Excerpt: Name: Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. Genre: Flight Action Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC (Reviewed on Xbox 360) It’s hard to review H.A.W.X. without comparing it to Ace Combat 6 , the only other flight action game with a modern setting available for current gen systems. There are many similarities between the two releases; from the missions, to the jets, and even the controls.
Excerpt: Tom Clancy’s HAWX Review on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 Ubisoft Romania has already populated air space with the Blazing Angel series--competing for a piece of the blue yonder while dog-fighting the likes of the long-lived Ace Combat series. This time the aerial acrobatics are set in the not too distant future, with an infusion of the Tom Clancy name and history, but does HAWX go where eagles dare?
Summary: After tackling squad-based third-person combat in Ghost Recon, stealth action in Splinter Cell, and strategy in EndWar, Ubisoft's Tom Clancy brand takes to the skies in HAWX (High Altitude Warfare--Experimental). The game features intense dogfights, gorgeous scenery and planes, and an instantly accessible, arcade-style air combat experience.
Pros: Realistic planes and environments, Great, action-packed dogfighting, Believable audio really enhances the experience
Cons: Limited multiplayer modes, Ground textures look ugly up close, Planes all handle similarly, Friendly AI isn't great