Falcon 4.0 breaks the sight-and-sound barrier with its cutting-edge graphics, realism, dynamic campaigns and multiplayer gameplay.
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Mixed (21 reviews) - 61% of the 21 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 1, 1998

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March 15

Falcon 4.0 Update -- Re-installation Required

Falcon 4.0 is now more stable with current OS's! This update fixes an issue where the game prompts you to insert a CD prior to launch. Note: please reinstall the game for the update to go into effect.

As a celebration for the Falcon series, we've added trading cards to both Falcon Gold and Falcon 4.0 for everyone who purchased these games individually or as a collection to enjoy!

Also, a new Falcon 4.0 T-shirt is now available on Amazon!

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About This Game

The New Benchmark in Flight Sim Technology

The North Koreans have crossed the DMZ. Your F-16 squadron has been called for the strike back...

Only the makers of the acclaimed Falcon 3.0 could launch a new era of flight simulators. Falcon 4.0 breaks the sight-and-sound barrier with its cutting-edge graphics, realism, dynamic campaigns and multiplayer gameplay.

Only MicroProse could push the envelope to offer accurate topographical terrain, detailed radar and weapons simulation, hyper-realistic flight models and stunning visuals.

Features:

  • The realism in Falcon 4.0 is as intense as the vapor streaming over your leading edge flaps when you crank on the Gs.
  • You'll recognize your Dogfight team members by their aircraft markings. Of course the guys on the other teams are ready to paint little bull's-eyes over them.
  • At the heart of Falcon 4.0 is the real-time campaign engine, tested and approved by actual F-16 pilots.
  • Falcon 4.0's detailed, accurate topology and stunning graphics break new ground in the world of modern military flight sims.
  • In Falcon 4.0, you'll discover an enormous range of aircraft and ground units - all in chilling detail.
  • Steam Trading Cards included!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
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Overall:
Mixed (21 reviews)
Recently Posted
fdmg22
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Oldie but a goodie...........
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ThePunisher306
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
don't take this seriously because it is an old game, but this was my opinion for 2016,
rubbish control setup
only supports 720p(and still didn't look like it)
no mulityplayer
and does not support 2 joysticks
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Insônia
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
I down voted and was not because of game.
It looks like the old falcon IPs have changed owner.
I feel not good, as bad as my English.



Due to the IP and Copyrights, the "mod" needs the original game.
Yeah ehmm.. we knew that.

First ,look at tommo's website,
""Retroism.com is a haven for publishers with classic gaming content looking for a showcase and distribution channel devoted to giving new life to best PC/MAC games of the last 25 years.
""
A unknown company focus on buying and selling old IPs .

The problem is
after the original developer team dead so long,
left so many things and problems to the community.
And this series still alive all because the free & hard working from mod community, OF, BMS ..etc.

Not many really wanna play their "classic gaming content", the most just brought it as a ticket for our living mods.
The legendary falcon keeps going forward. The players , developers ,modders , are looking forward.
But they just sit in the place and sales the old dead products.
We know they are pushing their licenses policy to the community.
And they didn’t put themselves into the living projects.

You can say that is legit, lawful, and necessary.

I say that is robbery as well.


Some companies HD-remake their old IPs for profits. Shame, they should just dosbox-emulates it
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jtyler119566
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
NO JOY. GAME WILL NOT START WHEN PLAY IS CLICKED. IT DID START THE FIRST 2 TIMES AFTER DOWNLOAD AND IT FROZE DURING PLAY EACH TIME. I LOWERED THE RESOLUTION FROM THE DEFAULT SETTING BETWEEN GAMES THINKING THATS WHAT MADE IT FREEZE UP THE FIRST TIME. THE GRAFIC'S ARE TERRIBLE. UNINSTALLED 2 TIMES AND RENISTALLED STILL NO GAME START UP AND PLAY. STEAM HAS MY MONEY BUT I'LL SIT BACK AND WAIT FOR A FIX ? MY EXPERIENCE FOR 10 YR'S IN F4 ALLIED FORCE IS WHAT ATTRACTED ME TO THIS GAME IN WINDOWS 10.
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Chip
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 15
I don't recommend anyone at this stage to buy this game at all. They've made a total bucketwash of the existing Falcon BMS community by telling them to remove the latest BMS update leaving people like me deprived of the BMS experience I specifically bought this game on steam for.

Not only that, but the game on steam does not even work properly without the BMS mod which mistakenly, they removed when they could have still been rounding in customers which were looking forward to BMS. I feel VERY cheated out of my money because I can't even run this game stock or modded; leaving me to have to press retry and cancel every time I attempt to launch the game. Very disappointed by this company who released this on steam. Bad marketing because they do not understand the real customer needs and wants for this brilliant game which is overwhelmingly leant on BMS.

If they read this I really recommend putting the BMS installation back up for 4.33 otherwise they are going to destroy a community which have been so hearty and productive in their abscence.

IM TELLING YOU NOW PEOPLE, do not buy this game, because the stock doesn't even work and you're unable to install the latest BMS mod, I have been waiting up to 3 weeks for them to put the BMS mod back up since my 26th of January purchase which misfortunately was the day they removed it. Check on the bms website http://www.bmsforum.org/forum/content.php if you're looking to get BMS for this because it tells you a whole lot about the kind of situation they have pitched on the community.
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HardeRR*Dante
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 21
I bought this just for the BMS 4.XX mod. So I cannot review the game itself but the mod.
Falcon BMS 4.XX is basically an updated and enhanced version of the standart game Falcon 4.
I will point out some pros for the mod:
-New Features
-Better Weaponsystem
-Way better Graphics and Framerate
-THE MOD IS FOR FREE

If you want to have a real good military simulator for planes besides DCS- Then is this the cheap game you want.
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wrdohle
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 12
Falson 4.0 does not work on my Windows 10 computer. It keeps saying file not found.
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bladerunner97
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 10
Played this many years ago and it's very good, but this version WILL NOT RUN straight from Steam. You have to pach it with Benchmark Sims BMS 4.33 mod before it will run.

