East meets West in an apocalyptic clash of the superpowers as the US Apache Longbow and the Russian Havoc go head to head in the most incredible helicopter sim ever seen on a PC. Easily accessible yet deeply challenging gameplay, an intense and absorbing atmosphere and super- fast speeds make the Apache Havoc an amazing flying experience.
Try two fully simulated combat helicopters: the US AH64D Apache Longbow and Russian Mil-28N Havoc B. Enjoy three vast combat zones featuring countless missions and dynamic campaigns in highly detailed and articulated 3D models and authentic flight dynamics.
Full game title: Enemy Engaged: Apache vs Havoc
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Animated Violence. PEGI Rating: 12+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard. Patched to version 1.1E
Posted on 2009-03-15 17:51:22 byrogermichelle99:
...this game is one to check out. It use to be that flight simulator games and PC's went hand in hand. There was everything from space (X-Wing and Wing Commander), to Airplanes (A-10 Tank Killer) and yes, even helicopter (Remember the Jane’s Long Bow games?). This reason alone made a good joystick a must have for any respectable PC gamer. It is too bad these kinds of gamesread more no longer around to make the joystick a must have. But thanks to Good Old Games, we are once again able to enjoy at least one classic helicopter sim.
Apache Havoc, by some, is considered one of the better helicopter flight simulator games of its day. This is due in large part to the range of options available to would be arm chair pilots. This added to the number of missions to fly made it one to own. Even with all of the options (everything from having to turn off the rotar brake and wheel brake before take off, to being able to turn on a windshield wiper when it is raining), the game still manages to be fun and accessible. Now don’t get me wrong, there is a learning curve for getting up to speed, but with the included documentation downloads from Gog.com, it is not that hard to figure it all out.
The graphics in this game will not win any awards by today’s standards, (but lets be real, if graphics were the only thing you are looking for, you wouldn’t be at this game site would you?) but even after 11 years, they are not bad to look at either. For me, one of the things that makes this game so memorable is the way the helicopters handle. I am sure there are some out there that would argue with me and say "this game" or "that game" has a better physics engine, but the way the helicopters handle in Apache Havoc is fun without being overly complicated. You can use your keyboard (sorry, no mouse support) to control the game, but I would suggest investing in a joystick if you do not already have one. In fact, I went out and bought a new joystick (my old one would not work in windows Vista) the day after I bought this game.
After finding Gog.com, one of the fist games I requested for them to add was this one, and couldn’t believe my eyes when I loaded up Gog and saw that it had been added. If you are looking for a good helicopter sim, Apache Havoc is definitely one to check out. After all, its only 6 bucks.
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Posted on 2009-03-15 07:11:51 byethanpd:
An alternative to the more famous AH-64D Longbow series, Enemy Engaged was often overlooked and wrongfully so. As an attack helicopter simulator, this game was exceptional with the flight models, the dynamic campaigns, and everything feeling very authentic. They even have multiplayer on this one. The only reason I give this 4 stars is because it sometimes feels like you're on your own, since your wingmen will play stupid half the time.
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Posted on 2009-03-16 15:09:31 bythornton_s:
This game is one of my favourites alongside gunship 2000. The main games consists of 3 main campaigns (there are training and various other modes to get you familiar with the controls) in which you pick the side you wish to play as, russian or american. You can fully adjust the difficulty levels, allowing for things like auto counter measures, realistic wind, easier landing andread more handling and so on, so it is very simple to get right into or very challenging if you need it to be(print out the quick keys as there are a lot to use). The campaign allows a choice of missions, these vary depending on whether you completed your previous one or was killed. You can choose from simple recon missions, which are a lot safer, or you can go straight in for the comabat air patrol missions. Overall your success and failures are measured up, every casualty on both sides affects the campaign as a whole, so if you lose a lot of planes and missions the enemy will begin to get the upper hand and make it a lot more tougher to win.
With all the various modes of play and adjustable difficulty this is one great flight sim, or light sim depending on how you want to play and is a lot of fun, with a ton of replay value.
The sequel is even better so lets hope that makes it onto the site.
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