There are a range of 3D aeroplane games from detailed flight simulators that make the experience as realistic as possible, to arcade style flying shooting games. Many of the arcade style games are available free online, and some allow players to play with others over the Internet. More in-depth games require a full installation on the PC and give players a realistic environment in which to fly a variety of aeroplanes.
Flying Model Simulator
Flying Model Simulator is a free program that is available to download from the Internet. The game was developed and produced by Roman and Michael Moller and is currently in its Alpha 8.5 edition. The game is constantly updated and feedback is valued from players to. In the game, players are able to take control of a number of aircraft including small one-man planes and helicopters, large Airbus passenger aircraft and military helicopters. Players are given control over the craft of their choice and can choose to take-off, fly and land in a variety of landscapes. Mountains, urban areas and sea landscapes can be selected, and the game supports detailed 3D collisions with each type of terrain. The user interface can be translated into 18 languages, and there is an in-depth tutorial explaining how the game controls work.
Flight Simulator X
Microsoft's Flight Simulator X is an award winning game and is available for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. The game combines the 25 years of flight simulator games and allows the gamer to take control of any of dozens of aircraft. Players can choose to fly solo, following their own charters or the preprogrammed missions available, or they can use the multiplayer feature and join an online word with other pilots. While controlling the aircraft, players can choose from several camera options giving them the opportunity to experience the highly detailed aircraft and landscapes.
Airplane Spacehawk is an online game available free. Players are thrown into the action in this fast-paced 3D flying shooter game. Players take control of one of the spacehawk squadron, the last remaining fighters in the air, and must fend of an enemy attack. The controls are simple to master with players using the keyboard to control the aeroplane and the mouse for controlling the weapons.
Radical Aces 2 Evolution
Radical Aces 2 Evolution is a 3D flying game available free online. Players can battle through 30 missions in which they must protect their futuristic base from alien attackers. There are 10 aeroplanes that players can select from, each have their strengths and weaknesses. Each craft has a "special power" that can be used to perform unique tasks. During each mission, players can fly back to the base and switch aircraft. This allows the players to carry out several specialist tasks during the course of one mission from dog fighting in the skies to carrying out bombing raids.
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