Jeez, Common Sense. They over-exaggerate. A lot, especially on this stuff. Don't listen to their reviews they aren't always trustworthy. I think it's a matter of the level of maturity of your kid. My friend, David, lets his kid play it, he's 12 and if David ever hears so much of him calling someone stupid, that game is gone for a while if not for good. The blood isn't realistic. Considering the rest of the graphics in the game, its almost disappointing. Its just a little, anyways. Although, cursing is not acceptable. It curses a lot, which doesn't make the game the least bit more appealing in my opinion, anyways. David's kid begged for this since October, and his grandmother got it for him on Christmas. David left the game on hold until January 27th-ish, and then, after doing tons of research, decided it was okay. David made him turn the language to Polish, so he couldn't understand the curses. Anyways, the security level on the multiplayer in the game isn't reassuring. The multiplayer had David a little worried, but David thought his kid was mature enough to handle it. Again, its mainly the maturity level. Finally, if you don't give your child the absolute sureness that war is terrible, you may have him wanting to join the Army. Which isn't a bad thing but sadly, they just wanted to see what war is like and end up injuring themselves or dying. Its exactly what happened to David and my college friend. I'm not saying that joining the Army is bad, its just that these poor, unexposed, inexperienced, kids go into the Army thinking that its going to be fine. I give a big, whole-hearted, virtual salute to our troops, now that I'm thinking about it. Also, David's kid's friends play this game and they've been begging him to play it, so David gave his kid an extra coolness bump, I guess. He's been doing the dishes for the past 3 weeks, so nothing is going to change there for a while, I suspect. Anyways, I do think this game is of some value and is acceptable for a mature 12 year old.