User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24

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  1. Nov 5, 2011
    0
    Massive bugs, broken career mode missions, awful controls and unrealistic flight dynamics make this anything but a simulator. You will experience hours of frustration trying to tackle missions that have broken scripts. You will facepalm when you realize that it's easier to control the copters with mouse and keyboard than it is with a joystick, because the game registers joystick inputs incorrectly. You will be disappointed by the limited **** interactivity. The only good thing in this typical poor attempt from Bohemia is the beautifully detailed, but limited Seattle scenery. Beware of this turd.

    If you're into flying civilian choppers, FSX is still the best thing on the market, has better controls, functionality and more available third-party content.
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  2. Nov 24, 2011
    4
    After more than 200 hours on different planes & helicopters in different version of MS FSX I have to agree 100% with feda1. Graphics is indeed excellent but the feeling you have with the joystick is very very bad and frustrating. So for serious flying I would still recommend FSX and since there are a lot of missions there you can have great fun.
  3. Nov 5, 2011
    0
    Massive bugs, broken career mode missions, awful controls and unrealistic flight dynamics make this anything but a simulator. You will experience hours of frustration trying to tackle missions that have broken scripts. You will facepalm when you realize that it's easier to control the copters with mouse and keyboard than it is with a joystick, because the game registers joystick inputs incorrectly. You will be disappointed by the limited **** interactivity. The only good thing in this typical poor attempt from Bohemia is the beautifully detailed, but limited Seattle scenery. Beware of this turd.

    If you're into flying civilian choppers, FSX is still the best thing on the market, has better controls, functionality and more available third-party content.
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Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Mar 30, 2012
    78
    A challenging helicopter simulator not as hardcore as another flight simulators but still fun to play. Brings a different Career approach focused on drama.
  2. Feb 9, 2012
    70
    Take on Helicopters doesn't revolutionize the simulator genre but most definitely will go down in gaming history as an interesting experiment. Have the developers focused more on the "simulator" part, the game could gain more recognition among hardcore fans.
  3. 80
    The very first flight simulator capable of attracting gamers who always ignored this genre. Two large maps and plenty of missions with detailed models of helicopters make you a fan of flying. [Dec 2011]