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Parents' Guide to

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Aerial combat sequel with bloodless violence, bad language.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Blowing planes up is not my idea of inappropiate.

H.A.W.X 2 is not a mature game. Its an arcade type flying game, with lots of shooting down planes. In the violence sense, You shoot down planes and crash but there is no blood or sign of pain. They just simply drop out of the sky in a huge explosion. There is some cussing but its nothing really major. Overall its good for younger audiences as well as adults.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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H.A.W.K. 2 is, for the most part, a good aerial combat game. Played from a first- and third-person perspective, H.A.W.X. 2 delivers much of the same heated aerial combat action as its predecessor, but with improved graphics, better multiplayer options, and additional aircraft to climb into. The ability to take off and land is a blast, too, especially on aircraft carriers, plus tracking and tagging enemy units from above (and then silently striking them) should prove to be a thrill for fans of the franchise.

But while the sequel gets a lot right, much of the enemy artificial intelligence is hardly intelligent, therefore seasoned gamers will want to play on harder difficulty to account for the somewhat easy and/or predictable enemy aircraft maneuvers. Plus, while the satellite imagery looks great from above, the graphics disappoint when closer to the ground. Overall, though, H.A.W.X. 2 is a solid B-grade title worth considering for those who love the aerial combat genre.

Note: All three versions of the game are the same. A Nintendo Wii version is slated to come out in November.

Online interaction: All three versions of the game support online play, including a 2-to 4-player jump-in-and-out cooperative ("co-op") campaign and head-to-head play (including team options) for up to 8 players. Players can chat while fighting with an optional headset microphone, therefore it's possible to interact with strangers and hear inappropriate language.

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