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Heatseeker review

When your ego is writing checks your body can't cash, you know it's a Top Gun reference


  • Fast and frantic shooter
  • Loads of military hardware
  • Great use of remote


  • Maybe too many options
  • Pretty difficult at times
  • "Danger Zone" not on soundtrack

Forgive our ignorance, but we always assumed that when a nation sets off to war against a well-armed terrorist state, it might commit a reasonable proportion of its air force to the conflict. Not just one rookie pilot and his gunshy wingmates. Still, it makes for a spicy intro to the world of air combat in Heatseeker, and because you’re the only one who actually dares to fly any of these missions, you get an entire airfield of military hardware all to yourself.

Each aircraft has its own handling peculiarities as well as slightly different preconfigured weapon options. If you select a bomber-type plane, you’ll tend to have a couple of air-to-ground missile options to weigh up, whereas the more advanced fighters come with far superior air-to-air missiles that can lock onto several different targets.

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DescriptionThis combat flight sim puts you behind the throttle of military jets, corkscrewing your way out of missile locks while blowing everything else out of the sky.
PlatformPS2, Wii, PSP
US censor ratingTeen
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 30 March 2007 (UK)