Feed Your Console writes:
H.A.W.X is a decent game, let's start there. The plot's simple, you're an ex-pilot who served in a few wars then retired only to be offered a gig with some private organization. The organization is paid for air support and protection by various counties for various reasons. Not rocket science, but believable.
I played this on the ps3 and it was gorgeous. I think this is the first actual flight sim game I didn't chuck after the first mission. Solely in part to the fact that the demo allowed the 'assistance OFF' mode which is far better to play this game with if you ask me...so I knew that ability was coming in later missions (in the full version of the game you cannot play this way until the 4th or 5th mission). I've read on some sites how people complained that you don't see the jets actually take off, etc. Really, does that matter? The game otherwise makes sense. I like how it cuts to the chase and starts you out flying toward your next mission after a debriefing (debriefings are skipable). The ability to play online co-op is there also, something I haven't seen before in a flight game..and it's actually done really well. Impressive.