Parents' Guide to

Call of Duty: Ghosts

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Bloody, frenetic combat makes this shooter for adults only.

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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 76 parent reviews

age 17+
First of all it’s rated m so if that doesn’t tell you somthing watch the trailer there’s a lot of close up slow kills that take like 2 min to end off the best rates m you can let them play is halo no gore all they say is hell it’s all about saving earth from Aliens not all of them are rated m as for ghost ops wait till there about 17 even still it’s not the best game I was given it the min I watched the trailer i didint even bother it’s very gory shooting I didint even end the first level get them halo if you want a shooting game it’s like Star Wars hope this helped

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 14+


Cod Ghosts, like any other Cod game, is a violent military shooter (the player can use several weapons to kill hundreds of enemies , in a merciless rampage), but the violence is not so gory (although blood and screams are employed in the killings). Occasional profanities, zero sexual references, almost nothing related to drinking and smoking.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (76 ):
Kids say (192 ):

Call of Duty: Ghosts looks amazing, especially played on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. But it's not the game's graphics that impress so much as its depth and breadth of play. The campaign may be short and feature scenarios that strain belief (like zero-gravity space gunfights wherein you can get hit by bullets without decompressing), but most players will finish it in one or two nights and then spend weeks or months playing online multiplayer, which offers plenty of substantive evolutions that range from better-balanced combat rewards that don't drastically tip the odds in one team's direction to visually spectacular events that completely alter entire maps in seconds.

If traditional multiplayer doesn't interest you, there's Squads. Squads offers several new ways to play, like Safeguard, a mission type that has players defending against waves of increasingly skilled, computer-controlled enemies. And Extermination mode, with its class-based play that forces players to rely on each other to perform specific roles -- such as healer or resupplier -- may be the best cooperative experience yet produced in a Call of Duty game. That said, it would have been nice had the developers figured out a way to make online play a bit less off-putting for new players. Rookies with little experience likely will be creamed relentlessly for weeks or even months until their reflexes are honed and they become intimately familiar with the maps, weapons, and character-upgrade systems. Newbies can enjoy themselves a little playing against the game's computer-controlled bots until they've got the skills necessary for online play.

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