If anyone has read my reviews on Call of Duty and Skyrim, you would know that this is in between the two. A start to M games is Skyrim. If you are comfortable with your child playing that game, consider Halo 4. Halo 4 is about how futuristic soldiers are trying to save the human race from aliens. When you shoot the little aliens, there is purple or blue blood. Not once will you see red blood. When you kill aliens, others will run away. If you manage to catch up to them, you can press a button to preform a third person, sometimes brutal assassination. With aliens, you can twist their neck or stab them. That is the worst that violence gets. Most people don't hear it, but later in the campaign mode, a small hologram girl says b- when talking about a mean doctor. Another major factor in this game is cortana. Cortana is a small hologram that follows you around in the game. When Bungie sold Halo to 343 Studios, they changed cortana. She now only has a thin strip covering her nipples. Other than that, her breasts are visible and may be disturbing to some players. Online:
This is the most violent mode of the game. Players can do headshots, hit other players with a hammer that causes the other player to go flying. There is lots of blood on multiplayer. There are new assassinations in multiplayer because the humans are easier to do assassinations on. The neck snap is still here, but the major new one is breaking a spine. The player will pull the other player back and bash their knee into their spine (with loud volume or headphones, the big crack is heard and cannot be missed) and the player will kick the dead body away.
Overall, the worst part is the assassinations. Kids can easily avoid doing assassinations. On multiplayer, they will probably be killed in a brutal way. On the campaign, aliens CANNOT assassinate you. This is a perfect mode for kids, and if they can handle it, they can play with a friend. This is overall a lot more tame than Call of Duty if you don't do the assassinations. Thanks for reading my review