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Heatseeker (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Heatseeker is an arcade aerial blaster in which the player flies nearly 40 fully-licensed modern jet fighters at supersonic speeds, firing huge numbers of missiles at vast numbers of enemy planes, tanks, ships, cruise missiles and anything else that looks in need of being taught a lesson. It features the ImpactCam, which lets you watch the effects of your destruction up close and personal, avoiding the long-distance 'blip killing' often found in other flight games.

Players take on the role of pilot, Mike 'Downtown' Hudson, who flies for the International Council's Air Force. A dictator has launched a terrorist attack - you are part of the response to fight sea and airborne enemies in an attempt to avert an international crisis. Missions take place on locations all over the world.

Heatseeker's arcade presentation includes infinite ammo, huge kill counts, a colourful, saturated look, and over-the-top characters and scenarios.

In the Wii version, players can use physical movements to control the aircraft. The plane can either be steered using the Wii remote as a pointer, or with the Nunchuk as a flight stick.

The PSP version has no voice-overs, only text; it is also the only version to support multiplayer games - up to 4 players in 5 game modes: Dogfight, Team Dogfight, Base vs Base, Fox & Hounds, and Last Man Flying.

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Heatseeker PlayStation 2 NOW is ta good time to fire that missile! Locked and withing range.
Heatseeker PlayStation 2 Impact Cam. Shows your hit.
Heatseeker PlayStation 2 Firing a missile. Didn't wait for a lock first though...
Heatseeker PlayStation 2 Using the afterburner. There are some enemies infront, and one is locked. (You are still out of range though, as the message on top says).

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The Press Says

Fragland.net Apr 29, 2007 72.5 out of 100 72
Yet Another Review Site (YARS) May 30, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GotNext Jun 06, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Play.tm Apr 23, 2007 65 out of 100 65
Softpedia May 11, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
PSX Extreme Aug 18, 2007 5.2 out of 10 52
GameSpy May 31, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Deaf Gamers May 08, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 05, 2007 5 out of 10 50
IGN May 14, 2007 4.8 out of 10 48

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Ben Board (13) added Heatseeker (PlayStation 2) on Apr 02, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Ben Board (13) and Rachel Topp (71)