Warhawk was the first attempt at an only online, large scale gun game on the PS3, and it certainly delivers. The game can have up to 32 players in a game and if you have ever played battlefield online, the maps are the scale of that (really big). The name warhawk is the name for the plane you can see on the cover up there but although that is the title the plane is only a small part of the game.
There are 6 individual maps but each of these maps have different game modes in certain parts of the map. Game modes include team death match, free for all and capture the flag. Only three games but i found you really didn't need any more. unlike other online games where i get bored of playing it over time with this because it is an online game only every bit of it has been thought over long and hard.
The graphics are simple but still look really good in the style of the game. When i say simple i mean the graphics are an almost cartoon style. Some objects like the trees and buildings are very detailed but the Ground and water almost look blurred with colour. I don't even mean that in a bad way it fits together really nicely and adds the games own style.
The presentation again is simple but works well. The home screen pops up and a lord of the rings, type symphony begins to play. The background is an image from a plane travelling through clouds.
The gameplay is very arcade like but again not in a bad way. The view is 3rd person and the shooting is controlled by R3 to look around, R1 and a bit of help from auto aim. Punching bullets into people while jumping around the place 2 metres in the air can make intense and fun one on one battles.It takes a good few seconds to kill someone as well rather than the call of duty style spar of bullets and their dead. It makes for longer battles and every one is a challenge. You can drive a number of three veichels including a tank a 4x4 and the war hawk. They all handle well with the controls and you can even turn the sixasis on for the war hawk. I don't recommend it though unless you mean to spend lots of time practicing because it does make it near impossible.
I love this game especially because with all of the maps you can do whatever you want. Its not just a choice of gun and go kill someone. You can hang back in the base and snipe, you can jump in a warhawk and engage in ariel combat, you can grab a tank and go straight to the middle of the battle or if you want you can just go join another battle in a different part of the map. Its the choice of things you can do that keep the game so interesting. You can also play close quarters games in smaller maps that are a different game. Now you will spawn and die every minute or so but it doesn't matter cause its just a load of fun.
There is also newer downloadable content with three new maps and three new veichles which i got. Although they are good maps and kept me playing this game for a while longer they are not as good as the maps that come on the game already. Except for the one where you get a jetpack and you fight in a volcano (obviously).
One of the only flaws i would be able to find with this game is that it does not a very good ranking system which is something i like about call of duty and battlefield. Being rewarded for putting more hours into the game is always a good thing but it doesn't bother me too much. At the end of the day the actual game itself is fun enough to keep me playing for a long time so the other features shouldn't really matter.
In my opinion at least, this is one of the best if not THE best online game on PS3. Its not technically perfect but it doesn't need to be when its just pure fun and i said the same thing about saints row. Its like buying a kit car over a BMW.
In August 2007 the Playstation 3 was still very much trying to find its feet and in its initial few months of release had failed to impress gamers with its lack of exclusive titles and teething problems. Warhawk had always intended to be one of the first games released on the system and a showcase fore the online potential of Sony's follow up to the most successful console of all time. Amid much hype and anticipation and on the back of various delays Warhawk was released on the Playstation Store as a download only game to much success. The game was latter released in the version being reviewed here, on Blu Ray disc.
In a nutshell the game is an online-only combat game involving battles in planes, tanks, heavy gunning port, jeeps and using all sort of hand to hand weaponry. In essence it's a modern day war game although with its roots firmly in Arcade gameplay than realism. Up to 32 players can battle it out form across the world and compete for success in the varying modes.
As mentioned the game is an online only titles meaning that if you don't have a connection to the Playstation Newtwork, which unlike the rival Xbox is free, then you wont be able to play it. Similarly if playing alongside fellow gamers is not your cup of tea then this is one to avoid as it is all you can do. Of course Sony have made it easy to play solely with friends with the ability to do small private rooms and there is support for clans in there too but at the end of the day to get the most value out of this title then you will simply have to play against randoms from across the world of all ages and abilities
The negative effect this has is the game therefore has a huge learning curve. Sure, you can set up a one person room and lock it so you can get used to the controls and maps but you will only truly get to know the game in the heart of combat and with this being three years old now generally each room has a dozen highly skilled players in who can make it a nightmare for you to get started. Even when I first started on release day after only a few months the learning curve was huge so this will only have intensified now.
