Reviewed on Xbox

Conflict: Desert Storm

                      Reviewed By: Tim

Computer Platform: Xbox (Microsoft)
Price Range: $41-50
Learning curve time: 31-60 min.
Age level: Teens
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)

Genre: Action/adventure
Christian Rating: 3 of 5
   (some objectionable elements)
Gameplay: 5 of 5
Violence: 2 of 5
Adult Content: 4 of 5
   (barely present)

Conflict: Desert Storm
Conflict: Desert Storm relives the bloody Gulf War of the 1990's. You and your three other Special Ops team members must defend Kuwait from Saddam Hussein. Rescuing POW's, knocking out radars and assassinating top Iraqi generals are all in a days work. This third person shooter brings reality into the game while you control your squad of top notch sharpshooters, heavy machine gunners and explosive experts. If you like strategy war games, Conflict is the game for you!

The thing that may drive the parents away from this game the most is the heavy violence and blood. While not as bloody as some games, I must admit I was surprised. Most of the blood is seen on the shirts of you and the men you hit. If you hit a man in the chest a large red spot will appear instantly, if you hit him three times, three red spots will appear, and so on. Also after they are on the ground a pool of blood will form. But after about 45 seconds the men and the blood will disappear.

Conflict: Desert Storm
Another small problem with this game is the mild language. But the thing that you should is that all of the language is avoidable in one way or another. Such as when you begin the training mission, the drill officer says "get your a** through that door!", but the training mission is not mandatory to beating the game so you don't have to play it. The officer also swears if you hit all of the practice targets, so if you don't want to hear it, don't hit all of the targets. Also there is a professor that you have to protect, and if he gets hit he will say "cover me d***it!", so don't let him get hit.

Steer clear of this game if you don't like seeing a lot of blood of are sensitive about swearing. But Personally I loved this game and think that it will go down into the archives of great war games.

Year of Release—2002

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