What are the best helicopter simulator for Windows?

  • #1
    DW
    Written on February 13, 2017
    Deborah Wang
    "I always loved flight simulators, but I only ever recently thought of getting into ones for helicopters. Take On Helicopters is a beautiful game and should provide many hours of enjoyment for any helicopter enthusiast. The Take On Helicopters Bundle is an excellent value for getting into this game, including the very fun Hinds DLC on top of the base game, letting you fly the iconic Hind helicopter."
  • #2
    MF
    Written on March 17, 2017
    Micheal Fleming
    "If you've ever wanted to learn how to fly a helicopter or other aircraft, you could try Microsoft's Flight Simulator X. It is available on Steam and is a pretty reasonable price. It's one of the best games I've seen that has a truly realistic aspect to it. You can select from over 24,000 different airports to fly from and go all across the world. It is truly unique."
  • #3
    MC
    Written on February 24, 2017
    Mandy Chen
    "If you enjoy flight simulators, and especially helicopter simulators, I recommend DCS: UH-1H Huey. It is a simulator in every sense of the word, it provides a very realistic helicopter flying experience from your own chair at home! This simulator allows you to take any flying position of the helicopter, including gunners. Realistic flying, and weapons systems are just the surface of a great simulator that you can get lost in for hours."
  • #4
    DCS: Black Shark 2
    Software

    Windows

    $39.99 - Bonus ($8)

    ML
    Written on January 13, 2017
    Mike Lee
    "As an aviation fanatic, being able to fly helicopters in really satisfying to me. When I came across DCS: Black Shark 2, I knew I hit the jackpot on what I was looking for. It does a great job simulating realism as well as showing minor details like realistic damage. Highly recommend checking this out!"
  • #5
    Arma 3
    Games

    Windows

    $34.99 - Helicopters only in DLC

    RW
    Written on January 2, 2017
    Russell Wade
    "I am a huge gamer, especially on the PC. I am also somewhat of a military nerd. So when I came across Arma 3 on Steam, I knew I had to get it. It is a fantastic game that simulates real-life military situations. Furthermore, you can fly vehicles such as helicopters in it with real-life style physics. It's a great game and a lot of fun to play!"
  • #6
    AF
    Written on February 27, 2017
    Austin Freeman
    "I love flight sims and there aren't too many of them around anymore. Helicopter sims are even harder to find. I came across Enemy Engaged: Comanche vs Hokum and have been playing it every day now. With its low price and playability, it's a must have combat flight sim."
  • #7
    Enemy Engaged: Apache vs Havoc
    Software

    Windows

    $5.99 - 30 days coverage after purchase.

    WH
    Written on March 6, 2017
    Warren Harvey
    "Enemy Engaged: Apache vs. Havoc is the first game in the Enemy Engaged series developed by Razorworks. Released in 1998, the game is a helicopter flight simulator that allows the player to take control of either the US AH64D Apache Longbow or the Russian Mil-28N Havoc B attack helicopter and engage in combat. The DRM-free re-release on GOG should be able to run well on modern Windows systems."
  • #8
    YE
    Written on February 7, 2017
    Yvonne Edwards
    "Lifelong gamer, flight sim fan. The longbow series is a fantastic way to experience the thrill of helicopter combat and longbow 2 doesn't disappoint. While the graphics are dated, the sense of realism and control you get is unparalleled. I highly recommend this for anyone with a flight stick and a yearning for some helicopter combat action."
  • #9
    X-Plane 11
    Software

    Windows

    $59.99 - With Free Demo

    BH
    Written on April 14, 2017
    Benjamin Hawkins
    "Ever since I was a kid, I've been fascinated with aviation. I thought that it would be fun to see if simulators exist to fly planes and helicopters, without having to go do a real airport. Let me tell you, they exist! X-Plane 11 does a great job getting you behind the joystick of a helicopter (as well as planes!), and produces excitement as I learn to fly."
  • #10
    NS
    Written on February 10, 2017
    Norman Sullivan
    "DCS World is a beautiful helicopter simulator that works under Windows. It's a very realistic simulator and will warrant you many hours of fun. Highly suggested to all the helicopter lovers!"

Summary

Best helicopter simulator for Windows
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Take on Helicopters Bundle Games 132 Paid
2 Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition Games 107 Paid
3 DCS: UH-1H Huey Software 93 Paid
4 DCS: Black Shark 2 Software 83 Paid
5 Arma 3 Games 66 Paid
6 Enemy Engaged: Comanche vs Hokum Software 63 Paid
7 Enemy Engaged: Apache vs Havoc Software 53 Paid
8 Longbow 2 Software 34 Free
9 X-Plane 11 Software 28 Paid
10 DCS World 1.5 Software 3 Free