Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict

Common Sense Media says

Takes violence to an unreal level.

Age(i)

NOT FOR KIDS

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

For the most part, the game equates power only with the ability to kill quicker and faster.

Violence

The entire game is based on fighting -- from death matches to killing as many slaves as quickly as you can.

Sex

Several female characters are dressed very provocatively; during single-player mode a "shower scene" doesn't reveal anything, but only barely. A character is referred to as a whore.

Language

Offensive language in some of the animated scenes, including the "F-word". Chatting is unmonitored during online play, so it is definitely possible to hear some vulgarities.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this game has nonstop violence, blood and gore, and suggestive themes and profanity. The star rating given this game is based on quality of gameplay and not endorsement of the violence in the game. Parents should know that there is an online element, which Common Sense Media does not recommend for kids under the age of 12.

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What's it about?

In the single-player mode of UNREAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2: THE LIANDRI CONFLICT, the Nakhti Emperor Hasan has fallen ill and must relinquish the throne. In Nakhti tradition, the new emperor will be determined by a series of gladiator-style tournaments; the winner becomes emperor and the losers go home in body bags. Players take the role of Anibus, a prince who years earlier was a top contender in the tournament but dropped out because of \"politics.\" Now he must fight his way back to stop his power-bent, distant cousin, Selket (also an old flame), from taking the throne.

The game has the typical \"death match\" and \"capture the flag\" matches. However, things get even more gruesome with the Nali Slaughter levels, in which players attempt to kill helpless Nali slaves more quickly than their opponents.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

UNREAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2: THE LIANDRI CONFLICT provides addictive action and a better than expected storyline; however, it still has the same pitfalls as most other first-person shooter games: lots of blood and violence. The game also contains strong language and suggestive overtones. It is definitely an adult game.

The blood and gore isn't drawn out -- the gameplay is too fast for that; defeated opponents simply explode in a shower of blood with chunks of flesh ricocheting off nearby walls. However, the use of melee weapons adds to the violence, allowing players to "get up close and personal, and slice and tear each other to pieces." The game offers multiplayer options through system link and Xbox Live. Online play increases the chances of hearing some profanity (the game supports "voice," which allows players with microphones to talk to one another).

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the intensity of the game's violence. How do you feel playing the "Nali Slaughter" levels? Is it very different from contests matching strength and skill?

Game details

Platforms:Xbox
Price:$49.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Midway
Release date:April 19, 2005
Genre:First Person Shooter
ESRB rating:M for (Xbox)

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Teen, 17 years old Written bySlipknotMaggot April 9, 2008
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Awesome game

ok, this game is amazing. You say that "oh no my child is gonna hear swear words" WHO CARES. they are going to hear them in school and eventually start saying them themselves. Also, the violence, EVERYBODY NEEDS SOME VIOLENCE otherwise their anger will build up and burst!! LET KIDS PLAY THIS
Adult Written byryan212 April 9, 2008
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