AERIAL WARFARE HAS EVOLVED. So have you. As a member of the ultra-secret H.A.W.X. 2 squadron, you are one of the chosen few, one of the truly elite.
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Release Date: Nov 22, 2010
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AERIAL WARFARE HAS EVOLVED.
So have you. As a member of the ultra-secret H.A.W.X. 2 squadron, you are one of the chosen few, one of the truly elite. You will use finely honed reflexes, bleeding-edge technology and ultra-sophisticated aircraft – their existence denied by many governments – to dominate the skies.
You will do so by mastering every nuance of the world’s finest combat aircraft. You will slip into enemy territory undetected, deliver a crippling blow and escape before he can summon a response. You will use your superior technology to decimate the enemy from afar, then draw him in close for a pulse-pounding dogfight. And you will use your steel nerve to successfully execute night raids, aerial refuelings and more.
You will do all this with professionalism, skill and consummate lethality. Because you are a member of H.A.W.X. 2. and you are one of the finest military aviators the world has ever known.

Key Features

  • DEVASTATE YOUR ENEMIES WITH PROTOTYPE TECHNOLOGY
    Use all your skills to command an astonishing array of cutting-edge technology and overwhelming firepower, delivered by tomorrow’s finest combat aircraft. From the F-35’s vectored thrust capability to the ultra-secret Enhanced Reality System, you’ll light up the skies with a suite of experimental technology available only to a chosen few.
  • AIR WARFARE BROUGHT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

    Fly as an elite tactical aviator:
    • Go head-to-head in close-range dogfights
    • Take off and land on bases and carriers
    • Sweat through night precision bombing
    • Track your targets using silent UAV’s then strike from above
    • Use air-to-air refueling in the middle of missions
  • GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL TO THE WAR OF TOMORROW

    See the enemy’s canopy shatter as your cannon shreds his aircraft. Feel the thundering impact of your laser-guided bombs as you roar close overhead. War may not be pretty, but it sure looks impressive.
  • PROVE YOUR METTLE ABOVE THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS LOCATIONS

    From Moscow to the Persian Gulf, from the Arctic Circle to the Indian Ocean, actual high-resolution GeoEye™ commercial satellite imagery ensures an astonishing degree of realism.

Online Requirement

A PERMANENT HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION AND CREATION OF A UBISOFT ACCOUNT ARE REQUIRED TO PLAY THIS GAME. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 13 TO CREATE A UBISOFT ACCOUNT WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT. UBISOFT MAY CANCEL ACCESS TO ONLINE FEATURES UPON A 30-DAY PRIOR NOTICE PUBLISHED AT http://hawxgame.com/

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP (Service Pack 3), Windows Vista® (Service Pack 2), Windows® 7 (SP1) (only)
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 3.0 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 3000+ or higher (Intel® Core™2 Duo E4300 or AMD Athlon X2 3600+ or higher recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB Windows XP (1.5 GB recommended) / 2 GB Windows Vista and Windows 7
    • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX®–compliant video card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (256 MB DirectX 10.0–compliant video card or DirectX 9.0–compliant card recommended) (See supported list*)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0, 10.0, or 11.0 libraries
    • Hard Drive: 9 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0–compliant sound card
    • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compliant keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)
    • Multiplayer: Broadband connection with 128 kbps upstream or faster / LAN connection
    • Internet Connection: A permanent internet connection is required to play the game.


    *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release

    • • NVIDIA® GeForce® 6800 / GeForce7 / GeForce8 / GeForce9 / GeForce GT200 / GeForce GT400
    • • ATI® Radeon® X1600 or better / HD2000 / HD3000 / HD4000 / HD5000 series
    • • ATI® CrossFire™
    • • NVIDIA® SLI®
    • Note: SLI and Crossfire enabled systems are supported but no performance boost should be expected


    Sound Cards Supported:

    • • Creative Audigy I, II, and IV series, Creative X-FI series, Realtek HD Audio compatible, Realtek AC97 Audio compatible, Hercules® Series.
    • • Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported.
    • • NVIDIA® nForce™ or other motherboards/soundcards containing the Dolby® Digital Interactive.
    • • These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game. For the most up-to-date minimum requirement listings, please visit the FAQ for this game on our support website at: http://support.ubi.com.
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Uses ubisofts TRASH DRM uplay!!!!

