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Test your piloting skills in Indian Air Force's official combat simulation game

The Indian Air Force has released an official combat simulation game called Guardians that gives players an insight into the life of fighter jet pilot. The game features a training mode in which players get acquainted with the controls of a Sukhoi SU 30, a twin-engine two-seater fighter jet commonly used by the Indian Air Force during combat missions.

Here are some of the main features of the game:

  • Very Realistic Mission Profiles
  • Highly detailed aircraft models and other assets
  • Featuring fighters, transport and helicopter aircraft of the IAF
  • Easy to learn training mission for new flyers
  • Ten Operational Missions featuring various IAF roles
  • Advanced air combat depictions with modern air to air and air to ground weapons
  • Uncluttered Head Up Display optimized to display relevant information
  • Optimized for low to medium end smartphones
  • First mobile game to be officially based on the Indian Air Force

Once players are familiar with the controls, the game proceeds to the mission stage, which involves a war between India and a fictional country called Zaruzia. The ten missions featured in the game involve operational profiles that real pilots in the Indian Air Force are tasked with, and include several aircraft in the IAF fleet like the Sukhoi SU 30, M2000, Tejas, Phalcon AWACS, C130, Mi 17, Mi 35 and ALH Dhruv.

The free game is scheduled to receive a multiplayer update in the coming month which lets six players to engage in combat at the same time.

Interested? Download the free game from the link below, and let us know what you think in the comments.

