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  • Summary: Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 plunges fans into an explosive environment where they can become elite aerial soldiers in control of the world's most technologically advanced aircraft. The game will appeal to a wide array of gamers as players will have the chance to control exceptional pilots trained to use cutting edge technology in amazing aerial warfare missions. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. 80
    Varied mission objectives, nice mini-games, challenging dogfights and overall fast action make the second installment of HAWX beat its predecessor. And multiplayer…just multiplies the fun. [Dec 2010]
  2. Ultimately, H.A.W.X. 2 is a must for Tom Clancy and flight-sim fans.
  3. 78
    So even though HAWX 2 is a step forward when compared to its predecessor, it's brought down by an almost empty multiplayer, despite the numerous options, a boring single-player and a pretty "dense" AI when it comes to allies, while the enemies do their job very well, ironically. So well, in fact, that you'll be tempted to stick a fork in it and finish the story in co-op, which ultimately is a good thing. Too bad this decision is encouraged in such a brutal manner.
  4. Mar 18, 2011
    71
    Some fun to be had in amongst the tedium. [Apr 2011, p.102]
  5. Dec 27, 2010
    70
    Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 seems to take a step back from the first episode of the series. The game fails to develop some of the previously introduced gameplay elements, giving the impression to be still "under construction" from that point of view. The road taken on by Ubisoft is surely paved with good intentions, but the overall result is somewhat disappointing.
  6. Feb 11, 2011
    60
    Fun without the fundamentals, a simpering sim with irritating copy protection. [Feb 2011, p.58]
  7. Jan 24, 2011
    30
    Even if it wasn't catastrophically broken, HAWX 2 would be a hard game to get particularly excited about. [Jan 2011, p.96]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 12 out of 15
  1. Jun 25, 2011
    10
    Definately THE, BEST, air warfare game. After spending years on IL-strumovic, this is now my favorite Joystick enabled game. I use Logitech Attack 3, defaults work great! This is so enjoyable, the grafics is awsome,the AI is very respectable. Thanks so much the the dev team, the project managers and Ubisoft for such a great title!! Expand
  2. Feb 20, 2013
    8
    I got this game from Steam for £8, what a bargain! A shame there's no mention that a uplay account is needed before you can play it! I've had no problems with bugs as mentioned in other reviews, the controls (with xbox-pad) are very sensitive, and take a little bit of time to get a feel for them, (compared to the original Hawx) but I thought the gameplay was a good example of game "evolution". This is NOT a sim, if a faithful reproduction is what you're after, try DCS A10C or similar, but this (IMHO) is a very enjoyable "arcadey" game. Yes there are parts when you're a gunner on a Spectre gunship or an operator of a drone/satellite, but I don't recall many complaints when this was done in COD4, and it just brings a little variety. Overall pretty good gameplay and not bad graphics, especially if you're running it in DirectX 11, for me a definite step up from H.A.W.X. Bargain for less than a tenner (£10) Expand
  3. Dec 1, 2011
    5
    More polished graphics and a story plot extended to other nations and the terrain is also detailed and based off real world locations. But, the good really ends here. This is a obvious console port. This game unlike the original HAWX has bugs that need to me worked out, and the added game launcher just adds additional issues. The sounds and music have not changed which is sad since the original HAWX still had poor quality music and sound effects. The overall game play mechanics have not been improved. The HUD is also overly done which can be visually obstructing. Plus the unrealistic flight characteristics of the enemy including large bomber pulling off fighter plane maneuvers will leave you asking... what? But, it is still fun to play if you love to fly and dogfight, just dont expect a real life experience. Expand
  4. Dec 22, 2012
    2
    First things first, Uplay is a JOKE.

    This is one of the most unstable, buggy game I've ever seen, can't quit the game properly, it choose
    to stuck in my memory for no reason. I have to reboot to get rid of it from my memory.

    Controller don't work, I have a flight stick connected and it choose to use my keyboard instead, way to go UBISOFT, you suck at PC resales. And you wonder why PC version don't sale as good as console? Because you don't put efforts in it that's why. Your game don't worth my money, it doesn't even matter how good the game itself, technical side don't work and the game don't work.
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  5. Jan 1, 2012
    1
    This game was a huge disappointment. The fact that you cannot change your plane during the first play-through is just stupid and frustrating. Not being able to change the plane load-out until you gain xp with that plane is also stupid. The worst part are the missions that take place behind a UAV or a mounted gun...yeah I bought a flight game to not fly...genius. I hate the whole bombing thing too, I see some ground targets and think "cool I get to go fly low and take these things out" but no, switch to autopilot in the middle of a mission to aim and shoot... The missions objectives are just ridiculous sometimes, I find myself fighting against the game just to complete the objectives. After all the updates the game is still broken, lots of bugs. The graphics are barely an improvement over the original, maybe not even improved. Most missions I don't even use the "flight assistance off" because they don't really provide a situation that warrants its use. I got this game for 7 bucks on steam and feel ripped off. I feel like developers did not even try. If you want to enjoy the HAWX universe, just play the first one. Expand
  6. Dec 22, 2012
    0
    This game is completely broken. Its a piece of **** and a waste of time. Once you have finished the 6GB download from steam it takes an additional hour before you can play, and then all the graphics are broken and none of the mission objectives appear. Expand
  7. Feb 16, 2011
    0
    This is a MEDIOCRE game! The 1st HAWX was ok and you had ERS for targeting. Now ERS is no longer ERS and used only for stupid landing and refueling??!! HORRIBLE! Cheap! And what more, in many missions, the brain dead programmer let the BOT planes have UNLIMTIED Flares? So you are stuck playing a stupid "machine gun" canon game with a stealth fighter, LOL? This game deserves a NEGATIVE score! Expand

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