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Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk

Not Rentable
Also on:PS2
GF Rating

98 ratings

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GF Rating

Above Average

"Rebel" with an okay cause

posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Oct 7, 2008

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Member since Jan 2008

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you're into realistic combat, then Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk is NOT the game for you.
Your plane can bounce off the ground, off cliffs, and off large ships and not blow up. You also have an unlimited supply of ammunition (you have to reload after 24 missiles and/or 100 round of the gun).
You're going to need it. Destroying planes with missiles takes more than one shot. Once you get the lock on, you have to shoot six to eight missiles in order to bring down your opponent.
But this is much easier than using the gun, which require very steady hands and careful aim. The thing that turned me off most about this game was the gun only missions; missions where you get no missiles. They're very tough and extremely frustrating. Gun only missions are good to unlock planes but NOT to proceed along the main mission mode of the game.
Outside of the gun no fun, the controls work very well - it just takes time to get used to using the Nunchuck as the control stick and the button configuration for speed control and weapons.
Still, I would've like to see the B button used to fire the gun, the A button to fire missiles, the Z button for slowing down and the C button for speeding up. With that set up, it's easy to use the six missile shot at once because it is easier to hold down the A and B buttons together than the C and Z buttons.
Another thing I would've like to see from Operation Nighthawk is better level design. Every level I've played felt like a run on sentence. First you destroy some enemies then more enemies show up and you destroy them then more enemies show up and you destroy them then more enemies show up... There's no buildup to anything.
But if you're into challenging, arcade-like air fights against a bunch of basic planes, bombers and guns, Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk is a game you should check out. Otherwise, you might want to skip it.

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GF Rating

Really Bad


posted by Judge423 (FONTANA, WI) Jan 4, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

WOW! All I can say is this game was very dissapointing! If any of you are into flight simulation dont get to excited here folks! For a game that has been released last year this game has very limited ability. you fly to a certain point and it takes you back or turns you around and the graphics are lousy! I felt like I was playing an arcade game in a bowling alley back in the 80's or something!
It be nice to have a start off point. for example, How about a landing or taking ooff from a strip somewhere?, wouldnt it be fun to land and take off??? No instead you start in the air. The controls are pretty easy to adjust to and wont take you long at all to figure out. The missions have good intensions but like i said the scenery is very very boring. Im not one to tell people rent it or dont bother or whatever. I wrote my review and you take it from there!

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You may think it's horrible but I love it!

posted by mrawesome (BEACHWOOD, OH) Sep 22, 2009

Member since Apr 2009

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I noticed a lot of bad comments about this game. So I wanted to see how bad it was at first. But I think that this game is AWESOME! All the ships make me think of star wars because they shot lasers at you. The controls are hard to get used to at first but just sit closer to the screen than usual so well ya. This game to me is excellent!

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