Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator

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Combat Flight Simulator
WWII Europe Series
Combat Flight Simulator cover.jpg
SeriesMicrosoft Combat Flight Simulator Edit this on Wikidata
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
ReleaseNovember 1, 1998
Genre(s)Flight simulation
Mode(s)Single Player, Multiplayer

Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator: WWII Europe Series is the first version of combat flight simulators from Microsoft, released November 1, 1998. CFS1 is set in the European Theater of World War II.




Combat Flight Simulator was a commercial success.[1] It was the United States' 19th-best-selling computer game during the first half of 1999,[2] and totaled 260,708 sales and $10.8 million revenues in the country by that October.[3] The game's defeat of its direct competitor, Jane's WWII Fighters, contributed to the end of Electronic Arts' Jane's Combat Simulations brand.[3][4]

The game's global sales surpassed 450,000 copies by June 2000.[1]

Critical reviews[edit]

Combat Flight Simulator was a finalist for Computer Gaming World's 1998 "Best Simulation" award, which ultimately went to European Air War.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Marks, Bob (June 2000). "Interview: Microsoft's Rob Brown on CFS2". Combatsim. Archived from the original on August 15, 2000.
  2. ^ IGN Staff (August 3, 1999). "And the Winners Are..." IGN. Archived from the original on March 5, 2000.
  3. ^ a b Brown, Ken (October 1999). "EA Scraps Jane's A-10". Computer Gaming World (183): 44, 46.
  4. ^ Geryk, Bruce. "PC Gaming Graveyard; Jane's A-10 Warthog". GameSpot. Toward Multiplay. Archived from the original on August 18, 2000.
  5. ^ Staff (April 1999). "Computer Gaming World's 1999 Premier Awards; CGW Presents the Best Games of 1998". Computer Gaming World (177): 90, 93, 96–105.

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