About this product
|Over G Fighters is a modern-era flight combat simulation featuring more than 30 authentic fighter jets in a campaign spanning 80 missions. A well-financed terrorist organization threatens the security of Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America, so players must strap themselves into the cockpit of an F-15E Strike Eagle, Su-27 Flanker, and other planes to protect each nation's airspace. Missions range from dogfights to ground strikes as players travel the world to complete multiple objectives. Each aircraft features a 360° cockpit view with working instrument panels as well as a flight data recorder, allowing pilots to relive their greatest victories or harrowing defeats through video replays. Up to eight players can compete in head-to-head battles or enlist in team-based sorties via Xbox Live.|
|Game||Over G: Fighters|
|Platform||Microsoft Xbox 360|
|ESRB Descriptor||Mild Violence|
|Number of Players||1-8|
|Game Special Features|
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- tamarocksOct 24, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Great simulator, lots of great features. Have already logged in hours of flight time
- thephonefoxJul 4, 2006by
realistic flight sim combat for the 360
This is game will be enjoyed by those who appreciate realistic flight controls, situations etc, not so much of an arcade game but more of a simulator. excellent graphics, lots of fun during multiplayer. I did not like ace combat and i love this game, but if you liked ace combat you will definetely enjoy all the possibilities. specially multiplayer
- conjeonegror32Oct 5, 2006by
More simulator than you'd expect!
If you're looking to fly around and blow stuff up with out getting shot down too easy then stop reading and pick a different game. This game is more of a simulator than the original Xbox title Air Force Delta Storm which was ok but the lack of in-cockpit view, bad plane dynamics, and silly missions made the game mediocre at best. This game has all of the features you've been longing for but...
This game is kind of a paradox. It has all of the underpinnings to make it a great flight simulator but it contains a few super cheezy aspects. For example you get to pick a wingman (or woman) which is cool but the way it's designed (graphics ect) really makes you wonder if it was an afterthought and kind of takes away from what otherwise would be a great game. Another gripe would be that the ground detail falls way short of the 360's potential; however the missions over water are really cool.
That being said the game really takes off when you... well... take off. I especially enjoy the added bonus of taxiing down the runway for takeoff; however I've yet to complete a mission that requires you to land the bird.
There are training missions that let you practice taking off and landing. Landing on terra firma is difficult and landing on the carrier is extremely challenging. I do have notes on how to successfully land on the carrier from a US Navy fighter pilot that proved helpful.
If you've played various flight simulators go straight into the advanced setting, you get a lot more plane control and although it's easier to get shot down, it makes it a little more realistic which makes it more fun.
People who've played FA/18 on the Macintosh will know how to use the various AG and AA weapons. If you've never played a computer air combat game you'll find the weapons very difficult to use.
All in all I'd definitely recommend this game to anyone looking for more of a challenge in the air.Read full review
- flavictoryMar 31, 2014by
Great XBOX 360 game.
A definite classic for me. I like games with flying, driving and shooting. I have another game system brand but keep this one for this and two other games.
- wolfe_fanDec 7, 2006by
Most Realistic Flight Sim on any Console
If there's a more realistic flight sim on any console in the past decade, I haven't played it.
That being said, it can't hold a candle to PC flight sims--but it's a step in teh right direction.
THE GOOD: The graphics are sufficient....they might not be "next-gen" cutting it, but they're still better looking than 'Lock On: Modern Air Combat' on the PC or any of the 'Ace Combat' Series Games (of course they are better looking than PS2 games). The flying mechanic, once you set the controls to complex, is actually quite good. Your teammates, while not exactly the Red Baron, are still more useful than anything in Ace Combat and most games.
THE BAD: Some missions are HARD. I started playing this game on the harder difficulty setting, and am sort of regretting it at times (the only difference between the two is that missiles 'reappear' in the easier mode on your plane). The simple matter is you won't have enough ammunition to destroy all targets, nor enough time to land and reload. Your wingman, who has unlimited ammunition and are invulnerable (for the most part) will be very important here. Unlocking planes is sort of cryptic--it involves replaying through the game. It would have been nice to have more than one wingman, to help take the load off. The mission briefings, while sufficient, are rather uninspiring compared to those in Ace Combat 5.
WEIRD STUFF: Your radar switches between various tracking modes (ground, air) automatically, depending on your weapon. Good enough. Likewise, all aircraft have their native HUD and mechanics--so Russian planes like the Su-22 and MiG-29 have Cyrillic HUD displays and Russian-language warning tones. Something to consider.
This game was a victim of the more popular, arcade flight sims that give your plane 60 missiles and the ability to survive 3 straight hits by other planes. There's not a huge online community supporting it, but it's something. If you like realistic flight sims, and are unhappy about the lack of modern-era flight simulations, this is a good way to go.
I'm hoping the makers will consider a more 'accessible' sequel, in terms of graphics and plane-unlocking, but keep the game's realistic aspects (maybe add a few challenges like mid-air refueling and the like). Until then.....it's a good enough game. Then again, I didn't pay the full $60 for it, and neither should you.Read full review