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Red Baron

Available Platforms: DOS, Amiga

Red Baron was created by Damon Slye at Dynamix and published by Sierra Entertainment in 1990 for MS-DOS 5.


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PublisherSierra On-Line
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated12 December 2022

Game Review

Red Baron was created by Damon Slye at Dynamix and published by Sierra Entertainment in 1990 for MS-DOS 5.0. Two years later it was ported to Amiga.

Red Baron is a flight simulator game set in World War I, on the western front. It offers three game modes: dogfight, single mission or career mode, I suggest the latest. In career mode, you can choose to fly as a pilot for the German or the British. There are 17 different aircraft from both sides to choose from, including the Fokker E.I Eindecker, the Fokker Dr.I Triplane, the Sopwith Camel, Albatros D.II and a lot more. You start as a wingman, and then you can advance through the ranks, taking command of a small group of planes of variable size and types.

Red Baron was the first successful flight sim created by Dynamix - that was acquired by Sierra during the development of this game - and it started the so-called "Great War Planes" series. Dynamix, in fact, would continue developing great historical simulations like Aces of the Pacific and Aces Over Europe.

In 1996, Red Baron was voted 4th best PC games of all time. In 1997, it was re-released as freeware.

On October 22, 2013, Damon Slye opened a Kickstarter campaign to create a remake of the game, that was meant to support both Oculus Rift, as well as high-end flight sim peripherals like rudder pedals and 3-axis joysticks. Unfortunately, the campaign only managed to raise $40,493, so the plan was canceled. Thank god you can still play the original one!

See Also: Legendary Game Designers: Damon Slye

Review by: GN Team
Published: 22 May 2018 1:15 pm

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Latest Comments

  • Manu - 2019-08-08 - Reply

    Interesting. I added it to the todo list, let's see if we can make it work.

  • Forgott - 2019-08-01 - Reply

    Never played this one, but there's a "spinoff" of sorts for Win95 called Flying Corps, that is an amazing game. The engine is very fluid for the time and one of the few flying sims based on WW1, there's something about the planes of that era. The installer is 16-bit only, making a bitch to install on modern machines.

  • Carlos Spindula - 2018-05-28 - Reply

    Amazing game , thank you for one more classic game !!