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GF Rating
5.4

1532 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
3

Bad

Diet Soda of Air Combat

posted by LastRonin (TACOMA, WA) Nov 14, 2010

Member since Jul 2009

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Lemme start by saying that I have been starving for a half-way decent Air Combat game for the PS3 for a loooong time. I don't have an Xbox 360 and Microsoft had hijacked my all time favorite franchise(You know which one) so I have been forced to slum it with such games as Heroes Over Europe, Blazing Angels and now HAWX. Lets begin with some of the positive elements: The terrain looks cool, the method to unlock new aircraft is kinda nifty and there is a interesting array of weapon systems to use.

Now let me address the negatives: The campaign story had potential but was marred by a lack of character development, almost no freedom in terms of mission aircraft or weapon load-out and a general lack of realism in terms of dogfighting. I really cannot stand the whole ERS angle either, it is ridiculous and awkward. The missions mostly rely on protecting assets on the ground or in the air which does not allow the player to enjoy the different scenarios. Dammit if I want to fly an A-10 in a Dogfight I should have the freedom to do so!

Regardless of what weapon load out you do have, you always end up in a close quarters gunfight doing stupid loop-de-loops chasing after the bad guy. Speaking of the weapons, what really irks me is the fact you cannot ripple fire things like free-fall bombs. Most require that you fly straight and level so that is a negative on dive-bombing(which I love!). In short, wait for THE GOOD ONE to come out and stick to Bad Company 2 in the meantime.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Eh, its alright

posted by SurfFreak (LAGUNA BEACH, CA) Oct 10, 2010

Top Reviewer

Member since Jun 2004

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

Figher games are few and far between and i don't know why it's so hard to make a good one. Take this one for example. Its not bad but it could have been alot better. The flying mechanics aren't bad at all but theyre dragged down by a lame story and cut scenes. I don't think its as bad as alot of the reviewers say it it. Its worth renting anyway.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Conflicted Feelings

posted by chuck74 (SAN DIEGO, CA) Sep 21, 2010

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Member since Dec 2009

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

Overview
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There are things I like better about Hawx 2 than Hawx 1. However, many of the new additions are just not fun. Overall it is a decent game, but a rent at best in my opinion.

Pros
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1) Controls are pretty good
2) Graphics are okay

Cons
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1) Cut Scenes are Weak
2) New features like take off, landing, and in-air refueling are not fun

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