What are the best helicopter simulators for Windows?

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    #1Take on Helicopters

    Take on Helicopters

    Take on Helicopters Bundle is a simulation game for Windows. From the creators of Arma, the great military simulator, comes this helicopter game in which starting the engine will demand more of you than in any other game




    Harini Mehra
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "Why is this even the best helicopter flight simulator? I would like to know your reviews so that before I would even play this game. PLease comnment."
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    #2Arma 3

    Arma 3

    Arma 3 is a military and strategy video game first released in 2013 developed by Bohemia Interactive. It offers singleplayer and multiplayer modes and is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux.




    John Cao
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "Arma 3 is too great of a helicopter game to only be ranked second on Softonic's list. I believe that this is still better than its brother Take on Helicopters."
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    #3Longbow 2

    Longbow 2

    Jane's Longbow 2 is a combat and flight simulation video game first released by Electronic Arts in 1997 for Windows PC. Developed by Origin Systems, it was the sequel to Jane's Combat Simulations AH-64D.



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    Albert Gray
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "Lifelong gamer, flight sim fan. The longbow series is a fantastic way to experience the thrill of helicopter combat and longbow 2 doesn't disappoint. While the graphics are dated, the sense of realism and control you get is unparalleled. I highly recommend this for anyone with a flight stick and a yearning for some helicopter combat action."


Simulation games are a differing category of games that imitate realistic settings. Simulation games vary by type but they let players experience real-world situations. The aim of game developers for these games is to let the players control the environment on their own. Case in point, a helicopter simulation game let players experience how to maneuver a plane. It gives a good glimpse of what it's like to handle certain scenarios.


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    #4Enemy Engaged: Comanche vs Hokum

    Enemy Engaged: Comanche vs Hokum

    Enemy Engaged: RAH-66 Comanche vs. KA-52 Hokum is a combat flight simulation video game first released in 1999 for Microsoft Windows computers. It features both single-player and multiplayer game mode.




    Russell Armstrong
    Written on February 27, 2017
    "I love flight sims and there aren't too many of them around anymore. Helicopter sims are even harder to find. I came across Enemy Engaged: Comanche vs Hokum and have been playing it every day now. With its low price and playability, it's a must have combat flight sim."
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    #5Microsoft Flight Simulator X

    Microsoft Flight Simulator X

    Microsoft Flight Simulator X is a flight simulation game developed by Xbox Game Studios, Dovetail Games, and Aces Game Studio for Microsoft PC. It features 24,000 destinations and even has a multiplayer mode.




    Jose Daniels
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "Even though this is the only attempt of Microsoft to make themselves a simulator, they haven't disappointed. It is so complete that not only it has jetplane, it also serves as a helicopter flight simulator. Good stuff! 👌"
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    #6X-Plane 11

    X-Plane 11

    X-Plane 11 is a virtual-reality open-world flight simulation developed and published by Laminar Research. First released in 2017, it was made compatible for both Windows and Mac operated computers.




    Vincent Ramirez
    Written on April 14, 2017
    "Ever since I was a kid, I've been fascinated with aviation. I thought that it would be fun to see if simulators exist to fly planes and helicopters, without having to go do a real airport. Let me tell you, they exist! X-Plane 11 does a great job getting you behind the joystick of a helicopter (as well as planes!), and produces excitement as I learn to fly."
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    #7Enemy Engaged: Apache vs Havoc

    Enemy Engaged: Apache vs Havoc

    Enemy Engaged: Apache vs Havoc is a helicopter flight simulation game developed by Razorworks and was first released in 1998. Featuring different game modes, it can be played on Microsoft Windows computers.




    Yu Gu
    Written on March 6, 2017
    "Enemy Engaged: Apache vs. Havoc is the first game in the Enemy Engaged series developed by Razorworks. Released in 1998, the game is a helicopter flight simulator that allows the player to take control of either the US AH64D Apache Longbow or the Russian Mil-28N Havoc B attack helicopter and engage in combat. The DRM-free re-release on GOG should be able to run well on modern Windows systems. "
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    #8DCS World 2.5

    DCS World 2.5

    DCS (Digital Combat Simulator) World 2.5 is an aircraft battlefield simulator game. This free-to-play Windows PC game features military tanks, aircraft, ships, ground vehicles, and other warfare weapons.




    Christopher Ruiz
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "DCS World is a beautiful helicopter simulator that works under Windows. It's a very realistic simulator and will warrant you many hours of fun. Highly suggested to all the helicopter lovers!"
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    YSFlight is a free-to-play flight simulator for macOS, Linux, and Windows computers which also features a multiplayer mode. It contains a mix of various vehicles, from cars to aircraft, as well as sceneries from different parts of the world.


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Aarav Banerjee
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "YSFlight is the BEST free flight simulator ever. PERIOD. Aside from its modernity, this is one of the most promising helicopter simulators due to its advanced graphics, something that its counterparts cannot give."


Best What are the best helicopter simulators for Windows
1Take on HelicoptersGames 8 Paid
2Arma 3Games 6 Paid
3Longbow 2Games 5 Paid
4Enemy Engaged: Comanche vs HokumGames 5 Paid
5Microsoft Flight Simulator XGames 5 Paid
6X-Plane 11Games 4 Paid
7Enemy Engaged: Apache vs HavocGames 4 Paid
8DCS World 2.5Games 4 Free
9YSFlightGames 0 Free

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