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Fight Night: Round 2

By Chris Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Bloody boxing game delivers hard-hitting fun.

Game PlayStation 2 , Xbox 2005
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One of the most noticeable changes is the addition of a cut-man who will help your boxer deal with critical wounds after each round. The new Haymaker feature allows players to unleash a series of lighting-quick punches that are powerful enough to knock opponents to the canvas. The audio is also enhanced -- instead of a DJ spinning tracks, you'll get a boxing announcer working the mike. The background noise is filled with dynamic crowd noise that includes booing, cheering, and trash- talking.

The graphic violence is the only real concern for parents. Much of this is in line with what you would see in an actual boxing match -- swollen eyes reflect the effect of each blow, which is visually amazing but brutal -- but the blood spilled on the mat is over the top. Overall, Fight Night: Round 2 is a great game for the sports fan who loves to be in control of the action, but its tendency to glamorize violence may make it a bad fit for impressionable teens.

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