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  • genre simulation / combat / historical
  • download size 38 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 102 user ratings.
  • release date January 1, 1991
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher MicroProse / Tommo
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • manual
  • key control card
  • aircraft id chart
  • 2 avatars
  • wallpaper

What's cool about it:

  • Choose to fly either the U.S. standard issue Lockheed F-117A, with fully accurate weapon loadouts and realistic flight model, or a fictional MicroProse version that adds more destructive firepower and makes dogfighting more intense.
  • Fly your way through a diverse range of campaigns set in real-world “hot spots”: Cuba, North Korea, Kuwait, Central Europe, the North Cape, Libya, the Persian Gulf, Vietnam and the Middle East.
  • Unparalleled level of authenticity thanks to historically based scenarios from the Persian Gulf War, stealthy night combat, realistic HUD features and detailed cockpit graphics modelled after the real F-117A stealth fighter.


Slice through the dark and own the night in your Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, the first operational aircraft to utilize stealth technology in its design. This isn’t your typical attack fighter, you’ll be flying sorties under the cover of night, avoiding detection by enemy radar and striking high-value targets with precision weaponry. You’ll want to haunt the battlefield like a ghost, menacing the enemy with earth-shattering ordnance before vanishing in your airborne apparition as suddenly as you appeared.

With a hardcore devotion to authenticity, F-117A brings you unprecedented night combat action. You’ll go through every phase of mission planning, from requesting a specific assignment during briefing to choosing your own munitions during armament, before then climbing into your cockpit and experiencing the thrill of dropping 1,000 lbs. of laser-guided destruction on enemy troops, tanks and bunkers. This is your chance to fly one of the most technologically impressive warplanes ever made.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard. Patched to version 473.03

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The phantom BOOM!!!

Posted on 2014-05-08 06:32:08 bytomagabriel's avatartomagabriel:

Back when they crammed all the goodness in few Mb ... and no DLCs ... Just look at that list of theaters.
This sim made history and it's not easy to write about it. I could very well start by saying that no other sim since then came so close to delivering the real stealth war feeling (that is of course if you pick the realism mode, which is where the sim shines). Dodge radars,read more dodge radars, dodge radars, drop the pickle, dodge those MISSILES, land home. Phew! That was a close one, but they'll never know what hit them.
Well yeah, maybe DIDs F22TAW could do that too, but in F-117 you can only hide, no way of hitting back at anyone. You are a winged sniper and your bullet has 1000 lbs. The feeling is right there encoded in those few Mb and you should take those ancient graphics as a form of poetry. That being said you can't go wrong with this as it will keep you on the edge of the seat just as it did years ago.

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THIS is the one!!!

Posted on 2014-05-08 17:47:22 byDennnis's avatarDennnis:

I hardly know where to start.'s a start. Buy this game.
This game is in the top three of all PC games I have ever played.
For this game, specifically, it has the whole package. The graphics are certainly early 90's..but the game play...the GAME PLAY, is marvelous.
The suspense of flying along at 40% power, at 198 knots, and at 500 feet, skirting all known air defensesread more is just ... remarkable. I have never seen this level of suspense captured, before or since, by ANY game.
The mission generation system is excellent. The flight dynamics are excellent. The manual and documentation is excellent. The ability to control the plane using the keyboard is excellent. The weapons loadout and flight preparation is excellent. The after mission review, with possible medal award is done beautifully.
In short, there is NOTHING that I don't remember fondly about this game. Please note that at the time of this writing, 34 out of 34 people gave this a rating of 5.
THIS is the one I have been waiting for..just like I waited for Darklands, and Master of Magic.
Please drop the (modest) amount of money, you will not regret it.
I tell you, in complete seriousness, that there is no real upper limit that I would have paid to purchase this, this out of the box DOSBOX friendly, flying by the seat of your pants friendly, best-ever flight sim ever produced! Truly the best GoG moment ever to see this on sale today!!!!!!!

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Oh wow its actually here!

Posted on 2014-05-08 07:51:34 byMatewis's avatarMatewis:

22:00 takeoff ; 22:05 take out SAM site with HARM missile ; 22:07 divert route to avoid launched enemy fighters ; 22:15 take out main target factory with Maverick Missile and turn back ; 22:20 take out two enemy fighters with long distance AMRAAM missiles ; 22:25 Damn I'm spotted by a SAM site! 2 missiles incoming ; 22:25:40 release chaff and flares ; 22:25:41 one missile misses!read more ; 22:25:47 Damn I'm hit! Check systems... flaps damaged and bay doors stuck on open. Gear, Engine Fuel OK, but the bay doors are going to make me more detectable :( 22:28:20 Enemy fighter at 2'o clock has a radar lock. Incoming missile! Return fire with remaining AMRAAM. 22:28:35 I'm hit!! Fuel lines severed! Enemy fighter destroyed but I can't eject - I'm still over enemy territory and will be captured. I'll try to reach friendly territory and then eject 22:33 Eject! Land in Friendly area, receive medal -schweet... (btw there is a fighter mode if you want to dogfight in the game)

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