Air Missions: HIND is an action combat flight simulator based on the Russian Mi-24 Hind assault helicopter. You will be deployed to the battlefield either on your own or with a friend.
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Very Positive (69 reviews) - 89% of the 69 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 21, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We think that players feedback during the Early Access is very important for improving the gaming experience when it is released.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It is hard to state the exact date at this point, however, we are planning to leave the Early Access period in 4 to 5 month. The final version will be released before the end of the summer of 2016, if everything goes on schedule.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Currently, the game is only 35 percent finished. In addition, the game only supports English and Japanese at this point. Voice acting is not even ready. We are planning to add Russian language as well if possible.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Game is stable, but stability issues may appear. We have several campaign missions, instant action, multiplayer battles and co-op missions. The leaderboards and achievements are working properly.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price of the game is 20 percent cheaper while in Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are looking forward to see your feed backs! - We will take every feedback seriously to improve the game! At this point, we would love to improve the gameplay controls as much as possible.

Of course, Any kind of suggestions are welcome!
Let us know what you want!”
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June 5

Third Early Access Update (v0.640)

After another few weeks, we uploaded the update for Air Missions: HIND featuring two new missions and the new helicopter!

https://youtu.be/mJoPuuj5wyw

Missions:
One of the missions is about airfield and city attack in Easter Europe. On the airfield there are six enemy helicopters prepared to stop you! The next mission is something for "lovers" of Evacuation mission: the "Evacuation 2" mission :-), sorry guys! But hope this mission will have better reputation, because there you need to land of the rooftop to pick up soldiers, plus you are asked to demolish two of the tall buildings!

Helicopter:
We have added Ka-50 helicopter flyable in coop missions, instant battles and test flight. You can unlock also the Vikhr (AT-16) laser guided missiles, which is completely new guidance in compared to SACLOS or MCLOS missiles. The Vikhr missiles are guided by laser, so you need just activate missile control (or autohover) pick the square cross to your target, wait while target will be locked, and fire the missile - that's all! Note that if missile is on it's way to the target you can't lock new target, because helicopter has only one laser, however you can fire second missile to same target.

Few other things worth to mention:

-We make a better sound (thanks to my friend Jaroslav for tips about sounds)! We added low-pass and reverb effect to distance emitters. I think it turns nicely into improvement of game's sound!

-Added two new settings to difficulty - Friendly fire option and possibility to get damaged helicopter by close explosion.

-Possibility to turn off the camera auto-centre in cockpit view or external view, for pilots who using the software mapping the TrackIR to mouse.

-You can now demolish the buildings.

-Fixed a bit physics during hovering and flying in "Pilot" mode.. It is better now? Let us know!

-And other small fixes as you reported in forums or we discovered!

See you in the air!

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April 24

Second Early Access Update (v0.630)

After few weeks, we finally uploaded the update for Air Missions: HIND featuring two brand new missions with CO-OP support!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuR9k-Ya1wY

This two missions taking place in Eastern Europe. In first mission "Destroy communication" you will be deployed behind enemy lines to destroy the bridges and radio station. In second mission "Lurking in the trees" you will helps the allied ground forces find the lurking tanks. For this objective we highly recommend to use the Infra camera. You can play both missions in CO-OP mode.

Except this two missions we tried to improve some other things, here is the list:

  • Improved boarding of persons - Like in mission "Evacuation" or in "Destroy communications" missions, now the passengers approaching helicopter, and you must wait until they will aboard your helicopter.. previously it was done by some predefined cutscenes, now should be more natural. Also, this is half-way to support the door animation (open/close) we would like to add in future, after landing you will require to open the door before passenger will aboard.

    We would like to also improve in future the Test Flight mode and turn it into some "taxi" mode where you will pick-up the passengers and cargo.

