Brothers in Arms 2: Global Front HD

App review by
Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Polished WWII shooter features blood and mild profanity.
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Parents say

age 14+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 10 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

There are four styles of control -- all virtual versions of traditional control pads -- and none of them are ideal. Do not expect the level of precision or range of abilities that console shooters provide. Players may well find that the awkwardness of control makes the game unplayable. Others will eventually grow accustomed to it.

Violence

Players spend almost all of their time shooting enemies with a variety of guns and occasionally blowing them up with grenades. Blood sprays with almost every hit, and the frame of the screen turns red when the player takes damage, but there is no gore. Enemies crumple to the ground and disappear when killed.

Sex
Language

Infrequent use of minor profanity, including words like “hell” and “damn.”

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Brothers in Arms 2: Global Front is a Second World War-themed shooter that plays much like traditional console shooters such as those in the Call of Duty series. It features a fair amount of blood (enemies spurt crimson with every hit) but no gore. There is also a small amount of mild profanity. Ubisoft has self-rated the game for ages 12 and over, but this seems low for a game that involves engaging in bloody combat in realistic settings inspired by an actual war. We believe its atmosphere and action are better suited for mid- to older teens and adults. Note that while it does support online play, it does not allow players to communicate with one another, eliminating information sharing risks often associated with multiplayer shooters.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMychemicalstinkpants March 19, 2011

bloody ww 2 shooter game is a mirical

this game is epic althoug it is is gritty and extremly bloody
Kid, 10 years old February 2, 2011

You need BIA2 to survive

BIA2 is beast. It even has online, unlike alot of other games. And its not even bloody. If you like this you might also like Modern Combat Sandstorm, Black Pega... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byTeamPlayer101 December 7, 2013

Fun campaign but dull multiplayer

Brothers in arms on the iOS is a mildly violent WWII shooter that uses mild profanity such as "H*ll" or "Da*n". There is very little blood,... Continue reading

Is it any good?

Players familiar with World War 2-themed console shooters such as the Call of Duty games will immediately recognize the sort of play on offer BROTHERS IN ARMS 2: GLOBAL FRONT, a deep and polished first-person shooter for the iPad. It leads players through familiar theatres of combat around the world, with players pitted against both Nazis and the Japanese in bloody, realistic combat.

However, while the excellent graphics, sound effects, and voice acting help to create an authentic atmosphere, the awkward and often imprecise virtual controls will make it difficult for many players to find their footing. The skilled players we found online are proof that some players have overcome this hurdle, but judging by how few players we encountered in live games, we think those who are comfortable with these controls are the exception to the rule. It’s a good game for grownups, but the iPad may not be an ideal platform for it.

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