The main problem with this latest in a long line of iF-22 sims is that its one USP doesn't work. Sure, the graphics in iF-22 look lovely at 30,000ft, but as soon as you dip towards the ground, any semblance of detail is lost in a mass of pixels. There's also a general feeling of a lack of care throughout the product.
I'm sure the designers have laboured long and hard, but everything just feels so lethargically put together. The front end is very unfriendly, there's no clear path for you to take into the game start, the manual is badly put together with no real structure, and you're left feeling just a little frustrated. Flight sims are complicated enough as it is.
On the plus side, there's a nice sense of 'things going on' when you fly a campaign. The world feels real enough, even if it looks like something your grandmother knitted. Ultimately though, it just doesn't do enough to warrant much attention. There are better flight sims available, and better F-22 sims. iF-22 is unfortunately just another pretty example.
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features: Single game mode
2018-12-27 iF-22 game added.
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