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I don't know, these games seem pretty sweet to me.

A lot of this season’s most talked-about games include ones with excessive violence, negative role models, extreme gore, sociopathic behavior and other things that have been proven to have a negative effect on children.


Check the link for the full games list, its pretty great.

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AlabasterSlim Says:
December 11th 2009 @ 2:03 pm EST

My son is nearly 2, and although I play many of these games I wait until he's in bed to boot them up. Something like Left 4 Dead 2 I would never let him see.

AlabasterSlim Says:
December 11th 2009 @ 2:05 pm EST

I also wouldn't let children under the age of at least 13 near any of those games. Some of them even longer.

Steven Says:
December 14th 2009 @ 2:11 pm EST

Hello, AlabasterSlim. My name is Steven. I am thirteen years old.

Assassin's Creed II
Borderlands
Brutal Legend
Modern Warfare 2
Left 4 Dead 2

I played all of those games in the past two weeks. Come on, man. Brutal Legend? On the list? It's rated M, but you can literally censor everything - and it all falls down to the child's maturity level. I know zombies aren't real, I know I can't go outside and stab somebody with my uber-cool hidden blade, I know that guitars are not meant to be used as literal "axes".

I really hate movie and game reviews that say they are too strong for kids - even though I've seen or played them and was not disturbed, frightened or confused about any part of the game or movie.

AlabasterSlim Says:
December 14th 2009 @ 2:19 pm EST

You make a good point Stephen. When I wrote that comment I was thinking more about my 8 year old nephew. I don't generally believe that someone under the age of 13 has the maturity to deal with a lot of the gratuitous violence in these games. I know I didn't at that age (but games weren't nearly as good looking as they are now). I thought Doom was too gory when I first played it at the tender age of 13.

The first three games in your list, ACII, Borderlands and Brutal Legend I don't think are an issue and more than likely get an M rating due to language or some other reason (I haven't played them).

Left 4 Dead 2 is just over the top with the gore however.

But hey, if you're parents are cool with it then that's awesome man. More power to you.

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