If your child can handle all the topics below, BUY THIS FOR THEM!
Okay, yes, I am an eleven year old kid preaching about a game that should probably be rated AO and how 13 year-olds could play it, but hear me out on this. Being 11, I do play my fair share and more of rated M games such as Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed, Payday 2, etc.. If you are a parent and are reading this, do NOT get this for your son/daughter that is younger than 13 if you are not 110% sure that they're is mature enough to not mimic the main protagonists in this game. I think this game is by far the best game on the market right now, and profane language that they hear more of during one day at their middle/high school than they do in one session of this game.
If your son or daughter wants this game and you know they won't kill people with miniguns for no reason, that is no problem.
For sexual content, I seriously think that if your offspring is mature as previously mentioned, you can trust them not to go to the inappropriate websites, watch strange TV channels, or go to strip clubs then that is not a problem either. A minigame allows the character to get a lap dance from a stripper at a club, though that is completely avoidable. There is a bit of misogynistic behavior (degrading women to make them seem more like sex symbols than human beings), though there's no more hookers in modern day Los Santos than there is in modern day Los Angeles.
If your son or daughter can't hear bad language... well just don't get them this game, 'cause there is a plethora of swearing in this game from civilians cursing at you when stealing their cars (objectifiable) to the main protagonists swearing quite a lot.
I honestly don't see why this next thing is even a topic on this website, though I'll cover it just to do exactly that.
This game is a direct copy of Los Angeles, and they even mention it in a few trailers. In the way of purchasing things with real world currency, yes, you can buy virtual money on Grand Theft Auto: Online for real money, if that was for some reason a decision-making fact in your venture.
DRINKING, DRUGS AND SMOKING:
Yes, you can actually get drunk at your apartment and drive whilst under the influence. Yes, you can take drugs and smack people in the face with a tennis racket. And YES, you can speak to a man that will give you marijuana and you must fight off fake aliens while drugged.
Finally, if you are still not sure whether or not you want your child to have this game, I rented it from Redbox for a night for just four dollars and my parents saw that it was much less awful than FOX, CSM, and other overprotective people see it as.
I thoroughly hope this review helped you make your decision on whether or not you should buy this triple-A title for your kid. Also, I stated the facts in this review. None of the above topics were at all sugercoated, as I want to help you make a good decision and not buy a game for your kid that you don't want them to have.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking