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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.
Release Date: Feb 28, 2014
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$9.99

About the 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
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
    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
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
289 products in account
62 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
No, just no. Another one of these damn horrible "simulators".
I paid 1€ for it, no way I would pay more than that for it.
Posted: July 26th, 2014
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
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5 reviews
0.1 hrs on record
Crashes in the first mission :D
Posted: May 26th, 2014
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
132 products in account
1 review
27.2 hrs on record
YES! I've been waiting for a game like this. This game is lots of fun, entertaining and you can spend many hours of interesting tasks to solve. Helicopter Simulator 2014 Search and Rescue is entertainment, fun and excitement for everyone, but not for the hardcore flight simulation player. You can not save during the play, but that is not negative, because the missions get thereby a higher voltage and you have to stay on task. You can pause at any time by pressing the ESC key. The maps are freely accessible, you can fly around everywhere or walk around. It has many different camera views, from inside cockpit and from outside and zoomable. First Person and Third Person. The missions and objectives are imaginative and exciting. While it is not a simulation in burlap sense, nevertheless one must always be careful how and where you fly. Transport rack system can alter the flight characteristics. You have sent the helicopter control as obstacles such as houses, trees, cranes, etc. are available.

I can recommend this game each of you with helicopters performing work orders such as search, rescue, transport etc. Most Helicopter simulations are either primitive and boring or have a very complicated and complex mechanism in the control. In this game, you have to not torment with complicated skilled technical details. The keyboard is completely configurable. I like to play with mouse and keyboard but you can also use the joystick. With the latest update, many problems have been solved and I have found no more bugs. The sound of the helicopter is acceptable. The graphics quality is not comparable to modern expensive high-end games, but for the pure helicopter jobs, it is sufficient. An increase of the development potential in the graphic quality would be desirable, because who does not fly like a beautifully designed landscape. ;-) I play with a resolution of 2560x1440 and the game runs very smoothly. For this game, I would have gladly paid more. Compared to other helicopter games it is more than worth the money.

My personal opinion, the negative reviews of the hardcore simulation players, the game does not do justice. it's not a arcade game but also no real simulation. It is for those players who want to play the exciting helicopter missions like, who like to carry out support orders and a challenge in solving complex and tricky requirements with the atmosphere and the thrill of a helicopter, but their playing time do not want to invest in complicated technical manuals and control.

Posted: March 9th, 2014
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
323 products in account
3 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
The game crash in Tutorial Mission.
This game crash in First MIssion.
This game crash in all missions.
In other words...

THIS GAME NOT WORK, the forum is full of people with the same crashes...

DONT BUY IT, you have 70% probably dont work you.

Buy it on your own risk
Posted: May 18th, 2014
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
184 products in account
9 reviews
21.7 hrs on record
hell yeah its one of the Sims i can play that aint boring or too damn hard to play because of its realism. i suggesy that anyone before buying should watch a gameplay of it first. See if it is interesting or not. then make a decision.
Posted: March 7th, 2014
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321 of 370 people (87%) found this review helpful
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11 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
First Look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo0QSSho8Po
Ignore the "Helicopter Simulator" section of the game name, as it's not really a proper simulator of helicopter flying. I saw people asking in the discussions about things like trackIR, pedals and joysticks. This really isn't that sort of game so definitely don't buy it if that's what you're looking for. This is a search and rescue game that basically gives you a helicopter with basic controls (which are okay to handle but I found it a bit difficult on the landing) and gives you a number of missions where you must go and save people in various conditions.

The gameplay is very basic, and really feels quite dated. In the first mission I played it had strange requirements that made no sense. Why do I have to be at a certain height for a man to go down a rope to pick someone up? It's like artificial difficulty because the game would otherwise be rather mundane. Sadly it had the opposite effect as it just made it needlessly annoying.

The draw distance for detail on the ground is very poor so you have to be pretty much crashing into the trees below to see them appear at the same detail you'd have when you were on the helipad. The models are simple and textures are relatively low quality. The cockpit view was a definite disappointment. It didn't run all that well either, and didn't feel at all optimized. The loading screens were also abnormally long.

In comparison to the detailed and thoughtful "Car Mechanic Simulator" title they released recently, this is a huge drop in quality. I'm not saying you should steer well clear of this game, but I wouldn't recommend it either.
Posted: February 28th, 2014
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