Lock On (NA)
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Feel the power of commanding a modern jet fighter. Fly a variety of combat aircraft in the most graphically rich, audio-intense game environment ever created for a combat flight simulator. Lock On: Modern Air Combat combines a broad scope of gameplay that includes a dynamic battle generator, an immersive combat environment, and in-your-face action. Choose from nine U.S. and Russian jets that range from the tank-killing A-10 Warthog and ground-pounding Su-25 Frogfoot to air superiority fighters like the F-15C Eagle and Su-27 Flanker. Filled with intense campaigns, realistic flight modeling, and flexible game options, Lock On will provide unlimited gameplay action to both novice and veteran flight sim fans.
Eight flyable aircraft, two US and five Russian, and one German (A-10A Warthog, F-15C Eagle, Su-27 Flanker B, MiG-29 Fulcrum A, MiG-29 Fulcrum C, Su-25 Frogfoot, Su-33 Flanker D, and German MiG-29).
The Black Sea region, which includes the Crimean peninsula and the eastern Caucuses, is the setting for the hypothetical, present day air conflict.
Stunning 3D objects and terrain create the best looking world ever created for a flight simulation. Everything from aircraft, to tanks, to buildings, are recreated in unmatched detail.
An incredibly detailed area with dynamic lighting effects featuring, more than 180,000 buildings, 50,000,000 trees, 21 cities, 1,700 towns and villages, 500 bridges, 18 airfields and 8 naval bases.
Realistic sound effects and audio environment that includes communication with wingmen, AWACS, tankers, and tower/approach controllers.
A range of player missions including training, quick start, fast battle planner, and at least 36 individual missions, each with its own background and story.
Multiplayer for up to 32 players via LAN or at least six over the internet, go head-to-head or take part in cooperative missions.
Still holds up todayvipe_1 | Dec. 12, 2014 | See all vipe_1's reviews »
The modern jet combat sim has really been absent in the past decade. It doesn't feel like a long time ago that F-15, F-22 Lightning, U.S. Navy Fighters and some of the famous survey or study jet sims were the top of the market.
Lock-On is a few years old now, but it is pretty much the best modern combat flight simulation out there made in the past decade or so. Graphics still look good, there is plenty of aircraft to jump into, and combat is difficult. The game is accessible to more casual fans, but can be ramped up considerably in the realism department. I would recommend some experience with these types of games first.
This game is worth buying as well for the new content. The new Flaming Cliffs add-ons are not full games on their own, but seriously overall this game and make it the definitive jet game that's not considered a classic (such as F-15).
Buy this game Top Gun wannabes, and make sure to check out all the new content for the base game after.