Parents' Guide to

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Extremely violent military shooter with profanity, drugs.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 98 parent reviews

age 10+

Not as bad as I thought

When my 10 year old son came and told me he wanted a call of duty game i asked what rating is it. He said 18 so of course i said no but then he said it isn't that bloody at all. So i did some research and i found out you can turn of the blood. So i bought it for him. I hope this helps other parents like me.
age 11+

My First CoD Game

This game has been out for 11 years, and it is still one of the best games ever released (IMO) it stands strong as a game having a very well-made story mode experience, PvP experience, and my personal favorite Zombies experience. The reason for the low age rating Is simple, this was the first CoD game my mother ever bought me because of one simple reason: A content filter that blocks Swearing and Gore from NPC's and Playable Characters. To further the censorship, I turned MIC chat off until I was old enough to handle it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (98 ):
Kids say (328 ):

Call of Duty: Black Ops II's single-player story mode is a little disappointing. Some missions are surprisingly deficient in serious action (expect to do a lot of walking and talking). Others, like a level set in Afghanistan that has players riding around a small, semi-open desert shooting rockets while riding horses, are missing the series' trademark tight, linear, cinematic pacing. The third act is pure spectacle and packs a real wallop, but it takes a little too long to get there. Gamers who play only the single-player component of Call of Duty games may come away disappointed.

Multiplayer, on the other hand, is close to sublime. Online play is well balanced and extremely deep, delivering immediate frenetic action for veterans who want to jump headfirst into the fray while offering newbies the opportunity to slowly submerge themselves in the experience via a well-designed combat trainer. And Zombies is nearly a game unto itself, offering several modes for fans of cooperative play. Suffice to say most players will be kept busy for months.

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