Call of Duty: World at War

Game review by Brett Molina, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Intense first-person shooter captures brutality of WWII.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 86 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 247 reviews

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age 18+

Rated 18 (frequent strong bloody violence, gory injury detail).

SEX/NUDITY - None. VIOLENCE/GORE - There are pervasive, brutal sequences of war violence throughout, which feature strong bloody detail. There are also graphic images of gory injury throughout, after enemies are shot and blown up resulting in limbs being removed or chunks of flesh being blown off revealing internal organs. There are also some scenes depicting real war violence and tragedy, although this is optional and can be turned off in the game settings. PROFANITY - Some strong language ("f*ck") and occasional milder terms used. DRINKING/DRUGS/SMOKING - Occasional scenes of smoking, reflecting the time period that the game is set. THREAT/HORROR - Strong, sustained intense threat and war chaos throughout. One brief but shocking torture scene towards the beginning may be unsettling or disturbing for some players. 18 - Suitable only for persons aged 18 years and over. Contains very strong content, and is recommended for playing by adults only.

This title has:

Too much violence
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age 17+

Extremely Violent Game Shows Horrors Of War

Peering through the sights on my rifle, I notice a what looks like a bush standing up out of cover about 15 feet away from me. With a pang of terror I see that this is a Japanese soldier covered in green garb--its a banzai soldier. He charges straight at me, the massive knife on his gun gleaming in the sun. My bayonet is faster. I stick him in the stomach with it. He drops his gun now, screaming in agony. Dark, gooey crimson fountains out of his chest, splattering the ground in a red haze. He's still standing. I pull the trigger on my bolt action rifle, and the recoil knocks me back slightly. The bullet rockets out, slamming into the man and causing a large puff of dust and blood to explode from his chest. He falls now, his cries forever silenced. This game is full of moments like the one detailed above, and they all look as bad as they sound. Heads explode, limbs are torn off, and bullets pockmark bodies. Blood flies everywhere, and people are frequently shown burning in graphic detail. However. This is a game about the horrors of war, so none of the above are glorified of glamorized in the slightest. As the parent, though, it is your decision on weather or not to allow your child to play this game. My advice is that if you are okay with them watching war movies ( Saving Private Ryan, Hacksaw Ridge, even Apocalypse Now), then this game should be fine with you.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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