Call of Duty: Black Ops

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

age 18+

Superb but violent shooter is definitely for adults only.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 207 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 560 reviews

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age 18+

Excellent game, but for older teens and adults only!

This is a great, well-made game, but I would only recommend it to only teens and adults. When you sign in to the game, asks you if you want to turn on the graphic content or if you want it off, which makes it okay for older teens, but the enabled graphic content is for adults only with gallons of blood, explosions, and dead bodies everywhere. I would not recommend it to younger teens or below because of the mere fact that it is a first-person shooter game. The way the first-person nature is portrayed in this game is much more graphic than in games like the “Halo” series, since there are parts when you actually get to see the entirety of your character. You almost never do in these “Call of Duty” games. The guns and ammunition are more sophisticated and this is why the target audience is older teens and adults.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism

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