- "Ace Combat" redirects here. For the first game in the series, see Air Combat.
The Ace Combat series is an arcade-like flight simulation franchise created and owned by Namco Bandai Games (previously Namco). The series uses real-life actual or prototype planes in their games. Currently, there are sixteen games released in the franchise. The series currently spans across the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation Portable (PSP), the iPhone and iPod Touch, the Game Boy Advance SP (GBA SP), the Nintendo 3DS (3DS), the PlayStation (PS1), the PlayStation 2 (PS2), the Namco 21/22 Arcade Systems and mobile phones.
- Main article: Strangereal
Originally, all games in the series except Air Combat (arcade) and Air Combat 22 were set in a constructed world named "Strangereal" (Apart from ). In 2011, following the release of Joint Assault, the series was rebooted to be set on modern Earth. Then the Strangereal continuity was instead retconned into the newly created United Galaxy Space Force series.
|Air Combat (PS1)||PlayStation||1995||17||16||0||16||Known as Ace Combat in Japan.|
|Ace Combat 2||PlayStation||1997||30||24||11||2||First Ace Combat to include Enemy Aces.|
|Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere||PlayStation||2000||52 (36)||23 (21)||0||6 (0)||Heavily truncated for the international release (numbers in brackets for export version)|
|Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies||PlayStation 2||2001||18||21||18||0||Known as Ace Combat: Distant Thunder in Europe.|
|Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War||PlayStation 2||2004||32||53||16||4||Known as Ace Combat: Squadron Leader in Europe.|
|Ace Combat Advance||Gameboy Advance SP||2005||12||10||0||0||First hand-held Ace Combat game.|
|Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War||PlayStation 2||2006||19||36||169||2||Known as Ace Combat: The Belkan War in Europe.|
|Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception||PlayStation Portable||2006||29||40||34||4||First Ace Combat for the PSP.|
|Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation||Xbox 360||2007||15||15||15||1||Has a different box art illustration in Europe.|
|Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion||iPhone & iPod Touch||2009||9||19||The game is expandable through downloadable content; the numbers refer to the latest version.|
|Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy||Nintendo 3DS||2011||23||2||A remake of Ace Combat 2.|
|Ace Combat: Northern Wings||Mobile phones||2011||10||9||2||First game where the player uses a superweapon as part of the campaign|
- Main article: Earth
|Air Combat (arcade)||Arcade||1992||1||0||0||Simulates an F-16 exclusively.|
|Air Combat 22||Arcade||1995||3||2||First AC game to use full motion models.|
|Ace Combat: Joint Assault||PlayStation Portable||2010||26||37||24||3||The first Ace Combat game to take place on Earth rather than Strangereal.|
|Ace Combat: Assault Horizon|| PlayStation 3|
|2011||16||30+||3||The first AC game to be released for the PC.|