Reach for the Skies is a combat flight sim focused on WWII's famous "Battle of Britain", splitting the battle into four stages and giving you the option to take part for either the Royal Air Force or the German Luftwaffe. As well as piloting a plane, you can also take on Controller duties, of planning which planes to deploy where on each day, trying to minimise losses.
Eight planes are simulated, from Hurricanes and Spitfires to Ju88s and BF110s, each with their own cockpit displays and characteristics. When playing as the Germans, protecting the fragile and slow Ju88 bombers is crucial. There is a practice mode with indestructible planes, realism levels can be adjusted, and time can be accelerated while an enemy plane is not in sight.
Following their success with Flight of the Intruder, Rowan's second flight sim focused on WWII's famous "Battle of Britain". Reach for the Skies is an excellent combat flight simulator giving you the option to take part in the war either at the Royal Air Force or the German Luftwaffe. You can play as a controller or a pilot or both. Eight planes are simulated, each with their own cockpit displays and characteristics. All in all a polished sim, nicely presented with enough features and realism to offer to be up there with other classics covering the same scenario, such as LucasFilm Games' Their Finest Hour, although much less unknown. A must-have for every sim fan!
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