Top Gun: Hard Lock video game reviewWritten by Michael Siebenaler | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The latest installment in the Top Gun game franchise has a simple interface, great sound and the new hard lock feature. This feature is basically a special targeting sequence that isolates a one-on-one dogfight while transitioning into a close-up on the target. Fighter jet maneuvers and special moves have manageable learning curve. Targets include aerial, water and ground scenarios using the standard weapons cache of machine guns, missiles, and bombs. The graphics could be sharpened up, but that would actually diminish the rough Middle Eastern environments.
The single player campaign features 15 highly challenging missions while players also get two additional single player modes. The multiplayer mode has three sub-modes for as many as 16 players including the familiar death match and team death matches. The defense focused co-operative modes can include up to four players and are carrier strike, base defense and aircraft escort. The solid sound includes pilot radio chatter, familiar music themes, and shattering explosions. Players can customize their jets and the simple controls really but the focus on player performance. Definitely a game where player effort yields more rewards and thrills. Also available on PC and Xbox 360. Recommended (***) and rated T for language and violence.