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Bank, hover, touch-down & sometimes even shake zombies from their chopper during lift-off in order to make your rescue & complete your mission.
Release Date: Jan 11, 2012
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About the Game

In Choplifter HD, players take on the role of an up-and-coming rescue pilot asked to join the elite, international helicopter rescue team. Pilots will be trained to command a variety of helicopters deployed on 30 different missions. Pilots must bank, hover, touch-down and sometimes even shake zombies from their chopper during lift-off in order to make their rescue and complete their mission.

Key Features:

  • Choplifter HD dares players to risk their lives in order to save others!
  • Players pilot many different helicopter types inspired by current military models
  • Varied and dangerous terrain including urban areas, jungle outposts, arctic bases, and desert compounds with missions taking place at all hours of the day and night.
  • Command a variety of helicopters deployed on more than 30 different missions ranging from captured military prisoner extraction to saving survivors of viral outbreaks
  • Maneuver, fire, and extract under perilous conditions in order to carry out rescues
  • Original Choplifter franchise creator Dan Gorlin serving as design consultant

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 Ghz Dual-Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2GB Free HD Space
    • Video Card: Graphics Card with Shader Model 3 support, 256 MB video memory
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectSound-compatible sound device
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
979 products in account
16 reviews
7.0 hrs on record
Choplifter HD is only recommendable to people who don't mind a severe "old school" challenge. Everyone else will probably find the game too frustrating, even on the lower difficultly levels.

Like the 1980s original, Choplifter HD puts you in control of a helicopter and tasks you with rescuing people and bringing them back to safety. Enemies dot the levels and they'll take shots at you; if your helicopter takes too many hits you'll blow up. Likewise, if you run out of fuel, you'll crash. Choplifter HD becomes a game of risk management; do you have enough fuel to make it to the next person who needs to be rescued, or should you turn back to refuel and repair first? The clock is ticking...

All of this is fine, and is keeping in the spirit of the original game. Where Choplifter HD veers off-course is in the difficulty: this game is tough as nails. The first two or three levels are easy enough, but the difficulty spikes severely from that point on. Levels are jam-packed with enemies that can take your health down in a flash and many of them re-spawn after a short time, meaning you have to deal with them over and over. Enemies with RPGs and EMP rifles that stand on rooftops are very hard to spot, and later on you'll have to avoid missiles fired from jets as well as incoming mortar fire. There are even tanks and AA cannons that can take you out in a couple of hits. It's almost impossible to avoid taking damage in Choplifter HD, so get used to restarting some levels multiple times before you finally conquer them.

If the campaign becomes too much to take, Choplifter HD also has a zombie mode: here, you fly back and forth across a besieged city, shooting zombies and rescuing people. It's fun for a while.

One other thing worth mentioning: the awful voice-acting. Throughout Choplifter HD, you'll be treated to poorly-written and voiced jokes and one-liners from your chopper's crew. None of the jokes are funny, and they're repeated over and over. Some of the dialog is surprisingly tasteless too. Turn your speakers off.

If you're one of those people who think that modern games have become too "casual", then Choplifter HD is for you.
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
116 products in account
1 review
25.4 hrs on record
Having played the original in the late 80's as a kid in amusement arcades, it was hard to resist purchasing this very addictive game. It's worth purchasing the Night Avenger dlc helicopter as some missions are quite difficult to get a perfect 5 stars. The more stars you acquire the better helicopter upgrade you receive, you have to use non dlc helicopters to complete a mission before being able to use any powerful dlc helicopters you may have purchased.

Zombie! Zombie! Zombie! dlc level pack is worth buying also but not necessary to complete the game.

You can easily play this game off onboard Intel HD Graphics 3000 very well, the graphics are superb.

Bought in the Christmas 2013 steam sale with 75% off.
Posted: January 11th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
207 products in account
22 reviews
6.8 hrs on record
Too much hardcore :(
I dont wanna restart any level 50 times (its not a joke -_-) when I picked normal difficulty. Its just so nervously :(
But its a good game...
Posted: November 2nd, 2013
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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1 review
1.4 hrs on record
I usted to play this back on the Arcade games, with coins! I was really happy to see it come back, kinda lacking depth but lots of fun and decent graphics.
Posted: January 4th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
45 products in account
11 reviews
1.9 hrs on record
Good arcadey side scrolling shooter fun, plus its in HD, So what more could you want.
All in all the game runs smoothly and fluidly, i would recommend this to friends and family also.
Makes for an extra addition to your arcadey games library.
Overall i will give the game a 4/5 review score
Cheers
mark117h
Posted: January 12th, 2014
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