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Vector Thrust is a fast-paced action-arcade combat flight simulator, with a unique cel shaded art style for PC. With an extensive variety of game modes like the unpredictable and vicious Quick Action, a customizable Skirmish Mode, and multiple immersive story-based campaigns, Vector Thrust aims to please both players wanting to get straight into the sky and those who love a flexible, diverse and customizable gaming experience.
Vector Thrust gives the player full power over the game to alter any aspect of the game they choose, ranging from simple tweaks to full-blown modifications. Adding user-made skins, changing unit performance and parameters or even complete battle scenarios is easy and open to anyone. With fully fleshed out Map, Mission and Campaign editors, Vector Thrust boasts unlimited expandability and adaptability.
With advanced tactical AI that actively analyses and responds to a dynamic battlefield, as well as over 200 fully playable aircraft (through various iterations of over 40 aircraft models) and even more naval and ground units that all work to complete their objectives in different ways, Vector Thrust offers missions that are never played the same way twice.
Stay engaged from dawn until dusk and beyond with many single and multiplayer game modes.
Keep coming back for more with multiple missions via a series of campaigns.
Unlock over 200 aircraft through a simple yet competitive Challenge Mode.
Pit yourself against advanced tactical AI that responds to the world around it.
Clash against titanic aerial fortresses and super weapons.
Duel with a myriad of Ace fighter squadrons, each with their own unique combat strategies.
Modify your game with easy, simple modding tools and share your creations with others.
Great for allTokiMC | Feb. 3, 2015 | See all TokiMC's reviews »
Vector Thrust is an arcade dog-fighting game similar to the likes of HAWX and Ace Combat but with minor differences. The fast paced combat combined with the hundreds of unlockable planes makes this game extremely fun. The planes look absolutely awesome, as do the sky and the water. That's about the only plus point of the graphics. The textures of the maps are absolutely terrible, they are very low resolution and are particularly bad to look at when flying close to the ground. Textures of airports are also bad and look like they're just 2D images pulled from Google Earth. Particle effects are also pretty bad, explosions created by destroyed aircraft are very small and disappear completely after two or three seconds, and plane's don't have noticeable vapor trails. Lens flare is also bad, it's pretty much just a grey ring on your screen which really does not look nice. This game has no cockpit view, which is absolutely ridiculous considering the type of game it is. Flares aren't very bright and are difficult to see. The game's UI is only visible when looking straight ahead.
The gameplay is completely brilliant. Fast paced combat, many different enemy types, ranging from drones to flying fortresses, and different properties for different planes. While the campaign is short, the main game mode is 'Challenges' where you take part in different challenges, ranging from shooting down balloons with your forward mounted gun or bombing enemy tents, to unlock the literally hundreds of planes that this game has.