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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
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
153 products in account
22 reviews
6.6 hrs on record
The game is fun for those who like casual game.
Posted: March 20th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
536 products in account
52 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
I played the original back in the Eighties, and this iteration is thoroughly mediocre. Dodgy controls, dull play, and poor presentation. This is clearly something InXile shoveled out to keep the lights on.
Posted: May 24th, 2014
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4 of 14 people (29%) found this review helpful
268 products in account
16 reviews
1.4 hrs on record
This is a great and entertaining game with graphics that were better then I expected. However playing this game did not properly prepare me to fly a helicopter. So when I was in this helicopter the pilot had a stroke and i thought I could take over because of my time playing this game. Boy was that a mistake. long story short helicopter crashed and I blame this game for not teaching me to fly one properly
Posted: March 22nd, 2014
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3 reviews
12.4 hrs on record
Sorry but I have to say that I expected even the old graphs but colored... OF THE SAME OLD GAME! Its not the same I played in an Apple II some decades ago, believe me, its working yet.

I love modern games, dont get me wrong, I have all the new modern and old games, but this, that I must say is a so so game close to the old one, is not the same exitement.
Posted: August 27th, 2014
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,098 products in account
23 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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