I was very hesitant letting my son get any violent games, and as he was begging me, i decided to let him get battlefield, as all his friends had it, and he was now in high school. I was afraid it would be something like the violence i have seen in Call Of Duty, another Shooter series I have seen, But this has really surprised me. I have watched my son David play it, and It doesn't come across as suck a gritty shooter that it looks like,and certainly this website suggests. Firstly I was amazed a how good the landscape looks, and I was surprised that the makers of this game didn't spend that much time on the killing effects, which really impressed me as there is little to no blood. The game really gives the feel of teamwork and co-operation, rather than the feel that you're being chased and hunted, and the game is designed so you are more obliged to go around, capturing flags, and destroying enemy objectives, than wait around to kill some people, which ends up being very boring. My son only seems to play the multi-payer, rather than the single player side, and he says that it is a little more violent, which is probably why this website rated it so harshly, but it isn't really worth playing anyway, according to my son,and it sin't worth playing anyway. There is some swearing hat the Characters in the game manage to say, but this can be turned off in the menu, and it still isn't that much anyway. Overall, this game is extremely well designed, and my son plays allot, and loves it. this game, like all shooters have that level of violence just from the fact that there is shooting, but if you are sensitive to it, like i was a first, you just ignore it and go into another room. this shooter has been great as a first shooter game in this household, and it has proved to be allot less violent than allot of other shooters out there. I suggest this game as a first shooter game for any household if they are considering it, and it will help you to make a decision.