Never before has combat been so fast in-your-face.
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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.

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)

Systemkrav

    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
84 af 106 brugere (79%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
4.1 timer bogført
Indsendt: 26. juli
Just like the route taken by many other franchises in the past decade, Ace Combat Assault Horizon is, sadly, what happens when a Publisher/Developer decides to rise the finger towards their loyal fanbase, and tries their hardest to appeal to a different, more modern mainstream crowd.

In the end and as a consequence, not only failing hard to get a piece of that pie, but losing the respect and support of those who were with them right from the beginning.


The Good
On the brightest side of things, there are twenty five different airplanes, three helicopters, and two bombers to chose from, each intricately modeled and textured, complete with beautiful, detailed cockpit views.

While the graphics menus are an absolute joke (more on that later), I haven't ran into any problems what so ever, everything works as it should, the framerate is stable, the controls are responsive and there are no visible glitches or problematic bugs typical of bad ports...


The Bad
In an effort to not only simplify the game but make it more "edgy n'cool", the developers introduced a new mechanic that goes by the name of Dog Fighting Mode (DFM for short), a mode that gets you close to the action, glues you to your enemy and takes literally up to about 90% of the control off of your hands, just so you may shoot him down with your suddenly increased aimbot like super accuracy.

As a result, DFM is nothing but an on-rails, scripted, nauseating (boy, that zoom in/out camera/field of view) joke that takes you on a quest you cannot possibly fail; It requires absolutely no skill whatsoever, providing no fun a result.

Such ain't "optional" either, since certain enemies can ONLY be taken down using said mode, and others can also glue themselves to you, forcing such mode on yourself.

...as if that wasn't bad enough, certain enemies will take you on a rather long scripted adventure (you'll notice those right away, they're bullet sponges) and can only be disposed of, once their fancy "scripted" event has come to an end.


For the first time ever in the franchise, we're given the opportunity to take control of an Helicopter (in fact, tree of them); This is indeed a breath of fresh air in the game, but unfortunately its implementation leaves a lot to be desired.

To start off, the shaky, in your face, zoomed in Third-Person camera, has got to be one of the worst I've experienced in a game, the levitating brick occupies almost three quarters of the screen and flies all over the place, making its best efforts to obstruct your view all the time;

Thankfully, there is a cockpit view, and even that has the bad habit of shaking in an exaggerated manner and zooming in every time you lock your weapons on a target.

...now, as far as Helicopter gameplay goes, it could be described almost as a modern generic Third/First-Person Shooter (only clunkyer) and in the air, which consist off gunning down waves upon waves of ground forces who oppose no threat whatsoever (as in challenge), occasionally dodging a missile or two (it's laughable), and maybe, face off another chopper one on one; Oh, and you cannot crash it.

Nothing too complicated... in fact, if you're expecting anything that requires even the slightest amount of thought, strategy and/or skill, you might want to look somewhere else...


Be aware though!

The game has the bad habit of taking the control off of your hands, constantly zooming into whatever goes boom;
Trying a little bit to hard to make people go nuts over rad explosions, I guess...


New to the series are too the Turret Sections, which consist of nothing but press right click for "awesome".

Unfortunately, there are no unique and/or interesting mechanics to the big guns themselves, they don't overheat nor do they run out of ammo, rate of fire doesn't vary from turret to turret neither does the ammunition they consume...

...and as an effect, these sections come off as simplistic, stale, repetitive, and nothing more.

It could be said they exist for the sole reason of instant gratification, and it wouldn't be too far of the truth, as challenge is kept to a bare minimum and all it resorts to, is: Everything you look at explodes and anything that hadn't exploded yet is inoffensive to your mighty immortality.


Which brings me to...

...the Health Bar of old, which is nowhere to be seen, and there is a reason for such;
Our friends at Namco, decided it'd be a good idea to borrow, amongst other things, one of the worst fads in gaming; The absolute ATROCITY that is regenerative health.

Yes, that's right, Planes/Helicopters fix them selves (you'll notice a red screen displaying Critical, Heavy and Light Damage at times);


But wait, this ain't over yet!

