DescriptionDelta Force: Black Hawk Down is a first-person action game that takes place in Somalia, where the famous Mogadishu operation took place. The game is based on real events that were also depicted in a book and a movie "Black Hawk Down". First half of the game consists of varied missions that Delta Force soldiers had to engage into, like defending UN food convoys, rescuing hostages or destroying weapon shipments.
Second half of the game covers the events of the mission Irene on October 3rd, 1993. It's goal was to capture two lieutenants of the Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid and was expected to last less than 30 minutes, but after two Black Hawk helicopters were shoot down, it took US soldiers more than 16 hours to return to safety. 18 US soldiers, 1 Malaysian and hundreds of Somalis were killed. A 19th SFC. Matt Rierson died two days later in an mortar attack.
On most missions the player works as a member of a small Delta Force team, working in co-operation with US Army Rangers or UN forces. Some missions include the player riding as a machine-gunner on a Humvee or a helicopter (including Black Hawks).
- "三角洲特种部队：黑鹰坠落" -- Chinese title (simplified)
- "Отряд Дельта: Операция "Черный Ястреб"" -- Russian spelling
- "Delta Force: Operaciya "Chernyj Yastreb"" -- Russian title
- "Delta Force: Helikopter w Ogniu" -- Polish title
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|Short single player ADDICTIVE multiplayer||David Smith (2)|
The Press Says
|IGN||Mar 18, 2003||8.9 out of 10||89|
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||Apr, 2003||88 out of 100||88|
|Play.tm||May 02, 2003||85 out of 100||85|
|GameStar (Germany)||Apr, 2003||85 out of 100||85|
|FiringSquad||Apr 08, 2003||84 out of 100||84|
|GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)||Apr 10, 2003||78 out of 100||78|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Apr 04, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
|ToTheGame||Mar 28, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
|GamingExcellence||May 26, 2005||6.3 out of 10||63|
|Gamekult||Jun 02, 2003||6 out of 10||60|
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CharityA portion of the proceeds of Delta Force: Black Hawk Down (for all platforms) is donated to The Special Operations Warrior Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to children of Special Operations armed forces killed in action.
German versionIn the German version all blood effects where removed.
Mark BowdenInvestigative journalist Mark Bowden, who wrote the book Black Hawk Down (on which the 2001 Ridley Scott film was based), was reportedly approached by Novalogic to lend his expertise to this game...which he refused.
MultiplayerThe Xbox version of Delta Force: Black Hawk Down broke the record (at the time of release) for the largest multiplayer game on the Xbox by allowing up to 50 players in one game.
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Related Web Sites
- Delta Force: Black Hawk Down -- Official Website
- The Many Faces of War -- An Apple Games article about three Mac first-person shooters, including Black Hawk Down (April, 2004).
- Wikipedia: Delta Force: Black Hawk Down -- Information about Delta Force: Black Hawk Down at Wikipedia