Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
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  1. Dogfights in HAWX 2 can be exciting, but some dodgy AI and lackluster missions stop this game from being an air combat ace.
  2. This sequel won't disappoint anyone looking for a standard midair action game, but it's not going to change your perceptions of the genre.
  3. While there is a ton of content in this game between all of its modes, all but the missions that take you out of the cockpit play out similarly (take out this target, destroy these planes, and repeat).
  4. For all its sheen, H.A.W.X. remains a curious sideshow in Tom Clancy's murky world rather than a star player.
  5. 82
    Hawx 2 is a much more complete game than the previous one. It doesn't have that futuristic gameplay mechanics of the first one, but it has more variety, with more classic gameplay but at the same time much better for the good mission design, full of twist and new situations.
  6. 58
    If you're looking to get in on some air combat without a huge wait, you may be disappointed. More hardcore flight fans, however, will eventually find an enjoyable experience somewhere beneath the fluff.
  7. 72
    Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 is really a case of more of the same. Fans of the original will enjoy the minor tweaks scattered around, but newcomers likely won't find anything to set this game apart from others in the genre.
  8. Tom Clancy's: H.A.W.X. 2 tries to introduce some variety but the new missions will bore dogfighting fans. It's still a fun game, anyway, especially if played online with some friends, and graphically it's a solid title.
  9. H.A.W.X.2 is a good game that tries to change something in the dogfight genre. Some missions are really different from standard, and the multiplayer is really nice, both cooperative and competitive.
  10. A well-produced sequel to the original that manages to repeat many of its problems. It's still fun, but it's a shame Ubisoft Romania feels little inclination to challenge its established mould – doing so could have yielded a far more interesting end product.
  11. 85
    If you're on the lookout for a great flight game, look no further. H.A.W.X. 2 is the best game of its kind and will keep you wannabe pilots busy for weeks to come.
  12. H.A.W.X. 2 corrects most of the flaws from the first game. The strong variety in missions and challenging dogfights make it the best game the genre has to offer up to now, but there is still room for improvement. Especially the lack of competitive multiplayer modes and the cumbersome lobbysystem fall short in comparison to the rest it offers. It doesn't take away from the fact that others will have a hard time to take back the throne.
  13. Fans of the first HAWX will no doubt derive a great deal of joy from another hearty dose of solid dogfighting, but then everyone else will feel the same sort of confused indifference towards the story and will quickly grow tired of shooting down wave after wave of jet fighters.
  14. Play UK
    69
    The storyline's barely even worth mentioning over the fact that it's so much of a parody of itself it hurts. [Issue#196, p.89]
  15. Fans of the first game will definitely find this arcade title very likable with the upgraded tweaks and enhancements to the gameplay.
  16. H.A.W.X. 2 is one repetitive ride that offers little thrills outside of crashing.
  17. Beyond missions that are a touch more variable and slightly better attuned to the story, it's hard to see where HAWX 2 improves over its predecessor. The first game struggled to rise above its own monotonous gameplay and this tedium is only amplified by a sequel - mired in the same monotony - that's been released only a year-and-a-half after the original.
  18. The flying itself is what matters most and despite the drawbacks, you'll still feel your palms getting sweaty during some of the more dynamic, challenging missions. That being said, the AI spikes halfway through, the control can be iffy during specific actions, the graphics are a little inconsistent, and the special non-flying objectives don't quite cut the mustard.
  19. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    80
    When everything is laid out in the debriefing, it's clear that H.A.W.X. 2 has made worthy improvements on an already solid concept. True, the adversarial multiplayer still won't ignite many people's afterburners, but almost everything else about the game has been tweaked as per player feedback. If you enjoyed the first title, you should definitely engage. If you were on the fence, we think there's enough new stuff here to make you bank over. [Oct 2010 p.72]
  20. The Die Hard of this genre will certainly be pleased with this entry in the series.
  21. A decent flying game that gives you a fair amount of adrenaline when you take to the skies.
  22. PSM3 Magazine UK
    50
    A bit of a stinker. [Oct 2010, p.96]
  23. Variety makes H.A.W.X. 2 better than its predecessor, but the core gameplay is still pretty much the same. If you are into aerial flight combat, then you will enjoy H.A.W.X. 2.
  24. When you add all the features up, H.A.W.X. 2 is an improvement over the original, but there is still room to grow.
  25. HAWX 2 delivers intense aerial combat and some spectacular views, but gets repetitive after a while and can be very frustrating in single-player mode. Make sure you can play coop before you buy.
  26. Ubisoft really dropped the ball with this title. What should be an exciting fast-paced aerial combat game comes off more frustrating than anything because of its control issues, poor A.I, and just downright infuriating level designs.
  27. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    70
    The system exhibits the surging tendency of a car accelerator rather than the smooth steady power flow of an aircraft's thrust lever, making for an irritating dance of micro-inputs during the delicate maneuvers. [Nov 2010, p.80]
  28. Ultimately, H.A.W.X. 2 is a must for Tom Clancy and flight-sim fans.
  29. 85
    Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 is a great game. It's got different storylines that you're going to play trough with a lot of dogfights and new elements. The game is for the most part good, only the graphics aren't really great and it's kind of strange that you can die during a cut-scene.
  30. Oct 21, 2010
    60
    Overall HAWX 2 tries to build on the solid foundations laid by the original game by adding more variety, but ultimately it fails to recreate the action packed feeling the first game did so well and simply doesn't make the same impact.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Sep 14, 2010
    10
    This game is fun as hell! I've been waiting for this since I finished H.A.W.X. 1. 2 lives up to my expectations and then some. I playedThis game is fun as hell! I've been waiting for this since I finished H.A.W.X. 1. 2 lives up to my expectations and then some. I played through the single player and am now playing the multiplayer nightly. The matches are fierce. It's awesome to vie against fellow gamers in head to head fights. I'm having a good time and will keep playing online for a long time. Well worth the purchase. Full Review »
  2. Feb 4, 2017
    0
    Now, ive been thinking about killing myself since i bought a PS3, but this piece of garbarge really made waiting till tomorrow an unbearableNow, ive been thinking about killing myself since i bought a PS3, but this piece of garbarge really made waiting till tomorrow an unbearable task. This will be my last Review.

