Never before has combat been so fast in-your-face.
User reviews: Mixed (2,454 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 24, 2013

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About This Game

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.

Key Features


  • Exclusive for PC : Improved graphics (resolution up to 1900x1200p) ; 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)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP , Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 (32 or 64 bit versions, optimized for 64 bit and multicore processors )
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia GeForce 8800GT and higher ; ATI radeon HD 3850 and higher
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:16 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct Sound Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Peripherals: Mouse & keyboard, Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® or equivalent, Logitech Rumblepad 2 USB, Logitech Dual Action. Supported Flighsticks (Thrustmaster: T.Flight Hotas X,T.16000M, T.Flight Stick X, Speedlink SL-6640 Black Widow Flightstick, Hori Flightstick EX2, Saitek Aviator for Xbox 360)
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 (32 or 64 bit versions, optimized for 64 bit and multicore processors )
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Quad 2.7Ghz or better, AMD Phenom II X4 3Ghz or better
    • Memory:4 GB
    • Graphics:Nvidia GeForce 8800GT and higher ; ATI radeon HD 3850
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:20GB
    • Sound:Direct Sound Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Peripherals: Mouse & keyboard, Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® or equivalent, Logitech Rumblepad 2 USB, Logitech Dual Action. Supported Flighsticks (Thrustmaster: T.Flight Hotas X,T.16000M, T.Flight Stick X, Speedlink SL-6640 Black Widow Flightstick, Hori Flightstick EX2, Saitek Aviator for Xbox 360)
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
This is not like the original ace combat, your missles will never work against AI and your gun is the primary weapon that is useless unless you use the shooter on rails functionality. DO NOT BUY if youre a fan of the original Ace Combat series on PS2.
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27 of 42 people (64%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
As a person that has played all the ace combat games i find this game a big let down,the story is very uninspired all the characters are plain and boring. Dog fight mode is forced down your throat, most enemys in the game can only be taken down in it some of them is even scripted were you unload hundreds of bullets and missiles in to a bullet spunge air craft till its over. one other thing for some strange reason they decided not to show you what the Jets look like when you go to choose before a story mode mission with is diffrent from all previous ace combat games.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2014
This particular AC game is extremely simple compared to the previous games. The airial combat is very intense and fast paced however I feel that they over simplified the game a bit.

The missions are fun and the storyline is decent, unfortunately though as the game progresses through the main story the missions become more and more tedious and repetative.

Overall I'd say you should buy this if you are new to airial combat games or plan on collecting all of the Ace Combat franchise.

Graphics: 8/10
Gameplay: 9/10
Story: 5/10
Replay Value: 4/10

Overall Rating: 6/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
The first time I played this game during the free weekend, I kind of enjoyed it. The story was awful and the campaign but it wasn't the worst game I've played (Goat Simulator) So I come back half a year and buy it. Just to find out that the multiplayer is now empty, I can't do anything with my joystick, and that every good aspect of this game is gone. It might start to work again but please, go buy something else for $7.50 I mean there are 5758 other games on sale for god sake. Just be warned, This game does bite.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
The fact that this is under the Ace Combat name is insulting

That being said, even if the AC name wasn't there, it'd still be a PoS
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Not the Ace Combat I remember from my good old Playstation days unfortunately. Good game? Maybe.
Pros:
+ Nice picture
+ Not a bad soundtrack
+ New game modes (bomber, heli)
+ Has quite a few arcade elements from the previous games
+ General idea of the "chase" is neat but
Cons:
- Forcing people to use "chase" mode against VIP targets is just a big NO
- Durability of said VIPs is ridiculous
- Gameplay in general feels boring somehow. Didn't happen for the AC games I've seen before.
- CoD-style missions on the transp. heli minigun
- Barrel roll on the attack helicopters
- Unlike previous AC games this one is set on real life Earth which brings politics into play =/
- Story and characters just don't make you feel for them. Or even remember them.
As the game itself it's quite alright by the standards of modern gaming. But as AC game this one seems to fall flat on its face. As someone said this game is what happens when Michael Bay tries to make a flight sim.
Feel free to try it during the sales time. It might appeal to you but I can't recommend this.
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21 of 36 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
One of few ariel combat games that don't belong to hardcore similatots. You dont need a 50 page tutorial to play.

+ Good planes
+ Helicopters
+ Good graphics

- More console oriented gameplay/controls
- Scripted gamepley.