QR Guardians

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

172 Comments
  • Downloaded..good game
  • I just freaking love the 512 mb logo. :)
  • Me too
  • Me three :)
  • Me four :P
  • Me five :)
  • Me 823
  • me 720 and 820!! :D
  • +1020 but it looks pixelated in the WPCentral app.
  • It looks awful on the website, too. It looks like someone took a two-color image and saved it as a jpeg instead of a gif. Kind of a noob mistake, I think. :)
  • I like that I get the qr code displayed in my phone now, so if I was so inclined I could scan the screen of one phone from another.
  • Awe yeah
  • +620 :-)
  • And this one is a hard slap on face of ppl who says why ppl in WPC always comments about India... This is the answer...
  • Haha nice answer it is :)
  • @Asceish
    Sorry but I don't understand your comment. I was under the impression that the amount of bullshit posts from Indian users was because they were bored rich spoilt brats living off mom and dad, who had nothing better to do with their overprivelaged lives
  • good one +925
  • Great... Absolutely great gameplay :)
  • There should be more of a tutorial for getting the newbies the hang of the game.
  • Not updating
  • Thanks for the review, I'm also downloading the app.......
  • Niceee way to learn about all aircrafts. Good game for those giving PABT maybe :P
  • Once again good to see support for WP from India. :)
  • With the IAF backing WP...shame on Nokia and Microsoft for introducing Nokia X in India. Shame.
  • India likes Nokia more than Microsoft or Windows phone you fool.....:/
  • I don't think so bro there are very less Nokia fans left now
  • If Nokia lost fans, that is only because they didn't come up with a real Android phone like what their fans were expecting..... We may not like IT. But IT is the fact.
  • I was also a NokiaFanBoy but it all ended when I got the Lumia710 it had a lot of hardware problems in starting.
  • I'm a Nokia fanboy since my very first phone, and I've never expected, or wanted Nokia to release any Android phones...
  • +520
  • If it lost fans wp would never have seen its no. Rise...heck wp wudnt exist in the proper sense without nokia and its fanpeople....i can say this because i am one...and will be...
  • I second you in this.... Windows phone got this position only because of Nokia and not the way around.... At least in India.
  • India still love Nokia than any other brand... Nokia ka bharosa ( trust of Nokia) :)
  • I think Samsung has more lovers in India (Yeah but I'm not a Samsung fan)
  • Samsung sells cheap phones I would better take a phone with less features if it guarantees me enough protection...
  • +520!
  • Thanks work great India rocks
  • I love these flight simulators :)
  • Yet another Indian developer!! CooL 8|
  • More than developer, its IAF :)
  • Its game from Indian air force to encourage the young people to make a career in IAF..
  • Engineers??? Nah... Our country has too much of it... Indian Army and Navy should do the same...
  • Ohh yeah!! This is a fantastic game.. I saw the review of this game (By Rajiv Makhni) a few weeks ago..
  • I think my piloting skills are perfect. No need of this.
  • Are you a pilot?
  • You bought it? Nah, just a regular 17 year old kid.
  • I think a lot of members of WPC are kids only......I had a dream of becoming combat pilot. And maybe I will try once for IAF.
  • Sure. Go ahead. Good luck for that. :)
  • Once i gave exam of NDA but haven't got my result... Anyways I'm Mechanical Engineer :)
  • Me too.. Except I didn't appear for NDA and I'm a grad student now. :)
  • Bhai abhi to mera Inter bhi nahi shuru hua abhi bahut time hai mere liye
  • Nice too see there is love for WP from India and also love for 512mb devices
  • I really love this "512mb supported" banner haha
  • Downloaded few mins back after seeing a forum post, I liked the game so far. Really amazing game.I love the graphics and the sounds and the voice commands of course! :P :)
  • Downloading.... By the way I also sent a tip.. India need Bing reward now.. I am ready to use Bing instead of Google..
  • Canada doesn't have it either sadly
  • No one is having Bing Rewards other than USA
  • It seems MS doesn't care about... So Sad..
  • MS is losing so much potential here in India...
  • I love bing !! Sometime its better than google like its image search and videos search !! Guess what ?? Bing is free to use and if you love there is really no obstacle for you to use it ! If you wanna use just go ahead and use it ! Don't look for ways to get free things !! I'm not saying there is something wrong in using bing rewards but saying I'll switch over to bing only if I get bing rewards is retard !!
  • At least not using Bing would make Microsoft to launch the Bing Rewards in other countries.
  • Being a combat pilot was my dream when I was in lower classes and it would always be cool to have game like this and that too official game from IAF.
  • Thank you IAF... Btw is it wp exclusive??
  • No... But a really good initiative by IAF for young aspiring children giving them the proper motivation...
  • Nope! Its available on other platforms also.. :)
  • Same here..love this 512 MB support banner haha....yesterday NDA result was out....anyone here took the exam and got selected?
  • I love flight simulators but I really dnt like Indian developers
  • True, they can't make as polished games as the other around the world developers. Same goes with their animation skills.
  • There are a lot of a Indian app developers who make superb app
  • Its because they don't have so much funds and research trainings like that in Japan or US...
  • Indian developers have made excellent apps.
  • Are u from Pak
  • Who?
  • That Farhan who hates IAF
  • I don't know but he maybe btw I'm an Indian
  • Guardians.. Like Destiny?
  • Proud to b an Indian.. Salute IAF..
  • +520
  • +720
  • +630
  • +800
  • Lol in the Game description there stands :"the most realistic and graphic rich mobile air combat game on ANDROID"
  • Good observation... But still I am happy that it landed on windows phone
  • Looking at the size of the game just 39MB... It is one of the realistic and graphic rich game on Android... Just suppose what could this game would have been if it had been enormous like 900MB like that of Asphalt 8...
  • Look you missed my point: Saying Android instead of Windows phone, I didn't mean anything against the graphic and so on, it's just the content
  • it should be written like that...of course...it just landed on this platform. why will they write "on windows phone"?
  • Have to uninstall something :( .. Goodbye bola soccer.
  • Good choice for uninstall.. I also uninstall it, not up to the mark
  • Is it going to crash?
  • Its really fun game
  • I mean the plane
  • Yes
  • I crashed it thrice... Lucky I'm still alive. :D
  • Luckily its a SU-30, if its a MIG-29 it will crash while landing on INS Vikramaditya
  • One more from Indians... Super cool
  • Truly awesome..
  • Nice game and good graphics really especially for free
  • Yes, looking amazing.. Control are bit hard to learn, but once you learnt its a fun to play.. By the way its from Indian Air force, so its free.. They try to encourage youngsters to make a career in IAF
  • Too bad India can't compete with China where it really matters.   Creating instead of buying/leasing tech from Russia
  • India also create their own, though still in this department we have to work.. We, Indians are not far behind at least in defense area..
  • China has superior long range missiles which can hit any target in India.
    India still struggling to gain parity after decades. No stealth tech and definitely no indigenous fighter aircraft program.
