Enemy Engaged

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Enemy Engaged is a series of three helicopter flight simulation video games published between 1998 and 2007. The original two games, Enemy Engaged: Apache vs Havoc (1998) and Enemy Engaged: RAH-66 Comanche vs. KA-52 Hokum (2000) were developed by Razorworks and published by Empire Interactive, while Enemy Engaged 2 (2007) was developed and published by G2 Games.

Games[edit]

Apache vs Havoc[edit]

Enemy Engaged: Apache vs Havoc
Enemy Engaged - Apache vs Havoc boxart.jpg
Developer(s) Razorworks
Publisher(s) Empire Interactive
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release October 18, 1998
Genre(s) Flight simulator
Mode(s) single-player video game Edit this on Wikidata

Enemy Engaged: Apache vs Havoc is a helicopter flight simulator game by Razorworks. The game features two fully simulated combat helicopter: the US AH64D Apache Longbow and Russian Mil-28N Havoc B

It has been released on GOG.com.

Apache/Havoc was a runner-up for Computer Gaming World's 1999 "Simulation of the Year" award, which ultimately went to MiG Alley.[1]

Comanche vs. Hokum[edit]

Enemy Engaged:
RAH-66 Comanche vs. KA-52 Hokum
Enemy Engaged - RAH-66 Comanche vs. KA-52 Hokum Coverart.png
Developer(s) Razorworks
Zonic Limited (Mac OS X)
Publisher(s) Empire Interactive
Feral Interactive (Mac OS X)
Platform(s) PC, Windows, Macintosh
Release March, 2000
Genre(s) Flight simulator
Mode(s) single player, multiplayer

Enemy Engaged: Comanche vs Hokum (short: EECH) is an attack helicopter Combat flight simulator video game developed by Razorworks and released by Empire Interactive for the PC/Windows in March 2000. The game was a follow up to Enemy Engaged: Apache vs Havoc, and interconnectable with it. A Mac OS X version of the game was developed by Zonic Limited and published by Feral Interactive in November 2002.[2]

The source code has been released around 2003[3] under an own license.[4] This resulted then in a heavily modified game by the game's community who continued the support.[5] In 2009 the game was re-released as digital distribution on GOG.com.

Latest community update was released in February 2016.[6]

The editors of Computer Gaming World named Comanche vs. Hokum the best simulation game of 2000. They highlighted its "superb flight physics, intelligent AI, and outstanding eye and ear candy", and concluded, "In a beleaguered genre, it's good to see a developer invest the time and energy to produce a standout."[7] The editors of Computer Games Magazine also nominated Comanche vs. Hokum for their 2000 "Simulation of the Year" award.[8]

Enemy Engaged 2[edit]

Enemy Engaged 2
Enemy Engaged 2 cover.jpg
Developer(s) G2 CES
Publisher(s) G2 Games
Platform(s) PC
Release May 25, 2007
Genre(s) Flight simulator
Mode(s) single player

Enemy Engaged 2 is the sequel to Enemy Engaged: Comanche vs Hokum. It was released on May 25, 2007. Though the sequel was improved in some ways compared to the first game, it has been highly criticized for its lack of new features. Many improvements were already implemented in the modded version of the first game. Some commentators also felt it was not ready for release considering the large amount of bugs it contained. The biggest improvement can be seen in the graphics of the game (who were taken from the Comanche Hokum modded version).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (March 2000). "The 2000 Premier Awards; The Very Best of a Great Year in Gaming". Computer Gaming World (188): 69–75, 78–81, 84–90. 
  2. ^ "Feral Interactive: Enemy Engaged mini-site Pack". 
  3. ^ EECH DevZone (in webarchive)
  4. ^ Empire Interactive (Europe) Limited Licence Agreement for Razorworks' "Enemy Engaged RAH-66 Comanche Versus KA-52 Hokum" (in webarchive)
  5. ^ eechcentral
  6. ^ EECH ver1.16.0 is out!
  7. ^ Staff (April 2001). "The 2001 Premier Awards; Games of the Year". Computer Gaming World (201): 72–80, 82, 83. 
  8. ^ Staff (February 8, 2001). "Computer Games Magazine announces nominees for annual best in computer gaming awards". Computer Games Magazine. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005. 

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