Review: Apache: Air Assault - A thrilling combat flight simulator
Apache: Air Assault is a video game that lets you pilot the most lethal attack helicopter on the planet, the Apache AH-64. It was developed by Russian developer Gaijin Entertainment, which is known for its World War II MMO-game War Thunder, and published by Activision in 2010[^1^] [^2^]. The game is available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms.
The game features a realistic flight model, a variety of weapons and sensors, and a dynamic campaign mode that takes you to fictional war-ravaged regions around the world. You can also play online with up to four players in co-op or competitive modes[^2^]. The game offers three difficulty levels: Training, Realistic and Veteran. The Training mode is suitable for beginners, as it simplifies the controls and physics of the helicopter. The Realistic mode is more challenging, as it requires you to manage your fuel, ammo and damage. The Veteran mode is the most realistic and difficult, as it disables all assists and HUD elements[^3^].
The game has received mixed reviews from critics and players. Some praised the game for its graphics, sound effects and gameplay variety, while others criticized it for its steep learning curve, repetitive missions and lack of polish[^3^]. The game has also been compared to other combat flight simulators, such as Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. and IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey[^3^].
If you are looking for a thrilling and realistic combat flight simulator, you might want to check out Apache: Air Assault. You can buy and download the PC version of the game from YUPLAY[^2^], or get a lossless repack by REXE that includes multiple languages (Russian, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish) and saves disk space[^3^].
The game's graphics are impressive, especially the detailed models of the helicopters and the environments. The game also features realistic weather effects, such as rain, fog and dust storms, that affect your visibility and performance[^1^]. The sound effects are also immersive, as you can hear the roar of the engines, the chatter of the radio and the explosions of the weapons[^1^]. The game's soundtrack is composed by Jeremy Soule, who is known for his work on The Elder Scrolls series[^2^].
The game's gameplay is challenging and rewarding, as you have to master the complex controls and systems of the Apache helicopter. You have to use your radar, infrared and night vision devices to locate and engage your targets, while avoiding enemy fire and obstacles[^1^]. You also have to choose the right weapons for each situation, such as rockets, missiles, cannons and bombs[^2^]. The game offers a variety of missions, such as escorting convoys, rescuing hostages, destroying enemy bases and protecting friendly forces[^2^]. The game also has a realistic damage model, where your helicopter can suffer from engine failure, fuel leak, hydraulic loss and more[^3^].
The game's online mode is fun and competitive, as you can team up with or against other players in various scenarios. You can choose from different types of Apache helicopters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses[^2^]. You can also customize your helicopter's paint scheme and weapons loadout[^2^]. The game supports voice chat and leaderboards[^2^]. The game's online mode is a great way to test your skills and challenge other pilots around the world. aa16f39245