First off I'm going to make a comparison here. If you are a parent of a kid under 17 who asked for a Grand Theft Auto title and you said no... get him/her this game. This game has the same free open racing/walking world of GTA... only with good morals and characters. As opposed to playing a criminal like you do in GTA... you play as Vin Diesel who is an undercover special agent. He pretends to be a criminal yes... but he really is not. Most of the game centers around car combat and such with some gun play thrown in. The shooting in this game is not graphic at all. No blood, no gore, no violent death animations. Also, in response to part of the above info given about the game: you can shoot civilians and the police... but no matter what... they can't die. You can walk right up to them and shoot them with a shot gun and they don't even fall over. They literally can't die. And if you shoot the police or civilians the squad cars show up to arrest you. Even when the police have their squad cars blow up... if you look carefully you can see them flying from the car... and if you look behind you they actually get up and start trying to shoot at ya. The only people that can die are the character and the gang member bad guys. The only iffy thing about this game is the fact that you can steal any car at any time. While that is wrong, Vin doesn't kill the person he steals the car from ever (unless he steals it from a gang banger in which it is player optional to "try" to do so) and he's doing it to bring down the criminal underworld that is holding Barcelona (where the game is set). Overall... it's a beautiful game with a great story and lots of fun things to do.