A PC version should be more flexible on controls.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
If you want a flighty sim then avoid this one. You have too many weapons, your wingmen seem to be there just to give radio chatter and get6 in the way and you seem to be able to fly through falling ironwork without worrying about it. I reall don't see what others see in this game.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
I am new Ace combat games. I've heard that this game sucked but really it didn't. I mean maybe the old ace combats are a lot better than this one. One thing i don't like is the DFM mode. It makes things a lot easier. Sometimes way to easy. It feels like it's the game that is doing everything for you. Although i really like this game, the graphics and storyline. Maybe DFM can suck sometimes really hard, it is actually usefull but I feel like a noob sometimes because old AC games don't have this feature making it very hard to keep up with enemies making it usefull for new guys like me. This game would deserve 10/10 if there was a feature that you could turn of DFM but still great though 8/10
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24 of 43 people (56%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
Hmm..1 of nice planes games. Not bad game play, much nice camouflages and nice plane models. But story..Russia - enemy, after mission - Russia friend at war vs Russia :D Or at one mission I have to save my slave, but the fact that the slave should be behind me, but he front. Anyone who flies in front - the leading and rear - slave :) And i got for select few planes: few USA and few old from USSR :D So, i must at suck planes kill Russian Ac and nice plane Su-35 or Su-37 :D I don't remember :3

So, that game pretty good :3
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2014
Assault Horizon isn't quite as good as the PS2 Ace Combats, but it's good enough to be a fun jet fighting based game when there are few of those on the market. There are a few issues with it - such as the Call of Duty-esque plot and the forced dogfight sequences with enemy aces where you can't really kill them until after the cutscene finishes. Overall though, I enjoyed the dogfight mechanic when compared to the old system. It made the game more fun and less having to go cross-eyed trying to shoot down enemy planes on the horizon.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
Played the previous games, but gave this a miss, saw it on steam and gave it a go, i was very impressed by it and would definitly recommend!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2014
The graphics are kinda nice actually and the DFM (Dog Fight Mode) of engaging in combat with enemy planes makes the gameplay more exciting that "I am turning to shoot at you, ok, still turning".

The story however is pretty bland and cliche, especially for one that's supposedly by some veteran author, I guess it kills my interest in his works...

Buy this on sale, hook up a controller and create a Pandora station called "Danger Zone" and live the dream.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
The chase cam and helicopter controls made me give up on this game. I was disapointed.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
I love the old console Ace combat games. I would rather eat broken glass than play this game again. Someone spent a lot of time and effort to ruin this version. I even got it on sale!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
Score : 7/10

At last, Ace Combat was arrived on the PC. Amazing aircraft combat can you see here, good graphic and supported with good gameplay made this game very fun. But, weird control is only problem in this game...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Excellent flight arcade game. If you liked the HAWX series or better yet enjoyed the Ace Combat series on the Playstation, this game is for you. This is the only Ace Combat available on the PC and Bandai finally remove dthe GFWL DRM for it and integrated the Steam DRM so you are good to go. Get a wired Xbox 360 gamepad for this title and enjoy !
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
terrible
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2014
Some levels can get tedious and extremely difficult, but for the most part, it is quite enjoyable
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
45.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2014
As a Die hard fan of Ace combat since the serie begin with it's very first game ever released (air combat) i think i can throw a Recommendation.

it's an great game you will not regret you bought it. but if you played Ac 4, 5, zero and last but not least Ac 6 you will be dissapointed because this game is against everything Ac stod for in the past. but the Multiplayer section in this game is very enjoyable and i keep going back to it. but the Mp section is a bit dead by now due to Ac infinity released and are focus on Mp only. and in Infinity the orginal gamestyle returned so that is perfect. would wish mp in this game was as the orignal too. and would wish that the cockpit view was change back to like in Ac6 where you could see the entire cockpit and not only the top.
Choppers? it's an fun challenge to have those choppers in the game and it's new but i'm not using them that much so i will just leave that as a positive as i only use the Hind-24 when i do use them. You will most likely end up hating the DFm/asm like the rest of the 90% Ac community members and hate the game for it. but in Mp you will get used to it. but in Sp you will stop your campaign because the entire campaign rely only on DFM and ASk all the way. (wish the function to turn it off was added)

but for a time killer and a Ac fan give it a try. everything else in the game is great made. Maps, mechanies, physics, models, maps, voice & sound etc. so i think it's worth buying and mostly here due to you get all the almost 20 dlc packs free insted of on ps store and xbox store where you would had to buy them all for additional aircraft and skills.
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