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Take On Helicopters

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Take On Helicopters is a simulation game. This game is the first one in taking On series.


Joe Larkin began running Larkin Aviation with his younger brother, Tom Larkin after their father died. Joe is a helicopter power and war veteran.
The brothers face the business troubles. To solve it, they have to sign different contracts.


First of all, there are tutorials, which can help you assimilate. They range from the easiest one to the advanced.
You can get used to the cockpit and instruments and learn how to do maneuvering and to land. Also, you can familiarize yourself with sling roads and emergency procedures. The game offers the Career mode with various scenarios. Mostly you play as Tom Larkin, but in a few flashback missions, you have to choose his elder brother Joe as a character. The contracts, you sign to save the company, requires you to earn money. According to these deals, you have to complete the missions. They can vary from filming the whales to helping out the SWAT-officers. The player can spend earned money on buying, repairing and upgrading the helicopters. There are three types: light, medium and heavy. Also, you can use diverse equipment: sling-lines, winches and fast rope hooks.
Moreover, there are challenges, which can include rescuing, sling-roading and formation flight. Sometimes you have to complete a mission in a limited time. As for the areas, there are two: North American and South Asian open-world terrains.

Release date
Bohemia Interactive
Bohemia Interactive
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS:Windows XP
  • Processor:Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz or faster
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or ATI Radeon 4850 with Shader Model 3 and 512 MB VRAM or faster
  • DirectX®:dx90c
  • Hard Drive:20 GB HD space
  • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible audio-card
  • OS:Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • Processor:Intel Dual-Core 3GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 3GHz or faster
  • Memory:4 GB RAM
  • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT or ATI Radeon 5850 with Shader Model 3 and 1024 MB VRAM or faster
  • DirectX®:dx90c
  • Hard Drive:20 GB HD space
  • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible audio-card
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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Take On Helicopters reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Spain
But what infested syphilitic macaque excrement is this!? For the Czechs of "Bohemian Interactive", piloting helicopters, whether commercial or combat, must be very fun thanks to the Avecrem that are smoked, but the reality is far from their fantasies. Because, Kid, if you don't have a pilot's license, the tutorials for this game will make you insufferable. That if the cyclic, that if the collective, that if the choke, that if you look at the battery, that if you look at the beers in the fridge, that if they are inflated the wheels, etcetera. What would become the work of the C0jones mechanic. Once seated and at the controls of one of these pots, you will lack three or four keyboards and two or three joysticks to know how noses the engine turns on. For What is going to indicate the tutorial the keys you have to press, right? Or worse, that tells you, because it will bombard you with tons of text. And What is even more serious, why do you want to start the flight with your helicopter when the scenarios you are going to contemplate lack the slightest effort on the part of the designers? Because that's another one. Scenarios that appear to stumble, textures that load on the fly, shadows that appear and disappear, fuzzy soil (you think you suffer myopia) or a framerate unstable and low despite having a computer that far exceeds the recommended, are some of the Niceties devised by the boys of "Bohemia". In fact, your CPU and GPU can die for achicharramiento given the bad optimization of the game. Have these people become fools? And This is not to forget the insufferable loads (slow, static, brought from the time of the PSX) and some controls that, at times, you will think they have been programmed to make you lose your nerves. With regard to the sound section, and given the short time I've spent, I can't say anything special. The little I've heard has seemed impoverished, without chicha or lard anywhere. The game has the voices in English, which I appreciate that have not been dubbed to Spanish, because, to hear the story of Mi3rda who endorse us, it is better not to know. As you do, you will prefer to drill your ear with a dentist lathe. Because What kind of argument is that in which a clown from Chichinabo has to inherit a helicopter company because his brother's nerd goes and crashes in front of him? All this told by a boring intro, and that gives reasons to look for the menu and exit the game. Look, let's be honest: if you like helicopter simulators, take off a real license, pay for it and buy a chopper. Of the real ones. But do not play this 1mbecilidad programmed by people from eastern Europe who we should to close the borders for their high degree of supreme cretin3z. What you're holding is not a helicopter simulator. It's Not a helicopter crash simulator Either. It Is A rare thing they have done pulling an existing graphic engine and that does not seem to like anyone. Gentlemen of "Bohemia", if I had paid for this aberration, I would be demanding the refund of my money (Steam gives that option if conditions are fulfilled, so I do not know what you expect to make use of it). Moreover, it would be demanding compensation for damages, because often damage and often detriment that provocáis in the minds of shoppers after discovering that this hodgepodge... occupies 17 GB of hard Drive! In fact, I would ask for compensation for how you wasted my time. WHO should include this game between recognized occupational diseases, so that no betatester of this game has to run out of disability pension when he decides to take his brains out of the nose with the tip of a knife. If you have any enemies, give this truño. I did ^^ With affection for Millenia, the Lamelorzas.
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