My son is ten years old and has asked for the video game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3″ for his XBox as a Christmas gift. How am I supposed to know whether I should get it for him? CNET to the rescue!
CNET’s Dan Ackerman recently put together a list of the top ten bestselling video games on Amazon, with information on each game’s rating, whether the game is safe for children, and what the biggest problem with the game might be should you buy it as a gift. This is great, because I don’t play video games and I never know whether one will be objectionable. As Ackerman explains, “… these best-selling games will be the ones kids ask for, and many an argument will sound something like: ‘Yes, it’s an M-rated game, but it’s not that bad, and all my friends are getting it.’”
Sometimes a video game that is rated M for Mature really isn’t all that bad and has been fine for my son to play, whereas other times I’d rather lock him in a box with air holes than let him play some of the things that are out there.
We’d like to share with you five of the games on Ackermans’s list of best and worst video games so you can check out those on your kid’s Christmas list. Then be sure to visit CNET to see the rest of his reviews.