    This game is more then 6 years old now. The fact that nobody came around to manage the issues will be your problem soon. In fact almost everything on this laughable sony product is so insecure and unadressed that i`ve been wondering what these people manage to accomplish with their moneys and ressources. There are coder projects out there that fit 2 and a half hours of DX12 Graphic Sensations into fife to ten MB and this Sony Crowd honestly thinks it can go on greenlighting titles, that rape the eyes, brains and hearths of everyone being unlucky enough to stumble upon them. Just look into the freaking faces of the third world crowd developing this UBISOFT Title and anybody not stinking rich and retarded will notice that they need close support. Never happened.

    Nothing works out of the Box with Sony. Everything needs installation and after hours of being a raped gamer something finaly changes and it geats bearable.Why sorry; JOHN, im not a japanese twink, ive almost played trough it. My life is **** you see, it depends on software, something somebody with money and ressources, had all the time in the world, to create in a process, working since there was no food, steel, phosphorous or anything like that needed, working at least like it is was it is in its physical form.. which is data on a disc. If your console manages to make it **** hit by a fan, somebody else can laugh about you being in existence. Hes rich and **** him. Think its possible to create something that is virtual, with all the tools and ressourced being financed ? Think it should be a vital function even of a ass worm to have not an organ failure after 6 years of being born again on the cost of people suffering poorness in all the parts of the world ? The amount of **** is unbearable. And since im the only one suffering under Problems everyone should at least be able to identify i will kill myself for this. I am lost here and ive been suffering my whole life under the genetic defiency and deeply ingrained retardednes of people owning and managing things that have influence on me. Go on metascore, rate this 10 or 7 or 6 or whatever. You managed to turn a good hearted christain into somebody praying to good that you will encounter the same heartships when it comes to medical, financial and humane situation in the society you will bring about with your lack of quality. Even if there is just one gamer in existence this should not be endured and i endured the loss of everything not gaming before.

    Sony you are truly the cancer. God i wish i`d never have given away my Xbox360. No Army and no state can exist with people this weak in existence. And no emotion can ever exist with your living resulting in any reactions towards anyone child or grown up victimzed by your incompetence. Fellow humans. Some things just should not happen and most of the things you think are important never have happened to me or anyone close to me. But enough that could`ve been avoided has hapened to convince me, that i, as a being god created, can not got on anylonger, blind to the fact, that everything has been taken by fake personalities. People that spit on me in the radio and televisions and even my home will be more a prison cell.

    Lets just keep "Heavens Gate" alive. That is your conclusion World. My **** home is a prison cell and you keep me in the believe the sun is an Illusion. You fail with everything. Everyone is a **** loud mouth with a crack addicted **** for a girlfriend. Everyone just takes and **** and shoves Food into theire alien **** faces and nobody does the work that needs to be done. Just spare me your words or thoughts you rich ****.

    Gaming was a gift to us! People that lost everything in wars but their integrity. In a world hit by more than hundred years of economic growth you have managed to take away the grandparents of these People, you have inflated criminal cancers, and now go on to declare your gods integrity useless. And this will not go unpunished. And this is where i and the **** terrorist propaganda are totaly daccord with the fact, that i can not even enjoy videogaming in the safety of my home, when bugs have had almost ten years to be worked out. Its not about this being a game, but these problems being in existence no madder in what way shape or form. Now that i`ve gone the pacifist way its back to being sad and robbed again. Some mafioso will force a smile on my face and his drug score will be the reason why i remember the feeling of being raped much later. Think that **** is funny? Thinking stuff is funny is the only thing still working in your favour, world.
    And denieing you the gift of killing myself is the only thing that works for me. But no longer will i see into nazis faces screwing my ex girlfriends. I have the power, death is my consequence.
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  3. Sep 13, 2010
    9
    tom clancy's hawx 2 is a very interesting flight sim which has kept me occupied since I bought it on Saturday. it has a very complex andtom clancy's hawx 2 is a very interesting flight sim which has kept me occupied since I bought it on Saturday. it has a very complex and thrilling storyline which is a real challenge on expert unlike it's predecessor. also the multiplayer isn't great but it is satisfactory. Full Review »