Onto what counts and that is the gameplay. As I said it takes some getting used to as the controls are very loose and fiddly at times. Its not a bad control system although one feels it could have been better designed to make it easier to play. When running around as your character its all very loose, aiming is hard with guns and at times it feels you aren't in control as much as you would like to be. This can make one to one combat tricky and lucky and endlessly frustrating. However after a while you get used to it and it becomes satisfying to take out a member of the opposition. There are a variety of weapons available to you on foot from the standard Pistol and deadly knife you start with to the over used grenades as well as machine guns, sniper rifles, mines and the ability to call air strikes. Plenty to do see and collect!
But when on foot you will be searching for the nearest vehicle no doubt. There are a number of planes although all are the same, control the same and only difference is the looks. They are easy to control but being in the air is such a risk with all the turrets, missiles and other plans after you. So don't be surprised to see your first few attempts shot down in a blaze of glory but once you pick it up it's the most fun part of the game for sure. You can collect all sorts of weapons to upgrade the plane from air mines to deadly homing missiles.
Also when running around on foot you may encounter a tank or jeep to get in. The tanks are devastating, slow but satisfying when you pulverise an opposing team member and the jeep is a fast three person unit with a mounted gun and nothing beats roaming round the maps with three mates taking down enemies.
The maps themselves are a variety of settings and are all well designed and vary in size depending on number of players and mode.
The modes available are capture the flag which is very tough given map size, team death match, solo death match which can turn into a mad killing spree and zones which involves taking and holding key positions on a map. All work well and are fun and unlike some games there wont be any modes you try and avoid.
Together with the stat tracking, official servers and competitions, clan support and voice support this is a very community based game and works best with friends.
All in all therefore Warhawk is a superb title once over the initial learning curve and battle with the controls that will supply endless hours of online fun!
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This was the first game I owned for the PS3, and I still play it to this day.
Warhawk is an online-only game, however this does not detract from it's quality. I am not a huge fan of online gaming, as it is often dominated by a few elite players and newbies often struggle to settle into it. Warhawk however is easy to pick up, and those new to the game will find that they can easily dominate a match if played correctly. There are also a number of game modes that can be played, so there is something for everyone.
There are a number of downsides to Warhawk however. The shooting system isn't great, and the third-person view (unlike the normal first-person for an online shooter) doesn't help. Then again, the game isn't exactly made as a shooter, with the focus intended to be on flying the Warhawks, so this does excuse this problem. There are also occasional network problems, and often the hosts will kick you out of the game. But these are uncommon.
Overall, a great game that will suit any shooter fans!
Well Incognito.. what can I say? As other people have said the game is online only, but this shouldn't be a problem as it is clearly stated on the case itself. The game is sold as either part of a pack which includes the game and a Jabra BT125 headset (I think) or can be bought as just the disk. If you're not one for disks and a physical copy of the game it can be purchased and downloaded from the PSN store and later played directly from your hard drive.
Start up of the game is quickly followed up by a small game update which depending on your connection will take from 2-10 minutes. After this the player reaches the main menu from which they can access online play or other useful things such as quick tutorial on how to play.
Online play is often a frustrating experience due to common events like a plane randomly flying over and launching a cruise missile at you purely because you're new to the game. The graphics aren't astonishing either, often plain and slow with a rather square appearance to everything. Although graphics aren't a high point for this game, gameplay most certainly is.
Step out from your spawn and climb into a Warhawk, the latest, fastest, deadliest aircraft available. Take on enemy Chernovan fighters using homing missiles and mounted machine guns or simply resort to bombing enemy tanks coming out of the base using a variety of weapons. If you're not an aircraft person why not hop into a tank or jeep and rule the land with up to 3 other people sharing your ride, one of which can man the 50cal cannon aboard the jeep. Vehicles are easy and simple to control and find on the huge maps. Weapons for planes include everything from invisibility cloaks to cruise missiles controlled by the player, but make sure you hide while you launch your missile as you will often be left vulnerable on the landscape.
