It's not a game -- it's a training simulator for the most advanced fighter aircraft in the world.
"With his help, I was able to land and not kill myself. And we got the bad guys," said Julian Aguilar, a simulator pilot.
The F-35 Lightning II will be the workhorse for all the U.S. armed forces.
"We always want air dominance and the United States deserves to have the best product out there," said Eric Fox, of Lockheed Martin.
While the project has been hampered by delays and cost overruns, the Pentagon says aviation giant Lockheed Martin now has the program on track. That's why the company brought the flight simulator to the University of Texas.
"We're here to let taxpayers know where their money's being spent," Fox said.
The aircraft features stealth technology and sophisticated sensor systems for real time battle information on touch screen displays
"To fuse all the sensors on the airplane into one coherent picture, thus giving the pilot the ability to have a God's-eye view to see what the battle space looks like," said Tony Stutts, of Lockheed Martin.
Instead of a heads up display, images and data are projected inside the pilot’s helmet.
"You literally can look through the airplane,” Fox said. “You have 360 degree vision. You can look down, you can look through the wing."
"I can concentrate more on the battlefield, and it makes it much easier for the pilot,” Stutts said. “But, there's still a lot of skill involved. Not anybody can do this."
The flight simulator is also used as a recruiting tool.
"Lockheed Martin has to replace about 4,000 engineers a year just to stay even," Fox said.
At more than a $100 million each, the F-35 program is a significant boost to the Texas economy, employing more than 10,000 Texans.
"And they're good-paying, good-quality jobs that are going to go 30 or 40 years over the run of this program," Fox said.
Jobs that are helping to keep the United States as the most powerful military in the world.
The F-35 simulator is on display at the Student Activity Center on the 40 acres. It's part of the Texas Tribune Festival that's taking place this weekend on the UT campus.