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Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation



Intense aerial combat game with great visuals.

What parents need to know

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While the game contains violence, it's against machinery -- such as other aircraft, buildings, boats, and tanks -- as opposed to seeing soldiers die. You don't really see any people at all, just these exploding vehicles.

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Usually heard during radio chatter with allied forces, players might hear "damn" or "hell."


The newest installment in the Ace Combat franchise.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this game was rated Teen because the core gameplay mechanic is attacking and destroying enemies as you fly around. Defeated enemies explode, but you are always fighting vehicles and never uncovered soldiers out in the open. Bad language doesn't escalate above "damn" or "hell." This game has an online multiplayer component; Common Sense Media doesn't recommend online play for kids younger than 12.

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What's it about?

In ACE COMBAT 6: FIRES OF LIBERATION for the Xbox 360, players climb into the cockpit of authentically detailed modern aircrafts -- such as the F-15 E Strike Eagle, the F-22 Raptor, and the Tornado -- as well as give commands to allied fleets, including aerial, naval, and ground combat units. While dog-fighting enemies over ocean water or taking out ground targets in a huge city, the action keeps you glued to the screen for \"just one more\" mission.

Multiple Xbox Live game modes include straight-forward \"kill or be killed\" death-match play, team-based head-to-head matches, and co-op gaming to work together when taking on computer-controlled adversaries.

Is it any good?


What do you do for an encore after selling 10 million copies of intense aerial combat action games? If you're Namco Bandai, the creators and publishers of the Ace Combat series, you make it bigger, better, and even more photorealistic than its predecessors. And then add a multiplayer component so you can play against friends online.

If you concentrate more on your missions and less on the corny story, characters, and dialogue, players will get a lot out of the 20-hour single-player campaign (and if you're good enough, you'll unlock a very hard mode by completing the game). Serious aerial combat fans can get even more out of the game by picking up the optional Ace Combat 6 bundle ($149.99), which includes the game, a durable flight stick and throttle controller, and an Xbox 360 faceplate to decorate your console.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why these types of modern war games are popular. How does a game about aerial combat set in the current time frame compare to one set in World War II? Does the United States' presence in Iraq affect how you react to this game?

Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360
Available online?Available online
Developer:Namco Bandai
Release date:October 23, 2007
ESRB rating:T for Mild Language, Violence

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Teen, 14 years old Written bytasha2007 April 9, 2008

its not apporiate for teens

i think teens my age shouldn't play that its to gory and violent :]
Teen, 13 years old Written byJacobTheGreat2 July 2, 2011

Great Game!

Language- Miner, if I remember right it just goes up to the b word. (Sorry, I can't guaranty I am right.) Violence- Not that violent. All you ever shoot is armored vehicles and buildings at large distances. You don't SEE the people die. So violence is pretty low.
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Teen, 14 years old Written byFlaming Pencil April 28, 2012

one of the better Ace Combat games

Beware of some cursing. Otherwise, this is the best game in its class! (I am an avid Ace Combat fan, to the point where it has affected my screen names)
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Too much violence
Too much swearing


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