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 6: Power Play

    1. Another anti-air mission, taking place largely in the sky, but this time you’ll have even more problems to deal with than usual. This is a tough mission, so put on your war-face and pick out a fighter jet.
    2. The newest addition to your aircraft choices is the Typhoon, a mobile and heavily armed fighter jet. It comes equipped with a choice between the 4AAM and the 6AAM, which is hardly a choice at all. The 6AAM will target up to six air hostiles, or you can target fewer to hit those targets with more missiles. It’s possible to target a single craft and hit it with all six missiles. The only downside is their lack of homing capability in comparison to the 4AAM.
    3. Welcome to Dubai, the skies are full of bandits, so pick your targets and bring them down. These guys are even trickier than before, so take advantage of your machine gun during DFM. Peppering a target with your MG while in DFM will slow down their turning speed and make their controls sluggish, giving you a perfect opportunity to hit them with missiles, or slow their escape.
    4. If you’re being pursued in DFM by an enemy, but you don’t want to slow down too much to engage in a counter maneuver, try accelerating, forcing your pursuer to accelerate too, they quickly decelerate. You’ll close the gap in an instant, and can practically perform a counter maneuver instantly.
    5. Take out enough targets, and you’ll have bombers to deal with. Bombers are very tough nuts to crack, missiles won’t drop them out of the sky, unless you hit them with a lot of missiles. DFM is also dangerous, their fighter escort will put you down fast if you aren’t careful.
    6. You also have limited time to destroy the bombers. Try to pick off any fighters quickly, if anything firing missiles will force them to evade and give you some time to attack the bombers.
    7. Once you engage in DFM with the bombers, use your machine gun to target the bomber’s engines. Hit two on the right, or two on the left, just make sure one wing goes without engines and the entire bomber will drop.
    8. Some TGT_LEAD aircraft will arrive after the bombers are down. Just get in close and DFM, they’re tricky, but you’ll get them eventually if you stick with it.
    9. Destroy enough bandits, and three more bombers will arrive and head for the city. They must be shot down before they reach the city, and this time the bombers are further spread out. Target the lead bomber, hit it with everything you’ve got if you can’t easily get into DFM. Use the 6AAM to target it alone and slam the bombers with six missiles at once.
    10. Now that the bombers are down, there’s on obstacle left. A bomber flashing civilian identification is nearing the city, it must be destroyed, not just shot down. Enter DFM and pound it with the 6AAM or just a series of missiles. Like all bombers, they come equipped with plenty of flares, so don’t get discouraged, your missiles will get through while the flares are being reloaded.
    11. Once the bomber is down, you’ll have that mission in the bag.

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    13 Comments on Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Walkthrough


    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!


    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


    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…


    On March 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm

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


    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.


    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.


    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


    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?



    On April 30, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Totally agree with @Jordan


    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?


    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…