Notes: OMSI has generated a handful of commercial add-ons, the best of which is probably the lyrically titled Vienna High-Floor Bus LU 200 Where can I buy it: Aerosoft, Amazon etc What else should I be playing if I like this: City Car Driving Read more: The musings of a 13N driver Assorted tutorials Developer: 1c Maddox Games Publisher: Ubisoft Like the Panzer pulveriser in its title, IL-2 Sturmovik proved robust, adaptable, and extremely good at its job.Today, it’s easy to forget just how refreshing the Eastern Front setting was back in 2001 – just how visceral those flight and damage models seemed.Beetling around the streets of 1980s Spandau in vehicles as talkative and tangible as any in Simland, their nostalgia may end up feeling like your nostalgia.Simming at its purest, OMSI isn’t particularly interested in artificial rewards or punishments.
The sequel would be occupying this prestigious parking spot if it wasn’t for a few stubborn bugs that, more than a year after release, remain unsquashed.
That greatness is rooted in beautifully observed physics and sumptuous sound, but it also owes something to structure and setting.
Creators Marcel Kuhnt und Rüdiger Hülsmann have painstakingly recreated a small portion of the Berlin of their youth.
Whether your poison is slithering through shrubberies clutching a silenced SMG, surprising far-away insurgents with a .50 cal sniper rifle, ferrying mates to firefight in treetop-tousling helos, or carving up convoys with torrents of depleted uranium, the gloriously seamless ARMA is your man.
Yes, you can find far more detailed AFV and aircraft recreations elsewhere, but choosing a more specialised sim means foregoing all that freedom and depriving yourself of some of the prettiest vistas in Simulatia.