quick Missions also have a large and variable assortment of non-arc combat missions to help hone your skills for campaign mode.

The campaign mode has a large number of single player missions. You work you way through various deployment campaigns and the mission situations build-up to a finale mission for each campaign (typically culminating to a nuclear strike or combination bombing/multiple enemy squadron mission). It also tracks your stats and has a scoring and flight rank promotion system based on your mission performance. Each finished campaign rewards a medal to the pilot as well.

There is multiplayer available, but only through a community-based mod. The game originally shipped with built-in multiplayer, but since this game is nearly 15 years old, the built-in, Novalogic-based multiplayer system no longer functions.

My biggest complaint is the default keyboard map is not very intuitive and the tutorial could be more in-depth. Despite the game's age, my Saitek X-52 joystick and throttle work fine with no modifications (all basic flight controls work, including firing active weapon, rudder, and throttle functionality).

If you are feeling nostalgic and enjoy flight simulators or air combat games, this one still has depth and fun available after 15 years. Despite another reviewer's issues, I have had zero crashes while doing anything in this game and have not had to modify any game files for it to function properly (I'm in 64-bit Windows 7 with a DX11 GPU and Core i7 CPU).
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
This game is pretty old but I still play it, no other game has the fine balance between fun and technicality like this one. Amazing game!
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