In late 1993, the United States launched dual military operations in Mogadishu Somalia. Delta Force Operatives and Army Rangers were sent in to capture Somali warlords and restore order. Experience the intense combat of Operation Restore Hope in this ground breaking first person shooter.
User reviews: Positive (42 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 24, 2003
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In late 1993, the United States launched dual military operations in Mogadishu Somalia. Delta Force Operatives and Army Rangers were sent in to capture Somali warlords and restore order. Experience the intense combat of Operation Restore Hope in this ground breaking first person shooter. As a Delta Force operative participate in a number of daring and intense raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu.
Features
  • Engage in Close Quarters Battle in a maze of city streets or snipe across the plain with Delta Force's signature long-range engagements
  • Open fire from heavy weapons mounted in Black Hawk helicopters or on Military Vehicles
  • Gear up with an arsenal of authentically modeled weapons used in the streets of Mogadishu
  • New AI system drives unprecedented teamwork with your fellow soldiers and enemies that skillfully hunt you down
  • Fight through a variety of compelling missions, each with multiple objectives
  • Nonstop, large-scale multiplayer action over LAN or via NovaWorld
  • Powered by a new game engine optimized to showcase the latest 3D graphics and processor technology
  • Developed with direction from Special Operations Forces advisors on realistic tactics, situations and details

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP & Vista
    • Processor: Pentium III 733MHz or better
    • Memory: 256MB minimum
    • Graphics: Direct3D with 32MB or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX version 8.1 or higher (included)
    • Hard Drive: 860MB Free
    • Sound: DirectX-compliant
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
The game is a legend, and a great classic!
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
You're probably familiar with the budget tactical shooter series called Delta Force. Black Hawk Down is the 6th installment of the series and inherits all the good things about the previous titles and executes them pretty well. Unlike the previous titles all your campaign missions take place in one country: Somalia.

The Visuals.
BHD has it's own engine and runs at DirectX8, 4:3 aspect ratio resolution. I managed to get it up to 1200p, it refused to go above. All widescreen solutions stretch / cut off the screen. Considering that it's budget titles made in 2003 the visuals are fine. Decent textures, fine poly count and nice drawing distance (like in every other DF title). Framerate is unlimited. Game is compatible with pretty much all Windows versions.

The Mechanics & AI.
You can switch between first and third person. You can lean around the corners, crouch, go prone. Before the mission start you have a loadout screen where you can choose your equipment (depending on the mission sometimes it's limited to 2-3 weapons). You have a map/radar that shows friendlies and items. There's no health regeneration, you can be killed in 1-3 shots. You can't pick up weapons from enemies, but you can use ammo and health boxes that are scattered around the map.
The enemy AI is simple. it gives as soon as a hostile sees you it gives a few seconds to react. If you don't eliminate the hostile during those seconds, then the hostile will start shooting at you. The enemy accuracy has been nerfed, but you have a high chance of getting killed if you simply stand without taking cover.

The Audio.
BHD is the first title to feature a lot of chatter between teammates and music tracks during mission.

The Gameplay.
There are 16 campaign missions. Your goal is to follow the orders, complete objectives and eliminate hostiles while avoiding any friendly or civilian casualties. You're given waypoints to help you navigate through the maps. Unlike previous titles BHD doesn't have much of long range fights in open areas like fields and mountains. During the campaign you'll be advancing through villages, cities and even bunkers. For each mission you're given a limited amount of saves.

Delta Force series are not for everyone. I'd recommend to actually trying one of the titles to see if a tactical shooter is your thing. It doesn't have fancy visuals or AI, but it's fairly enjoyable.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
I Still love this game, even after 12 years. Brings back good memories
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
The Battle of Mogadishu, more commonly referred to as Black Hawk Down or, locally, as the Day of the Rangers (Somali: Maalintii Rangers), was part of Operation Gothic Serpent and was fought on 3 and 4 October 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia, between forces of the United States supported by UNOSOM II, and Somali militiamen loyal to the self-proclaimed president-to-be Mohamed Farrah Aidid who had support from armed civilian fighters.