BOYCOT UBISOFT UNTIL THEY GET RID OF UPLAY.. STEAM IS DRM IN ITSELF ALREADY F YOU UBISOFT!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Wasted my money on this piece of ♥♥♥♥ that requires too many launchers asking each other for permission to play it. Kill it and yourself if you bought it.
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12.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Be ready to put your pilot helmet on, for you are about to go on a long ride, at least that's the hope. While appearing to be a detailed flight simulator/combat game, Hawx 2 fails miserably at reaching that target. It become apparent quite quickly that Hawx 2 is simply put an arcade shoot em' up with planes, and that's unfortunate.

At first glance, Hawx 2 is quite enjoyable. As the player you are given the chance to unlock several cool planes and fly over a vast amount of different terrains. But this is also the fallpoint of Hawx 2. Every plane will feel almost exactly the same with some minor adjustments in speed and manuverability. The terrains and environments themselves, while pleasing to look at, really offer no uniqueness. Deserts have no sand storms, the arctic north offers no turbulence, and the list goes on. Planes are also unrealistically handled, each having 60 missiles to take down enemy planes. In fact, the game doesn't favor tactics or strategy, but going head in and shooting up your enemies with your 60 missiles and unlimited gun ammo.

If you think story may be the game's redeemer, think again. The story is nothing short of uninteresting and boring, and if the game is trying to make you feel attached to any character, it does a pretty poor job at doing that. Let it just be said that this game, while a sequel, offers little to nothing in the story department. The missions are also repetitive, telling you to shoot x amount of planes, bombing some tanks, and then shooting another x amount of planes.

The game's biggest pitfall is it's horrible online functionality. It would perhaps be fun to play the game with a couple of friends if the game actually worked online. But server failure and matchmaking are just commonalities with this game. It doesn't help when the game pretends it cannot find your friends.

What's left is but an empty carcass marketed to be an action simulator flight game when it completely misses the mark. The game is definitively not a simulator, and the flight aspect is simply not detailed enough to make it wortwhile. Unless you just love shooting at endless streams of planes, you should do yourself the favor and stay away from this title.

4/10
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
WORST TOM CLANCY GAME EVER!
Released in an Alpha state with half the game not finished. Patched once and Ubisoft discontinued support after 2months.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
HAWX 2 is a great game, however I'm hesistant to recommend it due to all the problems I've had just getting it to work. As a third party game (developed by Ubisoft), HAWX 2 required UPlay to run. I have never had more problems from any one single game launcher. Their servers seem to constantly experience downtime, making even just the product activation impossible.
Bottom line: great game, horrible developer. I will never buy from Ubisoft again.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Amazing game....Just play 2 h but game impressed me
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Okay... Hawx 2... i remenber i was thinking of buying this game since i got my eyes on it,because it looked similiar to Ace combat,and at the Time it was the only game that followed that on this aspect,and as i had already Hawx1 that was an Good game for me,i was willing to give it a shot.

So,is this a good game or not?! ern... yeah... in some aspects.

First let's focus on the History:

Blah Blah Blah of every single war game... Russians getting betrayed and a coup d'etat happens... with a bit of Middle eastern terrorists in between... so NO, The History is definitivelly a Con to this game. The creators could do Much... Much... MUCH MORE with the history. i'm tired of seeing Russia as only the Bad Guy in every single game... and i think you all know that i LOVE the Sukhoi jets... so,kill them makes me Very,very,very sad. it is a Step Backwards in my opnion,because i liked the history of HAWX 1, the Antares Plot and Everything... it made me feel that taste of Corporate wars i didn't in quite some time(ACE 3 JP)... but then,UBISOT and Tom Clancy Slap this Generic History in my face,that i've seen a million times... for me, a good Arcade Flight simulator has to have an original history. and this Fails in every level. the only good thing is that i got to fly with the Russian Pilot... for a total of 3 Missions... and only in one i could use a SU-27... Shame on you Ubisoft.

