Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Top-notch war sim, but T-rated series is now "M."

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 105 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 297 reviews

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age 9+

I say this from experience

Cod4 is a personal favorite of mine in the cod franchise, and I’m sure many would agree that it is a fantastic game that kickstarted the trend of modern fps games (or at least popularized it). Overall, anyone over the age of 13 will certainly be fine with the game, and anyone over the age of 9, should be fine, as long as they can handle or have played video games in the past (specifically shooters). The gore in the campaign is rather mild and blood hardly can be seen when shooting enemies. While bad language is present, moments like those are few and far between in the campaign. Only one instance of dismemberment is present, and can only been seen for a short amount of time (since the game was released in 2007 the detail is extremely cartoony so generally anyone shouldn’t worry about it). In terms of multiplayer, absolutely amazing and such a fun experience. Gore is even less present in the multiplayer too, might I add. Realistic graphics for 2007, Great story, Fantastic multiplayer, Overall a 9/10 for me.

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age 10+


Okay, Personally I think that CoD 4 is just fine for 9 and up. As long as they can handle it, of course. As long as they know that shooting people is wrong and not to repeat half the language in CoD their set. It's about Maturity. If your child can handle it, chances are its appropriate for them. I'd recommend this: Look into the game. Find some ratings. If you have a rough estimate, let your child play the game. If they don't show any negative side effects, chances are its good for them.

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