Top Gun has made its landing on Steam, and is now available for download on Microsoft Windows. Based on the iconic film by Tony Scott, it promises to bring gravity-defying action in the same vein as its silver-screen counterpart. Announced yesterday by Paramount Digital Entertainment, Top Gun is a free-flying combat simulator that expands on the lore of the film’s title characters, including Maverick, Iceman, and others. Written by the film’s original screenwriter, Jack Epps, Jr., the game looks to be an action-packed adventure that stays true to the spirit of its big-screen predecessor.
Players will assume the role of both Radio Intercept Officer Goose and Maverick, battling and taking to the skies with some of the best the Top Gun Academy has to offer. Once graduated, players will fly high above the Indian Ocean to engage in massive battles and dogfights against the Soviets.
Whilst earning ranks at the Academy and moving close towards active duty, players can band up with veteran pilots in an effort to shoot down enemy planes over the Indian Ocean in Campaign Mode. For fans of the film interested in a challenge, gamers will have the task of facing the Soviets’ top ace pilot, all the while controlling the already-rocky relationship between Iceman and Maverick.
Aside from flying solo in the game’s single-player mode, players can engage in five multiplayer styles with up to 11 other flyers. In Horde mode, gamers must overcome odds and demonstrate their flying skills as they conquer endless rounds of difficult enemies.
Whether enrolling in the US Navy or joining comrades in the Soviet army, players can participate online in a number of adrenaline-pumping head-to-head multiplayer modes. With a total of six wholly unique combat planes, including the US Navy’s F-14, the F-16, F/A-18, and the enemy’s MiG-29, MiG-31 and Su-27, gamers can literally spend hours unearthing each model’s nuances.
Developed by doublesix, the recent award-winner of Spike’s “Video Game Awards” for “Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show,” Top Gun is available for download on Microsoft Windows through Steam for $9.99.
For additional information and to purchase, check out http://store.steampowered.com/app/38530/.
Top Gun has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB.