Parents' Guide to

Arena Football

By Chris Jozefowicz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun but shallow sports game -- tweens and up.

Game PlayStation 2 2006
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Arena Football rushes players like a blitzing linebacker, and on a superficial level it does a good job of capturing the in-your-face attitude and intensity of the real game. Before long, though, the mediocre presentation and shallow play end up hobbling the game. The game provides a variety of fine-tuned control features, like switching control to the receiver as a pass is in the air, but making tweaks in plays while they're underway frequently throws off the timing and ruins the play. As a result, many of the more-complicated features are never very useful.

Other problems: The online community for Arena Football is frequently small, and players may not have many opponents to choose from. The game's characters look blocky, arenas feel sterile, the crowd is poorly defined, and the game lacks much voice-over audio.

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