Take to the skies in this fast paced, arcade aerial combat game featuring arena style gameplay. Fly solo in single player or compete against other players in online multiplayer modes.
User reviews:
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Mixed (309 reviews) - 61% of the 309 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 14, 2010

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About This Game

DogFighter is a fast paced, arcade aerial combat game with arena style gameplay values. Players can compete against up to 15 opponents in 4 multiplayer modes, or go solo in 7 single player game modes, using beefed up biplanes sporting over 20 different offensive and defensive weapons...

Key features:

  • Take to the skies against up to 15 players in classic online multiplayer game modes such as Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the flag flag as well as the all new Wolf Pack Co-Op game mode.
  • Use several advanced server options to enable variations on the normal game modes by including the likes of Insta-Gib, Turbo Mode and Black Death.
  • "Easy-to-fly" flight model with the controls you need to execute advanced manoeuvres such as Barrel Roll and Immelmann Turn.
  • Beautifully created environments that are as much a player in the game as the people piloting the craft.
  • With 8 unique craft and over 20 different weapons and defensive measures, DogFighter caters to all game play styles.
  • Online leaderboards and friend tracking.
  • Steam Cloud supported.
  • Includes Steam Achievements.

Updates so far:

  • Joystick Support
  • New Map: The Old Gods
  • New Craft: Mongoose
  • Added: Tutorial Mode
  • Added Game Modes: Lone Wolf and Wolf Pack
... and that’s just the start.
Since its launch, DogFighter has been updated on numerous occasions. As well as the usual bug fixes and polish we have introduced...
  • Joystick Support
  • Weapon and Control completely rebalanced
  • A new map, new co-op game mode “Wolf Pack” and the new craft; The Mongoose.
  • Configurable Xbox Controller Support
Take to the skies and deal lead death to your enemy using a state-of-the-art flight model that gives players unprecedented command of DogFighter’s craft. Complete control of the craft, combined with easily executed advanced manoeuvres such as the Barrel Roll, give DogFighter players the tools they need to master the skies.
With environments built to both slay and save you, the environments in DogFighter offer the player a more interactive experience than is usual for the genre. Players can enjoy piloting their craft down mining tunnels, through pyramids and active volcanoes, in environments designed to deliver a more varied, more interactive gaming experience. Fly low, fly fast!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP (SP2 or more), Windows Vista (SP1 or more), Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 1GB System RAM for Win XP, 2 GB for Vista/Windows 7
    • Graphics: 256MB DirectX® 9.0c compliant supporting Pixel Shader 2.0 or better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c (latest)
    • Hard Drive: 600MB or greater
    • Sound: Direct X 9.0c compliant sound card
    • Other Requirements:
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Overall:
Mixed (309 reviews)
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Wolf
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Product received for free
DogFighter is a very stressing game, you're constantly looking at the count down and searching for those last few points. Overall is a good game, however it get a bit repetitive despite the increase on the difficulty.
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lol_haha_dead
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
I bought this game as a gift for my son because I thought it looked cool.



He doesn't talk to me anymore.
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CyberPwn
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
Product received for free
An indie game that PC Gamer gave out for free. Poor User Interface. Poor visuals. A dead Multiplayer (Legit no severs.. at all). although the controls are better than war thunder....

Also I didn't get to fight a single dog wtf.
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Zymosis
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
No players for multiplayer, singelplayer is boring
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6^3 Keemo
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
this game is fun, you fly around and destroy your enemies
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Nax_o
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
I am reluctant to trash a game with so little gameplay minutes but this game puts forward all it has to offer very quickly. Unfortunately it is not quite as good as one could have hoped after seeing the trailer.

The trailer video shows ultra-tight multiplay fun and really fast flying! ...but in reality the speed is not there. Boost does not add much. There are also zero people online.

And the controls: Play it with a gamepad and aiming is hell. Play it with a flightstick and the twitchy gameplay will be hell for you and your stick. Play it with a mouse and you will get trashed in the close quarters turns. I simply was not able to find a proper control scheme that worked. Mouse was the best though.

A flying arcade game can be fast and playable on multiple control types. e.g. Skydrift.

It is not an entirely lost case though. Game is probably at it's best when played with a few friends who are all of the same skill level. This could probably be quite nice LAN game among friends. But playing against the few random humans online or bots? Forget it. Not worth it even at this price.

4/10
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Juma
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
This game is horrible. xD I remember Crimson Skies, now that was a good game...
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Kaesar
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This is actually a pretty fun game, at least single player wise. It scratches a nice itch I've been wanting for a long time, arcade style death match with planes.