    Too bad your defence leaders have their head stuck in the sand playin catch up.
  • India just recently made a missile of 5000 km range which can easily reach in any of area china.. Check on internet.. I forget the name , may be Prithvi...
  • Ever heard about LCA Tejas ? China has ripped off missiles and fighter jets unlike India. Your navy doesn't even have proper aircraft carrier. We have 2, and gonna have 1 home made soon. New government is vastly interested in defense projects and also approved FDI upto 49%. I hope we don't indulge in any military issues, it would be bad for both countries.
  • Its because India do not invest in weapon research programs like USA or USSR... We have the nuclear power what else would you want???
  • Me too from India... but are you going to use the nuclear power plant as a defence weapon??
  • Correct me If I am wrong, India just launched a new Aircraft Carrier made in India taking total to two Aircraft Carriers while China has only one given to them by Russia.
  • Instead of buying from the UK, HAL in India are building their own Hawks at the moment and knocking one out every 50 days, putting us to shame. We set up the infrastructure and passed the savings back to the Indian govt so they can use a local workforce.
  • But How do you know so much about it???
  • I'm in the Aerospace business providing the aircraft to India.
  • Ohhhhh shut up guyz.... U r not in a defence chat room... Plz comments on the game not on indian air defence...
  • Oh be quiet you tool.
  • Would u play the game or just posting ur comments on wpcentral... And btw... U r a aeroplane dealer... Lier..
  • Don't be ridiculous, I'm not an aeroplane dealer. I just work for the company that makes the Hawk aircraft, ergo am privy to certain information. And expect an upgrade to this flight sim app when India upgrade their Su fleet :¬)
  • thats because china has way more man power than any other country in the world...india has high population but very less manpower
  • India - where cows, smog, endless of junk and shit live together with people.
  • Wow aren't you stupid.
  • Ladies and gentlemen - The most useful comment of this post.. Talk about being stupid..
  • Are you telling about the place you live... Because in my area atleast where I reside is not like yours... Take care of your health mate...
  • Have you ever been to India? Or are you just blabbing about stuff you don't even know about?
  • Don't hate.
  • And where do you live, where old Parents are left in old age homes. Where second or third marriage is usual thing. (By the way I am also speculating)
  • I would sooner live in a society where second and third marriages happen than live in one that treats lower 'castes' with absolute contempt....
    Also, your society seems to do bugger all about stopping the gang raping of women...
  • So you admit every society has his problems including yours mine has too so stop hating.
  • Every society has problems...yes. But India has social problems, and then some!!
    You have a space programme, yet also have incredible amounts of poverty...
    You have the worlds biggest democracy, yet your political system and sporting institutions are rife with corruption...
    You have a social system that treats the lowest castes like muck...
    & you have a serious problem with gang rape of women.... Multiple marriages doesn't strike me as a problem as such. It just reflects the genetic reality of humanity. Our two closest relatives reinforce their social systems through regular sex with multiple partners (Bonobo's and Chimps), yet we try to defy that by having just one partner for the majority of our lifetimes...
    Happiness is what is important - and on that metric, can you really say that a monogamous life is the best one?
  • Now you are comparing your society to chimps, very good. What else do you need in your life apart from sex, pork, beer?
  • You mad that we took your jobs bro? B-)
  • Haha Don't worry he is a Cow Dung.....Cow Dung always hates Cows
  • You, sir, you need a therapist, you have lost your hold on time and reality.
  • Cows.. Yeah..
    Smog..Nahh..
    Endless junk.. Maybe..
    Shit.. Yeah..i guess.
  • What's with the bad mouthing?its not necessary!
  • India rocks
  • This reminds me of the cartoon series i saw as a kid "SWAT KATS". T-Bone & Razor. Anyone remember this series?
  • Best show ever! They had a kickass fighter jet. :/
  • Indeed! Best show ever. Nothing like it.
  • It was my favourite cartoon during my childhood days. I loved Razor's bike too. It was awesome ! :)
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  • Thanks for the review :)
  • Cool game and love it, that they support 512 MB.
  • MOST game support 512 MB you only don't know them cause SOME of the big games aren't supporting it such as mortal combat 5. Ppl always say cool it supports 512, but it is not very often that they don't
  • Being an air combat game fan, I'm truly happy something like this comes to WP. And now I can finally fly a Su-30 in a game, the best fighter my country's air force is using. (Indonesia)
  • 2nd para in the game description in the store reads that it's a game for Android :/
  • Cool Game , but do try another classic game ,
    https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co...
  • Superb game
  • Oh yeah awesome. Cool that IAF also makes games :)
  • Downloading :D
  • Really loved the ggame but it dint save my progress when crashed
  • 512MB support, great graphics....free, & only 39MB in size?
    What magic potion is this dev drinking?!
    Good stuff
  • Awesome game!
  • Amazing... Loving it bt shutsdown in between.. 512mb ram is ok if u want to play it for 10minutes or so..
  • Love it! 512 Mb supported and landing is hard,of course I have only landed Cessna 182 in real life
  • Indian air force rocks.....
  • I said this game will come on 15 July, but its late anyway awesome game.
  • This aint a flight simulator. It's an arcade game for lil kids. Calling it a flight simulator is like calling a Tata a Mercedes Formula 1 car. Roflmao, the masses are so easily pleased and so eager to jump up and down. Flight simulator what a joke but I guess that sums up the IAF
  • I've been waiting for this moment all my life now please pay for your purchase and get out...... Come again
  • This is awesome! It could be the closest thing we get to sky gamblers or whatever it's called on ios.
  • Crashes in the first mission after completing training session :(
  • We the Indians
  • Seems like IAF has got better devs then microsoft.... Hey can u build a music app for us. Just a thought ;)
  • I am not able to pass on from 2nd level(s.o.s) to 3rd in single player mode feeling pissed off!!!:/
    Anyone knows why???
  • Wow nice one from IAF curiously waiting to finish my grad and then I'm going to give a shot into iaf!!!
  • Lol guardians... Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Great game... Loving it... :)
  • But lets all acknowledge, the Indian Air Force is f**king kickass.
  • Why cause you buy second string Russian planes. Roflmao,
    China laughing pretty hard as well.
  • Only 2 levels are unlocked after that it shows "coming soon"
  • Why can't the us air force do something this awesome?
  • Once I master this game I'm putting "Indian Air Force Pilot" on my resume.
  • Infinite flight is way better. It's not free though.
  • I guess this game is a tribute to Nadella.
  • Guys i have downloaded the game...while playing the game takeoff is fine....but am unable to take it down for landing....!!!!! PITA
  • Not update in 8 October
  • Where is the update???