Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Walkthrough

Table of Contents

  • Mission 1: Nightmare
  • Mission 2: Inferno
  • Mission 3: Red Moon
  • Mission 4: Spooky
  • Mission 5: Blue on Blue
  • Mission 6: Power Play
  • Mission 7: Lock and Load
  • Mission 8: Pipeline
  • Mission 9: Siege
  • Mission 10: Hostile Fleet
  • Mission 11: Launch
  • Mission 12: Motherland
  • Mission 13: Aftermath
  • Mission 14: Home Front
  • Mission 15: Hurricane
  • Mission 16: Akula
  • Mission 5: Blue on Blue

    1. Moving directly into the next mission, you’ll learn a little bit about landing. Not for long though, as Russian planes take off just as you’re trying to land.
    2. No time for rest yet, you’ll be redirected to Carruth, but on your way to the waypoint, bandits will show up. Engage them, they’re just regular TGT pilots for now, but they’re still more difficult than what you’ve been used to up to this point.
    3. This mission starts as the first difficult challenge of Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, and future missions only get more difficult. You’ll have to use every skill you’ve learned and perfect them to pull victory out of the jaws of defeat.
    4. DFM is your friend, but also your enemy. While in DFM you’re an easy target, so don’t linger. Close-in and blast your target with machine gun fire and rockets as quickly as possible, if you get a lock-on alert, break off from DFM and evade.
    5. Counter maneuvers are your best friend here, you can quickly end an enemy pilot after performing a counter maneuver, and don’t worry about enemy pilots using counter maneuvers on you just yet.
    6. Pick apart the rebel MiGs, and Big Bear Wing will arrive, but they’ll target and fire on you. The Russians have gone rogue, and there’s nothing to do but put them down.
    7. These Russian pilots are no push-overs, you’re outnumbered, and they’ll constantly try to lock-on to your fighter while using DFM. Remember you can only counter maneuver when you’re leveled out.
    8. The QAAM will be very useful during DFM against these very fast and tricky pilots. More of them will show up, adding to the chaos of the fight. Effective use of DFM, and taking down the enemy aircraft, is the best way to go here.
    9. Defeat all the TGT aircraft, then break off from the rest as they retreat, and Markov, the Shark, appear. He’ll go after Guts, don’t let him, fly in behind Markov and get him with the DFM, but he’s no ordinary opponent.
    10. Get into DFM, and Markov will counter maneuver you, doing major damage to your jet, before he breaks off and retreats.
    11. That ends the battle, but you’ll have to take your damaged jet in for a landing. Approach the blue circle to enter into a landing sequence. All you need to do is keep your diamond in the cross, when the HUD is red, that means you’re right in the money.

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    13 Comments on Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Walkthrough

    David

    On November 7, 2011 at 2:35 am

    Thanks for sharing this Walkthough , please iam stuck with markov (the last chapter)this bastard cannot be beat any further solutions yet..

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On November 7, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Hey David,

    Markov is really tough! The best solution I’ve found for defeating him is; you’ll want to close in during DFM (Dog-Fight Mode), and get very close. Get in as close as you can, and Markov will try to use the Counter-Maneuver on you. Meaning: He’ll try to spin around and shoot you from behind.

    When Markov tries to do that, a big RED TRIANGLE will appear over your HUD. Normally it’s green, meaning you can perform a Counter-Maneuver. When the triangle is red, hit the same buttons as you would to Counter-Maneuver, and instead, time will slow down and let you shoot up Markov with your machine gun, doing some extreme damage.

    That’s the best way I’ve found for defeating him, without it he’s very tricky to hit. Another method is to just slow down, and you might be able to follow him from behind without losing him, but he’s very hard to hit with missiles.

    Generally, I find it best to use the machine gun on him. There is a point where missiles will work. When Markov goes in for his final bombing approach on the White House, he’ll slow down and won’t weave around, this is the perfect time to hit him with missiles and all of your special weapons.

    Otherwise, this battle takes a lot of skill and patience. Goodluck, and I hope that helps you!

    Dino

    On February 3, 2012 at 5:57 am

    hi, I’m stuck in this mission…especially when i get locked on by missile and cannot escape, even i have push LB & RB button (to DFM mode, counter manuvers).. i still get hit…i think i do wrong move, but still don’t understand what to do, when we got locked on by missile..please help..thanks

    George

    On February 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    At the last level, and just like always the F&$%^^ng level is near impossible to beat. I hate freekin games that do that. Why cant you just make it challenging but not near impossible, I never finished the LAST FU&*^&#%%^ng game for this exact same reason….. What a Piece of SH^$%#T thing to do.. After a while its just a stupid game of repeating repeating repeating the same crap…until you get so fed up you just shelf the game being left completely unsatisfied… This is the last time I play this franchise… AS#^$%les… I’m am glad I did not pay for it…

    zach

    On March 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    im having troible destroying the ICBM, what aircraft is recomended? please help.

    Kevin

    On March 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Hey Zach!

    I recommend the Raptor for quick-turning capabilities, and the 4AM as your secondary weapon. It should help you quickly target even a single enemy. The ICBM can be tricky to target, but the 4AM should auto-target the sucker.

    Jordan

    On July 5, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    The last checkpoint in Siege is ridiculous. You have to kill all the tanks coming in, meanwhile the planes won’t get off your ass, not to mention all the SAM batteries with the tanks. You have a total of probably like 2 minutes before the timer on the mission runs up and the “take the base” (with one ing tank that barely got it)

    This is frustrating and quite frankly not fun at all. This is either a bug of some sort to have it timed so poorly or a very poor level design.

    Pops

    On October 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    no tips on what plane to use or its load out???

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On October 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    @Pops,

    Plenty! Most of the time, the specific plane or load out doesn’t matter. When it does, we make special note of it in the walkthrough text. Do you need help with a specific mission?

    Thanks!

    Raymond

    On April 30, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Totally agree with @Jordan

    Name*

    On November 20, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I got past the first base but after that there are no more targets.

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On November 20, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    @Name*: In which mission are you encountering this problem?

    MobiusFuckass

    On April 5, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    This is Some of the Stupidest I’ve Seen in Any of these Shoddy in’ Games. I Don’t know Why they Decided to Give Enemy Jets the Ability to Absorb the Impact of 50+ Missiles & Bob & Weave through the in’ Sky like a Alien Drone or Some Such Galactic Technology Type That Let’s you Defy the Laws of Physics. The DFM Is in Ridiculous Outright with the Way Moves During It, it Looks Retarded, As in, In Complete Defiance of Physics. Even IF The Jet COULD Do That, the Pilot Would be Crushed…