Digital Combat Simulator World (DCS World) 2.5 is a free-to-play digital battlefield game and simulation environment. The game 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. Current regions to battle include the Caucasus, Nevada Test and Training Range, and Normandy 1944.
DCS is a true “sandbox” simulation that is also designed to cover multiple time periods of interest such as WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, Gulf War and others. The download comes with one of the most powerful mission editor ever designed, full network play and more than 156 AI weapons systems, 105 ground vehicles and trains, 50 air defense systems, 19 ships and 84 AI aircraft permitting you to plan and play highly sophisticated missions. DCS World is massively extensible through additional DCS modules as well as user-made add-ons and mods which you can purchase and download from our site. New maps in development include the Persian, Syria, Afghanistan, and others.
DCS World acts as a unified platform supporting “modules” (made by either Eagle Dynamics or a third party) to avoid large numbers of individual game releases. DCS World is fundamentally a deep, authentic and realistic simulation designed also to offer a more relaxed gameplay to suit the user and his particular level of experience and training. The ambition is to hand hold users from novice pilot all the way to the most advanced and sophisticated operator of such complex weapons systems as the A-10C Warthog or the F/A-18C Hornet. The only next step is the real thing!
This allows for users to join multiplayer servers without needing to purchase every vehicle available, or to more quickly switch aircraft, and allows all development to be done on a single platform. The mission editor utilizes Lua support and a campaign editor for user-created tasks. This allows users to extend provided missions with content created independently from module publishers, or create their own unique scenarios. Users of DCS World can host their own servers with user-made missions for co-operative and/or adversarial multiplayer missions with or against AI units. The modularity of the game also attracts talented third-party developers to develop for the platform, furthering its content and popularity.