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  • Summary: In Choplifter HD, players take on the role of an up and coming rescue pilot asked to join the elite, international helicopter rescue team C.H.O.P.R. (Coordinated Helicopter Operations, Preservation and Rescue). Pilots will be trained to command a variety of helicopters deployed on more thanIn Choplifter HD, players take on the role of an up and coming rescue pilot asked to join the elite, international helicopter rescue team C.H.O.P.R. (Coordinated Helicopter Operations, Preservation and Rescue). Pilots will be trained to command a variety of helicopters deployed on more than 20 different missions ranging from captured military prisoner extraction to saving survivors of viral outbreaks. Pilots must bank, hover and touch-down in perilous conditions in order to make their rescue and complete their mission. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Jan 12, 2012
    80
    A living manual of how to update a classic: getting the core idea and expanding and inventing new situations around it. InXile has done a really good work with this Choplifter HD, making it a really recommended purchase for any fan of the original.
  2. Jan 9, 2012
    80
    The only notable feature unique to the PC version of Choplifter HD is its spotty mouse controls. I preferred the precision of an Xbox game pad to my mouse, as the aiming is not only tuned better for it, but circular within the game as well. My mouse aiming was jittery and unreliable, which made hairy situations impossible.
  3. 74
    It's addicting, it's difficult, and it updates the best parts of the original while staying true to its classic gameplay.
  4. Jan 7, 2013
    61
    The tactical implications of saving people while keeping an eye on the fuel gauge are interesting. But you'll lose interest sooner rather than later, thanks to the frustrating design.
  5. 60
    Return of the classic in 3D high definition misses the spirit of its predecessor and after a few missions the game turns routine... [Feb 2012]
  6. Feb 7, 2012
    60
    Choplifter HD certainly does its predecessor justice, faithfully recreating the original's highs and lows, and offering beautiful graphics to make up for the lack of original thinking. While there may not be much depth or replayability to Choplifter HD, it's certainly an entertaining diversion which serves as a testament to the solid gameplay mechanics of a title from thirty years ago. Maybe Choplifter was never a top-tier game, but it's certainly one that warranted a second look, and inXile gave it the update it deserved.
  7. Apr 11, 2013
    42
    Choplifter HD is a remake of the successful classic helicopter game from 1982 – so our expectations were pitched quite high. Unfortunately this game is far from meeting them. The repetitiveness in gameplay and its non-compassionate presentation make it, in our opinion, nothing to recommend.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 28, 2012
    10
    This is an awesome and addictive retro-style game. I had played the Activision game for the 2600 in the early eighties. This is aThis is an awesome and addictive retro-style game. I had played the Activision game for the 2600 in the early eighties. This is a reimagined dream. The level design is great. Scoop Sanderson is good comic relief from all the death and destruction. Expand
  2. Apr 23, 2012
    9
    Choplifter HD is a really cool game for all classic lovers, but especially for older players who remember titles like that from Atari orChoplifter HD is a really cool game for all classic lovers, but especially for older players who remember titles like that from Atari or Amiga. You can find all kinds of missions - seek & destroy, rescue etc. Even some for zombie lovers. Game is utilizing UE3, so it should run fine on every low end PC. Controls are a little funky and weird, but you can get used to it. And in contrast to other modern games Choplifter can be hard. It's not one of those moronic AAA titles, where you only press fire and watch cut scenes. Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2012
    8
    This game gets difficult quickly, but it is fun when you get the hang of it. It also has some replay value in trying to get all five starsThis game gets difficult quickly, but it is fun when you get the hang of it. It also has some replay value in trying to get all five stars per mission or finding the secrets.

    A game pad with an analog stick is required because aiming is almost impossible with keyboard controls.
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  4. Dec 25, 2012
    7
    Remake del antiguo chopfliter.Manteniendo la misma esencia con algunas mejoras, graficos HD y variadas misiones.
    De esos tipo de juegos de
    Remake del antiguo chopfliter.Manteniendo la misma esencia con algunas mejoras, graficos HD y variadas misiones.
    De esos tipo de juegos de pasar pantallas de forma entretenida, como es el "Limbo"
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  5. Feb 1, 2012
    7
    Well as cool Arcade, certainly if we like this type of game. The game can pull fans and old fans of this type of aircraft from the side ofWell as cool Arcade, certainly if we like this type of game. The game can pull fans and old fans of this type of aircraft from the side of games where he was cool. The prospect of this is in spite of sometimes slightly annoying and difficult to play so often will be angry at the game. The game is challenging, but it has its drawbacks, and this is a really cool game, but sometimes really hard and at least at the end. My rating - 7 / 10 Expand
  6. Feb 4, 2012
    6
    This game gives you an opportunity to control a helicopter and complete different missions - rescue people, destroy some objects and escape.This game gives you an opportunity to control a helicopter and complete different missions - rescue people, destroy some objects and escape. The graphics are not that nice, even thought the name says - HD. Enemy, buildings and all other background could be more detailed or it's even could be used other art style, which is simpler but pleasant to the eye. First half of the game was kinda boring, because there were a small number of enemy, so missions were easy. But then new enemy appears - jets, tanks, mortars, which brings a difficulty to the game. After completing each missions you get stars 1 to 5 and it's important to get more of them to unlock a better helicopters. Some of the missions could seem too hard, but after giving a few tries you will find a way how to beat them fast and safe. Also there are few zombie missions, where you have to safe people from zombie's attacks and if you land too close to ground, they can jump up to your helicopter and you will need to shake them out. The game lacks of ammunition upgrades, where you could choose what weapons to use. In start of each mission the pilots make some jokes out so it doesn't seem that you control a empty helicopter, also in one mission there a Duke Nukem character (real Duke Nukem's voice actor), which you can try to shoot and it will say some phrase. If you like a side-scrolling arcade games and see this game on a sales, try it out, if you are not a fan, then avoid this game, because it will not satisfy your needs. Expand

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