Can't find any vehicles? Thats fine! Its easy storm the map on foot using either an RPG, an assault rifle, a flamethrower or one of the many other weapons in the game. If available, players may man turrets and join in the fight by firing a SAM missile system at a plane, often guaranteeing an easy kill, but watch out for incoming missiles if this is your option of combat.
Whatever your age or playstyle, you will definitely be satisfied by warhawk's appetising variety in combat methods and vehicles, although if you're more into traditional realistic shooters go for something more along the lines of COD as I made this mistake and found myself disappointed by Warhawk's brilliant but fakey warfare.
**dooyoo please don't remove this review as this isn't a piece of padding**
Thanks for reading guys, hope this gives you a brief idea of this game, apologies for not mentioning the downloadable content (if you;re interested, theres around 4 additional content downloads for relatively cheap) I thought it would be wrong to review this as I do not own it.
Before I say anything else about Warhawk, if you haven't set your PS3 up for online play, don't buy it. It's an online-only game. Also, if you only like games with a solid plot-line, again this isn't for you.
OK, onto the review. Warhawk is a third-person war game, featuring on-foot, vehicle and aircraft styles of play, so if you're not a fan of flying, the game still has things for you. At the time of release, there were only 5 maps to fight across (although, each map had several different layouts, for example if you were playing a small, no-aircraft, every man for himself deathmatch you would only have access to a small section of one of the particular maps, whereas a larger fight or different game type would allow access to the whole map). There are 3 expansion packs available, which add new maps and vehicles.
Straight out the box, the game has 4 different types: Zones, which involves you capturing specific areas for your team, Deathmatch, which is every player for themself, Team Deathmatch which involves 2 teams trying to kill the opposition, and Capture the flag, which requires you to steal the enemy's flag from their base and return it to yours, all while they're trying to do the same with your flag.
If you update the game (which is mandatory to play it), you will get another 2 game modes. Hero makes 1 player on each team more powerful and harder to kill. Killing the other team's hero earns your team a signifcant number of points. Collection involves each team racing around the map trying to collect nuclear cores. There are 4 available at any time, and the objective is to return them to your base.
Gameplay-wise, the game covers several bases. Every time you enter a game, or respawn after death you will be a standard infantryman, with just a pistol and a handful of grenades. The main role of infantry is to capture objectives, collect cores, capture flags... pretty much all the major things in the game. Also, infantry can use gun and missile turrets to attack enemy forces. If you don't want to walk everywhere, you can jump into any vehicle you can see.
The second gameplay style is as a driver / gunner in either a tank or a jeep. The tank is a one man vehicle, with the same player controlling the main gun and the actual locomotion of the tank. A second player may jump into the turret, and fire one of their handheld weapons out of the top hatch. Jeeps can hold 3 people, a driver, a gunner, and a passenger. Jeeps are more useful than tanks in my opinion, as you can race towards objectives with 2 teammates, meaning you can capture areas easier. Also, flag capturing is easier in a jeep, because you can have a gunner to watch your back, while being quicker than a tank.
The third way to play (and arguably the main way, the game is even named after one of the aircraft from the game) is as a pilot. The main use of planes in the game is to hunt down enemy planes, therefore clearing the way for your team's ground troops to secure objectives. Flying has a very steep learning curve in Warhawk, with veteran players often preying on newer players to claim easy kills.
I find Warhawk to be a very good game to waste an hour or so on, but spending too long in one go can lead to you getting frustrated with the game, especially if you're having a bad day and not playing quite as well as you know you can.
It is possible to play Warhawk against other players on the same console by means of a split-screen set up, but in online games the players must be on the same team. For offline games, the players may be on opposite teams.
Oh, and if you fancy a match, my PSN ID's on my profile ;)
Warhawk is one of the PS3's classic games. And after playing, you will see why. It it amazing multiplayer game, mainly because of how fun it is. There are loads of maps to play, big servers for newcomers and pros, and a great community (Mostly).
