System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Red
Genre: Flight Simulator
Input: Gamepad, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 95
Description: Feel the excitement of flying the Su-25T “Frogfoot” attack jet and the TF-51D “Mustang” in the free-to-play Digital Combat Simulator World!DCS World is a vehicle combat simulation game created by an inspired development team. DCS World uses a powerful engine that delivers realistic gameplay. Our dream is to offer the most authentic and realistic simulation of military aircraft, tanks, ground vehicles and ships possible. This free download includes a vast mission area of the Caucasus region and Black Sea that encompasses much of Georgia. It also includes a flyable Russian Sukhoi Su-25T ground attack aircraft and the famous WWII North American TF-51D fighter. An additional 25 aircraft are available for purchase.
Review: DCS World is not your happy, clappy fun time game. This is a super-serious flight simulator that it as high-end gaming as you will ever see or feel. But I’ve played a lot of flight sims and they are all much the same thing each time. DCS World is the best of the lot of them and now they have VR support you can feel as if you really are inside the plane! The graphics are the most amazing you will ever see and the in-world physics and plane replication is nothing short of perfect.
The feeling as you bank your plane left or right inside VR is nothing short of mind-blowing. You start to feel your whole body turn and you would almost swear you could feel the gravity hit you. While the controls (keyboard and mouse only) are complicated you could always just play free flight to experience it. That way you just need to use the arrow keys to get about. If you love a good flight sim, DCS World is not only worth downloading, but it is also worth buying a VR system just to experience it! You really could learn all you need to know about flying a plane with this game. But in VR you really can feel as if you are flying it.