Hi I am a father of 4 boys, 16, 14, 11, and 8. I have been through it all with them, girlfriends and video games alike. Now about this game. I played this game before i even let my 16 year old get his hands on it.
The Bad: A lot of cursing, a few suggestive themes, and wow, there is a LOT of blood and violence.
The Good: I would like to focus on the characters first. The main protagonist, "Captain John Price", is in fact, an old man. There are also a Delta Force asset in this game. Theyre goal is to STOP the war caused by a madman. Not continue it. Your goal is PEACE, not war and bloodshed. This brings me to the most significant part of this game for me. After RESCUING the Russian President, Delta Force and Price are about to escape on a helicopter, but they are getting overrun. The Delta Force guy refuse to get on the helicopter, giving their lives up for the Russian President. It WILL teach my 11 and 8 year old honor and courage. It moved me personally. Now, when I say WILL, I am not going let them play it yet. It is a graphic game, no place for an 11 or 8 year old. When it comes to online, I know my 16 and 14 year old can handle whatever they come across.
My Final Judgement:
NOT good for kids under the age of 13.
Teaches a good life lesson.
All aspects of the game a perfectly fine for kids ages 13 and up. But they should be mature enough to understand that even though its fake, unless its necessary, killing is never ok. They need to be mature enough to realize that there are lunatics online that will scream bloody murer if they lose, (for that, I suggest using XBox family settings.) If they can handle all of that, they should play it, it teachers a pure, valuable life lesson.