Intro + Game Background Info: Thunder Wolves is a PC game (also available on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live) in which you play as helicopter mercenaries, not just any helicopter mercenaries either, the best in the business. You are set for action at any time. The game is published by bitComposer Games and they’ve published the Air Conflicts series, so these guys definitely know how to do air combat games; they have also published Jagged Alliance: Crossfire . The developer is Most Wanted Entertainment, they have put out a few games as well including Defenders of Ardania and Joint Task Force.
The Story: You are playing as a new hotshot pilot known as Blister. He is being trained in by Max one of the best pilots. You are doing all sorts of missions from attack missions to recon missions. You are attacking against a terrorist organization called the Serpent. Of course missions do not always go as planned as with any mission. The game covers missions held in the 80’s and 90’s as you get the change in different terrain from them.
Gameplay: The gameplay is held from a third person point of view when you are flying your helicopter. This is no simulation by any means so it’s a lot more forgiving when flying. All of the helicopters will have a machine gun on them and then they all really differ what type of missiles you have such as normal rockets to heat seeking rockets.
The game is a ton of fun to play it takes elements from all types of games and throws them into one. Some of the most fun moments in the game are being thrown in and just being able to destroy everything. You also have moments when you have to do sniping missions as well and play the role as the main gunner in an arcade style gameplay.
Controls: The game has very basic controls. You can either play with a mouse and keyboard and use just a few basic buttons to control throughout the game. I have found it a lot easier to play the game using an Xbox controller, you just plug it in and instantly the button layout switches and it’s a lot easier to control using a controller. It’s really a preference thing.
Graphics: This game will definitely run on about 80% of pc’s without any problems as long as you have a video card running directx 9 or higher you will be able to play this game. The buildings don’t feel very detailed but you do get a full map with lots of targets to shoot so I would say it makes up with the gameplay for the lack of intense graphics.
Soundtrack/Voice: The soundtrack is great for this game with a mix of hard rock and heavy metal makes it great to play this game. It ramps up as the action gets heavier. The voice acting is decent in the game with some comical humor here and there to spice things up. The game has very “meh” characters they are there you get the occasional commentary and it seem to repeat itself over and over. They do try to ramp up the commentary when the action ramps up.
Replay Ability: Moderate with all the score chasing and 20 Steam Achievements to play for.
Final Verdict: 8.7 out of 10 this game was a ton of fun to play, was nice to play a game where you don’t have to worry about following the story so much and just destroying everything in the mission. At a cost of $15 for this game you are definitely getting a lot of bang for your buck.
Overall Score: 8.7/10
RGN Rating: Silver Game
Developer: Most Wanted Entertainment / Publisher: bitComposer Games
Available On: PS3 / 360 / PC
Played On: PC
Review Copy Info: A digital game voucher for this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for purposes of this review.
PC Specs of Review System:
- Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
- AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
- Gigabyte Technology – GA-990XA-UD3
- 8192MB RAM
- PC Power and Cooling 750 Watt Power Supply
- 256Gb Sandisk SSD Extreme
- Evga Geforce GTX 670 4GB Superclocked
- Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013
- Steelseries MLG Sensai
- Astro A40 Headset
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