With their latest arcade style aviation adventure Top Gun: Hard Lock, developer Headstrong Games shows a keen sense of ambition. Not through innovative gameplay or state of the art graphics you understand, rather it is highly ambitious to think that a game based on a somewhat ropey (sorry Goose fans) 1986 aerial action flick is relevant to today’s market.
The storyline - if you can call it that - revolves around the latest Top Gun graduate Lance ‘Spider’ Webb, a hotshot pilot recommended by none other than Maverick himself. After an intro full of mid-air tomfoolery with Maverick and the gang, it’s not long before you uncover an emerging terrorist regime which will push the skills of everyone aboard the USS McKinley to the limit! Or something along those lines.