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  • Summary: Command an elite squadron of the best military helicopter pilots in the world and battle a nefarious syndicate of international terrorists. Pilot six of the deadliest military helicopters on the planet in 30 levels of intense air-to-air, air-to-ground and air-to-sea combat! Fly 6 playable helicopters: AH-64A Apache, RAH-66 Comanche, PAH-2 Tiger, Ka-50 Black Shark, Ka-52 Alligator, and the Ka-58 Black Ghost. Battle heavily-armed narco-terrorists in the Caribbean, violent separatists in Eastern Europe, and Muslim fundamentalists in South East Asia and the Middle East. Lay waste to enemy tanks, tankers, bunkers, ships, helicopters, troops. Everything on screen is destructible! Awesome multiplayer modes ? via Internet or LAN defeat terrorists in 2-player cooperative missions or compete in 16-player death matches! [Encore Software] Expand
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  1. Skimping on a tutorial may have some gamers a bit frustrated, but after you take the time to toggle some things on and off and re-map the keys you will find it really is not that hard. Those hard core helicopter fans will find the simulation mode quite challenging.
  2. The graphics in FairStrike are really something else. The background artwork look more like scenic renders than skies and clouds. The water glimmers as light reflects off the surface.
  3. Remember "Jungle Strike" and "Desert Strike" for any of the old school consoles? Make the game prettier and add control that is much more involved and you will have a good idea of what to expect.
  4. In the end Fair Strike comes across as a competent if not particularly thrilling combat helicopter flight sim.
  5. The scripted predictability of the missions and the relative sameness of each helicopter's flight characteristics significantly reduce the overall replayability. [May 2004, p.71]
  6. But with so many major flaws, any of the game's strengths are hard to find and appreciate for any length of time.
  7. Perfect for people who hate helicopters and simulations. [Dec 2004, p.104]
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