Which, of course, means there's usually plenty of easy meat for PC players to pick off.
If War Thunder's skies offer an opportunity for a quick joyride and a bit of sightseeing, ground combat in its tanks offers the exact opposite - its steel beasts move at such a glacial pace that you're constantly on high alert, scanning for enemies in the scrubland.
We're all familiar with the ended marriages, but feature films and installations and even real, physical books have been written about the cult of FM. Match engine tweaks have helped smooth over certain bugs (crossing is no longer so overpowered, for instance) while graphical and optimization improvements make things look and run that much smoother.
Try saying that about Flight Simulator X with a straight face.
If you're after sheer volume of machinery, War Thunder's WW2/Korean War era roster exceeds 300 aircraft. ) or simulation physics models to blast away at airborne adversaries playing on both PC and consoles - its servers know no platform boundaries.
Train Simulator 2016 has some big problems, and a risible pricing model - and yet, it's unquestionably the best way to travel the world's best-known and most historic railways without leaving the comfort of your PC gaming dungeon. If you already own Train Simulator 2015, this year's game is available as a free update that adds a shiny new UI, expanded tutorials and better search functionality.
However, it also includes new trains and routes that you can buy by either shelling out TS2016 as a standalone game, or purchasing them seperately.