Super fun but not for kids. Teens 14 and up
This is a very good game. I just got it for my birthday. Parents may wonder about the M-rating. First off, not all games that share the "M" rating are super gory, have strong language, nudity, or sex. It really depends on the game. Halo is another M-rated game, but it is far less severe than Black Ops. Anyway, here is the info on the stuff parents might find offensive:
Violence 9/10: It is a very violent game. During the gameplay, the player is able to shoot off the limbs of enemies, in which the enemy with the severed limb will cry desperately in pain. Some of the cutscenes invlove a character getting glass put in his mouth, then punched, making his mouth bleed, a man torturing a hostage by stabbing his eye, someone getting impaled with a pickaxe, and another character beaten to death with a metal rod. The blood and gore can be reduced by setting the game to "reduce restricted content" in the options menu. (There is also a "zombie mode" in which the player has to fight off hordes of zombies. The player can shoot off the heads of the zombies, along with limbs and entrails. The zombies will frighten most children. I jump every time a zombie sneaks up on me, I turn around, and he's right there!)
Language 8/10: The language is pretty bad as well. The f-word is used at least 30 or more times (F--k you!, what the f--k's wrong with you?, wake the f--k up!), along with s--t, h-ll, b-stard, and d--n. One of the characters says, "I thought he was a p-ssy," meaning it in an un-sexual way. He also says, "I don't want to be shot in the balls" later in the game, which is something my family would find offensive.
Sex 0/10: There is a scene with a Mexican woman who is in a short dress dancing in a sexy way early in the game, but it wouldn't be considered "raunchy" by most parents.
Positive message/role models 1/10: This game isn't really a "learning game," but the players do use a lot of teamwork to kill enemies.
Overall a great game, but DEFINITELY not for kids 12 and under. Older or mature teens could probably handle it.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness