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  • Summary: (Coming to the US market on May 1) Designed to be an incredible lock-on/shake-off experience, Heatseeker reinvents missile combat to give gamers a massive rush of destruction. Featuring collection of current and near-future military fighter jets, Heatseeker's arsenal includes the stealthy F-22 Raptor, the classic F-15 Eagle, the cutting-edge F35 Lightening II, and the aerodynamically advanced Russian SU-47 Berkut. Heatseeker straps players into the pilot's seat and deliver a white-knuckle ride that'll have them clutching the joypad as they engage in face-melting 6G turns and fight against a seemingly-impossible amount of airborne enemies. And when gamers launch a strike, they follow their missiles as they ruthlessly hone in on their targets via the Impact Cam. Delivering cinematic 3rd-person camera cutaway scenes, the Impact Cam reveals the results of attacks in all their devastating glory from all kinds of dynamic angles, complete with jaw-dropping explosions and smoke trails. With missions across the U.S., down to the Caribbean, across Antarctica and into the Far East, it's high-velocity combat all the way that'll see players constantly switching from predator to prey as an enemy missiles lock on. [Codemasters] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. A screaming mix of arcade shooter and realistic flight sim that hits just the right balance between the two. [Apr 2007, p.68]
  2. The product as a whole feels uneven and rather low-bugetish, but as promised it delivers aerial combat which is both exhilerating and explosive.
  3. Heatseeker is certainly not a game for everyone, and even the flight sim enthusiast may be a little turned off by it’s over simplification of aerial combat. But, for short bouts of intense and mindless arcade action, this game definitely fits the bill. Because unrealistic as it may be, Heatseeker is not a game that tries to be.
  4. More typical of the PS2 (so knock a point off), but more suited to the Wii – if only for the short-lived novelty value – Heatseeker is definitely a game for the already initiated into the genre.
  5. I had high hopes for some real rock em' sock em' aviation action, it never happened.
  6. We're left with a very empty feeling after playing Heatseeker for even a few hours. It starts off entertaining but loses all its appeal and fun factor very rapidly.
  7. 48
    Graphically the game can be extremely painful, as it often rests at PSP quality, and the overall presentation isn’t much better, as menu navigation and pre-flight is pretty basic as well.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. BenB.
    Apr 16, 2007
    Big jets, big missiles, big explosions, big thumbs up.
  2. Nov 6, 2013
    This game is amazing, plain an simple. The multiple craft, plus the story and the combat makes this game one of my favourites. Sure the graphics aren't the best, but graphics aren't everything, and it really doesn't ruin this amazing experience Expand
  3. Sep 13, 2012
    worst game ever , horrible graphics each every thing is horrible.i cannot say how horrible and bad never ever in your life buy this game. don't even think to buy this game a game you should buy is 'ACE COMBAT ZERO THE BELKAN WAR' . Collapse