Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X (Xbox 360)

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
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Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.5

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That Gaming Site
Tom Clancy's HAWX is a welcome addition to video games offering many thrills. Although it can get boring during the missions, the rank system, number of planes, co-op, and online make this a great game.
I expected this to be a rather dull and repetitive flight simulation but nothing could be further from the truth. It has a superb arcade feel to it, whilst at the same time lets you also play it realistically should you so desire. The assistance OFF mode is probably the most innovative aspect and one that makes things a lot more epic in scope when you are involved in a tight dog-fight. Get a squad of co-op buddies together and things take off from there (I could not stop myself). Buy it, play it, love it.
W HAWX może grać każdy. Nie musisz być fanem symulatorów lotniczych ani wiedzieć, co to ablacja, wiropłat czy kapotaż. Wystarczy, że lubisz intensywną akcję i nie jesteś śpiący po aviomarinie. Poza tym gra pozwala spojrzeć na wojnę z innej perspektywy, co stanowi dobrą alternatywę dla coraz popularniejszych, także na konsolach, FPS-ów. Leć do sklepu!
Good Game
I try not to have preconceptions about games Jung but, honestly, I was not looking forward to HAWX, thinking it would be too hardcore or arcadey but the voice command system and the quality combat have won me over...HAWX is fun, even though you never get to take off or land. I’m giving it 8 too.
Good Game
All missions can be done co-op online, which is fantastic. There’s other multiplayer modes that we can’t test out with our offline code, but if they all hold up, it’s an 8/10 from me.
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Beperkte multiplayeropties en te weinig verschil tussen de toestellen doen gelukkig maar weinig af aan het speelplezier dat in de bloedlinke lucht van deze HAWX te genieten valt.
gameZine (UK)
So, in summary, the game's pretty decent. As with all flight sims, it's a flight sim - it can get pretty repetitive through its very nature. Still, it's gorgeous to look at for the most part, a new concept for the whole dogfighting scenario is much appreciated and the missions are varied and challenging. Tom Clancy fans will also likely get emotional over the brief inclusions of Scott Mitchell, the star of Ghost Recon. If you want an aerial warfare game, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. will likely be the best option for you.
Game Revolution
All in all, Tom Clancy’s HAWX is a fun ride. It doesn't bring very much new to the table, but it also works just fine and doesn't make you take your shoes off at the securty checkpoint. If you like flying games and you can’t wait for the next Ace Combat, then you could do a hell of a lot worse than Tom Clancy’s HAWX, especially if you have the flight sticks already (by the way, where the hell do you find them?).
Tom Clancy's HAWX wil een actievol vliegspel zijn en slaagt daarin. De basis van het spel staat als een huis, maar daar omheen blijkt HAWX verre van perfect. Het verhaal is voor Tom Clancy-begrippen slapjes, al kun je je afvragen hoe belangrijk dat is in een vliegspel. De Assistance Off-mode is spectaculair en stoer, maar accepteer bij voorbaat dat je daarin af en toe de weg volledig kwijt zult raken. Op deze manier vechten biedt dan ook nog een echte uitdaging, waar die bij het gebruik van het Enhanced Reality System ver te zoeken is. Iedereen kan immers iemand neerschieten, als de route helemaal is uitgestippeld. Op grafisch vlak maakt het spel dankbaar gebruik van satellietdata en dat levert indrukwekkende beelden vanuit de lucht op, vooral als je over de grote steden vliegt. Al met al is HAWX een leuke aanvulling op het Tom Clancy-universum en een prima vliegspel, met hier en daar wat oneffenheden.
Despite these annoyances, the online play -- particularly co-op -- gives HAWX significant replayability. Everything from the picture-perfect planes to the stunning real world environments looks great, even after multiple passes. And the flyability afforded by the well-executed controls makes you feel like a pro -- it immerses you in the world of being a fighter pilot without ever taking off. Return trips stay fresh too, because you'll find yourself playing out unique mini-stories as each enemy-dogfighting encounter unfolds anew. HAWX is a remarkably exhilarating entry in a genre that seemed to have been stuck in a rut.
GameSpot UK
Tom Clancy's HAWX is a rewarding arcade aerial-combat experience that looks and sounds every bit as good as it plays. The controls, and in particular the ERS innovation, make dogfighting in iconic planes over famous cities as accessible as it is enjoyable. It's unfortunate that the multiplayer options are so limited and that the various aircraft all feel very similar to fly, but there's lots of fun to be had here for novices and top guns alike.