  • Joystick support improvements - now there are natively supported three flightstick devices (for players who love to play with flightstick, throttle and pedals as separate devices). We added the invert option for tail rotor (useful for pedals configuration)

  • New control settings screen - we added several new options like hot switch into infra camera or you can now customize toggling style for weapon control, autohover, focus to target or infra camera. There are available two options "hold to activate" or "toggle on/off". Notice: Due to this change you may experiencing that some of your previous inversion settings could be reset to default!

  • Another small detail - we added the rotation of wheels during vehicle movement! In future we would like to add also the dust particles.

  • Implemented the first version of bomb view, when you hold the key for focus to target while you have bombs or dispenser armed, camera is focused to area where will bombs impact terrain.

  • We tried to fix the stuttering of helicopter in casual mode on machines with lower FPS. Hope it's better now!.

  • English text was revised, let us know if it's better now, we appreciate any feedback!
That's end of the briefing! See you in the air, pilots! (or in forum, please report when something not working as expected! :-) )

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About This Game

Air Missions: HIND is action combat flight simulator based on the Russian Mi-24 Hind assault helicopter, also known as the "Flying Tank". Equip the weapon of your choice! - UPK 23 machineguns, GUV gunpods, FAB bombs, and variety of missiles. Use those weapons to tear up the sky in single player and multiplayer modes.

  • Three control modes for casual and experienced players
  • Over fifteen missions based on fictional conflicts;
  • Three different battlefields - Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Barents Sea
  • Singleplayer and Multiplayer mode, including Campaign missions, Deathmatch, Instant Action, and Co-operative missions
  • AAM, MCLOS, SACLOS, S-5, S-8, S-13, S-24 - Use those to destroy the enemy!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: DualCore - 2,5 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX10.1 compatible with 1GB VRAM and ShaderModel 4.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 4000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Quadcore - 3,5 GHz
    • Memory: 8192 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX11.1 compatible with 4GB VRAM and ShaderModel 5.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
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Overall:
Very Positive (69 reviews)
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LucidToaster79
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 20
Like the game in general.. dislike the door gunner though, clunky and hard to control.. mouse option to control it maybe?? Also would like to actually fly back to base at the end of my missions, enfasis on realism is the main reason we buy sims i think..
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RUSTIC1
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 12
terrible game!
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Monstrolegume
( 16.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3
I just loved the game, I was transported in time to the golden age of simulators, a time when you could play a hybrid of simulator/game. It was the most satisfying experience I have in years.
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Frosty Jim
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3
I love my PC and it's rare I would ever get the feeling of wanting to throw it out the window, but this game changed that. Helicopter handles horribly, weapons unnecessarily weak, irritating missions (kill X tanks before timer runs out, etc). Good idea, but too much in the no man's land between arcade and simulator.
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[ShRv] McMei May Cree 4 SE
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 29
So far in EA, Air Missions: HIND lacks some polish, needs to change some fonts and get to do some serious work on the campaign aspect. Which is really not that bad for EA - especially since the hard part, flying, is aced. HINDs feel very good to fly. The line between arcade and simulation is set so that it's easy to get into - and yet you still get to enjoy helicopter-specific maneuverability. While you can play it like a "tank in 3d space" on easiest control mode, the highest one gives you enough realism to feel just right.

As of now (v0.63) the value proposal as-is is lacking - as can be expected in NA obviously. Nevertheless the game has really good prospects - with just a few additions of more "instant-action" missions replay-ability would jump through the roof. A few more options here, a few difficulty settings there, some challenges and new missions - is all the game needs, and the framework is already there and working.

All in all, while a lot of work and love is still needed, the game shows a very good promise and - more importantly - Dev team seems to be well within the ability to provide.
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GrandPa Gaming NL
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
This is a great game, love it!

My full English review is here: http://grandpagaming.blogspot.nl/2016/05/air-missions-hind-review-english.html
Mijn volledige Nederlandse Beoordeling is hier: http://grandpagaming.blogspot.nl/2016/05/air-mission-hind-review-nederlands.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftBPFSsnKqk

My conclusion: If you like helicopters and flight simulators, this is an excellent game to get. It's fun to fly, but it can get challenging at times. There are a number of flight modes, suiting novice and expert pilots. It's not a full simulator, but not arcade either, it's a good mix. The graphics are good and everything is very responsive. It's fun to play now and I assume it can only get better. My verdict? This early access game gets a 8 out of 10. It's good, but there is room to improve as well.

Mijn conclusie: Houd je van helikopters of vluchtsimulaties, dan is dit een uitstekend spel om te hebben. Een plezier om te vliegen, maar kan wel uitdagend zijn. Er zijn een aantal vluchtmodes, van beginnende piloot tot aan expert. Het is geen volledige simulator, maar ook geen arcade, het is een goede mix van beide. Grafisch is het spel goed en alles reageert prima. Het is nu al leuk om te spelen en zal, naar ik aanneem, alleen maar beter worden. Mijn beoordeling? Dit spel in vroegtijdige toegang krijgt can mij een 8 van de 10. Het is goed, maar er is zeker ruimte voor verbetering.
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russ0164
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 25
its ok maybe not worth £10 tho and how the hell do you change the Res on this bloody game ??? its not in the settings. seriously need to sort out the nasty thick green lines on the sighting system it seriously lets the game down and targeting . Please sort it the game deserves better
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Griseus Lupus
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 23
This game is fantastic. It looks good, it runs good, and it plays good. I've only had one crash, but aside from that, it runs very smooth. Plus, with the difficulty settings ranging from Casual to Pilot, this is a flight sim anyone can pick up and play, which is pretty rare. I highly reccomend it.
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dndaien
( 17.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
This is FUN, easy to play and looks great! I have been flying hardcore, realistic flight sims for decades and thought that this might be too "arcade". It's not! You can adjust the settings to make it as you wish it to be. As a fixed wing guy, helos are strange critters to me but this makes it easy to get on to flying rotors. It's a good deal for the price and the learning curve to get started isn't steep. Great for those who don't have a lot of time to devote to mastering a sim. Even if there are no more updates, it's still a good deal.

These folks hit the sweet spot between arcade and realistic. Perfect choice of ride because the Hind is the big bad boy of helos. Runs great on Windows 10 without a high end graphics card. You can tweak the eye candy for what looks best and runs most smoothly with your rig.

Go blow stuff up and have FUN!
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cranium1
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 7
Loads of fun !!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 20
Like the game in general.. dislike the door gunner though, clunky and hard to control.. mouse option to control it maybe?? Also would like to actually fly back to base at the end of my missions, enfasis on realism is the main reason we buy sims i think..
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55 of 66 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 24
You like helicopters? Buy this game. Right now. Supports 2-3 players coop mission play, possibly more later. The game falls in the middle between a "Comanche 4" type 3rd person game, and a true simulator like "Janes Longbow 2". It's like "what if the helicopters in Battlefield 4 were a joy to fly?"

The developer has found the "sweet spot" between a fun and accessible light sim, and a fairly difficult simulator. You can tweak the difficulty to your liking. First off, the controls. You can turn the flight model all the way up and have a HIND that flies like Flight Simulator X or ARMA 3. If you just want to fly a UFO, you can turn everything to easy. Remember the mid-90s when they used to make accessible sim games? This is a return to that. Accessible, but not arcade. You don't have to memorize 100 keys and learn how to operate a radar system. But, one missile *will* wreck your day, you can wire-guide missiles to their target quite realistically, and I'm satisfied with the accuracy required to get kills and the ability of targets to occasionally survive a hit.

Controls: I've flown it with a full HOTAS, and it's satisfying. What's amazing is that using a mouse and keyboard I do just as well. I have to play it on the hardest flight model, because the easier ones are weird after 20 years of flight simming. The mouse and keyboard controls are superb, and I've never said that about a game before. I'd pay Rockstar $100 right now if helicopters in GTA 5 flew like this. I'm not kidding, at all. It's really that good.

