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In H.A.W.X, the player stars as U.S. Air Force pilot David Crenshaw, in the year 2014. After a covert operation in Mexico, the Air Force decides to dissolve Crenshaw's squadron, and he and other pilots are recruited by Artemis Global Security, a private military company. Crenshaw performs several missions for Artemis, until the intervention of US forces in one of these missions causes economical problems to Artemis, which turns Artemis against the United States. Loyal to his country, Crenshaw helps them to destroy the Artemis forces.

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X is an aerial-combat simulator. Controls are more arcade-like than a simulator. On the iPhone they are even less realistic than in the PC and console versions in an aim to attract more casual gamers. Visuals are photo realistic, using satellite imagery from several locations around the world. The 14 missions (including the tutorial level) takes the player to 14 different places around the world:
  • The Caribbean sea
  • Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
  • Middle East
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Amazonian Jungle
  • Strait of Magellan
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
  • Appalachians, USA
  • Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
  • Nevada, USA
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Another unspecified location
The player has access to 26 licensed planes:

  • Rafale M
  • F/A-18E Super Hornet
  • SU 25 Frogfoot
  • F-15C Eagle
  • SU 27 Flanker
  • F-16A Fighting Falcon
  • F-22 Raptor
  • SU-47 Berkut
  • F-117 Nighthawk
  • Eurofighter 2000 Typhoon
  • Saab 39 Grippen
  • F-35 Lightning II
  • A-10 Thunderbolt II
  • SU-37 Terminator
  • MIG-33 Super Fulcrum
  • Jaguar
  • XA-20 Razorback
  • F-4G Advanced Wild Weasel
  • MIG-21 Fishbed
  • MIG-29 Fulcrum
  • Mirage 2000C
  • Mirage E F1
  • F-14A Tomcat
  • X-29
  • YF-23 Black Widow II
  • F-15 Active
Planes and weapons packs are unlocked as the player completes missions. The player gains XP according to how well he or she performs in missions. There are also various achievements in 8 different categories that the player can unlock.


Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X iPhone F-117 over the city
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X iPhone F-117 Nighthawk
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X iPhone SU-37 Terminator
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X iPhone SAAB 39 Grippen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Tom Clancy's HAWX" -- Informal name

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Slide to Play iPhone Jan 06, 2010 4 out of 4 100
TouchGen iPhone Dec 14, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
App Spy iPhone Dec 09, 2009 4 out of 5 80
Pocket Gamer UK iPhone Dec 11, 2009 8 out of 10 80
IGN iPhone Dec 11, 2009 7.9 out of 10 79
Touch Arcade iPhone Dec 09, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Retro Gamer Android Apr 23, 2009 57 out of 100 57


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