F-22 Total Air War

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Total Air War
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Developer(s) Digital Image Design
Publisher(s) Infogrames United Kingdom
Infogrames Entertainment (United States)
Platform(s) Windows
Release 1998
Genre(s) Flight simulator
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

F-22 Total Air War, also known as Total Air War or by its acronym TAW, is a combat flight simulator video game game developed by Digital Image Design and published by Infogrames United Kingdom in 1998. It simulates the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft.


The notable features in the game include the ability for the player to dynamically alter their flight campaigns and the realistic physics engine. The storyline in the game revolves around a war campaign over the Red Sea between two ambiguous fighting forces which both feature modern air-combat sorties that are launched against each other in an all out total aerial war. Because the campaign missions are dynamically selected by a computer algorithm built into the game based on the player's performance in battle and random events in the game, no two air missions the player plays should ever be the same.


The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences nominated Total Air War for its 1998 "Simulation Game of the Year" award, although the game lost to Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit.[1] Total Air War was a finalist for Computer Gaming World's 1998 "Best Simulation" award, which ultimately went to European Air War.[2]


  1. ^ "Second Interactive Achievement Awards; Personal Computer". Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Archived from the original on November 4, 1999.
  2. ^ 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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