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Falcon 4: Allied Force

Released on 23 September 2005

4.0 out of 5 (3 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Falcon 4.0: Allied Force is a sophisticated combat flight simulator and an advanced wartime strategy game rolled into one.
You are the pilot of a General Dynamics F-16 'Fighting Falcon', one of the most successful air superiority fighters ever made. Flying three precisely modelled, highly detailed, and highly realistic variants of this awesome war bird, you will undertake a multitude of critical missions in an intensely volatile and totally dynamic war.
Two campaign theatres are provided, each with tens of thousands of entities battling it out in real time as you fly. Everything you do as a pilot directly and proportionately affects the outcome of the conflict... If you fail to take out the surface to air missile site in one mission, it may well take you or your wingmen out in the next...
Pit your wits against the most demanding computer-controlled pilots in both offensive and defensive air scenarios, or fight it out in dogfights with (or against) other players over a local network, or the Internet.
  • Wingmen use real world doctrine and tactics in all aspects of their missions.
  • Tune in to radio chatter directly related to the events unfolding around you.
  • Call on AWACS assistance in finding targets when you need help defending your flight from interception.
  • Go up against challenging enemy aircraft, sea and ground defences, all of which employ real attack and defence tactics.
  • Experience authentic Air Traffic Control procedures with stacks and talk down via your aircraft's radio.
  • The simulation also features the most advanced F-16 RADAR and weapons systems ever seen on a home computer.

customer Reviews

 Average rating (3 reviews)

 Falcon Flight Sim

| | See all cowboy1's reviews (11)

If you have used the original Falcon 4 Game you will notice a big improvement in the rendering of the ground objects, also there are extra wars like the Balkans. Most of the flight mechanics are like the original with a few improvements. Mostly a lot more reliable and stable in operation than Falcon 4. This has got to be one of the most realistic military flight sims available to-day. It may take you a long time to master all the weapons systems, but it is well worth the effort.

 Falcon4: where no simulation has gone before.

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It was the Microprose Era. For an old gamer like me, Microprose was synonymous of top-notch simulation, huge manuals, big and beautiful box (carton box, not that plastic Dvd box): the final result was sensation to-be-there, in the cockpit. It creates a world worth to live, a world worth... flying even if it was all between your mind, eyes and screen.
In 1998, when Microprose released Falcon 4.0, it was the definitive F-16 simulation. I think, THE simulation. Even if it was very bugged, I never regret any minute spent playing...er...flying.
Then simulation niche market collapsed. Microprose closed. Falcon's franchise, too. Falcon's web community became the reference for every Falcon orphaned pilot and released a lot of mods. I say "pilot" because to master that simulation, you have to have to study manuals, procedures, maps. Maybe someone think this is a game and I don't want to study anything, but - let me assume the odd teacher's role - studying the manual (huge one) adds deep in gameplay and gives real satisfaction.
In 2005, Graphism Entertainment released Falcon 4.0 Allied Forces, developed by Lead Pursuit. Falcon strikes back!
Falcon 4.0 Allied Forces has its roots in the original Falcon 4.0, but it adds improvements to a lot of simulation's main aspects: stability (the first real problem in the original version), artificial intelligence, dynamic campaign , multiplayer. It also improved some other aspects as the user interface, graphics, campaign theatre (It adds the Balkan Campaign).
The retail box (not a dvd one, God bless Graphism Entertainment!) contains a 110-page printed manual, that covers most important features of the F-16 and is a good start for new players. The original Falcon 4.0 manual was far better, but for the hardcore (and swot) simmers there is a 716-page PDF manual included in the CD game. This manual is very accurate, contains a lot of color images and is worth printing. Maybe expensive but if you have a minimal interest in flying and aircraft, do you a favor: print it.
The Intro sequence is changed and it is a good video footage of a real F-16. I still prefer the original one but it may be nostalgia. The user interface is clear and functional: a good improvement of the original one, inspired to previous community mods.
Now it's time to take off. First thing you notice is the graphics and I'm happy to say that there is a lot of improvements in several aspects:
- high resolutions graphics and high detailed 3D models for most of the aircrafts.
- Excellent 2D and 3D cockpit. You can click on almost every button and lever in the cockpit. For new comers that "jungle" of buttons is confusing, but there is an easy setting that simplifies avionics and so the buttons to know.
- Terrain well lighted and populated, even if a little sensation of repetitive texture still remains flying at high altitudes.
- Weather effects change dynamically during a campaign.

Sound isn't so enhanced as the graphics, it seems all the same the original version. Actually I didn't heard any F-16's engine roaring so I can't tell if it is similar to real one. I feel it as a realistic one, so I'm satisfied.
The best part of original Falcon was the dynamic campaign. The campaign is immersive: you feel to be part of a more complex operation and you can actually contribute to the final victory, succeeding in your own mission. It's not one-against-all like ordinary story in ordinary videogame. Falcon doesn't require an hero, but a good and disciplined pilot. In conclusion, this new release is a good enhancement and a solid product on its own. If you have only a little interest in jetfighter simulation and modern air warfare, there's really no choice: buy it and...watch your 6, always!

 not bad

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This game when it works is not bad but trying two get my ffb joystick two work with this game was a job on its own.
i you are like me when you hate it when games freeze on you and crash all the time. then i whould stayaway from this one .. but in saying this i do have a very hi spec computer.. and this may be a factor in the problem ..

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