First video round-up of 2020

I always like to highlight the work of others be it fantastic flying videos, tutorials, or cinematic masterpieces. It’s been a while since the last round-up and that means that it’s time again to feature some great videos from around the flight sim community. Let’s have a look!

Captivating cinematics

Clutch’s ‘Flanker and Chill’ video takes a mid-tempo beat and a softer approach to a DCS World cinematic that focuses on long cuts and some beautiful flying sequences. Featuring the DCS: Su-33 Flanker and some great carrier operations, it’s well worth a watch. When you want a smooth flowing cinematic.

Keller Dominik makes some of the most high action DCS World cinematic videos around and his DCS: 2020 video really made quite the splash over the last few weeks. With over 58,000 views, this five and a half minute cinematic features a lot of carrier operations, some fantastic action scenes from modern and WWII time periods, and some slower moments too. The F-86 Sabre, seemingly rarely featured in a cinematic these days, gets some great scenes too. It’s another fantastic love letter to everything DCS.

Crashes’n’fails has made a channel out of crashing aircraft in IL-2 showcasing the series phenomenal damage modeling detail in dramatic fashion. There’s plenty of variety here and the camera angles give you some of the best views

Tony Kito’s tribute to the A-20B Havoc features great flying, a fast pace, and one of the most interesting aircraft of the IL-2 series in a really well put together cinematic that is almost 4-minutes long.

Great gameplay

I’ve had the pleasure of doing plenty of flying with YouTuber Wolfpack345 recently and his ongoing gameplay series is showing off plenty of what the IL-2: Great Battles Series has to offer. Two of his videos stand out for me with his second mission of the Flying Circus Kaiserschlacht Campaign.

Wolfpack has also done a multiplayer retrospective featuring many of the regulars that I’ve been flying with recently. There’s a P-47 strike on Combat Box and U-2VS shenanigans on Wings of Liberty as some of the top highlights.

Next up, Spudknocker’s ongoing multiplayer series showcases a successful multiplayer mission doing some Scud hunting over Iran on the DCS: Persian Gulf map. The teamwork, the nighttime setting, and the sheer challenge required to complete this mission was impressive to me.

Diesel7.3’s 16-minute gameplay compilation shows off some great IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte Spitfire IX gameplay on Combat Box.

Finally, for gameplay we have MagzTV and a fly-out on the DCS Unprofessional’s server (based in Australia). This is a newbie friendly server and Magz shows off what the server is all about in this gameplay video. Check it out!

A fleet of flight simulator films

Microsoft’s PR team supporting the development of Flight Simulator has released many videos on YouTube that were once available only to insiders. Now anyone can enjoy these and they are fantastic.

There’s some great gameplay, cinematics, and fantastic efforts from around the community.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Warlock says:

    Shamrock, you should really check out the videos by Hellreign82. He has a pretty unique style, which I always found the most entertaining.


    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      He’s great. I frequently have featured his videos in past roundups. Surely I will again!


      1. Warlock says:

        The one most memorable video he released is when he used the Harrier to hover in a dogfight. Every Harrier pilot’s dream.

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  2. Vorenus81 says:

    I would add this one:

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  3. Lemsip says:

    It would be cool if you checked out my videos!


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