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  • Summary: Apache: Air Assault features more than 16 multi-stage missions involving air and ground strike operations off the coast of Africa, the mountains of the Middle East and the jungles of Central America, each meticulously created using high resolution map data from real-world satellite photography. Apache helicopters are some of the most sophisticated combat aircraft on the planet - the player gets to fly multiple variations of them, each with their own extreme firepower and highly-detailed damage modeling. Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Jan 4, 2011
    Another proof of how good the guys at Gaijin are at what they do. An entertaining, deep and challenging helicopter flight simulator.
  2. Jan 3, 2011
    Maybe saying that this is currently the best helicopter simulation game is not the greatest of the praise due the lack of competition, but certainly it is an enjoyable game.
  3. Dec 22, 2010
    Apache: Air Assault is a great flight simulator that really knows how to show the true importance of helicopters during warfare. The controls and the gameplay won't let casual gamers join in on the fun and so Air Assault is really for those that have been playing with toy helicopters as a kid.
  4. Dec 21, 2010
    Tries to be a simulation and an arcade-game at the same time, but founds on the details.
  5. It's hard to imagine casual types persisting with Apache for too long. It's certainly good enough for a game of its ilk but, once the novelty of pounding the ground wears thin, that's it. With just a single type of helicopter available it lacks the variety you get in most other air combat sims. [March 2011, p78]
  6. 70
    Decent helicopter action with some flaws that keep it from flying higher on the grade skies.
  7. Dec 21, 2010
    It's hard to recommend this game to anyone but the most hardcore of flight simulator fans. As in, you have to be unreasonably hardcore. As in, you have Apache-themed bedspread and keep a picture of a Boeing AH-64A in your wallet that you stare at longingly throughout the day.

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  1. Mar 4, 2014
    If you are into helicopter flight simulator this one if for you. Plenty of realistic flight controls and mechanics. The various missions are standard issue but this is a licensed product of a deadly weapon. To be an Apache pilot you need to pass a 2yrs flying course. I've enjoyed the coop and I'm guessing the online is not always open since it's a 2010 game. If you want to engage in more action buy games like Battlefield 3 + Expand
  2. Sep 10, 2014
    For those who like flying and helicopters, you'll love this game. Make no mistake, this game is meant for those whose have patience. Once you realize that you have to fly the Apache like a real helicopter, then you'll be having a blast. Too bad the campaign is relatively short, but there are extra missions you can tackle, which are very challenging. There's also a free flight mode where you can fly 3 Apache variants plus a UAV copter and a Hind. As for online, it's dead, not a soul is there. Back when it was released, $60 was kinda too much, but now it's cheap, so if you love Apaches or flying in general, grab this game. Expand
  3. Feb 17, 2011
    This flying simulation is not particularly fun and the combat is not exactly engaging. There is however a real challenge in learning how to fly the Apache and if you are a flying enthusiast you will enjoy this element, however casual gamers will be turned off by the lack of obvious excitement. The missions are pretty standard fare and overall I felt the game was missing a sense of creative license. I wish they had taken a different approach when building the game because the flying physics are superbly sophisticated. I also noticed that there was no one online for a multiplayer battle. 63/100 Expand