- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition
- File size
- 70 MB
When it comes to getting to enjoy the world of helicopter flight and control, few helicopter systems have the same rating as the magnificent Apache. For anyone who wants to see what the Apache really holds underneath the cockpit, though, this might be the perfect solution for you. Climb aboard the wonderful nature of the Apache and take yourself to the conflict in Iraq with this amazing set of closely defined and truly detailed missions. Each mission allows you to take part in attack missions and makes sure you are providing the air support needed using air-to-ground Hellfire missiles.
As the support unit for the troops down below it comes down to you to be the firepower that is needed to turn the tide of battle. As ground troops give you targets to hit with laser targeting, you are tasked with flying in and taking care of the opposition before anything can get in the way of your progress. Be warned, though – the opposition will shoot back, creating a unique and interesting little range of skills and objectives that have to be met whilst you try and avoid becoming another war casualty on your own – the Apache, after all, is not invincible!
This wonderful mod does a great job of giving you access to the real firepower of the Apache, making sure you have access to Hellfire missiles amongst other useful products. This will help you fire off what you need and cause the damage required whilst moving, and whilst targets are on the move.
A great part of this package is the new missions, finally introducing genuinely detailed and enjoyable flight missions that will really challenge your ability to be a success in the theatre of war. You will be expected to be ruthless and calculated, always ready to use your firepower to deliver that killer blow. All of this is detailed in awesome DX10 ready designs which look spectacular and help to really set the scene of the battle itself.
If you wish to take part in these missions with your own helicopter then you can do so with ease- you just need to reload the aircraft using a manual upload through the actual files included. Also, you can use this during the multiplayer sessions if you wish to have up to 12 per game missions flying across Baghdad and causing utter carnage hitting targets.
Some of the missions which have been included are the following;
Tank busters – Take control of your Apache and get involved. The tanks down below are in a world of trouble and need you to come along and help them deal with the enemy. Using your aircraft, you are expected to fly in and act as Red Man 5 in your Apache, delivering comprehensive support to the ground trips. Fly out in formation and then go and take on the 2 laser targeted tanks. Be warned, though, the tanks aren’t just sitting ducks; they are protected by an array of Flak cannons and SAM sites so be on your guard!
Oil Seizure – Sometimes, it’s best to play tactical and be smart in the midst of battle. The enemy is mobilizing a small naval fleet and fully intend to seize an oil rig in a bid to get come much needed capital together to launch a counter-offensive. You are expected to get in there and stop the seizure from occurring, taking out some of the open burning oil spickets that the enemy has already dealt with. This is a brutal task, but someone has to get in there and stop that seizure!
Capital Support – The capital of Baghdad is under heavy fire, and you will be expected to get involved. As the mission develops and evolves you will move from point to point in the city, delivering a comprehensive range of support systems from afar that can help turn the tide of battle. In most cases your allies are under heavy fire and need you to come in and clean up from the skies, so your accuracy will need to be spot on whilst you look out for your own safety in the air – the enemy will have no hesitation in shooting back!
This mission – highly recommended to be taken on using Night Vision – is one of the most challenging and will have dealing with a strong enemy counter offensive. The war has swung in the favor of your allied forces and the enemy are fleeing using the cover of civilian vehicles to try and limit casualties. Use your intuition to pick out the enemy from afar and deliver a comprehensive reign of assault down on the opposition below, making it easier to stop the enemy from retreating and reforming for a future mission – be ruthless, and never stop your firing once you start!
Free Flight – The war in this mission has no particular aim or end – it merely geos on until you leave. This mission has you flying over Baghdad and engaging in the fight down blue, with an unlimited range of missiles capable of being fired off. Reign hell down on the enemy down below by using your vicious firepower and ensure that you have a chance of succeeding, as well as turning the tide of battle back in the favor of the Allies.
Online – Two great multiplayer missions are added in, one during the day and one at night respectively. Up to 12 players can take part at any given time and this well take you into the environment of a real-life war event. Helicopters will reign hell down on the enemy below and you will need to try and deal with the immense enemy power, as well. You will need to take out various targets as a group whilst also ensuring that you are all working together in the right environment – these missions require you all to be as one, or the only option that will be open to you during the mission will be your crushing failure!
Rated 1.0/5.0 based on 1 customer reviews
1/5 Verified Purchase
Has potential but not very good. The apache has horrible flight dynamics and the model isn't nowhere near the real thing. Not even close! Three blades for the main rotor and two for the tail rotor. The cockpit is bland and looks pieced together. This package needs to be overhauled. Until then, Save your money!