Heavy Fire: Afghanistan is a super fast playing on-rails shooter set in modern-day Afghanistan featuring tanks, assault vehicles and helicopters. The game offers 60 awards, one machine co-op for up to four, Steam Cloud, Leaderboards and Trading Cards.
User reviews: Mixed (175 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 15, 2014
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February 9

Limited Time Only: Heavy Fire: Afghanistan is $2.99

We're excited about the upcoming release of Reload and to celebrate we're offering HF:A for 40% off. Yep, $2.99. And to celebrate we're temporarily dropping the price on Heavy Fire: Afghanistan. So if you haven't checked this great game out, now's the time!

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February 9

Reload is Coming Friday, 2/13!!

If you enjoyed Heavy Fire, you have to check out Reload, available this Friday at a 10% launch discount.

Reload is a realistic weapons and tactics trainer for one to four players that also happens to be a super fun, super fast playing game.


Features

  • 120+ medals, rankings, and achievements
  • 35+ Scenarios including Hostage Rescue, Sniping, VIP Protection, Olympic
  • Style Shooting, Heavy Weapons and more
  • 25+ weapons and accessories
  • Co-op multiplayer play for up to 4 players and Head To Head Play for 2 Players (one machine)
  • High quality graphics designed for 1080p
  • Steam Cloud, Leaderboards, and Achievements

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Reviews

“The game was exciting, fun, challenging, and rewarding.”
70 – Gamer's Daily

“(A) great game that is worth every penny.”
N/A – RND Games

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About This Game

FAST, DEADLY AND UNRELENTING COMBAT

Heavy Fire: Afghanistan is a super fast playing, high intensity on-rails shooter set in modern-day Afghanistan. Whether fighting up close and personal with guns and grenades, raining down fire from a helicopter or laying waste with a main battle tank, Heavy Fire: Afghanistan is an immediately fun, pickup-and-play experience for hardcore gamers and novices alike.

EXPERIENCE FAST-PACED ACTION SET IN MODERN-DAY AFGHANISTAN

You've battled through some of the most intense combat situations known to man — and it ain't over yet. Afghanistan is teeming with insurgents, and every day brings on new challenges. Today, it's up to you and your men to bring down the enemy. The intelligence reports tell you that enemy forces have been plotting their next move from a shack hidden deep within the forest on a secluded mountainside. You're going to surprise them in their own territory — and you're bringing Heavy Fire.



Stay sharp in this blisteringly fast-paced modern day shooter. Protect your team as you move from cover to cover, eliminating threats as they appear! Fight on foot or in a variety of vehicles including tanks, helicopters, and APCs. Utilize weapons ranging from handguns to mounted cannons and grenades to stay alive, keep fighting, and complete your mission.

Features

  • 24 missions featuring Exclusive Multi-Cover System
  • Experience gut-wrenching, fast-paced action set in modern-day Afghanistan
  • Fight on foot. Fight by tank, assault vehicle, and helicopter
  • More than 60 awards, ranks, and equipment upgrades
  • Co-op multiplayer play for up to 4 players on one machine
  • High quality graphics designed for 1080p
  • Steam Cloud, Leaderboards, Achievements & Trading Cards!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00GHz or similar AMD Athlon 64
    • Memory: 1500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct3D 10 capable video card (NVIDIA® Geforce 8800 GT or AMD® Radeon™ HD 3870 or above) with at least 512 MB video memory. Some low-end integrated cards may not work.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or similar AMD Athlon X2
    • Memory: 4000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct3D 11 capable video card (NVIDIA® Geforce GTS 450 or AMD® Radeon™ HD 5670 or above) with at least 512 MB video memory. Low-end integrated and laptop cards are not recommended.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
Helpful customer reviews
40 of 56 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2014
Alright... LISTEN MAGGOTS! Freedom ain't coming to this hellhole in the middle east if we don't deliver it with big buckets of ammo and loads of gallons of napalm... SHOOT AND BURN YOUR WAY INTO THEIR HEATHEN HEARTS and show them the true meaning of MANIFEST DESTINY!

And remember, always just shoot, these poor ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s don't even speak AMERICAN!
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27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
Having actually been to Afghanistan, I can testify that:

1) Terrorists do, in fact, do cartwheels 5 feet in front of you
2) One bullet kills every bad guy
3) One magazine can take down an armoured vehicle
4) The over use of the phrase "tango down"
5) One Soldier can single-handedly rid the coutnry of terrorists

So ya, if you want a real Afghanistan experience, play the hell outta this game!
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
First off, let's get the elephant out of the room: this is an on-rails shooter. The developer made no attempts to hide the fact, so if you read a review from someone who is particularly irate about this, they probably lack reading and visual interpretation skills.