Take a game of capture the flag. You will always have 1 or 2 lone wolfs, fighting for kills, but even when you are not trying to, you will find yourself working with the whole team. Thats because each different person may have a different part. Some people will be screaming across the sky in planes, dogfighting to stop the enemy planes hurting the team, others will be bombing the hell out of the other team, using guided rockets and stealth, and some may be in tanks, blasting every enemy that pops up. And you will always have a few people, in a jeep, trying to get the flag. It just seems to work perfectly
But the best part has to be the planes for me. You can find yourself in some massive dogfights, evading missles, and just getting a lock on the other guy and killing him, only to see another plane fighting one of your allys, so you kill him before he sees you. And you might hear somebody asking for help with enemys on the ground, so you grab a bomb, and drop it in the area. It is loads of fun.
There is not many downsides to warhawk that I can think of. When you start, it is pretty hard finding your feet. And there are some people that are so good at the game, you can just not do anything about it. There can be a spot of lag to. But give me a game that does not have them. Honestly, this is a must have for any ps3 owner. So grab yourself a headset, get this game, make yourself a nice cup of tea, and start playing. Its worth it.
Warhawk is one of the first online only games I have bought and I have to say it's quite good. It keeps things simple with two teams facing off against each other over a variety of game modes. I felt a little back story of the two factions would have been nice but it isn't essential to the action. There is no single player at all in this game so if your not connected online don't buy this!
The gameplay is fast paced and frantic. I feel like some of the weapons are far more effective than others. The assault rifle will take an age to kill someone, while a short burst from the flame thrower will deal with an enemy in seconds. The main focus as the name suggests is on the planes called warhawks. I found there was a learning curve in getting used to flying these vehicles and at first I was getting killed by the more experienced pilots.
Voice chat is a must in this game and I had a much better experience when I was playing with a headset. Playing with your friends is also great fun.
However, in my opinion the game is not entertainting in the long term. The levels don't have enough variety and the combat soon becomes stale.
Warhawk was one of the first big online games to hit Playstation 3 in 2007. When i heard about the game i went on the Playstation store and downloaded it straight away. This was my first game to download from the Playstation store and was about £20. When first going on the game you notice new many hours you can spend playing the game. There are loads of ranks to go for and to get to the highest rank would honesty take years. The maps are very big and walking on foot can take quite awhile. That's where the vehicles come into action. In the game you can drive tanks, planes, trucks. Also a few more if you get the DLC. The vehicles are great to use and make the game easier to play because you can get around more quickly. Sadly having had this game for many years now I don't play it much. Although one day i wish to go back and maybe do a few ranks. The online is really unique and if you like big maps with 32 players this game is for you. In all this is a great game that if you want to play something a little different and with lots of players then go for this. I did have the feelings that something was missing then, not quite sure what it was.
Firstly I have the 'online' version downloaded from PS3 network as i had no other games to play on PS3 and didn't want to wait and i'm only really interested in playing online anyway on games.
I'll get the few flaws out the way first.
1. The server isn't the greatest and it sometimes takes a few tries to get into a ranked game....but once you are in the round cycle through all levels and various game modes so you can stay in as long as you like.
2. The voice chat is also not what it could be...when i player speaks into the headset a yellow icon appears but if you are not looking at them you can't tell who is saying what.
Both of these can be changed though with updates and i'm sure they will be improved.
Onto the game...the levels are very large and there is a lot of weapons pick ups, vehicles, warhawks etc scattered around to keep the fighting intense. The levels are nicely done in my opinion...some have said they are a bit bland but they are meant to be that way as it is a battlefield afterall!!
I havn't got the greatest internet connection in the world but i never get any lag at all so thats a good thing too (in 32 player games)
The game modes (deathmatch, Team deathmatch, capture the flag and zones) are all very good. It is very much a 'multiplayer' game....if you do not work as a team you will accomplish nothing! So it's best to play deathmatch until you increase in rank and get to play the better players who use headsets otherwise your team will never win! It's quite refreshing storming the enemies base, taking the flag and escape while dodging gun fire and missiles and tanks chasing you...you are just about to die when 2 warhawks swoop down, blow the tanks up and you hear a team mate in a jeep beep his horn and pick you up. (although it's equally annoying when he runs you over and steals the flag....you will get this occasionally when you play with idiots!)
The controls are a little tricky at first but as a previous review states it only takes a couple of hours and you get into it. There are plenty rewards to pick up...some extremely hard to get by the looks of it.
