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50 Cent: Blood on the Sand

PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes
Other: Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)

This is an action game set in a Middle East war zone in which players take on the role of hip-hop star 50 Cent in a quest to track down the thieves of a diamond-encrusted skull. Action is presented from a third-person perspective, with realistically depicted gun violence (pistols, assault rifles, sub-machine guns, rocket launchers, etc.) and hand-to-hand combat (e.g., punches, throws, stabbing and slashing moves). In some cases, players are encouraged through on-screen prompts to kill enemies more quickly to earn bonus points. Splashes of red blood accompany gunshots, knife slashes, and stabbings and can also be seen pooling beneath corpses. One cutscene takes place in a strip club as women in revealing clothing are depicted dancing provocatively. A "heroin distribution center" is mentioned in reference to an enemy character's whereabouts. Some song lyrics contain lines such as "my soldiers slingin," "caine," and "I love to pump crack, love to stay strapped." Characters also use strong profanity (e.g., "sh*t," "f*ck," and "motherf*cker) in dialogue.