Heavy Fire: Afghanistan is the guiltiest of pleasures. It's more linear than a triple-A shooter, has a setting that's about as overdone as that pizza I left in the oven last night, and quick-time events that would make David Cage blush. And yet, between the story and dialogue that fumbles with both the English language and basic military jargon, guns that look and sound like they were assembled from the imagination of Call of Duty-playing seven-year-olds, and graphics that give off a "Medal of Honor 2010 played on a toaster" vibe, this game... is pretty fun.

It's a basic on-rails shooter that doesn't really do anything wrong gameplay wise, in a setting that doesn't do anything new, setting-wise. You'll brease through it in two hours, although there's a "Veteran" mode which amps up the difficulty once you've beaten the main story. You could do a lot worse with five dollars... but you could also do a lot better.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
At least it's not Rambo the video game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
I wanted to love this game, but I don't think I can suggest picking it up. The on-rails, arcade-style gameplay was my narcotic throughout grade and middle school; that's transferred over well enough. I forgive it for the uninspiring story, pitiful voice acting, and Stormtrooper-grade A.I.

The fact that guns barely make a sound troubles me most. A close second is the fact that you seem to swivel around on a turntable whenever you're moved down the "rail." I wasn't expected spectacular quality, but goodness, this is awful.

"Shoddy" encapsulates Heavy Fire in a word. It's not worth the bargain on a sale.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
At first before I get into the review, let me explain the game:
1. No video options. Stuck to monitor's maximum hertz. When I mean no video options, I mean like no graphical options like consoles. No resolution, nothing. Guise of the Wolf (which only had a resolution option) even has an option!
2. You have a score at the bottom of your screen. In my opinion, useless.
3. It's an on-rails shooter by Teyon, the same people who made Rambo: The Video Game. BUT, because this was originally made for the Xbox 360 in 2011, they get a free pass right? WRONG!
4. One of the worst ports to PC I've ever seen.

I thought to myself as I saw a bundle with this game in it. "I've beaten Ride to Hell: Retribution, nearly beaten Rambo: The Video Game, played the Slaughtering Grounds and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, how bad can it be?"
OH GOD. So I buy this bundle from bundlestars.com (BTW, great website) for $3.49. I open the game to loud audio and it says, "Controller recommended" so I turn on my wireless Xbox 360 controller for Windows. Ok, three options in the Audio, that's ok. "But I have to use the triggers to change them and press X to accept the options?" From there on, I knew this would be going downhill fast. So I boot up the campaign to see 12 missions and a Veteran mode. I was aparently in the "Rookie" section because I probably would have to beat the game to go into the "Veteran" mode. That's fine. Launching the game, I hear an OK backstory of a soldier and then we arrive on a helicopter to Afghanistan. The first thing I noticed was the sterotype that all Afghans wear either turbans or balacavas. I thought, "Wonderful". The graphics are ok for 2011, so I try to move my standards down a little to that year. When I got into the game though...

The first thing I noticed was the M16 they supplied me with. When you run out of ammo, you have an infinite extra ammo Berreta they switch you over to when you run out of ammo. I'm surprised they added an actually "ammo" feature. When I shoot the gun for the very first time... I said, "The Slaughtering Grounds and Ride to Hell: Retribution have better sound quality than this!" The gun sounded like you tapped a button on your controller. The pistol has a very small sound. Then I noticed that I was invincible. I couldn't die, like I was a god. My health wouldn't go down (speaking of which there is no difficulty option) and then I got worried. After I beat the first level, I'd rather "masturbate with sandpaper".

DO NOT BUY THIS GAME! $3.00 isn't worth it, heck, it's worth $0.05 for maybe a giggle with your friends.
Rating:
0.3/10
The only reason it gets 0.3 is because the ok graphics for 2011. For people like me who like to play the dark-depths-of-hell games like me, this might be worth it to you. The only other reason I'd get it is if you love arcade rail-shooters that much. Everyone else: STAY AWAY FOR YOUR LIFE!

