Have you ever dreamed of piloting your own plane? Well then we have the game for you: SimplePlanes. Oh, it’s also good for people who just want to have fun.
Build, pilot, enjoy
SimplePlanes is a two in one for aviation enthusiasts. On the one hand you get to build your own plane, and on the other you get to fly it. Both of these modes offer loads of options and great gameplay.
As an aeronautical construction game, SimplePlanes offers you hundreds of parts and tools to build your airplane or other flying machine. The limits are your own creativity because - unlike games like Kerbal Space Program – this game does not feature ridiculous levels of realism, so you don’t need a degree in rocket science to get your machine off the ground.
As a flight simulation game, SimplePlanes leans more towards an arcade experience. Which is not to say that it completely shuns realistic physics, your plane’s performance changes depending on its build with each piece affecting performance.
SimplePlanes has two flying modes: Challenges and Sandbox. Challenges offers different tasks to achieve: escort firefighters, race, transport goods, etc. In Sandbox the world is opened up for free flight.
Too lazy to build?
If - for some misguided reason - you want to skip the fun of building your plane and get straight into flying, you can do it with ease. SimplePlanes offers thousands of free aircrafts to downloads from all styles and eras: old bombers of the Second World War, modern fighters, science fiction vehicles... simply click, download, and get flying.
SimplePlanes has a good level of graphic detail, especially for its aircrafts and parts (the landscape is comparatively bland). While it is not realistic, it is a visual treat for all aviation enthusiasts.
Best of all, you can enjoy it without sacrificing too many system resources, especially in its PC release.
The sky is the limit
SimplePlanes is a good aviation simulator. Its stuffed with options, while still being easily accessible to every pilot wannabe.