Ace Combat Assault Horizon Enhanced Edition (NA)
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Developed by the Project Aces team, ACE COMBAT™ ASSAULT HORIZON intensifies the franchise, escalating combat to the next level with aircraft that are literally torn apart, spewing oil and debris across the sky. Players will engage in combat across the globe, dodging skyscrapers, and turning their enemies into fiery supersonic debris in both single player and online multiplayer. Never before has combat been so fast in-your-face.
Exclusive for PC:
Improved graphics (resolution up to 1900x1200) ; online play up to 16 players and a huge bonus content pack (8 aircraft, 2 maps, 27 skins, 9 skills upgrades).
Dramatic realistic story line:
Written by New York Times Best Seller and military author Jim DeFelice, players will experience an engaging war drama spanning real-world locations across the globe.
Steel carnage destruction:
Incredible detail and visual reaction for every explosive attack (aircraft are shredded to pieces, enemy troops annihilated, buildings shattered, machines bleed)
Entirely new aircraft to pilot:
Experience split-second maneuvering and positioning, pinpoint targeting, hovering attacks and other gameplay diversity through the introduction of the Attack Helicopter, Door Gunner and more
Revolutionary Close-range Assault system:
Delivering high-speed acrobatics, dizzying one-on-one encounters, satisfying visceral low-attitude and high-flying death from above
ACE COMBAT™ online reinvented:
Take to the skies and engage hostile forces in a variety of modes including Capital Conquest (challenge opposing teams and fight to protect or take control of famous capitals around the world)
Not prettylairdjaren | Dec. 7, 2013 | See all lairdjaren's reviews »
I loved ace combat 4: shattered skies. Although in retrospect, it was terribly unbalanced, and yes, you could end up spending 15 minutes barrel rolling, it was beautiful. There was nothing quite lining up the perfect shot after a long chase punctuated by maneuvers based solely on your wits and the contours of the landscape. The 3D tron-like replay of your approach vectors at the conclusion of each mission was the perfect testament to its elegance.
In terms of in-game graphics, Assault Horizon easily trumps any other flight combat game I've played. The renderings are sweet, if you have a chance to notice them. Unfortunately for me, I rarely get to. The skies of assault horizon are filled with two kinds of targets. Regular patsies you can shoot down normally and aces. With rare exception, the aces must be shot down in dogfight mode (DF). Most of the time, entering DF means you must closely tail the enemy until you lock-on. You will then enter a locked on mode where you attempt to keep the target from veering off screen. If you can blast them first, you're rewarded with a cool little cutscene as you fly through the wreckage.
At the start of each play, getting a kill in DF mode feels real cool and admitted it will generally make each engagement quicker and more decisive. But since every wave has at least a few "aces" and there are multiple waves per mission after awhile it will get droll. Eventually, you will want to try new strategies, but the game stubbornly insist that DF mode be used every time. This is a mistake. Instead of making DF a cool new option at your disposal, it'll start to feel like a shackle. It's like as if you were required to use VATS all the time in Fallout. A couple of times here and there when you want to go arcade-style - awesome; against every enemy worth the time - tedium. Also, while DF mode does have a few cool-looking aerieal tricks, they are primarily initiated by quick time-like events and are cinematically controlled.
All in all, Assault Horizon is a quick taut dogfighting sim that looks great and has a variety of new missions and modes. However, it converts its innovations into weaknesses with its stubborn insistence on arcade-style combat. Also, don't play with just keyboard and mouse -- it sucks. Get a controller or stick.
This game is pure action...JDrakul | Sept. 7, 2013 | See all JDrakul's reviews »
This game is pure action. The gameplay is focused on velocity of the maneuvers and the capacity for aiming with DFM (Fight Dog Mode) that create a cinematographic experience in the game along the story. Also have missions on gunner helicopter and bombers planes. And is really fun in online mode against a human opponents. The graphic are awesome and the music is epic. With joystick is very easy control the planes, but in the bomber plane missions can be a headache. This version for PC have the DLC for consoles that include nine planes, two maps and a lot of skin for our planes. Also a some skill upgrades.
Reasons to buy it: Is the first ace combat for PC, is fun and spectacular.
My score: Gameplay 4/5 - Online Gameplay 5/5 - Graphics 4/5 - Music 5/5
Mixed Feelingsforgot2shave | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all forgot2shave's reviews »
This game's quality depends on what you are after. As a flight sim lover, I found myself disappointed with the games depth and lack of realism. However, as a video game lover in general, the arcade style gameplay was still very fun. The controls are pretty straightforward and the gameplay consists of "go there, shoot this" for the most part. There isn't much of a story to speak of but noone really expected that. That being said, it really isn't a bad buy for the price. Plenty of fun to be had.
Top Gun dudesuvojit91 | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all suvojit91's reviews »
ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON puts players in the shoes of a top gun pilot in an international task force. The engaging war drama will span real-world locations, such as Dubai and Russia, and incorporate new categories of aircrafts, including super-sonic jets and the introduction of the attack helicopter, door gunner and more.The game takes place over a number of locations, including: Miami, East Africa, Dubai and the Middle East, Russia (Derbent, the Black Sea, Caucasus, and Moscow specifically), and Washington, D.C. Fictional towns and cities were also used, including Mogadiyu, Carruth, and Belyi Base
It's the first game of Ace combat franchise which is released for PC.
Ace Combat Assault Horizon intensifies the franchise, escalating combat to the next level with aircraft that are literally torn apart, spewing oil and debris across the sky. Players will engage in combat across the globe, dodging skyscrapers, and turning their enemies into fiery supersonic debris in both single player and online multiplayer. Never before has combat been so fast and in-your-face! Much better than the Hawx.
Climb back into the cockpit with Ace Combat Assault Horizon, another installment in the hit Ace Combat series. so if You like jets n all amust buy.
Awesomebennettmo16 | June 18, 2013 | See all bennettmo16's reviews »
Much more innovative than HAWX love the graphics and quick cinematic gameplay. A much needed quality jet game for the pc.