If you are a casual gamer, you will absolutely not enjoy Metro 2033; only the hardcore need apply. However, those who enjoy games such as Fallout 3, BioShock, and (especially) Half Life, will love Metro. It's a very difficult game, and the progression feels almost exactly like that of Half Life. Almost the entire game is told from Artyom's first person perspective, much like Gordon Freeman. The only problems with the game are, one, a very poor shooting mechanic. Most of the monsters feel like bullet sponges, and good luck getting through a big crowd of them. For instance, the automatic shotgun a weapon that should feel heavy and visceral, and also do catastrophic damage, does not feel drastically different from a basic submachine gun. The other problem is some troublesome visual glitches. It has some really bad screen taring as well as some frame rate slowdown and texture popping. The bad, however, pales in comparison to the good. The atmosphere is stone cold amazing. You truly feel like you are living in a true to life post apocalyptic world. All of the little things are what bring it to life, the requirement to change out filters in your gas masks, the sounds of hustle and bustle in a market square, the rowdy guffaw of men drinking, the frenzied screams of a man getting attacked by a monster, a telltale bloodstain on the wall, the ominous bark of a monster calling its friends; it's all of these factors melded into one that makes Metro 2033 one of the most immersive games I've ever played. Definitely a should-not-miss for the hardcore crowd. Now, if your child wants Metro (which, odds are, he doesn't), here's what I've seen so far of the content. There is blood when you shoot a person or a monster. Bullet holes and wounds show up on enemies. Action is tense, but not overly bloody. In fact, the fights with humans are quite slow paced indeed. The one part that can get fairly intense is when a monster pins you down and you have to stab it in the head to kill it. This is rather graphic. There is a point where you are propositioned by a prostitute, who you can buy. The language is rougher than I'd expected. There's a good many f--k's and s--t's, but that shouldn't be too big a problem. All in all, you're younger kids probably don't want Metro, but if they do, the difficulty will drive them insane, so only mature older teens and adults need apply.