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Delta 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. Its 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 shot 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).


Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Windows Click... Don't move! Stay right there! I'll run for cover... Mine fields.
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Windows Enemy vehicle destroyed! We can cross the bridge now.
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Windows Is that a Ford or a Toyota, Oh wait, who cares! just point and spray!
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Windows Title screen

Promo Images

Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Screenshot
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Screenshot
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Screenshot
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "三角洲特种部队:黑鹰坠落" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "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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Critic Reviews

Level Windows May, 2003 8.6 out of 10 86 PlayStation 2 Oct 07, 2005 82 out of 100 82
Games4Mac Macintosh 2004 79 out of 100 79
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Jul 22, 2004 7.75 out of 10 78 (UK) Windows Apr 04, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Oct, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
GamingExcellence Windows May 26, 2005 6.3 out of 10 63
Games TM PlayStation 2 Aug 11, 2005 6 out of 10 60 PlayStation 2 Sep 01, 2005 8 out of 20 40
360 Magazine Xbox Aug, 2005 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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A 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 version

In the German version all blood effects where removed.

Mark Bowden

Investigative 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.


The 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.

Information also contributed by cle0fus.

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