Detailed Review, just the truth (a bit too long by the way...)
Actually, I see that the game is a bit overrated by CommoonSenseMedia. If we look a bit around, we can see that people tell us that Call of Duty Black Ops is okay for a 13+, but some people tell me that GTA San Andreas is 18+. It's just insane, it doesn't really depend on the age, it depends on the level of maturity. Let's see the story... The main protagonist is Carl Johnson who comes home from Liberty City (actually New York, just fantasy name) after five years, because his mother has been murdered by some enemy gang called Ballas. The protagonists of the game are mostly against drugs, you have to hunt down crack dealers to clean your hood. The game is more like a journey, after you and your gang came to the top, suddenly your brother gets to jail, and the main antogonists (2 corrupt police officers) take you to the countryside and tell you to stay away from the ones who betrayed you, and from them. You meet later a hippy, who you work for, then (drug reference...) you pay him for weed (probably your character is really stressed out). Later you make connections in San Francisco, take out a crack lab. Take out the Loco Syndicate, they are involved with the drugs. You meet a government agent who you do jobs for (good purposes). Then later you kill the anotogonists. You also work for triads, who are mostly benign. The story is mostly about perspectives of different levels of the community. Compared to newer games, the violenct content is far less, and there are mods to remove the blood.
Now the multiplayer... it's a lot of fun after you get bored of the singleplayer, there is a lot of cursing ofcourse, non-censored.
There is also a little sexual content, like dildos, hookers. But there are a lot of nice servers and game modes that are fun to play even after years.
So in conclusion, the game requires a level of maturity, multiplayer has no violent scripted scenes so it is okay for 10+ single player is okay for a mature 13-14 years old and up.
I hope my review helped others, just told the facts, the game is fun to play, but singleplayer is not suitable for younger kids.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Ease of Play
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking