Hey Leslie here,
And you’re reading my uncensored review of which F16 simulator I liked. Note that this is a review, if you’re looking for a F 16 flight simulator, then click here.
Why am I writing this? Well, when I was thinking about buying a sim, there weren’t many real reviews around so I thought I’d write one quickly to help any of you who are in the same position I was. But be warned, I’ll be going into both the good and the bad points, so if that’s something you might not want to hear, then you may as well leave now.
Falcon 4.0 Allied Force is the sim I’ll be reviewing. This sim is totally dedicated to the F16. There are three different variances of the F-16 Fighting Falcon that you can fly.
This game is very realistic and I’m not the only one that thinks so. There are many people that have used this sim and give it a big thumbs up.
So, what makes it so real? Every instrument button, switch and lever in the F-16 cockpit works, they are not just for show. The radar and weapon systems all work like a real Falcon. Air to air missiles like the AIM-120 and AIM-9 Sidewinder are available for your missions. There is dog fighting that is only enhanced when you are in multi-player mode where the other players can be friendly or adversarial.
The missions in this F16 simulator are challenging and must be followed and objectives carried out while returning to base and landing in one piece. Some missions may require mid-air refueling or landing on an air craft carrier. You will create your own flight plan to complete your mission successfully. There are around 30 training missions that are geared to getting you familiar with handling your Falcon and its capabilities.
The campaigns are dynamic, therefore, your actions will impact the outcomes. There is no set result. You are in control of your F16 and your fate.
The training missions are not the only tools to help you learn this flight simulator. There is also a very thorough pdf manual and key chart. In addition, if you want to scale back some of the features of your F 16 Falcon, there is an easy mode that will simplify the avionics.
The Falcon 4.0 F16 flight simulator can be played completely from your keyboard. But if you want to extend the realism, you can do that by adding a flightstick, yoke and pedals. Then you can fly your Falcon like a real jet.
The Bad Points
Obviously, Falcon 4.0 AF isn’t perfect. Here’s what I didn’t like about it.
- You can’t switch to other apps while running this flight simulator. That may be no big deal, since who wants to check facebook in the middle of a flight.
- There is a learning curve. The realism that makes this sim great, takes some time to master. But it will be worth it.
The Good Points
- It costs under $20 and you don’t have to spend any more money to play using your keyboard.
- You control your own fate because of the dynamic campaigns. The outcome is based on actions you take or don’t take.
- It is dedicated to F16s only. There are not a bunch of other fighter jets thrown in. That is why, I think, that the F16 details are so accurate.
And so we’ve come to the end of my review. Falcon 4.0 Allied Forces has to be one of the most amazing F16 simulator on the market today. The attention to details, the dynamic campaigns, the weapons and combat accuracy give this sim a leg up on its competition.