Overall i've been playing this online and in terms are fun and enjoyment (the point of a game) i've give it 5 stars. I can't comment on the single player but it's worth the money regardless if you play online and if you are reading this review you obviously like war/action/shooting games so i can say right now you will like this game.
Warhawk is strictly a multiplayer-only title that can be played locally with friends, online, or even a combination of both (which is a nice addition). From a third person perspective, you control a soldier who has free reign over a huge battlefield, and can collect a multitude of items to aid your survival, such as health kits, guns, grenades and rocket launchers. On your travels you will also come across tanks and fighter jets which you can commandeer and use against the enemy. Using vehicles is where the game really comes into its own, and is really the only way to play. Stay on foot and it won't be long until you're respawning.
Controlling the vehicles is a dream, and pulling off stunts and collecting powerups is just as easy as being on foot.
A variety of modes are available to play online, including the traditional Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and CTF, to unique modes such as Zones. Each mode provides a unique challenge, and while I prefer TDM, it's a good idea to try out all the modes and see which suits you best. One thing to mention about Warhawk is that joining the community now is pretty brave, as the old, well established players and groups will have no trouble demolishing a newcomer. Saying that, it's a prety straightforward game to pick up, so I recommend checking it out solo before cutting your teeth online against the grizzled elite.
When this game was released in August 2007 I saw it in the Playstation store for just £20 available to download. After hearing many good things about it I decided to buy it. It is important to remember that Warhawk is solely an online multiplayer game and does not feature any single player mode, but considering the price I think it is justifably so.
The game is an online third person shooter game that allows you to fly, drive and shoot! The game has five game types including the favourites like deathmatch and capture the flag. There have been regular updates made that really have improved the overall quality of the game.
I love the way in Warhawk that rather like Call of Duty you have the ability to rise the ranks from 1 being a Recruit to 20 being a General. This really does give the game something extra and encourages you to play it more, I found this game to be very addictive! I also like the way that the game uses the SIXAXIS feature (if you want) to control some of the vechiles.
Online you can have up to 32 people playing whilst offline you can have up to 4 people playing! I really do recommend this game for some fun with your friends because it really is good! The maps are very imaginative and although the graphics don't seem very good, they actually are all that is needed. The general gameplay is great fun in itself and I foun the controls easy to master. As I have said considering the game is just £20 I really would recommend it.
You can even use your headset with this game and so can talk with your comrads or friends over the internet about the task at hand! The weapon selection is some what limited but the guns that are available are very fun to use. Overall I would say that if you want a game that deliver's just raw fun and you like your online multiplayer games, this really is a fantastic game and I would really recommend it. I hope this was useful and thank you very much for reading!
Warhawk is a game full of features to suit everyone. With a variety of vechicles game types and weapons to keep you amused for a long time.
Warhawk has a mazing gameplay it incorporates going from flying around a huge map in a warhawk to being a small infantry soldier on the ground, it is very varied and you play a number of roles. The game is online only so to start with can be very difficult to start with but you soon learn the controllers and get the hang of the tricks to perform better. It isn't the most realistc game that i have ever played, for example it wil often take the best part of a couple of rounds of a machine gun to kill somebody so is not really about the stealth as it doesn't buy you much of an advantage unless you are just going to backstab them with a knife. The game is very fast paced and hectic but one of the feature that makes it unique is that it incorages alot of teamwork for instance three people can sit in a jeep one driving one on the turret and a passanger, you all have to work together to be successful.
One feature that you don't see in that many games is split sceen but Warhawk has incorporated this, up to four players can play together which is great for when you have a few friends around who you want to play with.
The graphics in warhawk aren't bad everything looks good but it isn't the most realistic looking game that you will come across but it still looks great.
The controls in warhawk take a while to get to know because there are so many of them, each individual vechicle has its own controls, but they can fairly easily be picked up and you will be playing in no time.
The game if bought from a shop and not downloaded from the playstation store comes with a blutooth headset whcih is pretty good quality, you can easily hear everybody else with one and they can hear you. The great thing about including the headset is yet again they are trying to incourage teamwork and build a community which is a great idea.
