Overall the game is ok. It gives you several fighter Jets you can aquire however you can't use any of them until you have beaten a level and want to replay. I am not sure if you can do a new campighn and use all aquired Jets or not. The actual combat is not tht great it reminds me of playing TopGun for the Sega and the graphics look aabout as good. I would have liked the graphics in the whole overall game to have been a lot better especially being out on a PS3 but they were very lacking.
posted by shooterjunkie56 (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Mar 18, 2012
Member since May 2011
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
When I first played the demo for this game the game that instantly came to mind was Ace Combat Assault Horizon. This game is nearly identical to that game with similar feeling controls, similar objectives and a dogifght mode that feels no different from Assault Horizon, Top Gun Hardlock is just a bad attempt to be Ace Combat.
My initial impressions on this game were, cool a new game similar to Ace combat and hopefully a little better. But while I did get some fun out of this game I just couldn't help but think of Ace combat. Literally, the dogfight mode is even in this game and while it is a cool addition AC Assault Horizon had the same thing and did it better.
The graphics are alright. However, they have somewhat of a fuzzy quality at times but if you can look past that the graphics can be pretty descent.
The gameplay is identical to ace combat. No innovation was doen in this and I seriously suggest you stay away from it. But if you just crave more flying action than give this a rent.