If you like the idea of becoming an ace pilot and soaring through realistic skies with full 360-degree movement, playing ‘Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown’ is practically mandatory. The game embarks the player into aerial combat, where his job is to hunt down as many enemy aircraft as possible.
The Ace Combat game series is a quarter of a century old, and it just received a new trailer to mark the last anniversary:
The Steam description says:
Project Aces aims to revolutionize the sky with this entry in the series, offering an experience so immersive it feels like you’re piloting an actual aircraft! Weather and the environment affect your aircraft and the HUD, adding a sense of extreme realism never felt before in a flight combat game. Epic dogfights await!
Perhaps the best part is that Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown doesn’t require high configuration for the PC version. The game works on a minimum of 4GB of RAM, an Intel Core i3-7100 processor, a video card like NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti (2GB), and 50 GB of storage space. However, the recommended configuration is significantly more demanding:
- Operating System: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (64-bit OS required)
- Processor: Intel Core i5-7500
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB)
- DirectX: Version 11
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Storage: 50 GB available space
- Sound Card: DirectX 11 sound card
A remarkable aspect is that the game still works on Windows 7 for both the minimum and recommended specs. The good old operating system doesn’t receive updates nor technical support from Microsoft anymore since January, as the Redmond-based company strongly encourages its users to make the shift to Windows 10. Oddly enough, 1.5 billion users on the planet are still running Windows 7 on their PC’s.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown sells for 59.99 euros on Steam, while the Deluxe Edition is more expensive: 84.99 euros.