A U.S. Army force in Mogadishu, consisting primarily of U.S. Army Rangers from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment; C Squadron, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D), better known as "Delta Force"; as well as Air Force Combat Controllers and Air Force Pararescuemen and helicopters from 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, attempted to seize two of Aidid's high-echelon lieutenants during a meeting in the city. Shortly after the assault began, Somali militia and armed civilian fighters shot down two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The subsequent operation to secure and recover the crews of both helicopters drew the raid, intended to last no more than an hour, into an overnight standoff in the city. The battle resulted in 18 deaths, 73 wounded, and one helicopter pilot captured among the U.S. raid party and rescue forces. One Pakistani soldier and one Malaysian soldier were killed as part of the rescue forces but other resources claims there were more loss of life. American sources estimate between 1,500 and 3,000 Somali casualties, including civilians; SNA forces claim only 315 killed, with 812 wounded. The battle is also referred to as the First Battle of Mogadishu to distinguish it from the Second Battle of Mogadishu of 2006.
Casualties and losses
-U.S.-
18 killed[2]
73 wounded[2][3]
1 captured
-Malaysia-
1 killed
7 wounded
-Pakistan-
1 killed
2 wounded SNA Militia and civilians
SNA claims a range of 315 to 500 Somali casualties, 812 wounded. US sources estimate a range of 1,500[4][not in citation given] to 3,000 casualties, including civilians.[5][not in citation given] [6][not in citation given] Est. 1,500+ wounded. 21 captured.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Wow this game.. Back in the days i was playing this everyday nonstop. I loved the offline but when i touched the online i never left. Online is so epic, especially if you play sniper only. You can even create your own maps and play them with other players. This FPS is much more then COD and the graphics are still good for a old game. 10/10
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33 of 34 people (97%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
i can remember when the LANs would be alive with nonstop BHD action and the occasional "Where the #*@! Did that Come From". I still wish more games where as enjoyable as these where back in the day.
it is up the with Halo:CE, CoD and Quake and is still a must have game for anyones collection be it casual or serious.
if you compaire it to the new games, yes the graphics are dated but in the realm of P3's and P4's it was gold and is still very playable.
get a few mates round set up a Switch and a few pc's, Fire up BHD and before you know it you've played throught the night

all in all i give it a 8 1/2 out of 10
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37 of 42 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
Such memories, very recommended!
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Novalogic in general make good, playable games, BHD and Joint Ops are definately up there in my most played games... Days have gone into this ga,e....
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 9, 2014
Love this game, even ten years later!

I could go into huge detail on why I think you should get this game. But what would be the point? You will either get it or you wont. But all I can tell you is that this is an amazing shooter. And rather difficult too!
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 2, 2011
Pre-Release Review
The Delta Force Series games are wonderfully done and well laid out. With each game there are a bunch of missions to complete and things to blow up. The graphics in these games are old school. The shooting in the games can get frustrating at times because you might get headshot from a AI that you can't see. Just take each level slow and steady and for the most part you can kill enemies really far away since there is no bullet drop. The missions can also get frustrating since if you fail something in the mission you might be put right back at the beginning of the level and might rage quit because it was hard to get to a certain point. Just remember quick save and save alot while playing to avoid frustration. The online portion of these games are still alive, but you might have to go looking in some of these Delta Force games. Ive really enjoyed playing these classics from beginning to end and I know you will too if you are a army buff and enjoy a good old fashion First Person Shooter.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 18, 2011
Oh God, the memories!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Posted: September 24, 2013
Old but good. Some of my fondest memories are of playing this game.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 31, 2014
It's a bit of a departure from the earlier Delta Force games, it replaces the long range missions from 1 and 2 for tight urban fights, to keep with the theme of the actual events, I guess.

This game is decent enough that I played through the campaign, but if you want some classic DF gameplay then go play Arma 2 or 3.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2014
wicked fun
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2013
童年回忆不多说了
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
Delta Force Black Hawk Down is very interesting game, and it seems to be based off on actual events. The gameplay is really good, though sadly its not really open worlded like the older Delta Force games. I like the voice acting in this, especially the character you play as, even though he's just a soldier, he knows how to make his role as an actual main character.

Multiplayer is in this game and it has some active servers, so feel free to try it. The game is quite fun.
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5 of 22 people (23%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
i cant ♥♥♥♥ing play online because ♥♥♥♥ing steam didnt give me the ♥♥♥♥ing key code pissed off ♥♥♥♥ you.
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2011
Great classic game. Forget what the critics say about this game. It's pretty fun. It's good. 8/10. Nice.
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40.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2011
Pre-Release Review
The glory days of DF:BHD are over. I regard this as a foundation for my youth when it was popular/updated and maintaned. Hackers everywhere now. Too bad, even with ♥♥♥♥♥♥ graphics its really fun.
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