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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DEathgod65 Jun 15 2013, 3:52am says:

Could you start adding more conventional aircraft that aren't Sukhoi aircraft and aircraft variants? Getting a little tired of all the Su-aircraft and all the prototypes.

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timeSymmetry Jun 15 2013, 5:10am replied:

Don’t worry, in the final product the most common conventional aircrafts will be all there.

I know that everyone has their favorite and probably would prefer if their favorite was added as soon as possible.

But the idea is to achieve something different and not add only the most commonly known planes. And you may never know if you might find an aircraft/variant that you didn’t knew but actually tickle your fancy.

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Nergal01 Jun 15 2013, 4:11am replied:

There obviously will. The Sukhois/Flankers are by John_Silver to begin with.

Personally I never care whether the next announced plane will be a prototype almost nobody heard/care of or a non-existant fictional designs that 'doesn't look realistic at all' or commonly found mass production jets (although I have to agree it gets quite boring from here).

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DEathgod65 Jun 15 2013, 5:48am replied:

I get why you're adding the less known planes into the game, but sometimes it feels like there's too much focus on the lesser-known planes.

I'm just saying that I'd be much happier to see something like Gripen or a PAK FA over a Lampyridae.

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szboudreau01 Jun 17 2013, 11:04am replied:

Sorry, PAK-FA is a Sukhoi T-50

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OrangeFr3ak Jun 4 2013, 1:39pm says:

Excellent work, folks! I'm hoping for the Su-30SM and Su-30M2. Yup, the SM is essentially a Russian version of the MKA/MKI/MKM while the M2 is the Russian version of the MKK/MK2/MKV. Hopefully we'll see the F-14, F/A-18, Mirage 2000, Tornado and Eurocanards series of aircrafts soon! I'd also like to see the F-4, F-111, Su-24, Su-25, MiG-23, MiG-25, MiG-27 and MiG-31. No hurry though, because I WILL and CAN wait! Vector Thrust is already better than HAWX so hopefully it'll have the same number of planes that both Ace Combat and HAWX 1 and 2 have or even more! This is indeed VERY promising and it's cash well spent on my part. Keep up the great work, folks!

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John_Silver Jun 9 2013, 6:34am replied:

There is a mod that adds Su-30SM, And I'm planning to update it to include Su-30SM too.

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szboudreau01 Jun 17 2013, 11:29am replied:

Did I spot a translation error?

"Su-30SM" was repeated

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John_Silver Jun 2 2013, 1:29pm says:

A teaser for my next big skinpack.
"Knights of the Round Table: Broken Mirror"

Your opinions, gentlemen (and ladies, if some are visiting this page).

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Parabellum1994 May 28 2013, 10:24pm replied:

I second this, if only because I want to set up fun scenarios using the mission editor available mid-mission.

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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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