The game is violent, to be sure. There are humanoid creatures, such as zombies and skeletons, but it's not too bad. The viewpoint lowers how bad it is quite a bit, to be sure. The "blood and gore" stated isn't so much of blood and gore, as the blood looks more like a fountain of bones, and gore doesn't go everywhere, from what I saw. It's not too bad. The violence is definitely something worrisome. There is lots of fighting, and it's not something I would like my kids to play. The only reason I DO let them, is because it's fantastical violence, not modern. There are swords and magic, and things that most kids fantasize about, but know aren't real. The single player isn't too good, so most people would go for the cooperative game style. The cooperative game teaches people that they have to work together to make it through the game, giving them a little education on teamwork. I would recommend it as a game, and I think it's not as bad as it says.