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Topic # 201952 11-Sep-2016 15:07
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Basically, I'm after a way to mindlessly waste about half an hour a day on a single player air or space combat sim.

 

Why? Because I've dug up my ancient Logitech Extreme 3D Pro and I'm looking for something to do with it.

 

I've got IL-2 Sturmovik 1946 on Steam but (believe it or not) I'm finding it a bit too hard for a mindless casual gaming session.

 

 

Any ideas anyone?




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  Reply # 1627439 11-Sep-2016 15:16
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Warthunder might scratch the itch, 

 

 

 

Edit, missed the solo play aspect 




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  Reply # 1627467 11-Sep-2016 15:58
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JeremyNzl:

Warthunder might scratch the itch, 

 

 

 

Edit, missed the solo play aspect 

 

 

yeah, don't want to play multiplayer unless I intend to get good at it, otherwise it's not much fun. and I don't want to spend enough time on it to get any good. :)




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  Reply # 1627572 11-Sep-2016 19:53
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Hawx?



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  Reply # 1628975 13-Sep-2016 23:17
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HAWX! Now we're talking. And I just remembered Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. That should be fun too.

 

Awesome, thanks guys.




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  Reply # 1630866 15-Sep-2016 12:51
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I've had some good fun with Freespace 2. Might be more in-depth than you're after, and the graphics are definitely basic. But good space combat sim.


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  Reply # 1630927 15-Sep-2016 13:52
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Ha I just recently bought a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro myself, I thought it would be good to use with No Man's Sky. Silly me! Now I'm looking for something decent to use it with too.

 

As for space combat, I had good memories of this as a kid and still have the CD packed away somewhere, might dust it off one day:

 

https://www.gog.com/game/star_wars_xwing_vs_tie_fighter

 

For more modern space combat sims (though far from 'simple') there's Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen but the latter is far from worth your time just yet, maybe with the 3.0 alpha later this year. I haven't tried Elite myself yet.


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