Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. (Android)

Posted: September 16, 2010 in Android, Android Apps
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Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.

Pros & Cons:


  • Awesome 3D graphics with integration of real locations for air combat
  • PSP game quality for Android
  • Local multi-player mode for up to 4 players
  • Gameloft offering free trial for high end Android devices
  • Large game saved to SD Card


  • Not available in the Android Market, you must purchase from Gameloft directly
  • No multi-touch


Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. on Android is the mobile version of Ubisoft’s full game console versionoffering first-person jet fighter 3D game which uses either on-screen virtual joystick or the phone’s accelerometer to control the aircraft. Your goal is to complete numerous missions albeit air combat, bombing ground enemies, or providing air-to-ground support for troops; this game exhibits great 3D gaming experience for Android devices.

On-Screen Controls

What I like about this game (or many other first-person combat Gameloft games license from major game makers) is the walk-through training sessions you can conquer before completing missions to get you acquainted with game play controls. I personally opted for the on-screen virtual joystick over accelerometer controls however one gripe there is the app is not multi-touch supported 😦 so I quickly went back to accelerometer controls. So if you’re playing with the virtual joystick you would have to let it go for a split second in order to use other things like firing, toggling camera, speed or maneuvering.

Controlling the modern planes are computer assisted so you merely only have to worry about pictch (up/down), roll (spin left/right), turns and weapons auto-lock and are fire guided to targets… so all you have to do is maneuver, lock and fire!

Describing the on-screen controls starting in the top left going clockwise you’ll find: pause button, fuel level, mission oblective notes, pictured targets to destroy, machine gun fire toggle, rocket fire toggle, pan left/right controls, (if applicable) vitrual joystick, and camera toggle.

Local Multi-player Mode

Local multi-player mode is cool when you can a few friends have the game and want to do some dogfighting amongst either other and show off your air combat skills. This feature would be even cooler if you could quick battle online like Skies of Glory.

Fun Factor & Addictive:

If you’re into Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. games, or air combat games, or first person shooter games… you’ll love this popular title on your phone. The action and game play gets intense with choice of fighter planes and 3D renderings of real locations you fly and fight over.


As mentioned the 3D graphics are awesome and brings a PSP level of gaming to Android. You can see attention to detail in scenery, visual effects such as winds and cloud streams, on to explosions.

Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. utilizes the phone’s accelerometer, of course sound effects and even characters within the game instructing your mission plus vibration when taking hits and crashes.(androidtapp)

You can download at :’s-h-a-w-x/

  1. weighty says:

    gonna send this to my mom

  2. weight says:

    i see what you did there

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