I have a 9 year old son who desparately wants to play this game - I have held him off for awhile b/c I don't really know the content - other than the obvious violence on shooting people - can anyone tell me about the language or other offensive items in the game?
The "S word" is used a few times in the story mode if I recall correctly. However most of the gameplay is in the online mode, which if he has chat enabled he will probably hear much worse things from other players. But the community being vulgar applies to just about any game with an online component.
Also, keep in mind that the game is rated M, which means it's intended for 17+.
Although this is an M game, and the campaign is bound to have some language, don't think your son will become a gunslinging, cursing maninac or anything. Your son is a bit young to be playing M games, but you can always mute people online. I suggest you do what you feel is right. Does your son already play M games? If language is the problem, you will encounter it in the campaign but can avoid it online.
i think trying to censor what you kids do is a waste of time as they will be exposed to it sooner or later anyways (through peers). it also gives the kid insight into how the world works and doesn't make him so sheltered. Teach them the difference, yourself, between right and wrong and you won't have to worry about the affects these games have on kids.