When it comes to Windows 8 simulator games, there’s no shortage in the Windows Store. In the past, we have reviewed the Farming Simulator game and the fresh city building Windows 8 game, 2020: My Country. Now, we’re going shortly through a Windows 8 flight simular game app that we have discovered – F18 Carrier Landing.
F18 Carrier Landing Lite is flight simulator app for Windows 8 tablets that is available for a free download in the Windows Store. The “lite” part in the title means that you won’t have access to all of its features, which makes sense, given the quality of the game and the effort that the developer has put into it. The pro version of F18 Carrier Landing is available for $3.49. At least, here you have the option of a free trial, unlike Microsoft’s recently released air combat Windows 8 game Cold Alley.
Landing on an air carrier is one of the toughest tasks that a fighter pilot has to undertake. The flight deck is only 150 meters long, just enough to stop your F/A-18 Hornet. Become a Top Gun pilot and have fun doing stunts and the toughest maneuvers.The F/A-18 SuperHornet is available as of today with a 3D virtual cockpit and mega-detailed graphics, too. You can control all the mobile surfaces, landing gears, flaps, slats, spoilers and you will also have the opportunity to review your actions through a fantastic multi-camera REPLAY and then instantly share the best images.
Windows 8 flight simulator game to learn to land
The description of the game says that it is aimed for “mobile phones”, which probably means that the game was previously available for Windows Phone users, as well, and now was ported to Windows 8 and made available for tablet users, also. Just like the name suggests, all you will do inside the game will be to “land” your carrier on a flight deck that is only 150 meters long. So, if you were hoping for a full flight simulator, this is not it, but if you are training your landing, go ahead and download it.
The game has nice graphics and music and many interesting fetures, such as the virtual 3D cockpit, in flight refuel, multi-camera replay with dynamic pan, flight school and free flight mode. There are two complete scenarios that you will play in the game and you will be able to land air carriers and land bases with weather and time conditions synchronized. There’s also the I.F.L.O.L.S. approach system, simulator mode and even radio communications.
Other flight simulation games
Even if the game is working well on your PC, it may be very limited in terms of objectives. In this case, you might consider switching to another flight simulator, maybe some air combat games. We have prepared a list of articles about flight simulators which you can enjoy on your Windows 8 or Windows 10 PC. Here comes the list:
- 5 of the best flight simulator games for PC
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X Available on Steam for Windows Machines
- Lazer-Hawk is a Cool New Windows 8, 10 Arcade Aircombat Shooter
- C.H.A.O.S. for Windows 8, 10 is a Realistic War Helicopter Simulator Game
- Battlefield 1 brings series back to World War 1
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2013 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.