Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: Pacific Theater - PC
- You'll be amazed at the exquisite detail of the aircraft, cockpits and scenery
- Fly in the most amazing flying machines of the era, from the Corsair and Hellcat to the Mitsubishi Zero
- Jungle hillsides and majestic coral reefs are yours to explore as you face off agianst the enemy over Papua New Guinea, The Marianas Trench and Midway Island
- Complete your mission goals and battle in campaigns based on 10 actual historical events during the war
- Enhanced 3D objects and high-resolution terrain combine with incredible weather effects and sound, to bring you the ultimate in WWII realism!
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I loaded CFS2 twice, but when I tried to play it could not get past loading the scenery, when my screen went black. The machine locked up! Finally after trying the new drivers for the Diamond Monster, which I found on their European site, I got it to run properly.
You would think, though, that Microsoft, with all of their expertise, could design a game that would run without so many hassles.
The game is good. Graphics are superb, sound is good, and the scenery is excellent. The game runs smoothly, when you finally get it to run. I found some fault, of course.
First, I dislike the annoying cones that point you at the nearby enemy. They are certainly not realistic. Also, the enemy planes flit about in a most unrealistic fashion, and make them unrealistically hard to track. Even closing at a combined speed of 600 miles an hour, another aircraft should be more easily followed. However, Microsoft is no guiltier than many other simulation designers in such matters.
Modeling of the aircrafts' flight characteristics is not bad, but not entirely realistic, either. I took an F6F "Hellcat" up to 10,000 feet above Kwajalein atoll, an airstrip from which I have flown, and put her into a spin. This is an aircraft that was relatively easy to fly (I soloed in 1946 in the real thing.) Although I kicked reverse rudder and neutralized the controls properly, she would not recover from the spin and go into a dive.Read more ›
does not mean it won't run on XP!! I have a windows XP home edition
and it runs fine!!
Overall, very nice. When the graphics level is turned up the detail is amazing, especially on the aircraft. The ground detail is good, but not very exciting -- after all, you're pretty much in the middle of the Pacific. My main criticism here is that the detail on the ships could be better. When you're on the deck of an aircraft carrier there are no other planes on the deck and the detail of the control tower isn't that great.
The game makes it easy to get in the air quickly. This is great when you don't feel like playing through a whole missing or just haven't taken the time to start a full campaign.
Each of the aircraft have a distinctly different feel (and sound), but none of them are very difficult to fly. However, getting the plane back on the ground is a different story. With some practice you'll be able to land on a long runway pretty easily, but setting down on the deck of a carrier takes a lot of practice. If you add wind/storms to the mix it is even more difficult. Personally I found developing this skill one of the most enjoyable parts of the game.
The realism of flight and damage are just great. If your aircraft is damaged in a dogfight it will fly very differently. Because of the realistic damage modelling you really appreciate the fragility of the planes.
I didn't find the storyline too exciting and the cartoon sequences between sequences weren't very compelling.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Use to love this Sim but can't get it to wrong on Windows 10. Windows 10 sucks.Published 23 days ago by Joseph J Ruggiano
Will not run under Windows 8.1. Tried compatibility settings to make it run but no go. It installed with compatibility settings for XP2 but still will not run. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Steven Klein
Background very good Not all campaigns ..on disk. Use to have the Pacific campaign years ago .Lost in movePublished 4 months ago by james allen
Well, the game itself is just great... a few years out of date by now, but for flight sims, that's OK. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Cary L. Brown
Less than what I thought it would be. Incorrect manual for this series.Published 12 months ago by James Mock
Purchased as a gift, which recipient played many times, so I assume it was good.Published 14 months ago by Phaewryn OGuin