Flying Games and Sims for PSP

Take flight with these flying games for the PSP

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The Rundown

Ace Combat X — Skies of Deception at Amazon

"Ace Combat X includes 40 upgradeable planes and a variety of game modes."

Aces of War at Amazon

"Aces of War aims to create a true SIM of the air battles of World War II, but it also includes an arcade mode."

After Burner — Black Falcon at Amazon

"An arcade-style flight combat sim featuring 19 customizable planes."

Air Conflicts — Aces of World War II at Amazon

"This World War II arcade flight SIM lets players choose from four factions and recreates 17 authentic planes."

Heatseeker at Amazon

"A single-player-only modern combat flight SIM featuring more than 30 different jets."

IL-2 Sturmovik — Birds of Prey at Amazon

"Players fly 30 missions from six World War II battles in IL-2 Sturmovik."

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Ace Combat X — Skies of Deception

What We Like
  • Good variety of play options.

  • Quite realistic for a portable game.

What We Don't Like
  • Difficult to win.

  • Voices don’t seem to match characters.

Released just about everywhere (Japan, Europe, Australia, and North America), "Ace Combat X" includes 40 upgradeable planes and a variety of game modes. There is a single-player storyline, plus wireless multiplayer action for up to four players. The setting is a fictional world with many similarities to the real world.

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Aces of War

What We Like
  • Free-flight mode adds fun.

  • Accurately renders WWII planes.

What We Don't Like
  • No multi-player mode.

  • Background environments are hit and miss.

"Aces of War" aims to create a true SIM of the air battles of World War II, but it also includes an arcade mode. It is single-player only and includes a free-flight mode that lets players fly wherever they want to. The game was released in Japan and Europe. 

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After Burner — Black Falcon

What We Like
  • Lots of varied environments.

  • Tracks pilot stats, including points, kills, gas usage, and rank.

What We Don't Like
  • No game-sharing.

  • Multiplayer mode not as fun as single-player.

"After Burner: Black Falcon" is an arcade-style flight combat sim featuring 19 customizable planes. There are three main modes: single-player, two-player co-op, and multiplayer (up to 8) combat. The game was released in North America, Europe, and Australia.​ 

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Air Conflicts — Aces of World War II

What We Like
  • Good graphics and sounds.

  • Easy, simple fun.

What We Don't Like
  • Can’t roll, flip, loop, or land.

  • No way to adjust sensitivity of flight stick.

This World War II arcade flight SIM lets players choose from four factions and recreates 17 authentic planes. There is a single-player story with a variety of mission types, and up to eight players can dogfight at once. "Air Conflicts: Aces of World War II" was released in North America. 

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Heatseeker

What We Like
  • Good rendering of explosions, launches, and effects.

  • Excellent voice acting.

What We Don't Like
  • No multiplayer mode.

  • Story seems shallow and irrelevant.

'Heatseeker' is a single-player-only modern combat flight SIM featuring more than 30 different jets. The player can choose between first- and third-person viewpoints, and environments are destructible. The game also includes an impact cam that follows a missile to allow for better targeting. "Heatseeker" came out in North America, Europe, and Australia. 

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IL-2 Sturmovik — Birds of Prey

What We Like
  • Realistic flight simulation.

  • True-to-life, well-executed graphics.

What We Don't Like
  • Too easy for some players.

  • Can become boring after long play.

Players fly 30 missions from six World War II battles in "IL-2 Sturmovik." There are more than 30 planes, of which 14 are flyable, and the multiplayer mode consists of two-player head-to-head dogfights. It was released in North America and Europe.