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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: 13 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. 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.
  2. Ultimately, H.A.W.X. 2 is a must for Tom Clancy and flight-sim fans.
  3. 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.
  4. H.A.W.X. 2 is certainly an improvement over its predecessor; however it is far from being considered a must-own arcade based flight shooter.
  5. 65
    If you're a controller-packing player looking for a fun action game, H.A.W.X. 2 is coming out at the worst possible time, as there are far more interesting action titles on the way. But, if you're into flying games enough to own a flight stick peripheral, then you just might owe it to yourself to check out H.A.W.X. 2's bizarre combination of arcade combat with sim elements.
  6. Tries too hard to be both a flight simulator and an arcade action game, and fails at both. H.A.W.X. 2 desperately tries to be the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare of flight games, but simplistic gameplay and a dull story means it falls flat. This is a game that doesn't know what it wants to be or do, and instead just ends up mimicking the big boys.
  7. 50
    If there's something we can all learn from HAWX 2, it's that, no matter how cool it sounds, flying a cutting-edge, multi-million-dollar jet fighter bristling with the world's most advanced weaponry is pretty dull without the opportunity to do anything really cool in it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Sep 15, 2010
    at first i thought it was silly because the missions seemed to be a bunch of training-wheels BS, but when you get to the second half of the game or so the missions begin to really kick your ass. needless to say the graphics, controls, and technical detail are OUTSTANDING, but give the missions some time. you'll see why it was somewhat easy in the beginning... Expand
  2. Sep 14, 2010
    All I gotta say is that if you haven't played this game, get it, and explore the AESTHETIC HEROIN ADDICTION OF OFF MODE. OFF MODE.

    PLAY IT.

    So cool. You'll see.
  3. Sep 14, 2010
    You can't trust any reviews that give this game a 0! The game is not broken and plays well with very few bugs, so there is no way a score of 0 is fair even if you didnâ Expand
  4. Apr 15, 2011
    First off,I have to commend Ubisoft for not just making the first game,but for making a sequel also,in what some would consider a niche genre of game.Though it is a niche genre,many peoplethough seem to want this kind of game,& more of them(I'm one of them).The single best thing that can be said of both titles,is the 4-player Campaign Co-Op.This had never been done in any flight game to my knowledge,certainly on console(Ace Combat 6 doesnt have 'Campaign' Co-Op,just some lazy half baked 'Side mode' Co-Op challenges.This on its own makes the game astounding,& many people had been crying out for this since,well,forever.. So Kudos to you Developers for that,& also listening to feedback from the first game,& included much wanted features like night missions,Precision Bombing,Taxiing,Take off's & landings(carrier landings also),In flight re-fueling & the need to replenish weapons,& custom weapon loadouts.ALL fantastic features! Now onto the negatives.Although the handling & physics have been significantly improved over Hawx1,Its still not perfect.It doesnt have to be 'totally' realistic on the physics,that it would take the fun out of it.If you want to see a good exaple of the perfect balance,play Ace Combat 6 on the 360.The planes actually feel like they have weight to them,& are being affected by gravity.Another gripe i have with Hawx 2,is the much vaunted 'Using Drones'.I thought they might be controlable/movable,while in your plane,to find & mark targets,much like in Gost Recon-Advanced Warfighter,but what we got,was specific drone missions.This didnt work at all.. I found them quite laborious & tedious.Even the C130 Spectre parts.No one understandably wants to do them when playing Co-Op,for said reasons,& just gets in the way of the actual flying in the campaign.i would rather(& i'm sure i speak for the majority here),that we'd have had more missions in the **** these drone missions.So if theres a Hawx3,please dont bother with it.just give us more **** missions.Also,not EVERY mission has to be a 'All or Nothing,Save the World,Revelation of a mission'.We play these games for the fun of it,not for just for the plot.Most flyers would like to see 'everyday' missions thrown in,such as Combat Air Patrols,featuring Mid Air & ground Refueling,& of course some combat,not missions that are part of some big scenario,but just simple combat missions.Would also add much longevity to the campaign too.If it wasnt for the intrusive drone missions,& short number of **** missions,i'd have given this a 9 or 10.If we do get a Hawx3(I hope we do)& you take the ideas i mentioned into consideration,then you really will have an Ace Combat Killer on your hands(& a perfect score from me).Also,can we also change camera view,without having to do it through the menu,Thanks. Expand
  5. Dec 20, 2010
    Call of Duty with planes. How could that not be cool? Like most games, if you like the genre, you'll like the game. So. if you like flying games, this one will be awesome. I DON'T count myself as a flying game fan, but with the aesthetics and the mix of missions I enjoyed this one, allot. Expand
  6. Oct 29, 2010
    A Game which has had a lot of polarised reviews lately. We came to the conclusion that this was a massive improvement upon the original - which is no doubt a great step in the right direction should we see a third installment to the HAWX series. We also agreed that this game is not an Ace Combat 6 beater when it comes to the "awesome arcade fun!" category. But we also feel that an aircraft fan would not be disappointed by what he or she saw in this game. Full customisation and a VERY large hanger of planes make it actually a fine experience both online and offline. Our only criticism really was the annoying AI insists upon staying behind you spamming you with rockets and you find yourself unable to break away. If you try then you both just end up going around in circles all day along until you get bored and fly off....the process then starts again! Expand
  7. Sep 13, 2010
    For something that touts it self as "Authentic" you'd expect more fidelity to the subject matter. The flight model feels "on-the-rails" and the action dull. Multi-million dollar aircraft feel and handle more like an $70 Ready-to-fly RC airplane.

    Not much else to say about it other than "Bad, bad, very bad."

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