Review: Dustoff Heli Rescue 2 (PlayStation 4)

In Dustoff Heli Rescue 2 you can: Save hostages being held in Prisoner of War camps. Combat in military attacks in the desert, forests, mines, swamps, and fjords.

Pros:

  • Voxel pixel graphics.
  • 2203MB download size.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • World map level select.
  • Gameplay revolves around flying a helicopter and rescuing your troops but also taking out the enemy and getting collectibles.
  • 2.5D game World.
  • Collectibles.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Earn coins by killing enemies.
  • Landing zones- Used to save your game and top up ammo and heal up using your coins.
  • Flying is good once you learn it, Feather touches and momentum will get you through this.
  • Clear UI with a map on the bottom and health/ammo shown.
  • Earn 3 stars per level, One star for beating the target time, One for staying alive and one for killing everyone.
  • Controls-L1 and R1 with your stick to fly and shooting is automatic.
  • Unlock new choppers and weapons as you progress.
  • Stars unlock new levels.
  • The game looks great.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • A lot of replayability.
  • Varied missions.
  • Over 30 levels.
  • Brilliant time waster.

Cons:

  • The high learning curve with the flying.
  • Dying in the tutorial has you restarting the game from scratch.
  • Inconsistent difficulties.
  • You feel weak against the guns.
  • Only one controller layout.
  • The presentation feels that of a mobile game.

The Numbers:
  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

Fun little game, Granted it looks and feels like a mobile game but it does have charm and plenty of playability. I would prefer to play it on a handheld but once you get over the controls of the helicopter, The game is a lot of fun and well worth checking out.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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