CVG writes: "With Hawx, the Tom Clancy series couldn't be further from tradition. Instead of ultra-realistic, tactical battles we're now flying a plane 30,000 feet in the air, firing 152 missiles at baddies we can't even see. War has changed.
The hallmarks of the franchise are there; the hi-tech mission briefings, rock soundtrack and rubbish CGI general chatting away in the top corner of the screen. Even the Ghost Recon team make a cameo appearance down on the ground. But the most Clancy thing about Ubisoft's unashamedly Ace Combat-esque flight sim is the Enhanced Reality System, or ERS, which crunches numbers to put all sorts of virtual reality mischief in the pilot's display."