Down below, the enemy sits unaware while a sleek, metallic creature slices through the dark. No blips show on the radar, no sign is given. Then, an instant, the roar of exploding ordnance shatters the night, demolishing targets, sending troops and pilots scrambling.
User reviews:
Overall:
Positive (38 reviews) - 84% of the 38 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 2, 1991

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“The third generation of Stealth simulations, this is an even more detailed and graphically rich experience, but is definitely recommended for those who are experts in the genre.”
80 – Computer Gaming World

About This Game

Down below, the enemy sits unaware while a sleek, metallic creature slices through the dark. No blips show on the radar, no sign is given. Then, an instant, the roar of exploding ordnance shatters the night, demolishing targets, sending troops and pilots scrambling. As quickly as it appeared the menacing airborne apparition vanishes in the sky. The F-117A has just come calling.

F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0. It's the only simulator that could improve on MicroProse's landmark combat flight simulator, F-19 Stealth Fighter. You get the same superior game-play and design plus much more true-to-life new graphics, sound that seems to wrap around you, more worlds to conquer and more scenarios to challenge you.

Game Features:

  • Sensational Sound. Thrilling new music and digitized speech highlight the updated and enhanced sound package
  • Nine Worlds. Run your F-117A through the world's "hot spots", Cuba, North Korea, The Kuwaiti Theatre of Operations, Central Europe, the North Cape, Libya, the Persian Gulf, Vietnam and the Middle East.
  • Awesome Missions. With updated scenarios and historically based assignments from the Persian Gulf War, mission generation is absolutely unmatched.
  • Eye-popping Graphics. Graduated horizons, landscapes and seascapes in VGA give even experienced pilots a new thrill. All new starting options and ending screens add the excitement you want.
  • Absolute authenticity. Experience the true environment of the F-117A, including cockpit and in-plane graphics, thanks to advanced 3-D technology. Real-life enemy AI will challenge you, too.
  • Exciting options. Choose the F-117A that challenges you the most. The Lockhead version is U.S. standard issue. The MicroProse version makes you less elusive, but adds target-busting fire-power and intense dogfighting action.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
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Overall:
Positive (38 reviews)
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Flashover
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
The most fun you can have with a two button joystick.
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Photon Arbiter
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
A childhood classic. This game is an important piece of pc gaming history. It's a time capsule of what flight simulators were like in the early 90s. The gameplay is still solid, although newcomers might be struck by how dated it can feel.
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Guetapens
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 24
A classic, the emphasis on stealth mechanics really placed an incredible twist on the flight sim genre.

Something incredibly rewarding about remaining undetected, hitting your targets and slipping away into the night sky.

Yes it's dated, yes the sounds and graphics are primitive but the gameplay still delivers, nothing else quite like it exists, if you love flight sims and fancy something different this is well worth a punt.
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BillyTheKid
( 24.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 8
I wanted this to remember true Sims and remind me of the start of it all. If you are looking for good graphics this is not for you to old but after some adjustments it is working as it should and it makes me smile as I do most of the time outside work ahahahahahah.
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Soup
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
Useless.. Crashes when you deploy your landing gear. Cannot finish the training mission..
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Iridium
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 24, 2015
Ok, so yes, this was a complete nostalgia-buy for me. But after having the time to get used to the controls again, I do remember why I love it: this was probably the earliest "serious" combat "flight sim" I ever played. A friend and I played this on his dad's computer, spending hours trying to figure out how best to play it. And yeah, for all its modern simplicity, it still feels good to be able to run randomly generated missions, blow up a few SAM installations, and somehow land in all its sub-480p goodness.

I don't recommend it to anyone that doesn't have that nostalgia factor, but then, those people probably wouldn't buy it. It is, for folks of my generation, a classic.

Oh, and tip: Don't pick the Adlib setting in the sound card stuff, seems to crash constantly. Pick Roland. Slightly less good but it's all so bad you never notice anyway.
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Irus1024
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: November 22, 2015
This was one of the games I played on my very first computer in the early 90s. F-117 was a game that sat at the perfect spot between game and simulation, and even though I love my study sims I really wish there where more games like this today. Excellet game!

I also have to mention the guys behind DosBox for the great job they are doing with running these old games!
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See You Nerds At TI6
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: September 24, 2015
Strictly superior to it's predecessor, F-19. And that's high praise given how great F-19 was/is.


PRO TIPS FROM THE PROS:
- Tired of hearing the engine whine? alt + v will let you cycle through different levels of sound. All but the highest leave out engine noises.
- On a long boring stretch of flying back to your landing site, with nothing to do in the meantime? Alternate hitting shift + z and shift + x every couple of seconds. Shift + z speeds up time, but only seems to work for a few seconds. shift + x puts you back into normal mode.
- The way to earn the big points is on Cold War, not Conventional War. You make more points for flying around unseen than you ever could from blowing stuff up
- If your game is running really choppily and your controls suck, it's not the game. What you're experiencing is lag. "Lag? This game? On my modern machine? How could that be?" Well, DOSBox isn't emulating a modern machine. Throw some more cycles it's way with ctrl f12. Somewhere in the 15000 cycles range will cure all your problems (default is 9000)

More controls here: http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/docs.php?id=603
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Seydie
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20, 2015
Slammed my keyboard to fly

Didn't fly at all
10/10 would fly again
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Katli
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5, 2015
Is there any way to remove a game from one's library?
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
80 of 111 people (72%) found this review helpful
44 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
17 years.... 17 years and I still haven't figured out the controls.

