Combat flight simulators are not exactly the hottest genre in town, especially on the consoles. Whereas IL-2 Sturmovik dominates all opposition on the PC, the console games are almost universally more arcade-oriented. And with the exception of Apache: Air Assault, the arcade control scheme is usually the more enjoyable one compared to any offered simulation option when you are stuck with a controller.
That doesn't mean the genre doesn't have its fans and when a budget-priced combat flight sim flies out of Europe, there's always someone willing to give it a try. Enter Air Conflicts: Secret Wars, a game that looks decidedly average on all fronts -- if you have even heard about it before today -- but one that surprisingly enough isn't too bad at all.... read more