Coop missions: Currently you can play any of the missions with a friend or two. Multiplayer "just works" and you host a game, your friends find it, and you take off together. I'm "that guy" in BF4 that makes people hate helicopters, but my friends are very casual simmers. I took them up in coop and they did very well at the same difficulty I play it at. It's just fun, doesn't frustrate the inexperienced, and has so much potential.

Currently the game is very much EA in the mission department. The flight stuff is 100% there. He just needs to put in all the missions. There are currently as of March 24th, about 10 different ones to test the game in, a few being instant-action and the others are campaign. None of that is final, and there are a lot more to make. I have faith that the rest of the game will be as good as what I've got now.
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28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 21
Being a massive Mi-24 fan this was a must for me despite being 'arcade'. My biggest fear was that it would be like Heleborne but fortunately it's not that arcady. The controls are simplified vs a real helicopter but they still feel enough like the real thing to make you feel like you're flying.
The graphics are really nice and the maps well put together.
The game runs super smooth, the maps load really fast and the only drop in framerate I experiened was when firing the Yak-B gatling guns over the largest city.
Usually I'm not a fan of combat in flying games, I just like flying around, however this games battles are really fun, especially the quick mission city attacks. It's actually quite challenging a lot of the time and I am really struggling to get to grips with the guided missles.
Although only one aircraft is modelled it has a lot lof customisation options. It has a nice selection of paint schemes useable from the start and pretty much the real Mi-24's full arsenal can be unlocked in the course of the campaign.
Looking forward to seeing this game developed, the makers have already expressed interest in adding other helicopters to it which would be really good (An Mi-28 would be much appreciated).
The only real critisism I have in the pretty bad English in the mission briefings.
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 2
Air Missions: HIND is a action combat flight simulator game what based on one the most iconic and popular helicopter what been created in Soviet Union: Mi-24 Hind.

When you start to play a single player mode, you will find here 3 options, a campaign, instant action and test fly. When you start a camping, first this give a small tutorial, where you can learn a basic controls. After when you passed tutorial you will start a real missions. All missions based at fictional conflicts, when you passing them you will meet some areas like a Central Asia or Eastern Europe. After complected mission you will unlock new weapons what you can set up to your helicopter. Before all mission you can easily customize a difficulty level and change your device weapons. This game have a multiplayer and coop feature also, but unfortunately now you will not find to much players online.
The game graphic good, looks enough realistic.

So my verdict

+ realistic graphic
+ good sounds
+ well detailed helicopters
+ good helicopter customization
+ easy to control
+ easily can set up a difficulty
+ coop and multiplayer
+ steam achievements
+ leaderboards

- some bugs- game undiscovered at this time, so in multiplayer you will find only few players
- a bit hard to aim
- no trading cards

This game now in Early Access and have enough good potential to be a good and enjoyable combat flight simulator game. However this not a big developer studio, they´re already does a good work, because a game at now have enough much advantages like a realistic graphic, good controls, good difficulty customization etc. I easily can recommend for you this game, especially if you like flight games.
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 21
This game is hilarious, like really really hilarious. It's kinda like those helicopter sections from Ace Combat Assault Horizon, but without the setpieces, scripted events and fancy missile dodges.
You control a Mi-24 Hind gunship, one of the meanest sight anyone could ever see in their airspace.
You control your war chariot either with keyboard and mouse which I haven't used or a 360/Xbone pad which works surprisingly well and the controls, even on pilot setting, are extremely easy to master and effective. You'll be doing sideways strafing runs on opfor camps like nobodys bussines.

