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What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Violence & Scariness
Graphically depicted shooting and death. However, death animations are not overly explicit. The depiction of war could be scary for some kids.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a war game, even though it emphasizes commanding solders and completing tasks while trying to keep people safe. There is violence in each mission, and missions are completed more quickly when players kill enemy soldiers. The fact that this is linked to a real historical event blurs fantasy and reality, which should be discussed with kids who play this game.
Is It Any Good?
The control scheme is unusually difficult and the game is tough to master. Load times can be long. Due to the design of mission one, when playing in the two-person mode, player number two will not be able to play until the prisoner is rescued from the prison.
Overall the game is an absorbing simulation of the skills and wits needed to command a squad of soldiers in a hostile environment, but it fails to offer any educational value. Although the game is set during a historical period in world history, it fails to offer anything that makes it unique to the Gulf War of 1991. The game could quite easily be set in any environment and it would alter none of the game's value or strategy.
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