Phantom Forces Review
Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.
The games are fast, chaotic and exciting with 16 vs 16 battles in 13 varied locations around the world. You can use a huge and ever expanding list of weapons, including knives as well as guns in 7 unique game modes:
- Team Deathmatch - two teams face off against each other.
- Flare Domination - capture and hold key points on the map for your team.
- King of the Hill - capture and defend central location on the map.
- Capture the Flag - steal enemies flag and return to your base.
- Kill Confirmed - kill other players and collect their dog tags to score points.
- Gun Game - each time to kill someone you get a worse gun (VIP Only).
- Infection - when you get killed you join the team of reapers (VIP Only).
As you play you progress slowly through the levels, gain access to more weapons and some free currency to spend in the game.
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One. As you play you level up to get new guns and attachments. This also grants you credits (CR) to spend and reduces the cost of weapons. You can fast-track this progress by purchasing more CR with Robux that are paid for with real money.
Guns: There are 100's of guns and attachments to purchase. One of the most expensive is the Heckler & Koch G11 assault rifle that cost 42200 Credits if you were level 1 in the game. 42200 CR costs about 4000 Robux which would cost about £46/$50.
Cases: Weapons can be customised via cases and keys. These are either earned by playing, or purchased with credits. The cases show you what they might contain but you don't know what they will contain until you open them, although they do state the odds of what you will get.
The most expensive cases cost 250 CR and require a 500 CR key to open them. This is about 75 Robux which would cost about £0.75. However, you can open multiple cases to obtain 6 items to trade in for more rare versions, which can increase the potential costs. Also, before opening a case you can also pay to specify which weapon it is applied to, otherwise it is applied to a random weapon.
Roblox is rated PEGI 7 and ESRB EVERYONE 10+. However, this does not address Phantom Forces content specifically, as it is considered User Generated Content.
In addition to the official rating for the Roblox platform, parents should note that although the violence and war theme is depicted with cartoon-like graphics, the game includes pixilated blood and dead bodies that remain on the floor and tumble down hills after they are killed. On PC the visuals are more detailed and include blood when characters are shot, which can be turned off in the settings. On Xbox and PC you can turn dead bodies off via the “Spawn Ragdolls” option.
This is the sort of content that would get a PEGI 12 rating if it fell under the rating criteria. But as Phantom Forces is User Generated Content it does not.
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.
How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.
Competitive Difficulty: Difficulty not adjustable, because you compete against other players.
How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.
Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.
Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.
How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.
Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.
Invert X/Y Axis: You can invert the direction required to control looking and aiming.
Adjust Mouse/Stick Sensitivity: Adjust how sensitive mouse/stick controls are.
How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
Turn Off Blood: Reduce or disable graphic content of blood and gore.
How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.
Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.
Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well
How you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction.
Filtered Chat: Option to filter out profanity and/or sharing of personal information from online chat.
Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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