Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? You’ve studied the battlefield, marked your targets, and in one explosive pass the enemy convoy you just engaged is reduced to a pile of ash. Air Assault is filled with these moments, and since simply piloting an AH-64 Apache is no easy feat, each one feels like a small victory. Developer Gaijin Entertainment has done a great job of crafting a helicopter combat simulator–a genre typically restricted to the PC–for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Thankfully, this is still a game flexible enough to reward strategic, well-executed tactics or reckless abandon, depending on which mode you play.