Fight Night 2004

 
Realistic, violent boxing best for 13 and older.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Although the violence here is part of the sport, you definitely don't want your kids imitating it.

Violence

The game is as violent as a live boxing match. There is no death, but each boxer endures quite a physical punishment.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this T-rated game is geared toward a mature teen audience. You will not find death and destruction, but you will find plenty of fists flying and bodies slamming on the floor of the boxing ring. The game is very realistic, and like in a live boxing match, sometimes fighters get up for more and sometimes they are down for the count.

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What's it about?

EA Sports' FIGHT NIGHT 2004 is a follow-up to the popular 2003 release Knockout Kings, but offers players more control than ever before.

Before kids even dream of fighting for the heavyweight title, they'll start as an unseasoned rookie, struggling to earn respect. To become champion, they must enter, and win, a series of prizefights against higher ranked opponents. Each match rewards victory with a set amount of money depending on the skill and rank of the individual. This cash can then be used to change and enhance their character; everything from the character's trunks and tattoos to entrance music and signature maneuvers may be customized.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Fight fans finally have a game that offers the same realism that EA has mastered in its hot-selling football and basketball games. The game is lifelike, right down to the sweat flying off of your opponent's face as you connect a jaw-rattling upper cut. Players choose from thousands of different options and combinations to build the ideal boxer.

Overall, the game is a great way for boxing fans to experience the hard-hitting sport from the safe and comfortable setting of the living room sofa. However, the game's violent nature makes it best for mature teens.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the violence in this game. You might ask your teen if they think it is okay to hit someone for money, and why they think this violent sport continues to be so popular.

Game details

Platforms:PlayStation 2, Xbox
Price:$45
Available online?Not available online
Developer:EA Sports
Release date:May 3, 2004
Genre:Sports
ESRB rating:T for (PlayStation 2, Xbox)

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Kid, 11 years old August 1, 2009
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sucks

it sucks stick to smackdown vs raw way better
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