But in spite of that over-the-top cache of armaments and the demolishing booms they deliver, this isn't as violent a game as it sounds. The destruction rains down from on high and a number of miles away, so blood and gore are out of sight.
Foul language, interspersed occasionally in the heat of battle, includes "d--n," "b--tard" and "h---." (The voices in your ear can be turned off, but game play is then compromised.) There's no sexual component.
All of which means that except for a few explosive words, HAWX keeps things soaring above the thermals by avoiding most of the bombs-and boredom-of similar titles.