Tom Clancy's HAWX Xbox 360

User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 50
  2. Negative: 9 out of 50
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  1. WillL
    Aug 8, 2009
    6
    I would certainly have given this game a higher rating if it hadent been so painfully short, literally I finished this game on elite difficulty in under 6 hours, Another problem is that it does what every game with Tom Clancy in the name seems to love to do, involving putting an unrealistically pitiful force to take on an entire army, its fun but at times has needless tediousness.
  2. MatthewG.
    Jun 1, 2009
    6
    Fun but short lived game. Interesting controls/camera during dogfights but limited single-player and multi-player content. If you really love jets you might enjoy purchasing but otherwise a rental is enough to experience the game.
  3. DavidS
    Mar 16, 2009
    6
    If you are not looking for a true flight sim then this is probably the came for you. Visually stunning in parts combined with voice commands make this a fun flight game if that is your style. The multiplayer is very lacking however and thus brings the rating to a 6/6.5 tops.
  4. Dec 19, 2012
    0
    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. Collapse
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 64 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 64
  2. Negative: 0 out of 64
  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?