P.S: RAMBO: THE VIDEOGAME IS BETTER BY INFINITE AMOUNTS COMPARED TO THIS!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan is a on rails shooter developed by the same people who did Rambo the video game but will this be a better game than that or the same mess ? In Heavy Fire: Afghanistan you play as Will who is re telling his war stories that we relive and play through shooting our way through a war. So how is this game ? This game is bad and thats pretty much all i can say about it. Now as on rails shooter theres not much to say about it. You are put on a track and as soon as you clear out a room of enemies you progress on a track. But the game has many problems. Lets start off with the good. The game has pretty fun gameplay but even that wears out very fast. But now for the bad and theres alot to say here. The game is buggy and the hit detection is horrible. The game looks okay but the resolution problems really affect the game since its hard to tell where the enemies are when everything looks the same. The game is easy and also really short. The story is abysmal. The game also has one big problem. You have to make an account for the game if you want for the game to save. If you dont make an account the game will delete all youre progress. Overall the game is buggy and not fun to play and even though i love on rail shooters i cant recommend this game cause simply put it its not fun at all. Only get this game at a major discount otherwise skip this game. I give Heavy Fire: Afghanistan a 3/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
Let me explain why I wouldn't recommend it to YOU.

Heavy Fire: Afghanistan is a FPS rail-shooter. That means you are able to play with one hand (advantage for people with one arm!)...the other hand can grab into a chip package or to the next drink. That hears nice, but it's so damn boring with the time.

As the name says you are in Afghanistan and you are American...so...I think that's all I have to say.

It has positive aspects...some...few.

++ it was a nice (more or less) experience
++ the graphic is better than the potatoe engine of RAMBO.
+ the achievements are easy (but you lose 3 hours of your lifetime)
+ if it's in sale for less than one €, it's acceptable
+ reminds me of Moorhuhn
+ I think that was it

Here comes the talibans!

- I didn't saw Osama
- every terrorist looks like the other next to him (look the pictures)
- the sunlight is one big flashbang
- baddest dialogues in history
- enemys die with one shot...ONE...not in the head, no into their fckng arm!
- never laughed so hard about physics!
------> threw a grenade in front of me, survived.
------> destroyed a tank with a pistol...about 3 magazines á 14 shots
- 5 weapons...
- no crosshair :-(
- reload a weapon in under 2 seconds
- playtime was about 2 and half hours
- You are a damn american hero and you kill over 100 talibans (in one mission!), but you don't get shot any time - like in real war

I got this game for free and now I know why...It's a nice experiences if you didn't played a rail-shooter before. After you made the experiences you can delete it. If some like the game I respect that.
I'm honest and I just played this game for the easy achievements...hihihihi

A really simple point and click Muslim killing simulator: 3/10
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
Another day, another arcade-style game.

This time it's a rail shooter, closest comparison is definitely the Namco series Time Crisis. That's a good model to crib from, as most of the games in that series are great. Unfortunately, Heavy Fire: Afghanistan misses the mark.

This is going to come off as a really unfair comparison review. I don't care for writing these, since all too often they boil down to: "Why play this? When you can play this instead?" Also, what's the alternative? The PS2 has quite a few of the Time Crisis games, but you need the console, the games, the Guncon controllers, and a suitable TV. There's also the PS3 compilation pack that includes a couple Crisis games, but you still need the system, the games, a couple of Move controllers, etc etc. HF:A is a game you probably already own via a bundle, so let's try and make the most of it.

The biggest issue I have with the game is the length. It's about 2 hours long. Content is king but when it comes to arcade games, brevity is the soul of excellence(???). The 2 hour play-time involves a lot of padding. Each of the 12 stages is more of what you'd expect from a rail shooter. Go to an area, shoot all of the enemy soldiers, move onto the next one. This repeats over and over again with hardly any variation. The bad-guys are in different locations, but little else changes. Arcade rail-shooters generally take around 15-25 minutes to complete, and yet they still do a lot more in that shorter span of time. There are different types of enemies, some are on a variety of vehicles, others attack from all sorts of angles. Boiled down to the basics, rail-shooters hinge on the shooting gallery aspect, where your accuracy and reflexes are what keep you alive. It's how you dress everything up that keeps them interesting. HF:A doesn't do this often enough, despite how long it takes to complete.

That's not to say HF:A is nothing but soldiers firing away. Every now and then there's a guy with a knife, a heavy-gunner on a pick-up, a couple BTRs, and a Hind. Unfortunately the biggest different between the latter three adversaries is the number of bullets they take to destroy. All you have to do is make sure to get behind cover when you hear the machinegun rev up. Part of the problem I suppose is that this game is very loosely based on reality. I can't go into it expecting things like cyborgs, a final boss that's actually a brain in a jar surrounded by laser cannons, a plot to destroy America with a satellite, etc. Still, there seems like there could be a lot more variety. Give some of those soldiers different guns and have them employ different tactics. Most of the time all the enemies do is run to a particular spot and start firing away, only occasionally ducking behind cover. Something as simple as having some enemies running while shooting at you would have added a lot to the game.

