Planet Xbox 360 writes: "Fans of flight simulator games are typically looking for one of two experiences. A fast-paced, no holds bar thrill ride or the alternative, a highly realistic game where the utmost precision is a must. H.A.W.X. 2 is by Ubisoft to meld the two styles together, an experimental formula of sorts. You have plenty of thrilling dogfights; while on the other hand, you have some level of realism in refueling or landing. Another component implemented to make the game stand out from the rest, is a larger focus on narrative. H.A.W.X. 2 is also not half-bad looking, with some well detailed planes as well as level design. Sounds like an overall great package at this point, but when you finally grab a hold of a controller/flight stick and sink your teeth into the experience, everything is either underwhelming or clashes with other elements in the game."