A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What 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.
Is it any good?
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.