The graphics could be alot better for sure. And they are better on the X-Box then on the GameCube and PS2. Although when you kill someone they do a little death dance and then fall over, it's nothing real gory. There is some blood in a pool around a dead person but besides that it's not that bad. I think they have given this game rather harsh reveiws as well as most other of the violent games. Because for 1 violence is already all around us (I mean look at New York City, it's a freaking mess!!), in the news, music, everywhere! A little more isn't gonna kill us. The game itself is a little unrealistic in parts because you can heal a dead person that is in your squad and it takes a couple bullets to kill you. I do agree with commensense's review on the part where they say it might scare litte kids. Becuase you are walking around with a huge machine gun and some c4 along with a rocket launcher and some other people are in tanks tryin to kill ya. Yea it will scare small kids but I'd say 12+ would be fine with it. It does teach you a bit about Operation: Desert Storm but not much to get it soley for that purpose. Not that I'm saying the kids would mind if they played it in Social Studies but yeah. Overall it's a good game, not as gory as most 1st person shooters, fair graphics and fun missions. I give it an A+.