F18 Carrier Landing tests your skills landing an F18 on an aircraft carrier. With only 500 feet (150 meters) of runway to land and stop your jet on, it's an incredibly hard game that requires careful use of afterburner and throttle.
Lots of jets to choose from
You can choose from F/A-18 Hornet, F-14 Tomcat, C-2A Greyhound and A-6 Intruder, all of which handle in a slightly different way. To improve your technique, you can watch a 30-second replay of your landings and even use your mobile device as a remote control. In F18 Carrier Landing you must progress through your carrier, learning to perform patrols and photo reconnaissance and perform flight refueling in your quest to be Top Gun.
Different landing scenarios and conditions
F18 Carrier Landing puts you inside 3D virtual cockpits where amongst the many challenges are In-Flight Refueing and 12 missions, all with a slightly different landing scenario. However, the landings are always on aircraft carriers - it would be nice to see other places such as airbases added in future updates. One of the most entertaining things about F18 Carrier Landing is watching the multi-camera replays of your landings. This not only helps you improve your technique, but also looks great although unfortunately you can't save them.
Superb high quality graphics
Probably the most impressive aspect to F18 Carrier Landing is the excellent graphics and sound which befit a game with a much higher budget. F18 Carrier Landing provides a highly realistic experience right down to the Head Up Display, weather conditions and realistic sound of the after burners.
A great game - despite the lack of combat
F18 Carrier Landing is an impressive game that will appeal all wannabe fighter pilots and those that fancy themselves as a Top Gun. The only thing that could improve it is it there were real combat missions and weapons.
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