Plentiful game modes highlight the title, with a thirteen-mission story-driven campaign, random quick action battles, customizable skirmishes, and online multiplayer. A difficult challenge mode (due to short time requirements to complete objectives) is used to unlock new aircraft: forty-five models feature 260 playable versions. Controls are definitely on the arcade side: simplified and streamlined for action. Missiles are most effective from the front or back, and guns are appropriate for close range. The AI does a good job attacking from behind. Vector Thrust brings a challenging, feature-filled, action-oriented approach to the combat flight simulator.