Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus

Common Sense Media says

Modern Warfare 2 clone with military violence.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Controlling the onscreen action with the virtual stick and buttons takes a few minutes to get used to, but will be familiar to anyone who has played a Gameloft app before. And if you don't like the way it's laid out, you can customize the screen to your liking. iPhone 4 users can use that system's gyro to bypass virtual sticks and achieve much more accurate control of the game.

Violence

Players shoot their way through waves of enemies in a War on Terror campaign, set in a variety of settings. When your character is shot, there's blood on screen and enemies grunt and drop semi-realistically. In-game weapons range from the basic pistol and machine gun to sniper rifles and rocket launchers.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism

A link from the game’s main menu takes users to a page advertising other Gameloft titles.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

There are some privacy concerns if you decide to set up a Gameloft account. To post your score on the leaderboard, you'll need to have an account with Gameloft, which requires you to enter an email address. Users can then access live chat with strangers.

Not all that safe if you decide to enter the Gameloft Live lobby. It has a chat room, which is unregulated (though there is a warning reminding minors not to divulge any personal information and to never meet another member in real world situations). Users may also upload a photo of themselves to their profile.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus is an action shooter for the iPhone that borrows liberally from Call of Duty: Modern Combat 2. The game does not feature extensive gore, but is still graphic, featuring nearly non-stop violence and plenty of blood. Like Modern Warfare 2, the game involves traveling the world to combat terror. It also features a multiplayer mode where up to 10 people can play against each other simultaneously.

Parents say

Kids say

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Shooters are hard to pull off on the iPhone, but Gameloft has done a terrific job with Modern Combat 2. The graphics are sharp (especially for folks using an iDevice with a Retina screen). The action is tense and well-paced. And the missions are varied. There is, however, a fair bit of predictability -- particularly for players who have put in some time with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, from which this app borrows quite liberally. It is, however, a realistic portrayal of violence and isn't something that is meant for kids.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Price:$6.99
Release date:October 7, 2010
Category:Action Games
Publisher:Gameloft
Version:1.0.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.1.2 or later; Android 2.0 and up

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Teen, 13 years old Written byzooz June 8, 2013
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11
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Good game

This is very good game,and has little violence.There is an option to turn the blood off.Fine for kids 11and over.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 10 years old August 29, 2011
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12
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Very Hard

I can't really rate it because I never got past the first level. (its hard)
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Too much violence
Kid, 10 years old February 14, 2011
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14
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Good. It's like COD: Modern Warfare.
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Too much violence

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