No new flight sim to play? Try Steambirds
Posted on 8th Mar 2010 at 10:30 by James Gorbold with 12 comments
These days however it's almost impossible to buy a new flight sim. Very few have been released in recent years, and the few that have been all suffer from a serious number of problems - Flight Sim X runs like a dog regardless how much hardware you throw at it.
As somebody who looks down their nose at a lot of newer flying games, such as the truly awful Wings of Prey, I've not exactly been filled with hope about the future of the genre, but if, like me, you're craving a decent flight sim, I can heartily recommend Steambirds.
OK, it's not a flight sim. Not at all. It's actually a free, browser-based game that's played out turn-by-turn from an overhead perspective. Bear with me, though. Rather than badly simulating a cockpit, you instead take on the role of wing commander - directly a flight of fighters against squadrons of increasingly advanced enemies.
It's fun, light hearted and just what the flight surgeon ordered.
Speaking of Wing Commander - now there's a classic from the 90s that's begging for a comeback.