Many hardcore fans were upset at the demise of Microsoft's Flight Simulator franchise, as it was one of the only viable ways to fly a plane in a video game and not have to blow stuff up.

For you —and if you can stomach the shift to choppers—there is now Take On Helicopters.

It's a PC-only helicopter sim due for release later this year, and has been developed by Bohemia Interactive, the guys behind the ArmA series of ultra-realistic war games.

While it's not a combat game, ToH is built around missions, as you complete a variety of civilian tasks like lifting construction objects and even helping with firefighting.

Best part? It has a story, as you take charge of your father's struggle civil aviation company and have to help it get back on its feet.


As you can see in the trailer above, it's looking very pretty.