I think this game is not what it should be rated. Here in Australia, it is rated R16, and that is because of the language, not violence. I bought my son this for christmas last year and have felt that the game isn't as bad is it is supposed to be. The only thing that sometimes concerns me is they use the F-Word quite a few times, but, DICE, the creators are announcing that they will include a button which will turn off bad language in the near future. Other games such as Uncharted and Ratchet & Clank have more blood and killing than this game, as they are rated R and PG. With bad language turned off, this game would be rated at the highest - R. The thing that parents should know about this game, is it isnt one of those games where you chop people's heads off with an axe or cut them open and watch them bleed, it is more focused on teamwork and strategy. My son has talked to a lot of people and they are nice guys, they dont ask him for personal information or anything like that, one time, my son was walking on foot, then a man joins his squad and flies the helicopter down near him and asks him if he needs a lift. Also, the landscape is outstanding. The grass looks realistic as does the backgrounds and skies. And, the maps are focused also on maps in real life, like the Gulf Of Oman and Sharqi Peninsula, and even the Grand Bazaar. If you think this game is a violent shooter when you just chop peoples heads off, next time your kid asks to play it, come in and watch while they are talking to people, watch the teamwork. I think this game should be rated R at the highest because there are guns and shooting, but this game is focused on 100% teamwork, as Call Of Duty is focused on blasting the absolute heck out of people. So I reckon this game is a worth buy, and is also educational, it teaches kids what soldiers have to do in real life and shows kids how much the Military, Air Force and Navy Men are heros.