A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The game glamorizes the violent nature of the sport,
Violence & Scariness
The game is bloodier than real boxing. Bone jarring punches are thrown as players try to knock out their opponent.
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Mild, mostly in the form of trash talking between opponents.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game features -- and even glamorizes -- violence. The characters take a beating that is in line with what you might see in a professional boxing match. However, the amount of blood spilled on the mat is a bit excessive.
Is It Any Good?
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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