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  • Summary: Built upon over 10 years of experience, Take On Helicopters immerses players within beautifully rich landscapes and an authentic helicopter experience.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 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]
  2. Oct 31, 2011
    Take on Helicopters will entertain all of you thinking that DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark simulator is too complicated or that Apache Air Assault is too arcade-oriented and militarily specialized. Take on Helicopters stands in the middle bringing half-done campaign and not so many machines, but on the other hand we can't leave out its future evolvement that now lies in the hands of the skilled community.
  3. Mar 30, 2012
    A challenging helicopter simulator not as hardcore as another flight simulators but still fun to play. Brings a different Career approach focused on drama.
  4. Nov 10, 2011
    Take On Helicopters is packed with lots of modes and missions that will entertain all the helicopter sims fans out there. You need to spend some hours learning how it works, so don't expect an arcade experience at all, even at the lowest difficulty level.
  5. Feb 9, 2012
    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.
  6. Jan 19, 2012
    Take on Helicopters is an attempt to prove that civil aviation does not have to be boring. The problem of this game is that it sits on a fence between mass accessibility and hardcore simulation. It's competent in both cases but I'm not sure it can win over either group of players. [February 2012, p.56]
  7. Jan 9, 2012
    Neither hardcore sim nor arcade fun, Take On Helicopters can't even get in the air. [Jan 2012, p.46]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jul 9, 2013
    I really enjoyed this game. It's some nice non-violent fun that acts as an aid to learning how to fly helicopters. There are issues, but the biggest issue for me is simply that the game was too short. I played with a joystick and did not use auto-hover, by the time I got to the end of the game, I felt like I had just mastered all aspects of flying helicopters, from hovering, to landing, to auto-rotation, and even sling loads. But at that point, I was hoping the game was going to give me some harder challenges to really put my skills to the test, instead the game just ended. It's basically a very long tutorial on how to become a helicopter pilot, and for that, it's great! If that is what you are looking for then this is the game for you. Expand
  2. Sep 1, 2012
    I love the feel... Its just like a real helicopters flight characteristics and I should know I flew for years ... love it.. Good job Bohemia! Graphics Roads, cars and small details doesn't do my NVidia 2gb 690 video card justice .. I just bought this do to the memory's of tooling around in a Hughes 500D model helicopter and feeling like your hung from a string really shows you need small inputs to the cyclic smooth transitions to landing and all will be good Expand
  3. Dec 2, 2011
    TOH has an interesting campaign, with a challenging flightmodel. It is a bit like a modern Sim Copter, and even though Im not a very big flightsim guy, I was very entertained by this title. The mission editor, extensive modability and community doesn't hurt the future experience either. Expand
  4. Nov 30, 2011
    Take On Helicopters is a fun and challenging helicopter game from Bohemia Interactive which have previously developed mostly military simulators. Take On Helicopters is not as realistic and detailed as some other hardcore flight-simulators yet the game is still demanding and rewarding to master. Terrain graphics look excellent especially around Seattle center with lots of tall and shiny buildings. On other areas graphics quality varies but that's understandable considering the huge areas of real world terrain the game covers. Creation of user made content (missions, addons, mods) will benefit from the existing creative community based on ArmA-series. Expand
  5. Nov 20, 2013
    I know it might not be a game for everyone, but I friggin' love Take on Helicopters. Voice work is very good, characters are believable, story is interesting and draws you in, and I really don't know how it is to fly a helicopter in real life, but I must say I find ToH's compromise between arcade and simulation awesome. Indicators are easy to read without holding your hand. Flight experience is very flowing and relaxing, while tense and demanding. Terrain textures are quite ugly and I didn't really like the FPS segments, but you can skip those.

    Very, very good game. Easily worth my 15€.
  6. Mar 15, 2012
    I do enjoy Take on Helicopters but it is lacking in fights and gets more boring than Microsoft Flight. You can actually add it as an addon to OA ArmaII etc.. anyways.. I am drifting here.. look for the release of Hinds on 3/15/2012 Collapse
  7. Nov 5, 2011
    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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