Combat sims often appeal to action game fans also, because of the intensity of gameplay and graphics. Flight, tank, and Calvary are just some of the types of combat you can engage in.
"IL-2 Sturmovik" is a WWII combat flight simulator. If you are looking for a combat flight simulator, look no further. This game has awesome features. There is an excellent mission builder, multiplayer features (up to 32 players in dogfight mode), and stunning graphics. The combat takes place in the air, and from the air to the ground. Anyone interested in war and/or flight will enjoy this one.
"Shogun Total War" allows you to go back in time to the 16th century and fight wars in Japan. The last leadership collapsed, leaving Japan divided into many small fractions. "Shogun" is an excellent real-time game that will keep you up all night long playing. You can easily set the difficulty mode to easy your first time playing, and gradually work your way up to the most difficult level.
"Comanche 4" is a fast-paced helicopter simulation. You'll get to fly the U.S. Army's RAH-66 Comanche. The game is intense and easy to control. You can play single player and multiplayer. The missions become difficult very fast. So if you are looking for a game that will challenge you, you'll enjoy this one.
4. "Steel Beasts""Steel Beasts" is a realistic tank sim featuring Leopard 2A4 and U.S. M1A1 tanks. You can play and create your own missions. The scenario and map editors are very easy to use; a plus for people who like to customize their games. There are both single player and multiplayer options.
"USAF" is part of Jane's Combat Simulation series. This flight sim lets you fly 8 of USAF's jets. If you want lots of playing options. This is a great flight sim to try. You can play a single mission, create and customize your own mission, play a full campaign, or play against others in the multiplayer mode. "USAF" has spectacular graphics that are sure to keep your attention.
6. "Independence War 2"
One of the best space combat sims made in a long time. Great game for serious gamers, especially those who love flight sims. This is a great game for those who like flight or space sims, and are looking for something new to play. Beginners will need patience to learn the quirks and interface.
Attention historical flight sim fans that absolutely love attention to little details. In this flight simulator you'll have the choice of flying either American or Japanese planes. Not only is this another great flight sim for newbies, but it has lots of missions and training to keep you busy.