Battlefield: Vietnam is a fun game. It is a worthy member of the Battlefield series, but is dwarfed somewhat by its predecessor, Battlefield 1942. This game allows players to use all the common weapons of the Vietnam war and all the common vehicles in a myriad of battlefields, giving the game a large entertainment value. While there is blood, it is extremely difficult to see, and is really a small grouping of red pixels that flash for a half second or so, even in close quarters combat. The violence is always directed at humans, who have a touch of personality (e.g. exclamations in battle, a customizable skin that remains authentic to the war, cries of pain) but all of those features are subtle. The violence is minimal, with the occasional utterance of d**n and other lesser swear words. This game is old, and the graphics are outdated, and the violence is minimal compared to what many games are like now. For kids who are able to appreciate games despite their age, this is a good choice. But don't devote too much money on it. Get it cheap, for $15 dollars or less. One thing to note: while the game displays educational slides before each battle, and the weapons and setting is authentic and correct, this is not a game that should be used to teach kids about what infantry combat is like. Players can take a large number of hits before dying (unlike in real life where damage and lethality can hugely vary from one hit kills to hits that someone can shrug off with adrenaline) and any player can hop into any vehicle (without training!) and under any circumstance automatically has a parachute! And somehow knows how to operate any weapon they come across! There are perhaps a hundred or more (literally) things that are unrealistic about this game, but, that's better than most games. If you want extreme accuracy, go pick up Arma 2 or Total War: Rome 2. In conclusion, this is a good game in general, and is an excellent introduction into todays modern (and typically violent) video game world.