"It looks real enough and you're inside a real jet cockpit, but you can still be that imaginary ace that you've built up in your head all these years. Nose diving towards an ocean only to pull up at the last minute in a gravity-defying move that sends you underneath a bridge while barrel rolling can be a reality. And you never run out of ammo because the war is on your shoulders and you absolutely need to blow up every last thing on your radar, even if it is a radio tower on your home turf. The story doesn't really make sense. The giant flying manta ray looking enemy base you fight certainly doesn't either. But it doesn't matter, because you're in an F-22A that has over 200 explosives hidden somewhere on it and it controls just like you always dreamt it would…even if that isn't totally realistic," writes IGN.