I just bought this game for my 12 year old son. Usually I just ignore the people at the store when they warn me about ratings, but this time they seemed quite adamant that this game was THE WORST, which worried me. I bought it anyway because my son's always been a good sweet kid and we have a safe good happy house and I've always let him play whatever video games and he's still the same. In fact, he's the kind of kid that saves bugs, snails, and baby chickens from near death situations in real life, and that's after many years of playing games like Halo, Black Ops, and all the other versions of GTA since he was 4 years old. I decided to sit and watch the game for a while when we got home today just in case though. He was so excited to get this game and so I rushed in the house and sat in front of the tv and he sits down and starts playing...Halo....I'm like - what the heck?? What about your new game? He told me he wanted to wait until I wasn't watching because it might offend me! So then I told him I was worried about the game, and he gave me this concerned nod, like - yah lady, you should be. And then I started reading about it on the internet and seeing all the good, bad, and ugly things about it. The worst thing I read was about the sexual content, so then I talked to my son about that. I told him I didn't care if he saw naked people. Naked is natural. I was really upset about the idea of him seeing women being exploited and treated or portrayed in any other bad way. That was a pretty easy conversation because we've talk about that sort of thing on numerous occasions before. I guess that one really bugged me tho because of all the things in the game that are so obviously "bad," exploiting women and the negative way women are portrayed in media is something that is so often seen as normal and ok. I felt like I really needed to emphasize how bad that really is. BUT - great thing happened from that conversation...my son now knows that exploiting women is on par with robbing banks and killing people. Thanks Grand Theft Auto! I finally sat down and watched the game at length. It was actually way less bad than what I was reading. The worst thing that happened is that I got a headache from watching him run into so many telephone poles. All the other content is stuff we've talked about a million times, that I hope other parents talk to their kids about, and very clearly stuff that no one should do in real life. I would recommend profusely, however, that for this game or any kind of media that isn't made for children, just to make sure that kids aren't in any kind of situation where they are being subjected to this kind of stuff against their will. I wouldn't have this on in your living room where your kid wants to hang out with family, but they have to tolerate someone else playing this game to do that. Kids should be able to turn this game off or go away from parts of the game that bother them in any way at any time.