To conclude i believe that this game is well worth a look if you have your PS3 hooked up to the internet. Get some friends around and have a blast.
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I had been deciding for ages on whether to buy or not to buy, and now I wish I had got it sooner!
Warhawk is perhaps one of the funnest online multiplayer games Ive encountered on PS3. With up to 32 player servers, there can only be destruction all round.
This game has it all, tanks, jeeps, mounted turrets defending enemy bases and ofc warhawks, the flying combat machines which you pilot and take to the sky. The dogfights are literally enthrilling, whilst you desperately try to fight to survive against the enemy and your team mates advance below you in their tanks and jeeps. Weapon choice is plenty, to name a few including flame throwers, snipers, pistols and machine guns. For the warhawk expect to find cluster bombs, lasers, homing missiles and controlled missiles to use against the enemy, warhawk really does get the addrennaline pumping.
Graphics are crisp, literally no jaggies which I experience quite alot with ps3 games and the colours are rich, sounds are loud and explosive adding to the online carnage. If you are feeling in the mood to blow things up, look no further. You can pick this game up for around 35 pounds including a headset.
Whether your in the mood for a driver, a shoot em up, or you just wanna take to the skies and cause some carnage then warhawk has it all rolled into one neat little online warfest.
I recieved a review copy of this as an apology from playstation for my blu-ray drive knackering up and needing to cash in on my manufacturers warranty. Nice touch playstation excellent customer service!.
This however is nothing to do with the title in itself which is an excellent addition to any good gamers collection.
In warhawk you play the part of an elite soldier for one of two opposing armies, when playing on the map it's up to you how you want to fight, you can jump in and out of jeeps, tanks, planes gun and missle turrets all for the greater good of your team.
The graphics are fluid and there is little if any at all lag on the gameplay, the only downfall in my book is that there is no storymode game outside of the online play so to get good you'll spend a while getting picked off by other gamers while you suss out the controls and tactics if you just jump right in and play, however you can play through the training missions and get a lil better at it before joining an actual game and playing for real. I just prefer the hit the front line tactic and hope you suss it before someone offs you.
There is a great arsenal of weapons at your disposal and you cant help but have hours of fun fragging folk with grenades or snipering from a distance with the rifle all of which leads to different rewards, medals and trophies which up your ranking and lead to unlockables likle custom costumes and vehicles.
If you are considering buying this title my advice to you is stop considering and buy it now, playstation are constantly adding new maps and content to the store that you can download for a reasonable price and the servers are always busy with gamers playing this so you'll never have to wait for a match.
So ok I never payed for my copy, but i'm sure glad that when playstation sent me out a title they chose this one, all in all warhawk is a good all rounder that will have you hooked to your ps3 like it's a life support machine.
Warhawk is an network Only 32 player masterpiece from Sony. Available for purchase on Blu Ray Disc or as a download from the PlayStation Network.
In Warhawk you play on the sides of either the Eucadians or the Chernovan's on a host of fictitious battlefields in a variety of game modes like capture the flag, which see's you trying to sneak your way into the oppositions base camp, steal there flag and get it back to your camp without getting killed and Zones in which you fight to take control of as many of the designated area zones on the map. There is also your classic deathmatch's as well as a new mode "collect" which see's you race against the enemy to get more energy tokens that pop up on the battlefield back your base than them in the designated time frame.
During battle you can choose many ways to fight the opposing side, do you take up on foot and get stuck in? Do you man a weapons turret and give your boys supporting fire? How about stepping up and trying your hand at commanding a mighty warhawk to give aerial support to the lads in the front line? In warhawk, it's entirely up to you how you choose to play and you'll find eventually you'll start really mastering things like using the missile turrets to pick off attacking Warhawks. Theres even a real sense of achievement when you take one out right before it tries to shoot down one of your boys.
Warhawk is a completely user friendly game with servers set up specifically for beginners and regulars alike. It's menu's are simple and easy to navigate, it provides you with lots of in depth statistics on all of your in game activity and with the inclusion of a headset with the retail version there is a real sense of community gaming here which i like. Everyone is friendly to each other and there is no real hostility amongst players. All in all, Warhawk is right up there with the big boys in today's console online gaming market.