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By Chris Jozefowicz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Explosive action burns out quick -- adults only.

Game PlayStation 2, Xbox 2006
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Dated guilty pleasure

The sensory overload is enough to distract your inner 12 year old. Story is short 8 missions but each level is fairly challenging (if artificially so), decently designed and highly combistible. Guns feel and sound fun. Story is is cliched trash. Little replay value except unlocking unlimited ammo weapons. The content here is that of a 10$ dowloadable game today. Lots of quick fun if u find it at non mainstream used game stores. Some bloody bodies in cutscenes are shown and infrared images of torture shown. Lots of ragdoll and sparks strangely erupt from headshots. I heard about a dozen f words.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The game is graphically gorgeous. Action takes place in a range of environments, including a forest at night and a dilapidated insane asylum. And firefights are exciting, with shrapnel and bullet shells flying through the smoke, and rocket-propelled grenades and muzzle flashes exploding all around. Parents may be surprised by the lack of blood and gore, although enemies will scream and flail when shot.

Even at its short length -- most gamers will finish the game in around seven hours -- Black has seemingly given all it has to give by the halfway point. Then the game's problems -- players aren't really required to use strategy, nor are they able to save mission progress part-way through an hour-long level -- start to become apparent.

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