Vector Thrust

Vector Thrust is a fast-paced cel shading action-arcade flight simulator.
With an extensive variety of game modes like the unpredictable and vicious Quick Action, a customisable Skirmish Mode, and multiple immersive story-based campaigns, Vector Thrust aims to please both players wanting to get straight into the sky or those who love a flexible, diverse and customisable game experience.

Slated for release for Q2 this year on Steam, Vector Thrust gives the player full power over the game to alter any aspect of the game they choose, ranging from simple tweaks to full-blown modifications. Adding user-made skins, changing unit performance and parameters or even complete battle scenarios is easy and open to anyone. With fully fleshed out Map, Mission and Campaign editors, Vector Thrust boasts unlimited expandability and adaptability.

With advanced tactical AI that actively analyses and responds to a dynamic battlefield, as well as over 200 fully playable aircraft and even more naval and ground units that all work to complete their objectives in different ways, Vector Thrust offers missions that are never played the same way twice.

With regular updates containing new game-modes, aircraft, and other important features brought to you by a friendly, active and involved team from around the world, Vector Thrust offers an all-new aerial combat experience in a unique artstyle that will be sure to please both arcade flight sim veterans and new pilots.


  • Engage at your discretion with a variety of game modes
  • Take part in an scarred and battle-weary world with a series of campaigns
  • Unlock over 200 aircraft through an simple, yet competitive challenge mode
  • Pit yourself against advanced tactical AI that responds to the world around it
  • Clash against titanic aerial fortresses and superweapons
  • Duel with a myriad of Ace squadrons, each with their own unique combat strategies
  • Modify your game with easy, simple modding tools and share your creations with others

Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7
CPU with 1Ghz
GPU: 128 MB DirectX®–compliant, Shader 2.0–enabled video card
Ram 1GB
Hard-disk space 3GB
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c

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Ferris Skin Pack

Ferris Skin Pack

Jul 5, 2014 Skin Pack 1 comment

Made by request from MyHatismyFriend. Contains two Su-33 and two F-15C Ferris camo skins. As a bonus Su-35S #901.

Chinese Flanker pack

Chinese Flanker pack

Apr 19, 2014 Vehicle Skin 8 comments

A skin pack featuring PLAAF and PLANAF Flanker versions. Made on request by Nergal01.

Su-33 Skin pack

Su-33 Skin pack

Apr 15, 2014 Vehicle Skin 4 comments

A small skinpack I came up with while trying to regain my inspiration to finish other packs. Contains 5 Su-33 and 1 Su-27UB skin.

Knights of the Round Table - Broken Mirror

Knights of the Round Table - Broken Mirror

Jan 29, 2014 Vehicle Skin 4 comments

A preview version of my Knights of the Round Table: Broken Mirror skinpack.

AFDS skins 2nd edition - first pre-release

AFDS skins 2nd edition - first pre-release

Jan 17, 2014 Vehicle Skin 8 comments

Just a short little pack for those who wanna fly these planes. This is NOT final release, it's just the first pre-release of these skins. Holst's skulls...

Forest Fly Over

Forest Fly Over

Sep 28, 2013 Singleplayer Map 4 comments

The harshness of the desert, relieved by a green forest.

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MyHatismyFriend Apr 11 2013, 8:02pm says:

Superfighter when? :3

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meloncolymonster Apr 10 2013, 1:54am says:

Honestly this is the kind of game I'd put decent money on.
Throw it up on STEAM (if it's not already there) after everything is said and done. The games art style alone is a major selling point.

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Nergal01 Apr 10 2013, 7:46pm replied:

Some people don't like cel-shaded so badly though.

Although personally I don't care about art style (except if it's 'too brown/too grey)

And if you didn't notice it, it's already in Steam Greenlight ever since.

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Have4NiceDay Apr 8 2013, 7:05am says:

as huge Ace Combat fan, this game looks really interesting to me and I want to throw money on it if it's not coming to Steam's "Early Access Games".

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SpootKnight Apr 6 2013, 7:03pm says:

Something I've been wondering lately, doesn't the AAM-4 use an active seeker rather than semi-active?

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timeSymmetry Apr 7 2013, 9:03am replied: Online

Good point, it will be fixed in the next update.

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MyHatismyFriend Apr 5 2013, 4:24am says:

Status report on Stealth Update?

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FoolishDreams Apr 9 2013, 10:16pm replied:

why are u so fking gay, even your avatar is ****** up ._.

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Nergal01 Apr 5 2013, 4:39am replied:

My fifty bucks says it's either this Saturday/Sunday or next Wednesday.

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timeSymmetry Apr 5 2013, 1:32pm replied: Online

I say Wednesday is the safest bet. The update is mostly done, weapons bay mechanic is completely done and the Su-47 su-74 already use it, whoever the stealth is not yet fully implemented.
It shouldn’t take long, but this update, as it adds changes that affect very deeply the core gameplay and AI, the testing will require a lot more time than usual to see if everything is working properly.

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Vector Thrust
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Released Jun 25, 2012
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Highest Rated (12 agree) 10/10

I am sorry I couldn't give it a 10/10 out of euphoria; but this is still an alpha; I am glad that such a ace combat pandora box has been opened; i was very pleased, really; and the only reason i cannot be more precise is the state of advanced sleep deprivation my brain is suffering from. The musics seem sometimes to be out of place and we can barely see what the entire game will be; but...... This is a godlike game. Really. I have never been so hooked on a game this "young" since years. Not even…

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