Planet Xbox 360 writes: "Throw the Tom Clancy franchise at a neglected genre and you have the makings of a game that deserves your attention. Give that game a terrible name and clunky cover art, and some might wonder whether it is really worth a look after all. H.A.W.X. might have a ridiculous name and terrible cover art, but gamers not dissuaded by the awkward-looking package will find a surprisingly satisfying experience. The game thrusts you into the Tom Clancy universe quickly, tasking you with providing air support to Mitchell and his squad of G.R.A.W. soldiers on the very first mission. From there, the game delves into a story that frequently jumps years at a time to explore the future of Private Military Corporations in a less dense and heavy-handed manner than Metal Gear Solid. You eventually land in a situation leading to World War, but with everything taking place in the air and radio-transmitted plot, the story lacks the personality to make you care much."