If that wasn't ridiculous enough, our beautiful flying machines now bounce of the ground as if they're made of rubber.

Together with "Invincibility Mode", such can be abused to no end...



...but boy, oh boy, there's more;

Amongst other fads brought to the table, is the poor implementation of either intrusive Quick Time Events (QTEs for short), that serve no purpose other than breaking the flow of the game, or QTEs that don't even have an impact on anything (yes some can be ignored completely)!

Some cutscenes are unskippable (thankfully those are very, very few and far in between), forcing you to "take control" of the camera, as in, moving the main character's head to look around, because apparently someone somewhere thought that'd be fun.


To add insult to the injury, not only is our main villain the typical evil Russian guy (because 'Murica, I guess) he's also called Markov; Doesn't this ring a bell?

Even the name is similar to an evil guy from a certain overly successful, yearly franchise that's been copied to the point of exhaustion for the past decade!

...it might seem like I'm nitpicking by now, but it's blatantly obvious who or what this game has drawn inspiration (or should I say lack thereof) from, there's even a boring, uninspired AC130 mission thrown into the mix, and a long boring one at that (actually, most missions overstay their welcome)! Who finds this fun and why?


The Ugly
While this game is properly optimized from my experience, the Graphic Settings menu is a joke, there are only four available options to "tweak", Antialiasing (can only be turned On or Off), Fullscreen, Vsync and Resolution.


On a side note, while the PC version contains all the DLC included, don't even get me started on how ridiculous and overpriced they were on the console version, which used to charge from $4, up to $6 for individual Painting schemes and Aircraft (Not sure if it still does)!

Boy have standards fallen low, uh?


Final Verdict:
Ace Combat Assault Horizon is a game that tries to hard to be the next big thing; Not only does it feel desperate, like a little kid yelling and screaming for attention, it also feels like a compilation of everything that is wrong with games, the industry nowadays and the mentality of those who Publish/Develop the games we used to know and love.

Therefore, earning an abysmal rEvo's rating of 2.5/10


I can't remember a single moment where I was enjoying myself; I felt suffocated in the middle of all of its "edgy" in your face exaggeration, mixed with boring, generic simplified gameplay mechanics...

It felt cheap, it felt empty and it felt outdated...

Outdated in the sense that the kind of game Assault Horizon is trying to be, has been copied and beaten to death multiple times in the past decade.

It's just not its unique thing anymore, and as a result you'll find "Assault Horizon's" core, in any other brown, cinematic (edgy), military (or not), linear, scripted, simplified, over budgeted, mediocre AAA (triple A) game out there...


At the very least, the game's well programmed and functional, doesn't crash nor does it stutter around...
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108 af 170 brugere (64%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
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Indsendt: 24. juli
As a huge fan of all of the Ace Combat titles on the PS/2, this game was a HUGE LETDOWN. Flight controls are extremely limited, and worse yet they added a "dog-fight" feature that locks your plane into place to fire machine guns. So if you enjoy the "flying" element of aviation games, there's no fun to be had here.
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17 af 24 brugere (71%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
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Indsendt: 25. juli
This is the cancer that is killing the video game industry.

Granted, I came expecting an arcade flight sim experience much like Ace Combat 2, 3, 4 and 5. Instead I found an overly and extremely casualized flight sim, if you can even call it a flight sim, full of QTEs and basically a "dogfighting minigame". Whereas in previous games you actually had to outmanouver the enemy top planes here you just press a series of buttons to kill everything.

You can't even fly inverted or do loops. In that regard this game is exactly like the "plane" game AfterBurner for Sega Megadrive that came out in the 90s.

This isn't even worth it at a 90% discount. Do not get this game, it isn't even fun.
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19 af 28 brugere (68%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
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Indsendt: 24. juli
2/10


Looks pretty, but throws everything that made the AC series great out the window in favor of forcing you into a QTE to shoot down every single plane.

And there are a lot of them.

Prepare for 45 minute missions to shoot downa handfull of aircraft

Marvel as you watch your plane magically repair itself mid fligh!

Stare astonished as that common fighter plane dodges your locked missile for the 20th time, forcing you into the half minute-minute long QTE to shoot it down!

