Tom Clancy games are known for being detailed and having depth in their gameplay. However, HAWX does not try to be an aerial simulation. Rather it can be best described as the 'Rambo' in the genre. This arcade oriented game is fast paced and will have players be a one man demolition team that single handedly turns the tide of wars.
Players will take the role of Creshaw, a pilot for the US Airforce. Governments have cut down their investments in military resulting in the rise of private contracted military. Creshaw gets decommissioned and decides to join the private military corporation. The corporation decides to launch a full scale invasion of the USA and Creshaw switches sides to defend his country.