(See bottom for Graphic Content filter)
Call of Duty Black Ops II is a game you may have already bought for your kid, but I'm here to lay down the facts about the game's content. This is an obvious sequel to the first Black Ops, as player switch between old friends and faces, to the new soldiers of 2025. Players use sniper rifles, assault rifles, shotguns, and pistols. Large blood splatter is seen when enemies are shot, and enemies can be dismembered by shotguns, revolvers, and explosives. In the single-player, players can make choices revolving around the story. Which can lead to characters dying, surviving, or certain events to happen. There are a handful of violent scenes to go over, so I will. A bound, returning villain is shot in the head, followed by A knife being twisted around in his hand, another bound soldiers knee caps shot off with a shotgun, an the players knee caps shot off as well. A villains brains blown out in a bloody, satisfying scene, a container filled with rotted bodies, surrounded in blood, an ally's brains blown out by the player in an undercover scene, a scene where the player briefly takes control of a villain, and has the choice to either shoot the commander in the leg, or the head with a revolver, another very prolonged scene were you take control of the villain, you stab an "enemy" 3 times in the neck with a shard of glass, and are free to cut off heads and limbs with a machete, as well as wield a shotgun. Only during this scene the player can kill civilians without penalty. In another optional level, your allies deploy tear gas on Yemeni civilians. In a brief scene, Silhouettes of strippers are displayed on the walls. In yet another scene, a villain shoots a female civilian point blank in the head. Some environments depict bloody civilian bodies on the ground. In another sequence of a level, the player enters a cartel in Nicaragua, and cocaine is visible on table, and can cover the players screen if shot. And in an ending scene a characters throat is slit in a retirement home. Drug use is also briefly depicted in a cutscene(one to two seconds.)
In yet one more semi-short scene, in the beginning of the game, a soldier is seen burned alive in the back of a truck. Language such as "f**k" "sh*t" "c*cksucker" and less sever words are heard in the dialogue. Though there is an option players can toggle in the options menu: Graphic Content. Disabling graphic content will exclude the following:
Blood and Gore(Blood is still visible in some enviroments)
Almost every single cuss word.
Gore in the kneecap scene, and every violent scene I talked about.(except for the head or leg scene, no blood depicted)
Note the cussing in Zombies is only severely decreased, but not absent, and voice chat can be disabled or enabled. Voice chat meaning real people can talk to others and say whatever they want uncensored.
Talk with your kid.