The best-selling Comanche series returns with this fast-paced action game that places you at the controls of a Comanche RAH-66 helicopter. In 6 single player campaigns and multiplayer, the game combines serious firepower with effortless controls and stunning, interactive terrain.
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Positive (41 reviews) - 82% of the 41 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 15, 2001

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Buy Novalogic Classics Volume One: Machines of War

Includes 6 items: Armored Fist 3, Comanche 4, F-16 Multirole Fighter, F-22 Lightning 3, MiG-29 Fulcrum, Tachyon: The Fringe

Buy NovaLogic Everything Pack

Includes 15 items: Armored Fist 3, Comanche 4, Delta Force, Delta Force 2, Delta Force Land Warrior, Delta Force Xtreme 2, Delta Force — Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre, Delta Force: Black Hawk Down, Delta Force: Task Force Dagger, Delta Force: Xtreme, F-16 Multirole Fighter, F-22 Lightning 3, Joint Operations: Combined Arms Gold, MiG-29 Fulcrum, Tachyon: The Fringe

 

About This Game

The best-selling Comanche series returns with this fast-paced action game that places you at the controls of a Comanche RAH-66 helicopter. In 6 single player campaigns and multiplayer, the game combines serious firepower with effortless controls and stunning, interactive terrain.

Features

  • NON-STOP ASSAULT — Blast away at tanks, jets, aircraft carriers, helicopters, missile-launching troops and more.
  • UNLEASH THE POWER — Shoot Hellfire and Stinger missiles, rockets and a 20mm cannon.
  • AIRBORNE IN MINUTES — Quickly master flying and fighting using the keyboard & mouse, or for the sim fan, joystick, throttle & pedal controls.
  • STUNNING INTERACTIVE TERRAIN — Immerse yourself in detailed environments with rotor wash, shadows, terrain scarring and spectacular explosions.
  • 6 EXTREME CAMPAIGNS — Fly across urban, forest, arctic, desert and sea environments while you protect diplomats, support Delta Force, subdue renegade forces, attack warships and more.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP & Vista
    • Processor: Pentium II 450MHz or better
    • Memory: 128MB minimum
    • Graphics: Direct3D w/ 16MB or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX version 8.0 or higher (included)
    • Hard Drive: 250MB Free
    • Sound: DirectX-compliant
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31 of 31 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
YES OH GOD YES! One of the classics! Grab your joysticks and unleash the fire! I liked Comanche 3 better, but 4 is good too. Great controls, interesting missions, challenging, fun and in-depth.

Warning: it is OLD and it shows. It really does. It's not an easy game either. I recommend it with all my heart anyway
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28 of 28 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
I still remember playing this game in 2005, a truly epic helicopter flying experience. Graphics in this game are just great and enjoyable for its time of release (2001). Gameplay combines simulation with arcade controls, missions participate on many locations were action is both on ground and air and voice acting is realistic as gameplay, which is just incredible and amazing.
For me 10/10 for this nice classic sim.

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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
This game is THE helicopter game. It is an old game, yes, but personnaly I find it very amusing and nice to play! I used to play it when I was younger and now that I refound it I am so happy. You can play alone or multiplayers. It is better playing with a joystick. You actually can do everything you want with your helicopter : you can follow the mission but you can also .... get crazy! and kill your allies, destroye trucks, trains, gasoline tanks etc... . When you fight the enemy, it can be against another helicopter or against ground units. As well, you have several types of missile, rocket etc.. . Most people will dislike it because it is old and there are nowadays better helicopter games, yes but well you have to try Commanche 4 which is epic!


69 / 100
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
Comanche 4 is quite OLD and it shows. It really does. But for a 2001 game, it is to be expected! Still, I had fun playing this helicopter simulation. The game is quite challenging as if you get destroyed, you have to restart the whole mission. Thankfully (or not), the missions aren't very long and you can beat the game under 4 hours, sadly.

PROS:
+Interesting missions.
+Tight controls (plays very well with Keyboard and Mouse).
+Gameplay is great!
+Authentic and very accessible (easy learning curve).
+Game works without a hitch on modern systems.

CONS:
-Graphics are indeed dated for modern gaming but I'd guess it wasn't that great looking back in 2001. Also, knowing Novalogic, that never were their strong suite anyway.
-Might not appeal to the hard-core sim fans.
-Very short campaign mode (can be beaten under 4 hours).

RECOMMENDATION:
To any and all fan of military helicopter simulation, I'd say give this game a whirl!

