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.
Soon as the "PARAMOUNT" movie studio Splash Screen appeared, I should have known they were planning a release of another "TOP GUN" flick. No problem there. After "Tom Clancey's H.A.W.X." [game 1] attempting to convince myself this was going to be a fun combat flying game to play, was something my brain wasn't willing to cooperate with.
While H.A.W.X. 2 was lacking compared to its original predecessor, its planning, development and performance easily surpasses "TOP GUN: HARDLOCK" which---honestly---looks more like a training project produced at the hands of young novice Game-Developers.
Aimed at "Teens", there's lots of racy, supposedly sassy dialogue voice overs that could possibly mimick movie talk. Personally, I've still got my fingers crossed that some Developer somewhere will produce a flight combat game superior to the Tom Clancy original... GBJ