Laugh with glee as the Strangereal setting and plot(s) are tossed aside in favor of the real world with a typical summer block buster plot of evil Russians!

Regret spending $5 on it during the sale and go back to playing AC Infinity!
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18 af 29 brugere (62%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
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Indsendt: 12. oktober
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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15 af 25 brugere (60%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
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Indsendt: 27. juli
well ,first thing i'm maniac of Flight Sim , DCS FSX Xplane and Prepar3d , and this game it's oblivious arcade , my Hotas Warthog is completely bugged with aircraft physics,So if you like simulators forget this crap ,for everyone else if you manage to have fun, play with it with mouse and keyboard Michael Bay will be proud of you

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16 af 27 brugere (59%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
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Indsendt: 24. juli
The FOV is making me cry.
The Dogfight mode is a moronic limitation.
The boredom is palpable.
You can't even flip upside down fully and fly inverted.
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16 af 27 brugere (59%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
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Indsendt: 25. juli
You can do a Barrel Roll in a Apache Helicopter.

(P.S. the Idolmaster skins help to)
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Indsendt: 25. juli
I was expecting a light, arcade dogfighting game, but this is more like Call of Duty. Plane does not feel anything like a plane, but no worries, we haz BIIIG EXPLOSIONS!!! And turret sections!! And finishing moves with KILLCAM!!

Terrible console shooter, avoid at all costs.
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5 af 6 brugere (83%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
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Indsendt: 4. august
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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Indsendt: 9. august
Some levels can get tedious and extremely difficult, but for the most part, it is quite enjoyable
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9.3 timer bogført
Indsendt: 15. november
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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Indsendt: 25. juli
a sour and bitter joke. extremely low "tele-lens" FOV, no work-around available; imposibru controls; camera jitters like crazy; dumbest crapware i've tried in a decade.
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Indsendt: 20. december
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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Indsendt: 23. oktober
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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Indsendt: 2. juli
This game will be a good game experience if you're not looking for a super accurate flight simulator. In this game Konami had prefered to follow something more "friendly / arcade" with cinematic appeal.

The campaign will take about 8 hours to complete and it is pretty decent just stay aware that there are many scripted scenes on the game, including the last misstion which is about 90 scripted and it REALLY is annoying.

I recommend playing the game with a controller (used a X360 one here) and get it for a pretty cheap deal since the community isn't playing Multiplayer anymore so you will come up playing only with your friends.
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Indsendt: 16. december
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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Indsendt: 23. juli
I personally hate this game, though I loved the series. The helicopter missions, the dog fighting mode, and the story all contributed to my dislike. I loved the previous games, I've been playing Ace Combat games since I was a kid and love them. I think they should return to their roots. HAWX 1 is probably the best arcade flight combat game on steam right now. If you want something more realistic DCS World is an amazing combat simulator.
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Indsendt: 25. juli
Extremely tedious after a while. There's supposed to be some kind of storyline but I won't be keeping this on my harddrive to find out what it is.
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Indsendt: 24. juli
I finished this game and I enjoyed myself. Here's why:

* Arcade style gameplay. I wasn't looking for a simulator, and this game allowed me to learn to play quickly.
* Pick-up-and-play. Menus weren't a pain to navigate, missions lasted long enough to feel satisfying, but not so long that they interfered with the other things I have to do in life.
* Good graphics. They're not 4k graphics, but the game does look great with it's combination of textures and lighting.
* HUD and UI. The targeting system was good. You can identify enemies, you can spot allies. I don't know if there's a colorblind mode though.
* When you get close to certain targets while dogfighting, the game will switch into a fast paced chase mode. It's really fun, but there's a small learning curve. I thought it made the game more cinematic while still keeping gameplay intact.
* I enjoyed the story. I'm sure there are points against it, but I'm glad the story didn't take itself too seriously while still retaining the drama.
* Multiple airplanes, including helicopters. Helicopters flew well. Some planes steered like cows.
* Scaling difficulty. Lots of easy stuff so you feel like a badass, but the game requires more and more skill from the player as the story continues.

Like any game, there are some bugs and glitches.
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