Become an emergency pilot and test your skills to their limits, as you sit in the cockpit of an emergency helicopter, across more than 40 challenging missions.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (194 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 28, 2014
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Includes 4 items: Car Mechanic Simulator 2014, Construction Machines 2014, Farm Machines Championships 2014, Helicopter Simulator 2014: Search and Rescue

 

About This Game

Become an emergency pilot and test your skills to their limits, as you sit in the cockpit of an emergency helicopter, across more than 40 challenging missions. Choose from 8 models of 'copter, each varying in size, ability and specs.

Fighting forest fires, communication failures, and conducting perilous search and rescue missions are just the start... you'll face many more natural disasters throughout your missions.

2014 edition comes with brand new Sightseeing Mode Challenge, that will allow pilots to explore each island in search of beautiful, but sometimes hard to reach spots with ultra-light helicopter. And if that's not enough there are lots of achievements to unlock. Game engine was also upgraded with newer shader effects to achieve even more stunning visual quality.

Game features:
- 10 different helicopters
- 45 various missions
- over 400km2 of terrain
- changing weather conditions
- well-balanced flight controls
- fully configurable controller support
- sightseeing mode in free play
- Steam achievements

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB GeForce 9600GT or Radeon equivalent with OpenGL support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
    • Additional Notes: Laptop versions of graphics cards may work but are NOT officially supported.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Core i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB GeForce GTS 450 or Radeon equivalent with OpenGL support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
    • Additional Notes: Laptop versions of graphics cards may work but are NOT officially supported.
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 26 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
(Sim experts can skip this review. This is more for the people who are unsure if they should invest time and money into flight sims or not.)

This game has received a lot of flak in the reviews and some of it it really do deserve. However at this time there are only two helicopter sims on steam - not counting plane flight sims - that have helicopters so you are not exactly having too much to choose from.

So why the positive review? This game is at this time the best entry level heli sim on Steam. Better than a certain other more known game. Yes i know THAT game has got tutorials too but it is not so good for newbies. This game does not waste too much time on tutorials and you get into action fairly quickly and get a semi-realistic engine to play with. For a newbie that is enough. Pointless to discuss 'realism' if the potential crowd is not even sure they want to be here in the first place. I am still doing training on that other game after 2hours and that is critical if you are not entirely sure you like the genre.

Turns out i like this but i did not know it until i played this game.

I am currently in the process of getting myself a HOTAS setup so i guess this means i want moar of this stuff and will move on also to plane flight sims. Now a little while ago i was overwhelmed by the stuff in certain other sims and i was not getting anywhere. Then along came this little game with training wheels on.

Game does not carry you very far as the missions get really annoying but you do have some fun for awhile and the free flight mode helps. Therefore i say there IS a place for this game on Steam. Just know what you are buying. Advanced players will not get anything from this.

7/10

edit: Played the game with a simple Logitech 3D pro joystick.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Needs more updates and bug fixes. When flying land disappears!!!
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
I got this for 89 cents. Still want a refund.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Besides the black screen because the intro is broken, I found it wonderful that I couldn't even start the first mission as the game crashed every time! Great quality control Valve!

A+
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
do you like tryign to get your hover between 38 and 40 feet? what about having to use WASD AND the arroows at the same time? THEN THIS IS THE GAME FOR YOU.

I would't recommend this to friends beuase it's picky, hard and not fun, still on mission 1 after 15 tries. I REALLY wanted to give this game a go. BUT man I couldn't fly worth a ♥♥♥♥.. i spent .99 to get this in a mispriced bundle and so far.. I think i overspent.

save yourself time and frustration instead.. punch yourself in the balls.. call it a game.. and you'll be richer and happeir than ifyou played this no physics helicopter masochism game.
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