Ace Combat: Assault Horizon is a combat flight simulator game, the 13th installment in Bandai Namco’s Ace Combat series.
The story takes place in 2015 in different places across the world, including Miami, Russia, East Africa, and the Middle East. You play as Lieutenant Colonel William Bishop, head of the United States Air Force's Warwolf Squadron and his sidekicks on the mission of defeating Russian criminal syndicate Blatnoi.
The gameplay is very reminiscent of other Ace Combat entries. You control different aircraft on various combat missions. The game’s controls are a compromise between arcade-like and realistic approaches. For the first time in series, the game features a “Close-Range Assault’ system that is intended to bring the action closer to the player.
Besides single-player campaign, the game offers various multiplayer modes. There are both cooperative missions and competitive matches. Two new modes introduced in Assault Horizon are Capital Conquest and Domination. In Capital Conquest, your team must destroy the opposite’s team headquarters. In Domination, two teams try to take over three bases in one city.
The Enhanced Edition of Ace Combat: Assault Horizon is an upgraded PC port of the game. It features improved graphics, controls, additional, and multiplayer content.