Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk (or Rebel Raiders) is an action flight video game for the PC, Wii, and PlayStation 2. The PC and PlayStation 2 versions were released in 2006, while the Wii version was released on September 23, 2008.[4]

Gameplay Edit

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There are twenty planes available for use, each featuring its own special weapons such as machine guns, missiles, and homing missiles. Health is lost once the player's "shield" is completely broken, but the shield's health can be replenished by destroying enemies. Planes can only be unlocked by completing challenges.[5]

Plot Edit

Operation Nighthawk is set in the near future after the human race gained control over solar system under the name of the Union of World Nations (UWN). During its quest to expand deeper into the solar system, the Union of World Nation's purpose shifted and corrupted. Because of they tyranny, a rebellion was built inside of the Union's own people named the Alliance of Independent States (AIS)(a group of small countries). The Alliance battles the Union via small, constant, air-based battles in an attempt to gain freedom. The player plays as the leader of the Ghost Squadron of the Alliance of Independent States Air Forces (AISAF), fighting the Union in a total of 16 levels.[5]

Reception Edit

Review scores
Publication Score
IGN 4 out of 10[5]

Jeff Haynes of IGN applauded Operation Nighthawk for its arcade handle feel and noted that it was enjoyable to unlock the new planes. The cut scenes were cited as very impressive, but the gameplay graphics did not compare to those of the cut scenes. He also criticized the game for its very small three-song soundtrack and noted that the game is beatable in one sitting due to the lack of difficulty levels.[5] "Rebel Raiders isn't exactly what flight fans are looking for in terms of a must have purchase. The aerial action is okay, but you're really missing out on a lot of mission pacing, replay value and even challenge with this easily completed game. Unless you're a hardcore fan simply looking to acquire every single flight title out there (it is only 20 bucks, after all), you probably should look elsewhere for your air combat." Haynes closed with.[6]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk (English). IGN. Retrieved on 2008-08-06
  2. Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk Playstation 2 (English). IGN. Retrieved on 2008-08-06
  3. Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk PC (English). IGN. Retrieved on 2008-08-06
  4. 4.0 4.1 Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk Wii (English). IGN. Retrieved on 2008-08-06
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk Playstation 2 review (English). IGN. Retrieved on 2008-08-07
  6. Haynes, Jeff (2006-03-31). Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk page 2. IGN. Retrieved on 2008-08-08