Excerpt: In Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X you are a fighter pilot and are employed by Artemis Global Security, a private military contractor that is permitted to operate anywhere in the world. Your task is to fly fighter aircraft and perform missions for your employer. As an arcade style flight simulator it sounds straightforward but H.A.W.X has some surprises under its sleeve that elevate it above what you would expect from the typical arcade shooter.
Conclusion: HAWX 2 is definitely the best looking flight game I've played in a while. It gets high marks for beautiful terrain based on satellite imaging. There was nothing striking about the plane models, but they looked good. The color schemes, music and presentation of the campaign missions were well selected and set the mood well, but they all seemed to blur together, especially since they were just like the campaign from Modern Warfare 2.
Pros: Good Terrain, Playable on most video cards, Controls easy to learn, anybody can fly, Variety of game types, Co-op Campaign, Experience unlocks weapons and planes
Cons: Dogfights very repetitive, Small multiplayer community, Bland campaign, Missions repetitive
Conclusion: If the thrilling but short experience offered in the demo is any indication of what lies in store for anxious gamers next month, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. will no doubt be an unmitigated success. The gameplay is super tight, the visuals are amazing, and Clancy's stories are highly engaging. What more is there to ask for?
Excerpt: has led our expectations a merry dance indeed from early footage to retail release. When the first batch of screens broke cloud cover many people, myself included, wrote the game off as a well turned-out but unremarkable flight sim. Others were rattled by this sudden change of theme in a franchise best known for squad combat and high-tech stealth. With The latter needn't have worried, at least.
Excerpt: Tom Clancys HAWX from Ubisofts Romania Studio puts the player in the cockpit of the latest fighter jets to create a high octane flight experience with plenty of tricks to separate it from the masses. We recently had some time to play a few of the new missions over Chicago and Washington, which proved to be a memorable experience.
Summary: Cleverly blending the wartime tales woven by EndWar and Ghost Recon, the latest game inspired by Tom Clancy’s testosterone-fuelled fiction takes the fight to the skies and is the closest to Top Gun most console players will ever come. A flight combat game that ditches the bewildering controls that befuddle hardcore PC simulations, H.A.W.X.