In years past, we have provided parents with a
list of games we recommend for kids in addition to a list of games that you should
make sure kids avoid. This year our list has been expanded to include brief descriptions
as well as a list of game for younger children and a list for teens. Games
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Buying Guide (PDF)
Blitz The League II is not your friendly
football video game. Players can target which part of their opponent they wish
to demolish. Steroid and drug use is encouraged, and wins are celebrated with
hookers in a hotel room. The game is rated M for blood and gore, strong language,
suggestive themes, use of drugs and violence. Available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox
Dead Space is one of the latest titles in the survival
horror genre of video games. The setting is hundreds of years in the future after
mankind has used all of earths natural resources. During the mission players,
stranded on a crippled vessel, must destroy nightmarish creatures while trying
to rescue any survivors and escape the ship. If caught the creatures will not
just kill you, but dismantle your limbs and decapitate you. Dead Space is rated
M for blood and gore, intense violence and strong language. Available on PC, PlayStation
3 and Xbox 360.
Fallout 3 is set in a post-nuclear world.
The survivors must navigate their way through a world with giant insects, raiders,
slavers and super mutants. Players kill whatever is in their path with guns
and explosives. This game is rated M for blood and gore, intense violence, sexual
themes, strong language and drug use. Available on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox
Far Cry 2 is set in an unnamed African country being
torn apart by two warring groups. The gamers mission is to kill The Jackal,
an arms dealer who is supplying to both sides of the conflict. Blowing peoples
heads off is a regular occurrence in this game. The game is rated M for blood,
drug references, intense violence, sexual themes and strong language. Available
on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Gears of War 2 finds
Marcus Fenix and the Delta Squad battling the Locust Horde for the survival of
humanity. The games main weapon is the Lancer Assault Rifle, which combines
a rifle with a chain saw. The game is rated M for blood and gore, intense violence
and strong language. Available on Xbox 360.
Left 4 Dead
finds the player in a city where a new and highly powerful rabies virus is quickly
spreading. Victims become grotesquely disfigured and launch vicious attacks on
the uninfected. In this co-operative multiplayer action game the gamers fight
for survival. The game is rated M for blood and gore, intense violence, and language.
Available on PC and Xbox 360.
Legendary is the story of
Charles Deckard, a thief who breaks into a New York museum and opens what turns
out to be Pandoras Box, unleashing all of the worlds evil and destroying
all humans in its path. Deckard must defeat the newly unleashed beasts and reseal
Pandoras Box to make society safe once again. Legendary is rated M for blood
and gore, and intense violence. Available on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Resistance 2 finds Nathan Hale fighting the same Chimera alien
race he did in the original Resistance game. This version is set in the United
States instead of Europe. The Chimera obliterates cities and kills civilians by
the thousands. The game is rated M for blood and gore, intense violence and strong
language. Available on PlayStation 3.
Saints Row 2 is the
second edition to the open-world, gang-affiliated, shoot em up game series.
This game has expanded with new locations to explore and new vehicles to steal
including motorcycles, boats, helicopters and planes. In the game, the player
can choose to beat up strippers, slit rival game members throats, shoot cops and
more. Saints Row 2 is rated M for blood and gore, intense violence, sexual content,
strong language and use of drugs. Available on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Silent Hill: Homecoming is a first-person shooter
game. The gamer plays Alex Shepherd, a recently discharged soldier who returns
home to Shepherds Glen. He finds that people are disappearing, the streets
are shattered and strange creatures are roaming the town. Near the end the player
is faced with a choice to shoot his mother in the head or let the rack rip her
in half. The game is rated M for blood and gore, intense violence, language and
sexual themes. Available on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.