Potential is a key word for discussing HAWX. There's a lot of hope within the engine, and the core gameplay is competent enough to secure its position as an emerging IP. It's still a bit rough around the edges, though, and Ubisoft should perhaps be a little bit ashamed for not allowing its natural potential to shine through. Or, to coin a final cliche, for failing to give HAWX an adequate set of wings.
If HAWX would have had a decent multiplayer and several of the other downpoints would have been taken care of, one could have spoken of a true classic. Unfortunately it now just remains an ordinary flight sim with the Tom Clancy name attached to it.
»Flugsimulation«? Hahaha! Nein, ernsthaft: Mit einer Simulation hat HAWX etwa so viel zu tun wie ein Schnabeltier mit Gehirnchirurgie. Okay, man befindet sich in einem Cockpit, hoch über den Wolken, aber der spielerische Anspruch wäre derselbe, wenn man keinen Steuerknüppel, sondern ein Schrotgewehr in den Händen hätte. HAWX ist ein unterhaltsamer, spaßiger und sehr unkomplizierter Arcade-Shootout mit schnellen Erfolgen und dank gigantischem Raketen-Kontingent gut krachender Action. Allerdings geht mir der Mangel an Anspruch gegen den Strich; das ERS ist das hiesige Äquivalent zu Prince of Persias Elika: Es macht das Spiel irre leicht, jeder untrainierte Schimpanse kriegt damit perfekte Abschüsse und effiziente Ausweichmanöver hin.
Thunderbolt Games
In a way, H.A.W.X. benefits from not being as crazy as Ace Combat. There are no flying aircraft carriers, invisible planes, space combat missions, camp bosses or anything that requires you to fly through a tunnel. This is definitely a more sober and realistic experience. However, you can’t help but feel that H.A.W.X. is a little too tame for its own good. While it’s certainly an enjoyable air combat game, it lacks the edge that other Tom Clancy games so evidently possess.
It may take a while to click, but once it does H.A.W.X is certainly an entertaining ride. It may not have the variety required for multiple playthroughs, it will however entertain you through to the conclusion.
Tom Clancy's HAWX fait ce qu'on attendait de lui : il offre une plaisante expérience arcade et d'agréables doses de sensations. Une excitation qui est malheureusement atténuée par un rythme parfois trop lent ou des missions de défense prédominantes ou la restriction du mode Off réservé à une vue externe plus visuelle que fonctionnelle. On recommandera aussi aux plus aguerris de pousser la difficulté afin de conserver aux combats aériens un bon niveau de fun et d'intérêt. Les apprentis pilotes de chasse qui n'ont pas trop envie de se prendre la tête, en quête d'un jeu arcade tout simple, trouveront certainement leur bonheur ici, qu'ils utilisent les modes d'assistance ou pas.
Yleisesti ottaen Tom Clancy's HAWX on ihan hyvä yritys, mutta kokemus ei riitä vakuuttamaan. Sen suurin puute ei oikeastaan ole mikään moka tai edes mokien joukko, vaan se yksinkertainen ja käsinkosketeltava tosiasia, että HAWXista puuttuu se koukku, joka saa pelaajan odottamaan seuraavaa ilmataistelua innolla. Tai hiukan toisin ilmaistuna, HAWX epäonnistuu ehkä sillä kaikkein perustavanlaatuisimmalla tasolla: pelaaminen ei yksinkertaisesti ole tarpeeksi hauskaa.
Tom Clancy’s HAWX is very close to being a great game; it’s just missing a few of the intricate pieces that create an enthralling experience. As it is 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?
UOL Jogos
Ainda que seja interessante a iniciativa da Ubisoft em diversificar o acervo de games com o nome de Tom Clancy, a aposta em um jogo de aviões não foi das mais certeiras. Todos os aspectos do título são simples demais, transformando-o em um jogo de tiro glamurizado e com pouca sensação de velocidade. Diante da escassez de títulos do gênero pode se tornar uma opção razoável entre os fãs, mas não deve chamar a atenção daqueles que nunca viram graça em games como o clássico "Afterburner".
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
While coop does liven up the rather dull campaign, especially if you’re playing with some friends on Live, there still just isn’t much that’s sexy about HAWX. The dog fighting with flight assistance turned off can be intense at times, but those moments are few and far between. While lighting up bogeys over the skies of Chicago is nifty, it’s not enough to make you want to kick the tires and light the fires.