The game, being in early alpha, is a bit prone to crash here and there. I noticed that if you enable steam overlay while the game is loading, it gets stuck once the game reaches the "press any button to continue" part, meaning you have to forcibly turn off the game from the task manager.
There are also a bit of bugs, nothing too major though. For example, if you run out of ammo for a weapon like a gunpod for example, and hold the trigger down, the screen contiues to shake like it was firing.
All the enemies look like WWII Americans. This is not a bug really, maybe either a developer hindsight, a place holder or we actually are fighing evil imperialistic Americans trying to invade the motherland.

The game is loads of fun though, raining down death and hatred from your unstoppable war chariot.

For the current price of 16 or so dollaridoos, this game was worth it in my opinion if you want some light helicoter combat simulator action without going too techincal or too arcadey, a perfect balance of both. It is kinda short thought, like you can play though the campaign in a hour or two short. There is instant action to keep you occupied too, but at 16 bucks you could ask for a bit more than 2 hours.

Now go forth and become Mors, Mara, Izanami, Hel or whatever for you are become death, the destroyer of worlds.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 25
its ok maybe not worth £10 tho and how the hell do you change the Res on this bloody game ??? its not in the settings. seriously need to sort out the nasty thick green lines on the sighting system it seriously lets the game down and targeting . Please sort it the game deserves better
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13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3
I love my PC and it's rare I would ever get the feeling of wanting to throw it out the window, but this game changed that. Helicopter handles horribly, weapons unnecessarily weak, irritating missions (kill X tanks before timer runs out, etc). Good idea, but too much in the no man's land between arcade and simulator.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 22
A really well designed, smooth running & fun game to play! The controls are easy to use & plenty of action! Great graphics all around.. Just a very solid platform to showcase the very powerful & deadly Mi-24 Soviet Hind Attack Helicopter.. I love the immersiveness & effects.. Definitely would like to see ongoing content.. Maybe a mission editor with alot more units.. This game definitely delivers on a well rounded field of play.. Later in the year maybe a VR compatible upgrade? Thumbs up!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 23
This game is fantastic. It looks good, it runs good, and it plays good. I've only had one crash, but aside from that, it runs very smooth. Plus, with the difficulty settings ranging from Casual to Pilot, this is a flight sim anyone can pick up and play, which is pretty rare. I highly reccomend it.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
31.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 24
First Impressions - This is GREAT!

If you liked cockpit-view semi-simulation flight games like (going way back) Gunship 2000, Commanche, Battlefield 2, etc just buy this, it's the Heli game you have been waiting for. Even in it's current alpha state this game has all the base elements you want in a flight game: Great Physics & Graphics, lots of controller options, a variety of views including a fully rendered cockpit (my preferred view) and gunner seat, FLIR and several external views, great Co-Op, PvP and team PvP, Single Skirmish, Campaign Mode and Free Flight. Add to that chunky explosions, rag-doll infantry, custom loadouts, and just the right amount of simulation without being over-the-top realism.

I'm not going to dwell on the current lack of content because this is the first public early-release of the game and the missions that are included are a promising snapshot of the direction the content developers are heading. From what I have seen so far I have complete confidence that the future content will only get better.

I bought this game along with 2 friends and we got to play all multiplayer modes together, all were extremely satisfying. We all use Logitech 3D Extreme flight sticks that were recognized, configured, and worked almost perfectly by default. Every feature of the Heli fits neatly on the stick so no need for mouse at all. Even the menus can be navigated using the hat and a few buttons on the stick... very slick! If you like to cusomize your controls, no problem, there is a full suite of custom options including both Primary and Secondary controller recognition that has rudder and throttle-stick pilots in mind. I also tried the keyboard-mouse controls (in Pilot mode) and found it extremely accessible to the flight-stick challenged, so don't be discouraged mouse-flyers, this game is for you too!

I'm happy to see this genre being properly resurrected and so far so good. My friends and I are really enjoying replaying the current limited content and looking forward to what this developer will deliver in the coming months. A sound purchase at $13 US, support these guys.
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