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Delta Force: Black Hawk Down

By Chris Jozefowicz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Recent military events inspire lackluster shooter.

Game PlayStation 2 , Xbox 2005
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

Pretty violent

This is a first person shooter game, It has intense violence and mild blood. Game for teens.
age 6+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Real-life war narratives can make for compelling and complex games but unfortunately, Black Hawk Down is a dated, routine shooter. Players probably will tire of repetitive, linear marches through town, village, or countryside, killing bad guy after bad guy. For a war game it's a pretty bloodless affair, with enemies dropping in the distance and players only rarely seeing a tiny puff of red when someone gets shot. Civilian death is not only disturbing, it is part of the biggest problem plaguing this game: Combat often fails to come alive.

Offline, the game supports up to four people in split-screen deathmatch and cooperative shooting matches. Online, the shooting action gets chaotic; the Xbox version supports a whopping 50-player online game while the PS2 version allows 32 players to take part. In the end, history comes wrapped as violent action entertainment, and the game never transcends its run-n-gun limitations.

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