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7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 49 Ratings

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  1. Mar 31, 2011
    8
    Hands down the best consol flight sim I've played. The graphics aren't as good as ace combat 6 but the gameplay blows it away. The story is good and the missions are just as fun when they are re-played. Aircraft choices and different weapon packs as well as coop-story provide hours of entetainment.
  2. Jun 7, 2011
    8
    I cant put into words how great it is finally,to see a flight game(have to refrain from saying sim),have Story Co-Op(Something that Ace Combat still seemingly cant manage,mores the pity).So thanks & Kudos for that Ubi.Which adds ALOT to the game.Unfortunately,the handling doesnt seem to have any physics what-so-ever.. & theres no feel of gravity or inertia(both important aspects when in aI cant put into words how great it is finally,to see a flight game(have to refrain from saying sim),have Story Co-Op(Something that Ace Combat still seemingly cant manage,mores the pity).So thanks & Kudos for that Ubi.Which adds ALOT to the game.Unfortunately,the handling doesnt seem to have any physics what-so-ever.. & theres no feel of gravity or inertia(both important aspects when in a plane),so the actual handling is nowhere near as good or satisfying as Ace Combat.. Also the Plane models could've used a bit more work,& better moving parts & identification light(like in AC6,to give the planes more life).Also i dont like the fact that you have to leave to **** view to be able to pull off High G manuevers.I have no interest in using this outside view(which doesnt even look forward when you have no-one targeted).You can use High G manuevers in Ace Combat 6 while in-Cokpit view,so why not here? it doesnt make any sense..& gives people that do,the advantage.Also agree with other comments,that it takes far too long to unlock the alternative weapon packs! I've played the campaign through multiple times(on Elite too),& still cant access MOST of the other weapon loadouts!.. I doubt hardly anyone has,& is unable to play this game to its full potential as a result.Not good.. But overall,despite those flaws,i give this an 8,for the reasons that it is fun to play,there arnt enough games of this type around,& the Campaign Co-Op redeems it to a degree. Collapse
  3. Nov 12, 2011
    3
    This game is so boring!!! The maps are terrible, the story is terrible, it's soooooo boring ! It's just too tempting to dip your jet and slam it into one of the sh**ty flat buildings!!!
  4. Dec 19, 2012
    9
    Now available from the bargain bin, HAWX is one of those "games of yesteryear" that definitely merits your attention -- provided you're a big fan of combat flight sims. HAWX is designed for a specific market segment: frustrated pilots who will only ever fly warbirds on a screen, but know their details and want as much control as possible. HAWX delivers on that promise...maybe a little tooNow available from the bargain bin, HAWX is one of those "games of yesteryear" that definitely merits your attention -- provided you're a big fan of combat flight sims. HAWX is designed for a specific market segment: frustrated pilots who will only ever fly warbirds on a screen, but know their details and want as much control as possible. HAWX delivers on that promise...maybe a little too much so. But let's start out with the positives: the missions are varied and interesting, challenge your abilities in multiple ways, and draw you through all of them with an interesting plot line. The added benefit of voice commands to the AI, while limited, is useful and engaging (plus frees up your fingers, which is very important in this game). Some missions will become your favorites, others not, which is cool because you can revisit any mission once you've completed it, yet still earn credit for completing it again. Some of the graphics, particularly anything that's not a target, look a little weak (ground textures are not high-res), but who cares? The planes and vehicles look great, and that's all you're really going to care about anyway. Now...the downsides. One, you need to be an octopus to play this game well. This is one of those games that makes you second-finger the triggers because you will need the bumper buttons all the time; they're your rudder controls. Sure, you can get by without, but not nearly as well. Difficulty seesaws all over the place: you will go from simple-and-easy missions to ridiculously difficult in one jump. Saves are done by checkpoint and mission completion, but are fairly widely spaced, so failure at some point will result in some backtracking and redoing. Finally, though, this is a short game. There's some replay value, particularly because you will continue earning new equipment, but the campaign is a short one. But, given its price at nearly four years old, it's well worth it. Expand
  5. Dec 5, 2011
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game was great. Selecting your own and earning planes was genius, yet again Tom Clancy makes and amazing game. If they would have added something that's 100% air craft battle WITHOUT and escort mission. But I have a hard time thinking that they could beat it, and the reverse of your sides, and how you battle artemies and assassinate their leader, that was awesome. Expand
  6. May 5, 2012
    8
    Hawx is very slick, very polished, and can get your blood racing for bursts of time, but the experience is a very short one, and the replaying of the missions does not feel very rewarding after you beat it once. Assist mode off is cool, but takes a fair amount of practice to be able to use effectively, especially in missions when you are providing support against ground forces. A veryHawx is very slick, very polished, and can get your blood racing for bursts of time, but the experience is a very short one, and the replaying of the missions does not feel very rewarding after you beat it once. Assist mode off is cool, but takes a fair amount of practice to be able to use effectively, especially in missions when you are providing support against ground forces. A very fun game that lacks the depth to function lake a simulater, but has enough cmoplexity to avoid being an arcade experience. Expand
  7. Jun 7, 2011
    0
    I cant put into words how great it is finally,to see a flight game(have to refrain from saying sim),have Story Co-Op(Something that Ace Combat still seemingly cant manage,mores the pity).So thanks & Kudos for that Ubi.Which adds ALOT to the game.Unfortunately,the handling doesnt seem to have any physics what-so-ever.. & theres no feel of gravity or inertia(both important aspects when in aI cant put into words how great it is finally,to see a flight game(have to refrain from saying sim),have Story Co-Op(Something that Ace Combat still seemingly cant manage,mores the pity).So thanks & Kudos for that Ubi.Which adds ALOT to the game.Unfortunately,the handling doesnt seem to have any physics what-so-ever.. & theres no feel of gravity or inertia(both important aspects when in a plane),so the actual handling is nowhere near as good or satisfying as Ace Combat.. Also the Plane models could've used a bit more work,& better moving parts & identification light(like in AC6,to give the planes more life).Also i dont like the fact that you have to leave to **** view to be able to pull off High G manuevers.I have no interest in using this outside view(which doesnt even look forward when you have no-one targeted).You can use High G manuevers in Ace Combat 6 while in-Cokpit view,so why not here? it doesnt make any sense..& gives people that do,the advantage.Also agree with other comments,that it takes far too long to unlock the alternative weapon packs! I've played the campaign through multiple times(on Elite too),& still cant access MOST of the other weapon loadouts!.. I doubt hardly anyone has,& is unable to play this game to its full potential as a result.Not good.. But overall,despite those flaws,i give this an 8,for the reasons that it is fun to play,there arnt enough games of this type around,& the Campaign Co-Op redeems it to a degree. Collapse
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 65 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65
  1. It’s quite often entertaining and challenging, but often frustrating and boring as well.
  2. H.A.W.X. is the best flight game so far this generation, and a worthy addition to the best in the Clancy stable.
  3. 67
    The mission design is lacking, the combat is unimaginative, and the multiplayer is shallow. Still, there are plenty who will be able to enjoy soaring 40,000 feet above the earth destroying dozens of enemy planes. All the while belting out lines of Danger Zone. That’s not weird, is it?