Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Feb 22, 2011
    Far from a simulator, far from a thrilling action title, far from good looking and with a muliplayer without any longevity. Apache: Air Assault could have been a great title but fails to deliver on all accounts.
  2. Jan 5, 2011
    Apache: Air Assault is the first helicopter flight-simulation for Xbox360 and PS3. IL-2 Sturmovik: Wings of Prey developer Gaijin Entertainment proved themselves by creating a game with real-life looking Apaches, realistic controls and beautiful graphics.
  3. 60
    Flying helicopters in Apache Air Assault is fun in multiplayer only. You will not enjoy much the outdated graphics and repetitive tasks in the missions otherwise. [Issue#200]
  4. Jan 5, 2011
    Apache: Air Assault can`t be compared to fulltime simulators like DCS:BlackShark but we don`t think that was what Gaijin Entertainment had in mind. What they are trying to achieve is to get the feeling and atmosphere of piloting one in a few minutes instead of 3 years. And they absolutely succeded.
  5. Jan 5, 2011
    Apache: Air Assault is, in many ways, a "hardcore" title: your helicopter is really difficult to control, especially at the beginning; by the way, this approach delivers a lot of satisfaction when you success to perform some nearly perfect assault maneuvers.
  6. Jan 30, 2011
    The stunning views and wanton destruction are ample compensation. [Feb 2011, p.92]
  7. Feb 24, 2011
    Bland and basic chopper sim which may destroy your PC. [Mar 2011, p.70]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 27, 2013
    The game performs as advertised. The learning curve isn't punishing and the controls are easy to master. All in all, I would say you can expect to find at LEAST 10-15 hours of solid entertainment in this game. Full Review »
  2. Nov 27, 2012
    Well, this is not exactly the definitive Helicopter simulator, but it is a really great game. The flight model its descent and the music makes you feel like in a movie. As I've said before, it's not a proper simulation, but was made to attract a larger simulation fans crowd (as me). I like flight sims, but don't have the time to learn how to fly, neither the money to buy expensive hardware like any extreme HOTAS joystick and TrackIR. In this game the average joe can enjoy the without passing more than an hour just to learn how to take off like in many other flight sims.
    So, if you are not a hardcore simulation fan, but like the premise, this is for you. A lot of action and sick music! Otherwise STAY AWAY, cause the auto rechargeable hellfires and rockets (did I forget to mention this? lol) may cause you nausea.
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  3. Nov 6, 2011
    I don't agree with the critics. I think this game is good, and fun, but the missions do get very hard as you progress. I like the single player and haven't tried multiplayer at all, because I want to be able to play good before that. The graphics are very decent and it's great fun blowing up targets and chasing enemies on the ground while shooting at them with your machine gun/cannon. I use a ST290 joystick on a system with Win XP sp3, a HD4670 graphics card, 2gb ram, P4 extreme 3.4ghz (Old System), but a goodie!
    If you like helicopter combat sims then you Will Enjoy this game. It does have a certain amount of controlled realism to flying the Apache. The more real you make it, the harder it will be. This game does have a good re-play action. I'm just glad there are still some of these games around instead of all the mindless games that you jump into and already know all about and can play through in a couple of hours.
    Just get it! It's a good game.
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