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Rap Renaissance Man 50 Cent uses his second video game to solve some problems in the Middle East, but his motives aren't altruistic, and he isn't out for world peace; he's after the organ-harvesting former CIA operative who made off with his concert money. Featuring the sort of bullet-riddled, combo-heavy gameplay of titles, such as The Club and Stranglehold, Blood on the Sand lets gamers take control of 50 and his G-Unit compadres Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, and DJ Whoo Kid, as they blast their way through two fictional countries looking for money and revenge.
The action primarily unfolds in a run-and-gun manner, where stringing together kills and uncovering caches of loot earns players money and points that can be used to purchase new weapons or "Counterkill" finishing moves. The game also makes use of a cover system that can be used during more intense battles, and rail-shooting segments let 50 man a gun turret while his bandmates take control of an SUV and a helicopter. The online multiplayer mode lets friends drop in for quick co-op action, where they can take control of the other G-Unit members, each of whom comes armed with a unique weapon. Fans of 50's day job need not worry, as Blood on the Sand features 18 exclusive songs, as well as a selection of tracks from his previous albums. ~ Christopher Brown, All Game Guide