Civilian flight sim absorbs ArmA 2 features

Bohemia's Take On Helicopters gains military muscle in latest update.

Bohemia Interactive's civilian helicopter flight sim just swallowed a big mouthful of WAR thanks to it's latest update, codenamed Downtown.

As well as the usual fixes and tweaks, the update introduces a free DLC package called Take On Helicopters: Rearmed. This allows the game to access assets and content from Arma 2, Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead and Arma 2: Combined Operations.

"When we initially developed Take On Helicopters, its focus was on civilian flight. We still believe in this non-combat gameplay, but of course our studio's origins lie in military gaming. By using some clever ways of merging installed products, without the player having to tweak manual settings, it is now possible to combine the two worlds," says project lead Joris-Jan van 't Land.

"Take On Helicopters gets an incredible amount of new content, while many of the improvements are applied to it as well. I love flying a helicopter over Chernarus, bathed in improved lighting and covered by the beautiful clouds. Takistan is a more detailed part of South Asia and the ideal playground for combined arms desert operations."

The patch also coincides with a 37% price reduction for the core Take on Helicopters game, and the earlier Hinds DLC. (insert obligatory "get to dah choppah" gag)

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (5)

Games in this article

About the author

Dan Whitehead

Dan Whitehead

Contributor

Dan has been writing for Eurogamer since 2006 and specialises in RPGs, shooters and games for children. His bestest game ever is Julian Gollop's Chaos.

Related

You may also enjoy...

Supporters only

Comments (5)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading
Eurogamer.net

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch
Explore our store