Helicopter games: Looking for recommendations

#1 Posted by fentonalpha (820 posts) -

Hi GB just looking for recommendations on PC games that offer a fun but not too complex helicopter Sim experience.  
Does anyone know of any that control easy... or moderately easy not like Microsoft Flight X for helicopters with 10 fingers on 15 keys at once complexity? 
Or in a different style if you've played GRAW2 and remember the sections where you controlled "little-bird".... something along those lines.
Basically I'm looking for a nice "detached from ground combat" blow em all to hell, gaming experience on PC be it Licensed or Indie game.
 
This post is bought to you by inspiration from having rediscovered "Desert Strike" on Sega Genesis.  And the letter G.

#2 Posted by ButtonsMcBoomBoom (128 posts) -

Just Cause 2, most realistic helicopter and other vehicle sim out there.

#3 Posted by stephengotlost (703 posts) -

Frontlines Fuel of War
Modern Warfare 2 (if you can get those 11 kill kill-streaks)
Battlefield Bad Company
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Battlefield 2
Battlefield 2142 
Grand Theft Auto 4
Just Cause 2
Those are the ones I can think of with great helicopter action.

#4 Posted by takua108 (1479 posts) -
@fentonalpha said:
"This post is bought to you by inspiration from having rediscovered "Desert Strike" on Sega Genesis.  And the letter G. "
Welp, there goes my suggestion.
#5 Posted by takua108 (1479 posts) -
#6 Posted by Mmmslash (2168 posts) -

To be frank, all of the games that I love using Helicopters in have added them as an additional layer, not based the game on it.
 
There was one on the PS2, called like, Hellfire? Hellblade? I'm not sure, something like that.

#7 Posted by fentonalpha (820 posts) -
@ButtonsMcBoomBoom said:
" Just Cause 2, most realistic helicopter and other vehicle sim out there. "
Oh man that's kinda part of my inspiration too but it's just missing a lot of focus and good AI... but i have had a blast screwing around with it.
#8 Posted by fentonalpha (820 posts) -
@stephengotlost said:
"  Modern Warfare 2 (if you can get those 11 kill kill-streaks)"
If there was a game mode solely based on the Chopper Gunner play i would be very happy.... though it would get old after a while i guess.  Will check Frontlines tho...
#9 Posted by FydrusZA (14 posts) -

The helicopter action in Operation Flashpoint was pretty good (I assume the same is true for the subsequent games). It was a little tricky to get the hang of, but very gratifying once you got going. Not exactly a sim, but definitely not arcadey. 
 
As for the Battlefield games, I loved the choppers in BF2, but felt that they've been dumbed down a bit ever since. That might be because I switched to consoles after BF2, so maybe it was one of the concessions they made to make it more accessible and console-friendly. 

#10 Posted by FydrusZA (14 posts) -

Back in the day: Longbow 
 
What ever happened to the Jane's games? They were great.

#11 Posted by fentonalpha (820 posts) -
@FydrusZA said:
" Back in the day: Longbow  What ever happened to the Jane's games? They were great. "
Oh man now there's a flashback.  I wonder if that's even available anywhere anymore.  A cookie for you Sir if only for the nostalgia.  
(Cookie not a definite physical object, do not contact user for actual cookie) 
#12 Posted by fentonalpha (820 posts) -

To the MOD that moved this post.... That has got to be the most ANAL modding decision I've seen in a LOOONNNNGGGG time.

#13 Posted by Rapid (1380 posts) -

The only Helicopter game I played and slightly enjoyed was city crisis

#14 Edited by jakob187 (21691 posts) -

The only helicopter game I want to play is one where I get to kill the shit out of helicopters in violently nasty ways. 
 
Fuck helicopters. 
 
@fentonalpha said:

" To the MOD that moved this post.... That has got to be the most ANAL modding decision I've seen in a LOOONNNNGGGG time. "
Not the brightest thing to say...and also, this is about helicopters, so it belongs in the helicopter forum.  In case anyone else might ever want to find good helicopter games as well, they can find your thread in the forums for it and be informed.

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