Does the game have flaws? Absolutely. But do those flaws detract from the game? Not really, in my opinion. Is it a bad game? No. Not a by a long shot. It could be better but it certainly could be a lot worse.
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SuperSandro2000
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Just no....
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|-Ziel-|
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
You can control the planes about as well as a smoker can control their smoking habits.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Product received for free
An indie game that PC Gamer gave out for free. Poor User Interface. Poor visuals. A dead Multiplayer (Legit no severs.. at all). although the controls are better than war thunder....

Also I didn't get to fight a single dog wtf.
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
kinda fun from what i remember online with friends.. I had poor net connection at the time. Would liketo play again with friends. Also if using xbox pad.. do not check the check box for it.. as it puts a large deadzone in the controller. you can still use the xbox pad just go to joypad tab to change keys, there are some sensitivity settings in there also when changing the sticks for up and down or left and right. and also set teh to sliders to about 40 on the 3rd tab. If you cant get it to work well add me on steam and ill send you my control file.
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41 of 59 people (69%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2015
THE GAME IS WORTH IT


I got it for free from a giveaway for the anniversary of the game.
I'm really impressed of the game. Its the best Flight action/arcade game I've played so far. However, it does not have a big player basis. A small number of people play it, but its really worth it and there are a lot of more hours of fun for me discover in the game :).
I can't recommend you to buy it, simply because I did not buy it myself, but if I did, I would recommend it to you to buy it.
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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 20, 2014
DogFighter, you're fine and all, but everytime I'm with you I'm closing my eyes and thinking of Wing Commander and I know that just isn't fair to you but I just can't help it baby I loved her first and you remind me so much of how much I miss her and how much I miss being young and alive and I NEED TO FEEL ALIVE AGAIN, DOGFIGHTER. I NEED TO FLY HIGHER THAN YOU CAN TAKE ME.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 26, 2014
You get what you pay for.
a fun but limited deathmatch game that has no one playing online

the bots you play against are way too easy and they cheat like crazy. unlimited boost, they tailgate you forever while airbraking. they dont stall but you do.
they are way too easy, very repetitive and only become dangerous in groups
(even on the hardest setting)

it could use better controller support,
allthough it works well enough using one.
the way they work make menu choices slow and tedious.
instead of jumping through the options,
a controller gives you a slow moving arrow as you use a mouse.
ingame they work well enough

the multiplayer part is dead, no one online

i give it a 6/10 overall.
would be more if there actually was anyone online.

it's ok for some mindless fun
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2014
fun game for the price. It's one of those game you don't play for hours on end but it is good for a hour or two every now and again.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 12, 2015
Simple but really fun ww1 like dogfighting game, action is fast paced and easy to learn
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
Great fun :)

Like Quake with planes.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
I have over 600 games in my Steam account, and the vast majority of them are still unplayed. So now I'm dedicating an hour to each of these games and writing a series of One Hour Reviews. An hour isn't very long to judge a game on, so think of this as more of a first impression, and take this review in the spirit in which it's given. Be sure to read other reviews from players who have spent more time in the game.

One Hour Reviews #49 - DogFighter

Exactly as you'd expect from the title, DogFighter pits you as a fighter pilot against a number of other pilots. It's pretty much deathmatch with propellar planes, which isn't itself a bad thing.

I started with the tutorial, which does a perfectly good job taking you through the various controls in the game. The left stick controls the plane, while the right stick is used for performing different maneuvers, which include barrel rolls in either direction, a loop, and an Immelmann turn.

Much like a typical deathmatch game, you pick up powerups, which can provide both offensive and defensive capabilities. Offensive items are activated with the right trigger, and defensive items are activated with the left trigger.

The flight model is completely arcade-like, so anyone expecting simulator level realism should look elsewhere. But, on the flip side, the game is very easy to pick up.

The game offers some different game modes, but they don't really change the core gameplay which is to fly your plane, shoot other plans, and don't get shot down. All of the game modes are just variations of the basic deathmatch.

Which brings me to the problem I had with this game. You can't really have a deathmatch game without other people playing it. And nobody seems to be playing this anymore. Granted, this game came out back in 2010, but sadly it seems the shelf life of this game was pretty short, and people have moved on. So, unless you fancy playing deathmatch with a bunch of bots, you are better off looking at other games.
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 20, 2015
The community is kinda dead, it was fun at the time but not worth it anymore.
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