Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X HD Review

The Popular PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation arcade game of Tom Clancy has now finally been transported to the Symbian 3 Platform also. It’s available on the Ovi store for your Nokia N8 handset. Adding to it, the game is in HD, which means better user experience and crisp graphics taking the mobile gaming to its end. The Benchmark game used to rate processors of your PC is going to push your N8 to its limits with its flamboyant and rich graphics.

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Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X HD tests your skills by placing you in the cockpit of an advanced fighter jet, testing your skills as a pilot to survive. The game puts you in the shoes of David Crenshaw, an ex-military pilot who is recruited by a corporation called the ARTEMIS, a military company, to work for them to fight and eliminate dangerous terrorists and fighting to stabilize the planet. Your job is to complete mission after mission of course with increasing difficulty to move higher up in the game. As you complete missions and earn money you can buy much better and powerful fighter jets, but they are pretty expensive.

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X HD gives you the option to choose from twenty-five modern jets including the F-15 jets. The use of different jets adds spice to the already high rated game. You have to steer your flight skillfully, dodge missiles and hit targets accurately and adeptly to win complete missions. The gyro sensors and motion sensors on your N8 enables tilt to control feature making it all the more addictive. You can tilt your phone either ways to guide your plane and touch buttons on the screen to evade or launch missiles.

The most credible and notable feature of Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X HD is it’s wonderful graphics that actually gives you a taste of flying a jet. The intricately designed Nokia N8 supports this exciting user experience. You can actually see fast jets of air off the wings of your jet when you turn the plane, giving you a more realistic experience of the game.


Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X HD is very well designed and intelligently brought into the mobile phones, although it seems to be stranded between a flight simulator and an arcade game. The game tends to get monotonous after a few hours of play, with just completing missions.

The option of configuring the controls and the choice of choosing your own jets is relishing. The story line is very plain yet satisfying for such a popular PC game. After having an experience of the PC or the Xbox or the Playstation version, the Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X HD for Nokia N8 might seem a bit inferior considering the lack of joystick. But bringing the enthralling experience to mobile phones is credible.

The grand and intricate graphics is the major turn on for the game and tends to over shadow certain negatives of the game that makes it one of the most recommended games to be downloaded on to your N8. This action packed game tests your flying skills discovering new levels by destroying enemies. The game is quite heavy for a Symbian^3 platform. It weighs about 146 MB and it is advisable to use a WiFi or 3G connection. I would rate this game a 4 on 5 for the rich graphic experience it provides. It is obvious that such an expansive game cannot be easily compressed into a mobile.

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