F-22 Total Air War
, also known as Total Air War
or by its acronym TAW
, is a fighter jet flight simulator
game released in 1998 centering around the F-22 Raptor
fighter aircraft. The game was published by Infogrames Entertainment and then later by Atari
and was developed by Digital Image Design
. The notable features in the game include the ability for the player to dynamically alter their flight campaigns and the realistic physics engine. The storyline in the game revolves around a war campaign over the Red Sea between two ambiguous fighting forces which both feature modern air-combat sorties that are launched against each other in an all out total aerial war.
Because the campaign missions are dynamically selected by a computer algorithm built into the game based on the player's performance in battle and random events in the game, no two air missions the player plays should ever be the same. Videogame reviews often praise the game for this specific feature.
Right from their debut, both F-22 Total Air War, and its predecessor, Air Dominance Fighter
, were subject to modding on behalf of various internet groups. Whilst many mods generically consist of added single player missions, some groups have gone so far as to edit almost the entire game.
The most expansive modding of TAW is , which supersedes . TAW 2.0 continues where TAW 2008 left off, hybridizing the two games (F-22 Air Dominance Fighter and Total Air War) and making radical graphics improvements... Read More