Okay... i ranted too much... History... History... but what about the Gameplay?! is it as good as Hawx 1 or the Ace series?!
On this aspect i'm glad to say that YES. in every aspect the Gameplay has evolved. I can now actually control my plane the way i always wanted... even stalling strategically without the need of that annoying OFF System,and even trough it exists, it is now Completelly Optional. i Finished the game without using it,and this control beign optional is Better for it. you can now land and take off on a dime,what i thougt should be a default since Hawx 1,but it is a Nice Addition,and it made the game for the best. The Weapons have more realistic Loadsets,so you might want to make sure that every shot counts,or you will see yourself without missiles and relying on the Machinegun to take that fast ennemies... not a pretty sight i must say... but you can land strategically to rearm and repair your plane,what is a good add (it even made me remind of Ace 4 and Assault horizon as i land in the middle of the battle) but this landing system needs polish... because some times i'm sure i fully stoped my plane,but the Idiots on the Ground Crew don't come to rearm and Refuel me,while i'm beign Murdered from above. so Ubisoft might still need to pack this up. but i got to mention as a ♥♥♥♥ up at release.

Okay... Music?! Generic Battle themes repeated over...and over... and over... and over again... so don't expect project aces sond quality... you'll not find any memorable music... hell... sometimes i've put my own tracks on the game.

and of course the AC130 and Drone/Glide Missions... meh... But it's there,and adds to the game.

My final Veredict: 7.5/10
if you looking for a game that looks like Ace combat,Give it a try... but be warned of what i've said to you.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Don't buy it, won't work for the pc. Uplay announced in 2012 that it will not be playable during their "transition", that was 2 yrs ago...
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Getting this game started, to find out that is just doesn't even really work, is probably the most frustrating PC gaming experience I've had in years. HAWX 2 running on a modern system is unmitigated garbage. I want my money back.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
its not working for gods sake
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
this uplay game is pretty cool but where are the fighter jets
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Worst piece of ♥♥♥♥ ever, I do hope they run out of business, it does not work anymore, simply DO NOT BUY, ITS A TRAP!
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Crashes after an unskippable intro. UdontPlay. Must unplug Razer Orbweaver (like most Ubisoft games) for the Mouse and Keyboard to work.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
will not lunch
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0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Sucks
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0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
U Play is the stupidest ♥♥♥♥ing piece of software ever known to man. Please remove and I bet this game would be as good as the first.
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0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
best sky flying fighter ever, really said Tom Clancy died, his games and bookks where great.
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
"Failed to restore network". Very disrespectful, very disappointing, very Ubisoft. 0/0
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
This is the worst product I ever came across. You have bugs starting from the simple ridiculous launcher to even starting a single player campaign. It's absurd Steam is actually selling a completely broken product. It's ♥♥♥♥ing sick. Don't even think about wasting your money on this huge pile of ♥♥♥♥. You can play the game further if you actually crack the damn thing. Oh and before I forget, ♥♥♥♥ UPLAY.
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4.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
(TL;DR below)

Don't waste your money on this POS game. HAWX 1 is fantastic IMO, a fun arcade flight game with solid gameplay, definitely recommend it.

HAWX 2? Hell no.

Not only do you have to put up with installing the Ubiscam launcher, you then have to deal with their iron fisted DRM service to even begin playing. God help you if you can't get your copy to register on the Ubiscam launcher, or else you have to buy it for a second time.

Lets add in the fact that a majority of people can't even get the Ubiscam launcher to launch in the first place, meaning they can't begin to deal with the other headaches that lie in wait. It requires a 100% internet connection at all times if the launcher is in online mode (even if playing single player), meaning the slightest glitch in your connection instantly boots you to the menu. And that's assuming you can even get the single player to start! 99% of the time you'll get booted back to the menu after the first three intro scene sentences for no reason. OH, and you constantly have to validate the cache, basically every time you want to launch the Ubiscam launcher to launch the actual game.

TL;DR - Ubiscam doesn't give a s**t that the game is bug ridden and worthless. DRM is crazy, requires Ubiscam launcher to play. DO NOT BUY.
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