P.S. Oh ♥♥♥♥! The controls come with the game. TECHNOLOGY.
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31 of 34 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
Get a joystick.

If you can look past the antiquated, cartoonish graphics, this flight sim will provide you with hours of challenging fun. One of my personal all-time favorites, F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0 is the sequel to the ground-breaking 1988 stealth flight simulator F-19 Stealth Fighter. If you like stealth games, this one's for you. Attack Saddam Hussein's palace in the Desert Storm campaign, blow up a submarine pen in the North Cape, take off from Key West, Florida and attack targets in Cuba, storm the Iron Curtain in the Central European campaign, take out (virtual) targets in North Korea, Vietnam, and many other scenarios. Each mission is different; no two missions are alike. Choose between the more realistic Lockheed version, or play Microprose's version (bullets, two more weapons bays, and Sidewinder and AMRAAM air-to-air missiles).

The game comes with the manual (for free) in PDF format. The manual will automatically be downloaded into your "\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\F-117A NightHawk Stealth Fighter" folder when you download the main game itself. You will need the free Adobe Reader to view it. http://get.adobe.com/reader Also, the control instructions are included. The file is called F-177A Key Control Card.PDF and is located in the "Bonus Content" folder. It is a necessity for people who are unfamiliar with the game's controls.

You can use the DosBox DAUM mode for better compatibility with more modern computers. Press Ctrl+V to turn off the shrill engine sound, if it bothers you. Also, to get the game to perform smoother and play faster, go into windowed mode (Alt+Enter) and press Ctrl+F12 several times until it gets up to 15,000 cycles. Make sure you do this before you calibrate your joystick at the game's startup menu. Then you can go back into fullscreen mode (Alt+Enter), if you wish.

Buy this game. Seriously, it's worth every penny. Plus, you'll have it on your Steam account forever.
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2015
Strictly superior to it's predecessor, F-19. And that's high praise given how great F-19 was/is.


PRO TIPS FROM THE PROS:
- Tired of hearing the engine whine? alt + v will let you cycle through different levels of sound. All but the highest leave out engine noises.
- On a long boring stretch of flying back to your landing site, with nothing to do in the meantime? Alternate hitting shift + z and shift + x every couple of seconds. Shift + z speeds up time, but only seems to work for a few seconds. shift + x puts you back into normal mode.
- The way to earn the big points is on Cold War, not Conventional War. You make more points for flying around unseen than you ever could from blowing stuff up
- If your game is running really choppily and your controls suck, it's not the game. What you're experiencing is lag. "Lag? This game? On my modern machine? How could that be?" Well, DOSBox isn't emulating a modern machine. Throw some more cycles it's way with ctrl f12. Somewhere in the 15000 cycles range will cure all your problems (default is 9000)

More controls here: http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/docs.php?id=603
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
I have played this game about as much as any other game ever, not named Railroad Tycoon II or Civilization.

Nothing like cruising along at 198 feet at 40% power, with enemy fighters all around you, while you carefully..slowly, head for home.

This game is the best flight sim I have ever played. The graphics are 20+ years old, for sure..but the gameplay!

If you have ANY interest in the genre, treat yourself to this game! It also has the advantage over the Good Old Games version in that the look up copy protection is disabled. This was a pain in the but..as you had to correctly identify an airplane from the manual...and this meant you had to print out the manual, and they hope the quality of the print was good enough to tell the planes apart!

I highly recommend this game. I have finished this, start to finish, three times of 99 missions each.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 15, 2015
This game was a re-release of F-19 Stealth Fighter after the world learned of the real F-117A. Those of us who remember F-19, you can select the "MicroProse F-117A" and it's just like flying the old F-19 with the same air-to-air capabilties. This was the DCS of its day. With CH Control Manager my Fighterstick worked like a charm. Ironically 25 years ago I was using either a CH Mach III joystick or the original CH Flightstick.

It's simplestic by today's standards, but I spent a lot of hours playing F-19 and later F-117 as a kid.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Old school, but love the memory of playing this long ago on my 486 pc.

Works perfect on Win 8.1 SL.

Worth buying on special only for 3$ or less if you are a Flight Sim fan and look for a trip down memory lane.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
Anyone having trouble with this game, don't boot the game from your desktop shortcut, load from Steam and select "Play F117A in DOSBox Daum" and this should clear up your crashing problems (works for me anyway, Win7 64bit).

Sid Meier + Flight Sim = Best Flight Sim ever. A remake with better graphics and physics would be amazing!
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
haha takes me back to my child hood, epic game .. still no idea what im doing :P oh and it workds great on windows 8.1
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2015
A great classic and runs like a dream on Win8.
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
I get more entertainment Value out of this then I do with DCS

and I wish I wasn't lieing.

This is my second fav Fighter Combat sim to date. Chuck yeagers Air Combat is still have fav...

The Steam Version works Flawless on Windows 8.1 x64 and Windows 10 x64.
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