Never before has combat been so fast in-your-face.
User reviews: Mixed (2,276 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
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Honestly i don't see why fans of the older Ace Combat games Hate this one so much, It has amazing Graphics a Kick ♥♥♥ soundtrack and around 40 planes to Fly into combat. The DFM mode makes multiplayer possible, Instaid of akward long matches with people Effortlessly avoiding all of your rockets DFM makes your enemy EAT your rockets!, It does have some problems though, The campain is pretty much Russia Bad, Murica Good! and none of the charecters are really that memorable. All in all this is a Great Arcade sim.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
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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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
존나 구진 조작감 + 씹 오버파워 보스
팔콘부터 혹스까지 여러 비행시뮬을 플레이해봤지만 내생에 이런 졸작을 플레이하게될줄은 꿈에도 몰랐다.
리뷰를 쓰는 지금도 내 하드에 박혀 6.8시간동안이나 용량을 처먹고 있었다는 사실을 믿기힘들다.
마르코프 ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 남코 반다이 ♥♥♥♥♥♥새끼들
이 게임을 사기 직전으로 돌아갈수만 있다면 구매버튼을 누르는 나를 죽여버릴것이다.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I've played alot of the older games and I have to say, this one's not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. The DFM mechanic makes multiplayer matches not take 4 hours to end. Without DFM no one would probably ever be hit.


Rating: 8/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
The game is not worth more than $5.00, The maneuvering is terrible. The Air-Air eavasion is nonexistent, while the Air-Ground evasion is really good. The jets look great as dose the water, but the ground and building's look as if the game was made in 1996.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I am just going to go ahead and say it: This game is pure sex.
By that I mean that most of the combat invovles pressing the right button at the right time and not making any sudden moves. As shallow as this is, it is intense. It is full of quick-time events and cinematics of destroying targets with insane amounts of fire power. One can also have fun customizing the paint job and load out of your favorite aircraft and flying your favorite mission.
All that said, this is not a game for simulator enthusiists. The control is unrealistic and if you can't **** yourself that there is a chance that getting hit with a salvo of missles could kill you, then you will likely get bored. If you're not into flying jets or giant explosions, this game is not for you.
Also, I personally love the power metal-esque sound track.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
It's an upgrade form previous ACE COMBAT'S wich makes it a lot better, but the controls are a little wonky and the game will cheat so so so much! It's a little short for me, but the missions make up for it plus you gat a co-op feature in this which makes it a lot better. You also get some pretty good planes with kick ♥♥♥ weapons like the Trinity.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Stay away.
Far, far away from this piece of junk.
controls dont work, you cant rebind them, and, just...
YUCK!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Every bullet fired, missile launched, bomb dropp-ASKGNGSKNHKTRGSMDGVKsjfdphlnfdsglkeakgm



AMERICA

USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA

BALD EAGLES ARE SWARMING INTO MY HOME
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Flying a jet in battlefield 3 is far more rewarding than Ace Combat. The game seems to completely shunt player skill in place for clunky kill cams and "bosses" that are just as dumb as their standard AI counterparts only with more health. The story is bland and completely unengaging. If you want to play an fps in the air then by all means pick up this game in a steam sale, but if you're here to actually dogfight, move on my friend.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Fun gameplay. Crashed into large building. 9/11 Would recommend.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
If you enjoyed the others you will enjoy this one, i played alot of these on the xbox and this one seems to be cut of the same cloth. But with a wider variety of differnt planes and helos to pilot
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Pros:
+Cheesey stupid b-movie style fun.
+/-arcade controls (ace combat fans may hate this)
+It's Call of Duty but you're a plane.
+Re-enact Top Gun with your friends.
+It's really fun to play online when you can find a match.

Cons:
-No Val Kilmer.
-It's Call of Duty with planes?
-Unfortunately, not a lot of people play this one online on PC. So don't expect to find matches quickly, unless more people buy it.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
it spits on the previous ace combat games.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Nein Nein Nein! God damn it!

I only played Ace Combat on PSP before and i liked it, this game here it just looks nice that is all the rest is just annoying.

Those tons of little interruptions/cutscenes in almost every mission or enemys that force you to chase them trough a valley every time you repeat that mission (like blue on blue).
Really who comes up with those things when they developed this game. I cannot even force myself to make a second playthrough. One Playthrough kinda felt like a mix of a game Demo and damn bad movie.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
worst ace combat
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
126.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Excellent
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