RATING:
7.5 / 10
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2014
a great game i remeber when this first came out in 2001 and ive still got the case for it
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2014
the game shows its age, but it's still a nice chopper sim
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Tons of fun, and still runs great on Win 7 x64. Max resolution is kind of low, but overall graphics are still running fine.

Comanche 4 is an enjoyable mix of fun and realism - realism to an extent that you can jump in, figure things out quickly, then play a few missions. There is no flight model, so there's really no steep learning curve. The only thing a player needs to practice is detecting anti-air and learning how to use cover to engage.

I miss Novalogic, and I wish they would give some of these older games some TL&C. Comanche 4, along with Armored Fist are gem's of the past - unfortunately Armored Fist doesnt run - but bring back some great nostaglia.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
Great helicopter sim ever based my opinion. Easy control, so we don't need have a lot time to play well. Just remember some necessary button, so we can fly and launch hellfire to enemy bunker. :),
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2011
True classic
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
44.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Good game. I like it's fast-paced gameplay.

In fact, I think this is an exciting flight shooting game. The player doesn't need to avoid enemy radar detection. The only thing is how to avoid incoming missiles and destroy the enemy!
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a9249
0.3 hrs
Posted: June 29
Its incredibly dated and clunky. Flight sim games are few and far between so I am usually willing to overlook a lot, but this is a bit too much. Move on.
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Majesticat
0.2 hrs
Posted: June 24
There arent options for throttle, pitch, or roll, and I was hoping to use HOTAS. :( Beware if you have a joystick. The only movement controls are basically raise/lower elevation buttons and move foward, back, left, and right; might be good for a controller. Wasn't able to get into it 'cause I was disappointed about this.
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Danimal
16.9 hrs
Posted: April 28
Exactly as I remember it. This is a classic game series which I loved to play back in the day and it's awesome to have it back today! Very glad to have found this on steam as my old copy got lost. Highly recommend!!
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Desert Eskimo
2.2 hrs
Posted: March 13
I really enjoyed this game from my youth, and when i got it i was happy to relive the experience, and it was not very great.
There is only one problem i have with the game, and it's a big one. I have a modest computer which should have no trouble running a game this old, and yet every 5-10 seconds there would be a frame rate stutter that would last around a second. Very annoying, and i do not know if it is my computer's problem or wether it is just not optimized... or something like that.

Actually there was one thing i didn't like about the gameplay. I get it, Comanche is a fast stealth helicopter with powerful weapons, and the game is not supposed to be very easy, but alot of the enemies (in later missions) all have these super powerful anti air missiles that takes just 3 seconds to lock onto you and not even the Flares will save you. but actually this is probably just my problem for wanting to go in guns blazing vs modern military force because it worked so well against Pirates with terrible weapons.
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Chatterbox
2.3 hrs
Posted: February 4
Aboslutely love this game, lots and lots of childhood memories right here. Easy controls, fun to fly around and destroy everything, can even turn on your team if you want to. Graphics aren't the greatest but what do you expect from a game this old? Classic. Great game.
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nelorain
0.4 hrs
Posted: January 8
Doesnt work for me says my graphics fails its test. (gtx 960)
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Dumb.Dumb
2.1 hrs
Posted: January 3
It got old, and it was not so good back then.
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Cossack-HD
1.6 hrs
Posted: December 27, 2015
I first played a demo of this game which came with a GeForce 4 graphics card. I thought it was fun back then in 2002 and I kept playing it occasionally even in 2008. Now, 13 years later, I remembered this thing existed and found full version of Comanche 4 on Steam.

Pros:
1. Militaristic feel to the game. Still somewhat immersive.
2. Explosions looking good.
3. Distant explosion sound travels across levels, that means you don't hear explosions instantly when they happen a mile away.
4. Elevation toggle control and stuff, pretty solid controls.
5. Diverse missions.

Cons:
1. Only few 4:3 resolution presets. No custom resolutions support, not even using .ini tweaking. This is fatal. I can stand dated graphics, but playing 4:3 on a relatively small 16:9 screen never feels good. I could use scaling though, but I doubt I can accept stretched visuals nowadays.
2. You can't see much beneath you and can't shot what you don't see (unless you've locked on a target, but you need to see it in order to lock on). This is not how helicopter cannons work, m8. They should point atleast 45 down, but in this game it's limited by tilt and vertical FOV. This forces you to fly on low altitudes which is not what I'd expect from a game like this.
3. All intense fighting equals "rapidly clicking right mouse button to lock on targets and shooting down the targets with the corresponding weapon".

Will I recommend this game? If you are OK with playing on 4:3 resolutions and not afraid of ♥♥♥♥ ripping hardcore missions, this might be waht you seek. Otherwise, it's a thumb down.
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