If you don't mind doing that then get it. It's much better with the mod anyway. If not, then don't waste your money.
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Goblox
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 9
I've been waiting for this to come on Steam so I can add it to my Library!!!

Unfortunately, you cannot run this unless you download and install the BMS 4.33 mod . Honestly, you probably wouldn't want to play this game without the BMS mod. If that's not a big deal, then buy this. You don't need to play it through Steam since there are no achievements or trading cards to get.

Oh ... and read the BMS manuals saved to the BMS directory. They're all long, but detailed.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
54 of 62 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
TL;DR: Buy this, update to BMS 4.33, enjoy an awesome flight sim.

NOTE: Do not buy this unless you plan on installing Falcon BMS 4.33 mod after install.
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68 of 84 people (81%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
classic! very rare,
Extremely detailed flight simulator and very hard.

I would suggest this game to everyone. Have fun ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ
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31 of 34 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
I've been waiting for this to come on Steam so I can add it to my Library!!!

Unfortunately, you cannot run this unless you download and install the BMS 4.33 mod . Honestly, you probably wouldn't want to play this game without the BMS mod. If that's not a big deal, then buy this. You don't need to play it through Steam since there are no achievements or trading cards to get.

Oh ... and read the BMS manuals saved to the BMS directory. They're all long, but detailed.
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38 of 49 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
I don't recommend anyone at this stage to buy this game at all. They've made a total bucketwash of the existing Falcon BMS community by telling them to remove the latest BMS update leaving people like me deprived of the BMS experience I specifically bought this game on steam for.

Not only that, but the game on steam does not even work properly without the BMS mod which mistakenly, they removed when they could have still been rounding in customers which were looking forward to BMS. I feel VERY cheated out of my money because I can't even run this game stock or modded; leaving me to have to press retry and cancel every time I attempt to launch the game. Very disappointed by this company who released this on steam. Bad marketing because they do not understand the real customer needs and wants for this brilliant game which is overwhelmingly leant on BMS.

If they read this I really recommend putting the BMS installation back up for 4.33 otherwise they are going to destroy a community which have been so hearty and productive in their abscence.

IM TELLING YOU NOW PEOPLE, do not buy this game, because the stock doesn't even work and you're unable to install the latest BMS mod, I have been waiting up to 3 weeks for them to put the BMS mod back up since my 26th of January purchase which misfortunately was the day they removed it. Check on the bms website http://www.bmsforum.org/forum/content.php if you're looking to get BMS for this because it tells you a whole lot about the kind of situation they have pitched on the community.
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61 of 92 people (66%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
The game asks for a CD on start. Unable to play. Image can be found at http://imgur.com/Or3APKm

Upon inspection of the local folder it feels like this release was made in a rush; there are GOG files, a desktop shortcut pointing to a non-existing path: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Retroism\Falcon 4.0\falcon4.exe". Even the GOG uninstaller is still there, referencing: SOFTWARE/GOG.com/Games/FALCON-BONUS. So, please if you consider this purchase, best to spend your money elsewhere and go to the source: https://www.gog.com/game/falcon_collection This version works without any problems...

Note: Anyways, if you do buy this game, you can make it work by using the BMS modifcation from http://www.bmsforum.org/
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Played this many years ago and it's very good, but this version WILL NOT RUN straight from Steam. You have to pach it with Benchmark Sims BMS 4.33 mod before it will run.

If you don't mind doing that then get it. It's much better with the mod anyway. If not, then don't waste your money.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
I bought this just for the BMS 4.XX mod. So I cannot review the game itself but the mod.
Falcon BMS 4.XX is basically an updated and enhanced version of the standart game Falcon 4.
I will point out some pros for the mod:
-New Features
-Better Weaponsystem
-Way better Graphics and Framerate
-THE MOD IS FOR FREE

If you want to have a real good military simulator for planes besides DCS- Then is this the cheap game you want.
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
I down voted and was not because of game.
It looks like the old falcon IPs have changed owner.
I feel not good, as bad as my English.



Due to the IP and Copyrights, the "mod" needs the original game.
Yeah ehmm.. we knew that.

First ,look at tommo's website,
""Retroism.com is a haven for publishers with classic gaming content looking for a showcase and distribution channel devoted to giving new life to best PC/MAC games of the last 25 years.
""
A unknown company focus on buying and selling old IPs .

The problem is
after the original developer team dead so long,
left so many things and problems to the community.
And this series still alive all because the free & hard working from mod community, OF, BMS ..etc.

Not many really wanna play their "classic gaming content", the most just brought it as a ticket for our living mods.
The legendary falcon keeps going forward. The players , developers ,modders , are looking forward.
But they just sit in the place and sales the old dead products.
We know they are pushing their licenses policy to the community.
And they didn’t put themselves into the living projects.

You can say that is legit, lawful, and necessary.

I say that is robbery as well.


Some companies HD-remake their old IPs for profits. Shame, they should just dosbox-emulates it
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Oldie but a goodie...........
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