Air Conflicts Vietnam
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Vietnam War. It is the year 1965. A conflict, that began 20 years ago, escalates. Vietnam is a divided country. The communistic North fights against the anti-communistic South in a fierce civil war.
The USA are at Cold War with the Soviet Union and, in order to demonstrate their interests, they decide to support South Vietnam in the fight against the communistic Vietcong troops.
Witness the story of Joe Thompson, a brave pilot of the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He reaches Vietnam as one of the first soldiers of the USA. He is young, talented and dutiful. The will to serve his country and to help people by doing that dominates his life.
Take a seat in the pilot’s seat of jet fighters and helicopters, those war machines that were used during the Vietnam War for the first time in history, and experience explosive aerial combat in a class of its own and accompany Joe on his way to become a real ace.
But during this war he will face an acid test. What Joe experiences in Vietnam will change him forever and even the relationship to his family on another continent, watching his mission from afar. They can reach him only by writing letters ...
Experience the Vietnam War, one of the most explosive wars of all time, that was fought extremely heavily armed!
Witness the experiences of the brave pilots of the US Air Force.
After a battle there can never be only winners!
Get yourself carried away by a thrilling and emotional story and, besides heroic moments, experience the dark sides of war.
Brand new missions, tailor-made for helicopter pilots!
Besides jet fighter missions you must complete special helicopter missions, where the whole equipment of the choppers needs to be used.
Take control of whole squadrons!
Instead of controlling just one airplane, you can control every aircraft in your squadron in the respective missions.
Equip your airplanes and helicopters with real weapons!
All possible plane-weapons-combinations (chopper-weaponscombinations) are based on real models.
A real setting combined with arcade gameplay!
Every airplane can only be equipped with a limited amount of ammunition. You can avoid this restriction as you switch between the different planes of a squadron.
A game that never gets boring!
Play multiple single player and innovative multiplayer modes.
A huge war machinery for you to choose from!
The game contains a total of more than 20 airplanes and helicopters.
DecentBweer | Oct. 2, 2013 | See all Bweer's reviews »
The graphics for this game are pretty good, but the gameplay is somewhat lacking in any semblance of realism. The rotors of your helicopter can be tilted forwards while you move backwards - something anyone with even a basic knowledge of helicopters would realize is pretty close to, if not outright, impossible. This, added with the limited ammunition for bombs and missiles, sends mixed messages about the game's attitude towards realism. That aside, the some of the campaign maps are pretty small, a fact made obvious by the first mission, where you can hardly fly straight for 15 seconds without hitting one of the game's "soft" barriers; it is soft because you are allowed to fly through it and turn around without any timer counting down from 5 or 10 seconds.
All in all, although the game is confused when it comes towards realism, it is a decent arcade flight game. This is by no means an even semi-realistic recreation of air combat; it is very... arcade-y.