Rise of Flight - Iron Cross Edition
"Much like the best-selling IL-2 Sturmovik before it, Rise of Flight is state of the art and has become a firm favorite with combat flyers - but free flight simmers might find it just as compelling." - flightsim.com
The award-winning WWI flight-sim Rise of flight is back and its bigger and better than ever with Rise of Flight: Iron Cross Edition!
Rise of flight: Iron Cross Edition comes chalk full of new features, exclusive content and numerous game play improvements. Rise of flight: Iron Cross Edition brings intense WWI aerial-combat to your computer like never before with enhanced graphics, new modes of gameplay, new campaigns, new terrain, new special effects and twice the flyable planes! It’s never been a better time to pick up the most realistic WWI flight sim ever created and take to the virtual skies! Do you have what it takes to be an Ace?
ROF:ICE still includes all the features which made the original Rise of Flight an award winner, such as an advanced flight-model, adjustable difficulty settings, complex physics engine, progressive damage model and super powerful Mission Editor. And don’t forget the gorgeous graphics, awesome special effects, beautiful 3D models, detailed terrain and challenging artificial intelligence. Rise of Flight: Iron Cross Edition has something for every flight-sim fan, from single player campaigns to multiplayer dogfights, but one things is for certain, the aerial combat in intense and brutal. Grab your goggles and silk scarf…come join the fight above the trenches!
Two Multiplayer dogfight modes with re-spawn capability with support up to 64 players
Quick mission builder. Quickly create custom combat scenarios in seconds
Offline mode to fly single-player missions without the need for an internet connection plus online mode that includes statistics tracking and online Leaderboards
Enhanced Graphics featuring High Dynamic Range (HDR) lighting, updated cloud layers and ultra-realistic looking rain-drops
Best Sim Ive PlayedROKET | June 18, 2012 | See all ROKET's reviews »
Ive had sims in the past - nothing particularly spectacular but they did the job. It wasnt until recently that I decided to try out Rise of Flight and I am SO glad I did. The game is BEAUTIFUL and the planes are an utter joy to fly.
The base game comes with 8 to 9 planes right off the bat and with a little extra money and a sale or two you can boost that number to 20 or 30 planes. I own 21 myself and only put $45 extra on top of the $10 I paid for the base game. And the best part is that I enjoy playing every single plane I got.
I use a Thrustmaster Hotas T-Flight Stick and it makes the flying extremely fluid. The combat itself is challenging but satisfying and is exemplified but the amazing physics engine.
I highly recommend this title if you're a sims fan or just want to try one. You wont regret it. The community for multiplayer is also great.
Greatest Recent SimFudge | March 26, 2012 | See all Fudge's reviews »
I've been playing the Sim for a few months now, and still have only taken down about 3 enemy aircraft. Yet I keep coming back to play.
The dogfights are a lot more interesting than modern planes because of the great limitations of the Aircraft. For instance pulling up too quickly may cause your wings to snap off! The Guns can also Jam mid fire fight, and the fuel may not make it to your engine during some crazy manoeuvres,
This version comes with 9 or so Aircraft. Each feels very different. Others can be bought on the Dev's own site. There are 2 campaigns to play through with others available to purchase. There is also the Dynamic campaign, where you pick a squadron and follow it through WWI.
The multiplayer is also very fun. Players that have multi-seat planes can have human players take over the gunner positions to defend the craft. There is a few modes, but the one I play most is one where you must destroy / take over the other teams airfields.
One thing I should stress is that you really need a joystick with rudder controls and is it quite possible that the Rise of Flight bug will grab you, never to let go.