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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The game stars African American musicians as gun-toting action movie stars. The main bad guy is an ex-CIA operative. Strippers can be seen dancing suggestively in a dance club, but there is no nudity.
Violence & Scariness
This game isn't too gory, but players must shoot to kill a few hundred enemies by using one of 20 weapons (machine guns, rocket launchers, pistols, etc) or melee attacks with a knife. Some battles feature closeup hand-to-hand combat. Blood can be seen on enemies, plus bonus points are awarded for skilled (quick) kills.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A strip joint has scantily-clad women who dance provocatively -- but there is no nudity.
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In dialogue and lyrics, strong language can be heard including words such as "motherf--ker," f-ck," sh-t" and others. Some lyrics refer to drugs.
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Products & Purchases
This is a game about rapper 50 Cent, and is the second game featuring him.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
While minor, the game makes reference to a heroin distribution center and some of the lyrics refer to crack-cocaine.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this video game is for mature players only. While not pushing the envelope, it has violence, language, excessive language, and suggestive themes. Gamers can slow down the kills for a dramatic effect and are rewarded for savvy kills. Some of these kills result from hand-to-hand violence and melee (knife) kills. The game takes you to strip clubs, and makes references to heroin and cocaine.
Is It Any Good?
If you don't mind (or even enjoy) this kind of violent game, and can get past the silly premise, you'll find 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand a better game than its predecessor thanks to tight controls, vehicle-based levels (including a helicopter ride), optional co-op multiplayer, upgradeable weapons, and more than 40 hip-hop tracks (18 of which are exclusive, plus the disc also has nine classic music videos). Mature "Fiddy" fans with a yen for this kind of gun play will find this game a good all-around pick.
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