DCS World was released on March 18, 2013 by the Fighter Collection. The game was developed by Eagle Dynamics. DCS World is a flight simulator combat game.

DCS World is a vehicle combat simulation game created by an inspired development team. DCS World uses a powerful engine that delivers realistic gameplay.

The battlefield includes a spectacular mission area – the location of the Georgian conflict in 2008.

The huge variety of aircraft, land units and warships are included from countries such as the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, German Spain and others.

This game, like all flight sims, would benefit from an old style pedals and yoke setup.

The game has a good AI system for new players to work with. The game is largely designed for multiplayer.

The game uses a lot of VRAM due to high quality models and several aircraft in flight at the same time. Even the dash in the cockpit is active and selectable. The focus in DCS is realism, literally down to every switch, knob and light bulb.


  • Powerful mission and campaign editors
  • Multiplayer
  • Massive inventory of air, land and sea combat units and weapons
  • Advanced AI
  • Fast mission generator
  • Dynamic weather and seasons
  • Training missions
  • Mission replay system
  • Pilot log book


This game uses DLC to expand the range of maps and aircraft. This makes the game rather expensive.


This game supports the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and OSVR VR headsets but it also works fine with a standard setup.

Windows 7 x64 or better, i5 or better. 8GB or more memory. DX11 with 2GB VRAM or more. VR needs a more powerful graphics card. The base game is about 25GB, DLC will add to that considerably.