Despite the glamorous depiction, life as a military pilot is quite dull. And this is a good thing, because when your days aren’t overshadowed by the tedium of strict routine, it means someone is trying to kill you. And being shot at isn’t much fun - just like Enemy Engaged 2.
In three near-future theatres of war- the Lebanon, Korea and Taiwan - Cold War rivalries have spilled over into all-out conflicts. You join in as the pilot of an American-built RAH-66 Comanche or a Russian Ka-52 Hokum B helicopter gunship.
The game begins with a tactical map and notice-board of regularly changing mission briefings. Radio chatter and rapid updates to available tasks make you aware that there’s a world of operations going on around you in which you’re a mere participant, not a four-star hero. Once you’ve selected an aircraft and an assignment, you’ll rely on this radio stream to find out what’s going on around you - if, say, a colleague gets into trouble you can decide whether to go help or continue on your current flight plan.