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.
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Overall:
Mixed (246 reviews) - 52% of the 246 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 15, 2014

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“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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan is an enjoyable on the rails shooter
Gameplay
You start off the game by creating a profile, and then you enter the world as a man named Will, who has just joined the marines, you go through a number of missions with you're new found self all while, shooting enemies, disabling traps, bombing grenades, hearing "TANGO DOWN!" a million times, shooting through planes and machines guns, as well spending skill points in your armory, which can upgrades things like weapons and health, which can really change how well you do in some missions, as you progress through your profile you earn in-game ranks! Which some are steam achievements! After you finish the 12 operations you unlock, almost a hardcore mode, where you run back through the missions with thier difficulty increased, called Vetaran mode.

Pros:
Combat System - The game has a highly enjoyable combat system, throwing grenades, destroying tanks and cars, having to pick up ammo drops and grenades, the on-rails part of the game is a hit and miss with some players but I find it really fun to have to know where the camera is and avoid shooting my own teammates.
Controls - The controls are quite easy to comprehend and arnt all over the place like some other games.
Obstacles - The game is quite inventive with the obstacles it has to offer, the game uses even things like SUNLIGHT as an obstacle so that players cant see some enemies as well, and HF:A also has checkpoints in case you die!
Graphics - The graphics arnt too amazing as the game was really originally made in 2011, but at that point in time these graphics would be considered well done, and I believe they are decent.
Steam Integration - Having steam trading cards and achievements are a great edition to the game, that just add that little extra inch that makes the game even better!
THE PRICE! - The price of the game is only 3 dollars! And thats not even on sale or in a bundle! Its amazing the game isnt more because it really feels like a 10 or 15 dollar game!

Cons:
Storyline - The story line in the game isnt too well done, most of the mission statements are short and not very exciting to the player, cut scenes arnt very amazing either.
Setting - Where the game takes place, in fictional Afghanistan, has been done many times before this and is quite a common setting to see a shooter game bieng held.
Voice Acting+Sound Effs - The voices arnt too well done and alot of people have problems with the gun shooting sounds, these arnt HORRIBLE to the game, but it isnt a pro thats for sure.

I would rate this game 7/10
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan is a great game. If you have played alot of shooters, and cant stand ontherails shooters I would suggest you not get the game because it isnt too far off your classic shooter. But obstacles like sunlight and machine guns, and the low price of the game, and the challenging aspects of the later gameplay really make this game amazing, $3 is a great price for 5+ hours of gameplay and even more if you want to delve into veteran mode. WIth 9 hours of gameplay I still havnt beaten the first 12 missions and I plan to keep coming back and taking on these missions and getting those achievements. I enjoy the game alot and Im sure you will too!

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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
My time on this game is skewed due to leaving it open for the cards and forgetting that the launcher counts as "time played."


With that said, this game is pretty poor. It is similar in quality to the Rambo on-rails shooter video game that came out some time ago. Dialogue is clunky, the story isn't engaging, aiming and the "feel" of the guns is off. It probably doesn't help that I played a much better on-rails shooter (Blue Estate), but this game is a harsh step backwards.

The only saving gracy(?) is that it is cheap.
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55 of 75 people (73%) found this review helpful
20 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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38 of 48 people (79%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2014
I can understand the negative reviews. People are used to FPS with a free movement, more weapons and more gameplay. I can also understand that you can get bored with the repetitve scenes. And well, it's true that in the easy mode, you have often sunlight in the eyes and being blind to any enemies. True, the fact that the controller can't be set for player 1 is also annoying as the default keys for the keyboard aren't natural at all for me (AZERTY keyboard...). However, I don't understand the "outdated graphics". Seriously, you don't need CoD graphic quality to enjoy a war FPS! Graphics are good in my opinion.

And besides, the gameplay is nervous. Once you progress in the game, you can see more enemies at the screen. And when the Veteran mode is unlocked, some stuf change. Like the fact that the enemy is quicker to hurt you. I'm not used to rail shooter, I prefer "normal FPS" but it doesn't mean that I didn't enjoy it.


And for the controller thing? Developers will fix that in the next update (well normally).

Anyway, anyone is entitled to its opinion. I enjoyed this game. It's not the Game of the Year. Sure, if you're a lover of great graphics (à la CoD), you'll be disappointed. But I don't think that graphics make a game. Everything is coherent in the game, apart dates. I totally recommend it, not because I'm in love with this game, but mainly because it's still fun to beat high scores...

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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
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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