Summary: Pretty good helicopter game. Realistic mode is very challenging even for a pilot like me. My main chopper was a Huey Cobra, circa 1968 in Viet Nam, but this game is pretty well done. Sure wish we had Sidewinders & Hellcats back then.
Getting closer to being realistic... but still a ways off
4 June 2012
Summary: If you like flying simulators then you might enjoy this. First off, if you want a realistic attack helicopter simulator, this isn't it. After playing the game you'll quickly find it was designed for kids, not people who actually want a game that responds like a real aircraft. They have a "realistic" flight control option but it is way off as far as aerodynamics and basic fundamentals of flight are concerned for rotary-wing aircraft. The weapons aren't great either.
So good, you can't help but notice one glaring issue...
J.S. Knapp "ViperMan", Amazon
11 September 2011
Summary: So, a long time ago, back in the days of COM ports and measuring our clock speeds in "megahertz", there was a game called "Longbow 2" by Janes Combat Simulators. Longbow 2 was epic - a simply phenomenal game for it's time: a combat simulator that was actually tested and backed by actual pilots of the AH64D Longbow helicopter. Now, I logged THOUSANDS of hours in Longbow 2.
Summary: It is not easy to find too many flight simulation type games on the console platforms, let alone helicopter simulation games. To that end, this is a unique and interesting concept that will appeal to any flight-sim type fans out there. The flight dynamics are great, the graphics and sound are really good, and the overall enjoyment of blowing stuff up is there.
Great flight sim, but save your money for the moment
25 June 2011
Summary: I just got this game yesterday and I admit I really wish I hadn't paid the $40 for this game. I didn't wanna admit it but I had to. Don't get me wrong, this is a great flight simulator. Graphics are great, game play is awesome, intense action. I'm also a huge fan of flight sims and also a HUGE Ace Combat fan so it's good that activision decided to expand the field for flight sims. But this game is like eating an entire cake.
Summary: It's alright... I was a huge fan of PC game "AH-64D Longbow" game, and hoped this game would be a decent substitute. Well, like I said, it's alright... Would like to try it with a flight stick, and will re-comment if better...
Summary: I was looking forward to this game, and reallymlike some of the options. But the drawbacks are major, unrealistic flight and shooting and basically not that fun. I really liked some of the shooting options, but the graphics were just ok and playing it seemed to be as much learning the "tricks" of the game vs really being good or understanding how to fly. Overall not a complete loss, but some of the $10 games I have are more fun and realistic.
Summary: I wouldn't recommend Apache Air Assault unless you have dual flight sticks to run pitch and collective and can rig them to work with this game. With the 360 controller, just maintaining controlled flight and lining up my mission targets in the sights took my full effort. Taking off forward airspeed without pitching the helicopter 100% nose up was also near impossible.