Another problem with HF:A is that it isn't quite sure what it wants to be. The guns you unlock come with larger clips and by the end you've got an LMG and going Rambo on the soldiers. Rail-shooters usually fall into two camps by this point. You've got titles like Virtua Cop and Time Crisis where you're given pistols that require constant reloading, and then on the opposite end of the spectrum there are games such as L.A. & N.Y. Machineguns, Space Gun, and Rambo (the somewhat recent Sega arcade release). HF:A tries to do both (sorta like Time Crisis 3 & 4) but it never really works. For most of the game you just end up feeling like you're over-equipped, so there's no strategy. It's unfortunate that making the player-character into a 1-4 man army would have stretched the narrative far too thin. A game where you walk into an enemy base and destroy everything in minutes would have been far more exciting. Soldiers are pouring in so you gotta shoot them all, then the tanks roll in, maybe shoot some jets out of the sky. Basically this game would be turned into a next-gen Operation Wolf.

So this definitely turned out to be a comparison review. It feels like all I did was mention a bunch of games you'd be better off spending your time with. You could probably play through at least four of them in the time it would take to get through Heavy Fire: Afghanistan, and they'd all be more entertaining.

SKIP
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Bad graphics, horrible audio, generic campaign. One of the worst on rail shooters I have played.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. I REPEAT, DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. It's basically a combo of CoD4MW, BF3, and TIme Crisis combined, except everything that made them good was badly executed in this game. It's hard (try the last mission, it's hell on earth.) This game is only worth it if you got it for free, plus the easy 100% and three free trading cards soften up the wound, but I wouldn't buy this game at any costs, STEER CLEAR FROM ANY GAME MADE BY TEYON, EVEN THE RAMBO GAME.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Decent on rails shooter. Bad voice acting , gun sounds, and very sterotypical "murica ftw plot and characters" but the game itself it maybe worth the low asking price (5 usd) and definitely worth it during a discount or part of a bundle if you are looking for a on rails shooter
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
Pretty boring game.....

nothing is wrong but boring :<
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
The best Terrorist Killing Simulator on Market!
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Listen ''America f*ck yeah'' song while playing this game

5/5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
I was actually suprised that i enjoyed the game. Its an arcade style shooter THAT IS WAY MUCH BETTER THAN RAMBO THE GAME!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
Duckhunt with soldiers.

the good:
- different response rates for controller and mouse
- partially destructable enviroment
- reasonabily fun

the bad:
- feels outdated
- you only shoot and take cover
- the upgrades have little meaning

meh. (5.5/10)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2014
Best game eva

CoD MW4 10/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
have played this game for 77 minutes and quite honestly cannot play anymore due to the poor mouse sensitivity issues in regard to the fact that you have no option to change the sensitivity in the options. I have played the typing of the dead and rambo the video game with the same mouse and not had this issue and regard these games as better rail shooters with a bit more thought behind them. I have read the negative reviews about people not being able to control the character and missing the point of what a rakl shooter is and the call of duty on rails reference whcih i found bizarre as the first 2 call of duty games that i have played do not have the modern warfare theme that Heavy Fire Afganistan has! Yes this game is cheaoper but really not worth it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Sorry but such a crappy game... Graphic are ok but all the rest is just garbage, sound weapon recoil... Had more fun with Operation Wolf.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Why play Call of Duty when this game basically distills every COD game since Modern Warfare into its gameplay for a tenth of the price? Go here, shoot these guys, go there, shoot those guys, blow up this APC. Oh no a helicopter! Grab that rocket launcher. Etc.
As a an added bonus, you can even play it with a sandwich in the other hand, because only wimps really need to duck for cover.

Seriously though, this is a great nostalgia trip for anyone who remembers virtua cop/ time crisis light gun games at the arcade. The levels are bite sized so you can drop in for a few minutes when you feel like it. Voice acting is cheesy without being annoying and graphics fit the theme of being an arcade game. Nothing that will break your computer but also not horrible. All of the achievements are also very achievable which is always nice considering the ridiculous requirements some games have. It's not a $40, $20 or even a $10 game but for $5 or less it's worth a look if you feel like a bit of brainless shooting practise.
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