The PlayStation was launched in September of 1995, and Warhawk was released that November. The game may have shown off two goofy pilots during the full-motion video cinemas, but the real "star" of the game was what you flew, a vertical take off and landing (VTOL) craft that bore a striking resemblance to the dropship shown in James Cameron's Aliens film. You flew the ship through a series of missions against an evil dictator named Kreel.
It's hard to watch videos of the game or look at screenshots and see the graphics through the eyes of a gamer from 1995. The 3D gameplay was amazing at the time; in the very first level you could fly around a large open space and pick off targets in any order, while fighting off other ships and stationary defenses. The attacks came in waves, and as you blew up targets a large pyramid was uncovered in the middle of the level—and of course you had to blow it up. It felt like we were playing the future.