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  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Review: Call of Duty 4

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare by Activision, 2007, $59.99. This contemporary warfare shooter trades in the franchise’s flak jackets for ghillie suits and its binoculars for red dot laser scopes. Players choose from the British G36c...

  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Review: Bladestorm

    Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War by KOEI, 2007, $59.99. Set during the Hundred Years’ War between England and France, Bladestorm casts you as a mercenary for hire, an interesting, accurately framed role from a neglected period in the...

  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Review: Assassin’s Creed

    Assassin’s Creed by Ubisoft, 2007, $59.99. Slip behind the front lines during the Third Crusade as a hired killer in Assassin’s Creed. As Altaïr, a fictional member of the real-life Hashshashin sect of Muslim assassins, you are tasked...

  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Review: Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution

    Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution by 2K Games, 2008, $59.99, $29.99 (Nintedo DS). The latest installment in the popular Civilization PC series, Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution was designed for next-generation consoles. CivRev, as...

  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Review: Great War Nations

    Great War Nations: The Spartans by Dreamcatcher Interactive, 2008, $39.99. Great War Nations: The Spartans draws on campaigns from two historic periods—Sparta’s decline as the dominant Greek city-state and the unification of Greece...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Review: Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Naval aviation takes center stage in a new sim. Since this installment of “Airware” reaches the newstand shortly before the anniversary of the Japanese strike on Pearl Harbor, it’s fitting that Attack on Pearl Harbor ($30, requires...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    FSX Acceleration

    A new expansion pack revs up Microsoft’s Flight Simulator. Perhaps an evaluation of an airplane is less about the plane than it is about its maturation. No aircraft is perfect out of the gate. The Chance Vought F4U Corsair, the General...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Modern Warfare Made Real

    Thrilling combat scenarios feature myriad aircraft in a new first-person game. Major Harold Moore, played by Mel Gibson in the movie his troops to the helicopter, saying, “Gentlemen, we will ride into battle, and this will be our...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Flight Deck 5 naval add-on

    What aircraft are naval aviation’s unsung heroes? Maybe it’s the antisubmarine force—planes and helicopters that guard against threats from the deep. Maybe it’s the onboard delivery transport that keeps carriers stocked with mail...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    WarBirds 2008

    The classic online sim still delivers after a decade. Even though WarBirds is more than 10 years old, this dedicated online flight sim still enjoys a committed following. Updated nearly nonstop since its debut, it continues to gain new...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Flight sim sites offer a host of add-on options

    It’s always nice to have a good co-pilot. When you’re a flight sim fan, however, good co-pilots can consist of Web sites such as simviation.com, FlightSim.com and AVSIM.com. “Airware” has covered notable Web offerings before, but...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Blazing Angels 2- Secret Missions of WWII

    As the sequel to the premiere flight-combat action game from earlier this year, Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII raises the bar set by its predecessor in graphic detail, historical accuracy of aircraft, and game play innovation....

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Company of Heroes- Opposing Fronts

    One of the best-reviewed games of 2006, Company of Heroes was destined to become a franchise. With its immersive gameplay, complex intraunit relationships, and innovative supply-line-resource-gathering concept, it was arguably one of the...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Battle for the Pacific

    From its familiar heads-up display to its combat system and objective-based missions, The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific appears to be a carbon copy of nearly every other World War II–era first-person shooter. And as far as the...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Pacific Storm- Allies

    When it was released in 2006, Pacific Storm was quickly recognized as one of the most challenging and original World War II– themed real-time strategy games of that year. It revolutionized strategy gaming by allowing the player to take a...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam Review: Squad Battles

    Squad Battles: Dien Bien Phu Videogame Developer: John Tiller HPS Simulations (www.hpssims.com) Format: PC/Windows Modes: Single player, Multiplayer Released: 2009, MSRP: $49.95 The first Indochina war ended at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu...