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Delta Force: Black Hawk Down (Windows)

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.5
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
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Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall MobyScore (25 votes) 3.3


The Press Says

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90
GameCell UK
If you enjoy a good FPS, if you've never played a Delta Force game, or been disappointed with past DF efforts, you must get this one!
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Imperium Gier
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down, jako strzelankowy FPP, nie zawiódł mnie. Posiada bardzo ładną grafikę, bombowy klimat wspierany przez doskonałą muzykę i ciekawe misje, oraz masę, masę przeciwników, którzy tylko czekają aż będą mogli efektownie odejść z tego świata. Jako symulator BHD niestety nie sprawdził się, chociaż i tu wkradł się mały wyjątek – uczucie brania udziału w wielkim konflikcie jest wszechobecne i według mnie nawet Operation Flashpoint nie jest w stanie przeciwstawić się potędze BHD. Oprócz miodności trybu singleplayer gra charakteryzuje się również doskonałym, bardzo bogatym w tryby rozgrywki modułem multiplayer. Tak więc wszystkim, którzy stawiają na akcję Black Hawk Down serdecznie polecam. Fani taktycznych klimatów Ghost Recona i Operation Flashpoint nie znajdą tu wiele dla siebie, ale z drugiej strony grafika jest świetna i naprawdę warto najnowszy produkt Novalogic przynajmniej zobaczyć.
90
Gamesdog
There is no doubt about it, this game is very impressive. Graphics are good. Sound is good, and better still the gameplay is excellent. It is just tough enough to cause you problems, but not enough to make you fed up. The only downside to this game is that you are likely to have to go and buy the DVD of the movie or read the Mark Bowden book to get it fully out of your system. This is a game you can expect plenty of late nights with as you try to conquer the opposing forces. You have been warned solider.
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GamePro (US)
It's not easy to develop a quality game based on recent tragic events. But Black Hawk Down is an exception, combining fast-paced first-person action with accurate depictions of the realities of war that were first brought to light in a book then in a movie of the same name.
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IGN
Violence. For males, there are only two things better than the combination of sex, drugs and alcohol, and that's violence and victory. Don't deny it. Don't cower behind the facade civilized life affords you, pretending you're too advanced to embrace its sick charm because you watch Trading Spaces and let people merge on the freeway. Violently conquering a foe is what we live for. In the minds of men, a pushy bully shouldn't be nurtured and spoken to calmly, he should be beaten back with a flurry of blinding assaults and his girlfriend should be made to hold the jacket of the champion. Cherish the darkness, wield the bat, and be the alpha male.
88
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Black Hawk Down bewijst dat niet enkel WOII een rijke voedingsbodem biedt voor realistische First Person Shooters. Aanrader!
87
Game Chronicles
If you are looking for a good story or intricate plot development then you had better go play (or replay) Operation Flashpoint or one of many other war games other than Black Hawk Down. If however you are looking to play an exciting and intense action-strategy combat game with a bit of historical significance, there is a whole lot of quality gameplay to be found here despite a few flaws and oversights – none of which a good patch couldn’t fix.
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PC Zone Benelux
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down is met voorsprong het allerbeste deel uit de serie, en misschien wel een van de beste Combat-shooters tot nu toe. Het zit allemaal verschrikkelijk goed in elkaar, de graphics zijn subliem, het geluid is goed, de gameplay is lekker en er is aandacht besteed aan de kleinste details. Daarnaast heeft NovaLogic behalve aan de punten van kritiek op de voorgaande delen, ook gewerkt aan nieuwe ideeën en mogelijkheden. De game is verslavend, zowel in single-player als in multiplayer, en de goedlopende server van NovaLogic (NovaWorld) is een zegen.
85
GameStar (Germany)
Ganz schön beklemmendes Gefühl, wenn man durch die Straßenschluchten von Mogadischu robbt und ständig den Gegner im Nacken spürt. Da ist man fast froh, wenn jemand tatsächlich das Feuer eröffnet. Black Hawk Down versteht es erstklassig, mit dem richtigen Mix aus Spannung und Action viel Stimmung zu erzeugen. Wenn jetzt auch noch die Gegner nachvollziehbar reagieren würden, wäre die Simulation noch besser. Wirklich schade finde ich, dass Novalogic es versäumt hat, eine richtige Story zu erzählen. Gerade bei der Thematik hätte ich mir eine Geschichte gewünscht, die das aufgreift, was Buch und Film so eindrucksvoll beschreiben. Nichtsdestotrotz ist Black Hawk Down ein sehr gutes Spiel, dass durch einige Unachtsamkeiten die Erstklassigkeit knapp verschenkt hat.
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Play.tm
Novalogic have put together a very polished game that plays to their strengths and doesn't allow the weaknesses to show through. If you enjoyed the film and want to play a game that recreates the same style of action then you will certainly not be disappointed. You'll easily finish the game over a weekend but the missions are so much fun you will probably come back to them a second or third time, and in between the multiplayer game will keep you entertained. Be warned though it is a very short single player game and as such people might ask you, "Hey, why do ya buy it man? Why? Just some war junkie?" Ya know what you should say? You shouldn't say a goddamn word. Why? They won't understand. They won't understand why we do it. They won't understand that it's about a few hours of great gameplay not a lot of hours of mediocre gameplay, and that's it. That's all there is to it.
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ComputerGames.ro
When compared with some previous titles of the series, Delta Force: Black Hawk Down doesn't bring some of the promised improvements (more complex AI, coop mode) but it still comes with a few innovations (a certain variety in the single-player missions, a completely 3D engine, the possibility to roll when proned or the peek like in Soldier of Fortune 2, the Progressive Spawn Points) which improve the multiplayer, the main aspect which made this series so popular amongst players.
84
FiringSquad
Although you can breeze through the single player game in an evening, the multiplayer game has enough variety to last a long time. It's got almost enough gameplay to rival Battlefield 1942 as the definitive team-based action game, but with a much smoother, more ambitious, and ultimately more effective engine. It moves easily between fighting in wide open terrain and claustrophobic street battles, and it looks great either way. It's a compelling marriage of technology and gameplay that finally shows off Novalogic's years of experience making action games. Questionable subject matter and timing notwithstanding, this is the best game they've made in a long time.
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4Players.de
Argh! Aaaaaaargh! Black Hawk Down hätte ein würdiger Nachfolger des Klassikers Delta Force: Landwarrior werden können. Aber nö, lieber wiederholt Novalogic Fehler von Task Force Dagger: strunzdoofe KI und abwechslungsarme Missionen, außerdem ist das Spiel viel zu kurz! Selbst erkundungsfreudige Army Rangers haben in höchstens zehn Stunden alles gesehen, der Wiederspielwert tendiert gen Null. Klar, der Multiplayermodus reizt immer wieder, aber hier kreide ich das Fehlen einer Kooperativ-Variante an - wieso es die in so wenigen Spielen gibt lässt sich kaum verstehen, besonders, wenn sie sich wie hier dermaßen ins Gesicht springend anbietet. Aber bei aller Moserei bleibt Black Hawk Down ein sehr cooler, spannender und vor allem präsentationstechnisch sehr ausgereifter Shooter mit leichten Realismus-Anspruch und viel viel Action. Kein Meilenstein, aber sehr gute Software.
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games xtreme
It isn't trying to live up to the movie, be the movie or tie into the movie. BHD is probably one of the nicest DF games yet... If you like these games, grab it - the MP is great fun.
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Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Given this game’s abundant supply of action along with its improved graphics engine, Delta Force 3: Black Hawk Down is the best of the NovaLogic series, If you’re a military sim gamer who’s looking for endless hours of action devoid of strategy or tactics, then this is your game.
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Gamereactor (Sweden)
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down är inte den ultrarealistiska krigssimulator som många säkert hade hoppats på. Däremot är det ett väldigt välgjort, balanserat och underhållande actionspel som bjuder på god variation, perfekt tempo och en beroendeframkallande och välavvägd multiplayerdel. Jag saknar en genomgående handling samt bättre artificiell intelligens. Små minus som snabbt glöms bort då jag säkrar omgivningen i stadens östra del och får order om att försvara den nedskjutna Black Hawk-helikoptern.
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Gamesmania
Wo Delta Force drauf steht, ist auch Delta Force drin: Ganz in der Tradition seiner Vorgänger bietet Novalogics Militär-Shooter solide, stimmungsvoll-spannende Unterhaltung ohne allzu hohen Taktik- und Realismus-Anspruch. Die beklemmende Enge und den Stress des Häuserkampfs bringt Black Hawk Down überzeugend auf den Monitor. Das schießbudenartige, speicherlastige Missionsdesign und der fehlende kooperative Mehrspielermodus verhindern allerdings, dass Delta Force Black Hawk Down in die erste Liga der Taktik-Shooter aufsteigt.
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PC Action
Die ersten beiden Stunden war ich hin und weg von Delta Force: Black Hawk Down. So viel schweißtreibende Action habe ich schon lange nicht mehr bei einem Militär-Shooter erlebt. Danach machte sich allerdings die Ernüchterung breit. Keine Story, doofe Gegner, immer wieder derselbe Missionsablauf - hier hat Novalogic wertvolle Punkte verschenkt. Das ewige Geballer ist auf Dauer ziemlich öde. Ganz anders der Mehrspielermodus: Mit einem eingespielten Team geht auf den riesigen Karten ordentlich die Post ab. Außerdem eröffnen sich durch die Helikopter und Fahrzeuge ungeahnte taktische Möglichkeiten.
80
Thunderbolt Games
Like a good summer blockbuster, the action is entertaining, the thinking is kept to a minimum and most of the experience is forgotten when it stops. By no means is that an insult. If you’re in the mood for some compelling chaos, then look no further than Delta Force: Black Hawk Down. It’s a shame the singleplayer campaign is so brief because this is one of the few games that left me wanting more.
80
Netjak
Kudos to Novalogic for abandoning their ‘tactical’ ideas in favor of a solid, good looking shooter. There are some balance issues to contend with, but in the end none of that really matters. The gritty feeling portrayed throughout the game is genuine, and the action is intense. While Novalogic could have slapped the Black Hawk Down name on a cheesy Quake 2 mod and sold a bazillion copies, they decided to take the high road and produce a quality game.
80
GameSpy
I'll admit it: with the Delta Force series in decline, I wasn't expecting much of Black Hawk Down when it was first announced; nor did I give it much thought when the game was delayed a few months ago. However, it appears the developers made the most of the extra time - it's hard to think of many things that could have been corrected without totally overhauling the game and starting from scratch. Black Hawk Down isn't without its flaws, but the team at NovaLogic has done a great job balancing most of them out and creating an exciting first-person shooter in the process. If you find yourself in the need for a good military-themed action game, there's a good chance you'll find one here.
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PC Games (Germany)
Müssen Ego-Shooter kurz sein? Zwischen 12 und 15 Stunden unterhält Black Hawk Down auf recht hohem Niveau, der Wiederspielwert ist aber gleich Null. Beim zweiten Mal bringen geskriptete Ereignisse keine Überraschung mehr, und Gegner hüpfen hinter den immergleichen Ecken hervor. Viel schlimmer ist aber, dass sich das Spiel die ganze Zeit gleich anfühlt, nämlich auf Dauer zu linear. Immerhin gibt es einen umfangreichen Mehrspieler-Modus, das hilft Spielern ohne Internet aber auch nicht weiter. So bleibt ein etwas bitterer Beigeschmack. Entweder ignoriert man den und verbringt für 45 Euro ein paar aufregende Stunden, oder man verzichtet gänzlich aufs Spiel. Ein Highlight würde man nicht verpassen, einzig die superspannenden Missionen glänzen mit überraschenden Wendungen und durch das geschickte Design. Trotzdem ist Black Hawk Down besser als alle Vorgänger - und hat glücklicherweise nur noch wenig mit den etwas trägen DF: Landwarrior oder Taskforce Dagger zu tun.
78
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Mensen die zich verwachten aan een ultra-realistische sim zullen van een kale reis thuiskomen. Delta Force: Black Hawk Down is een shooter, maar dan wel een erg goede.
75
ActionTrip
Overall, one cannot dispute that this is the flashiest Delta Force game yet. The single-player campaign is in many ways quite effective in conveying the sense of harried combat, and it all looks and sounds really good. Delta Force is an arcade shooter, so if you're looking for a bona fide military simulation you'll be better off with Raven Shield. Some of the game's glaring drawbacks might ultimately turn away those that are undecided whether or not they should buy this game, but if you're in for some solid multiplayer fun and a rather superficial, but spectacular looking single-player action, I think Delta Force: Blackhawk Down will have enough to offer to justify the purchase.
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Gry OnLine
„Nareszcie! Poszli po rozum do głowy i wysłuchali graczy! Są postępy!” - oto moja entuzjastyczna reakcja, którą głośno (ku zaskoczeniu innych) wyraziłem w kilka chwil od momentu uruchomieniu najnowszego dzieła Novalogic. „Black Hawk Down” to w moim przekonaniu najlepszy jak dotąd reprezentant wydawanej przez firmę serii „Delta Force”, a trzeba zaznaczyć, że liczy ona już sobie kilka dobrych lat. Pierwsza część ukazała się przecież jeszcze za czasów panowania słynnego 3dfxa. Pomimo przeważających złych opinii na temat całej serii, jakimś cudem udało się jej pozyskać sporą grupkę stałych fanów, co pozwalało na produkowanie kolejnych sequeli (a także skłoniło inne firmy do zainteresowania się tą tematyką, czego świetnym przykładem jest chociażby „Operation Flashpoint”). Niestety, były one coraz gorsze.
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
While the subject matter itself is indeed not to be taken lightly, Black Hawk Down is in the end a fun and fairly rudimentary shooter. At the start it fools you with its waypoints and its (barely used) command interfaces and stacks of weaponry, but once you get properly stuck into it there's very little that isn't straightforward about it. There are moments of sheer hellish frustration that marred the experience for us somewhat, but the majority of the game is enjoyable, and overall we would have trouble criticising it too much on that basis. You might not think that we need another first person shooter in our collections, but when such a simple game can be fun, exhilarating, affecting, tense and stressful all at once, you begin to wonder why you ever needed more. It's no Raven Shield, but it's a return to form for NovaLogic.
70
ToTheGame
BHD is a great FPS war game, especially when it comes to the multiplayer part. Novalogic has taken a gigantic technical leap from their last Delta Force games. With a new graphic engine and new physics engine this game rises up along with the best war games out there. I only wish I could play through the singleplayer part of the game with a friend. The graphics are nice, with an easy to grasp interface, and the single player story holds your interest. The multiplayer mode is excellent, with my favourite “Team capture the flag” scoring highest of all the different modes. This is a game packed with action and playability, one that will keep you coming back again for a long time. If you enjoy living through the lives of soldiers in realistic situations and challenging missions, Delta Force Black Hawk Down is definitely a game to own.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Bilan mitigé pour Delta Force : Black Hawk Down. Certainement le meilleur épisode de la série (ce qui n'est pas un exploit en soi), le titre souffre de défauts non négligeables en termes d'IA et d'un gameplay finalement assez pauvre. Mais il demeure un bon défouloir à l'ambiance relativement bien sentie et à la réalisation séduisante. Un FPS un peu bourrin mais sympathoche.
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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down doesn't reach its full potential because of flaky AI and chunky models that distract from an otherwise deeply engrossing environment. Solid level design, feverish single- and multi-player warfare, and an immersive atmosphere pull it up by its bootstraps and resurrect this title from an otherwise certain bargain bin abyss. Black Hawk Down is a great example of controlled chaos done well, and a sign of good progress for the Delta Force series. If you're a fan of Team Delta or are looking for a tense and involving war game, you won't want to miss this one.
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Gameplanet
SOMALIA. US SPECIAL OPERATIONS forces. A helicopter. What do these three things all have in common? In 1993, the US (with the support of the UN...) went on a Peace Keeping mission. Not everything went according to plan. Thanks to recent book and movie successes, the public today know an awful lot more about what went on back then than they did at the time. Thanks to the current breed of super computer most gamers have laying about the house, today's gamer can actually get in there and mix it up - thanks to Novalogic's new title, "Delta Force: Black Hawk Down".
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JeuxVideoPC.com
Delta Force est une série qui ne fait pas toujours parler d'elle en bien. Depuis la sortie du premier opus en 1999, pas moins de six déclinaisons du jeu sont parues. Le titre original n’ayant pas reçu un accueil des plus chaleureux, on a pu constater depuis un enrichissement, tant au plan graphique que matériel, qui a su re-fidéliser les joueurs tout en en conquérant de nouveaux.
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GamingExcellence
Overall, Black Hawk Down is an average game that fails to impress for the most part. The shortcomings of this game are just difficult to ignore and the variety of gameplay just isn’t there. The story is also all over the place and the whole feel of the game just isn’t compelling enough to keep playing it for very long. With so many great military shooters out there, the Medal of Honor series for example, Delta Force: Black Hawk down simply doesn’t compete unless you’re really desperate for a new shooter.
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Digital Entertainment News (den)
The reviews for Delta Force: Black Hawk Down have been rather mixed, and as a reviewer of that title also, there is a lot to be said for a complete lack of AI. Building on that greatness, Novalogic gives us the expansion complete with a little new single player, and a massive add on to the multiplayer that enables this series to stand up to the best multiplayer titles.
60
Joystick (French)
Black Hawk Down est un shoot somme toute assez classique. Les missions solo vont du décevant à des choses plus réussies et scriptées qui donnent parfois l'impression de se trouver dans le film. Le gameplay est néanmoins bien foutu tout comme la partie multijoueur vraiment très marrante à l'usage, contrairement aux autres Delta Force.
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Gamekult
Au final, ce Black Hawk Down laisse donc sur une impression mitigée, bien meilleure que celle laissée par les derniers Delta Force mais pas encore excellente. Beaucoup plus orienté action que ses prédécesseurs, ce nouveau titre nous propose d'incarner un soldat d'élite américain engagé dans une série de missions en Somalie et confronté à une population vindicative. Doté d'un rythme indéniable et d'une certaine variété dans les approches, le jeu parvient à distraire et il est clair qu'on s'amuse, même, avec des batailles rangées urbaines finalement assez bien mises en scène. Hélas, l'intelligence artificielle complètement nulle, ennemie comme amie, et le déroulement affreusement guidé des missions auront tôt fait de limiter l'ensemble à une vaste boucherie à peine organisée sur fond de conflit historique, ce qui peut tout de même surprendre. En somme, un titre défoulant et techniquement assez réussi, mais pas exempt de défauts tout de même.
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GameSpot
Genuinely intense action is hard to come by in Black Hawk Down, and the game suffers from too many major gameplay faults, but unlike the last Delta Force game, this one begins to move the series in the right direction. While it often fails, it at least tries to immerse you in the gameworld, and it features some attractive visuals and a few particularly dramatic scenes. Still, Black Hawk Down is a deeply flawed shooter that has a moment of disappointment or frustration for every moment of fun.