Excerpt: Multiplayer-only videogames haven’t taken off the way console chieftains predicted this generation. Warhawk, one of the first truly dedicated multiplayer experiences for most PlayStation 3 owners, combined infantry and vehicle led battles across vast stretches of land as well as skies fit for epic dogfights. Despite being noticeably flawed, the game managed to scrape together a dedicated following thanks to its unique premise and fun combat.
Summary: When Starhawk was announced as the follow-up to 2007's PlayStation 3 exclusive Warhawk , cynical gamers wondered if it would be nothing more than Warhawk in space. Going into this completely cold, I was expecting another generic space marine story. Fortunately for Starhawk , it bucks both of those expectations.
Excerpt: Starhawk comes into the mix with an uphill challenge ahead of it. The field of current-generation games is littered with quality shooters waiting to fill up our gaming timecards. With games like Call of Duty, Battlefield, and others providing the definitive multiplayer experiences, a new kid on the block needs to be special in order to steal some thunder. Refreshingly, Starhawk’s multiplayer experience does more than enough to warrant some play-time.
Excerpt: You break free from a drop pod after a fresh respawn, and immediately a Hawk swoops within your team's shield generator and launches an array of cluster bombs, disabling that precious bubble of protection the generator had been providing while enabling the enemy tanks perched on nearby precipices to fire in on the structures at your base.
Uneven shooter blends tower defense tactics and fast action.
Common Sense Media
11 July 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Starhawk is an action game that combines elements of shooters and tower defense strategy games. Players will spend much of their time in third-person combat and helming powerful vehicles, killing humanoid enemies by the dozen amid shouts and moderate blood effects, as well as devising defensive tactics. The game's hero is a good man, but he uses violence as a cure-all and isn't a particularly positive role model.
Conclusion: Starhawk is one of those games that can and will redefine how we play shooters from this day going forward. Just as Warhawk and MAG did, Starhawk breathes new life into the genre and gives you an experience you have been longing for without even knowing it. With the solid single-player campaign used as a launching pad for additive online multiplayer experience, it’s easily to see that this is the “total package” for online escapades.
Excerpt: Starhawk comes into the mix with an uphill challenge ahead of it. The field of current-generation games is littered with quality shooters waiting to fill up our gaming timecards. With games like Call of Duty, Battlefield, and others providing the definitive multiplayer experiences, a new kid on the block needs to be special in order to steal some thunder. Refreshingly, Starhawk ’s multiplayer experience does more than enough to warrant some play-time.
Excerpt: There’s something satisfyingly visceral about Starhawk’s self-constructing, tower defence inspired structures as they fall from the sky. Thundering towards the ground in a neatly compressed package they land with a camera shaking metallic thud, kicking up a cloud of dust and debris, and assemble with the whizzing, whirring, clanky cha-chunk of a Transformer.
Excerpt: Starhawk is the spiritual successor to 2007's chaotic, multiplayer-driven Warhawk. This update adds real-time strategy elements, a single player campaign and its own version of horde mode. With these new additions, the third person action game takes on an even more unique identity all its own. RTS elements add layers of depth and the multiple game modes provide plenty of variety.
Pros: The multiplayer madness, Flying, driving and blowing the crap out of everything, The co-op horde mode
Cons: Shoddy AI in the campaign, The story mode is short, Not being on a well organized team