I agree with A. Bailey about it relatively not being that bad, but just keep in mind that violence is inherent to the FPS genre. You're not going to be able to get away from that when the whole point of the game is to cause death and mayhem.
My 10 y/o son is asking about this game (Halo 4). He is a mature 10 y/o but from what the older Halo games have A LOT of cursing. I was told and from what I saw on this packaging it says "blood and violence", that's it. I'm not into all the games and I know this is popular, but would like an honest opinion from anyone that would like to give it...then I can ultimately make a wise decision. THANKS!
halo is really not that bad, in fact its the only m rated game really for eveyone. there is practically no cursing in halo 4 rest assured however you will still be gunning down aliens wich still is not too bad considering the new enemies are kind of robotic and its all just alien blood not human.you really cant go wrong with this game. its mature but it can be for younger people also i grew up playing this game and my cousin who is 8 plays it i mentor him. last year his mom finnaly sat down and watched me play and decided it was alright for him to play. when compared to call of duty or grand theft auto of course.
It's nothing compared to other rated M games on the market like GTA, Devil May Cry, or Gears of War and others. There is no launguage in the game that I can remember, maybe 'ah hell' at the most but nothing like the F word or shit. As for blood, you shoot robots that have orange good come out when you shoot them so I dont think thats a problem. As for shooting the aliens, some blood does come out, but its nothing compared to games like Gears of War or a movie like Gladiator or Troy. I'm the oldest of 10 kids in my family and I just got Halo 4 for my sbilngs and my parents have no problem with the game and the kids love it. The only problem you could get from this game is online mulitplayer if you allow your son to play it. Some people talk trash in there but you can change settings on the xbox account to where he cant talk to other people and other people can't talk to him. All in all im surpirsed this is a rated M game, its honestly a T. But i think Microsoft wants a M rating cuz it appeals to the older audiences. So yes i think this game is ok for your son.
I guess you might be a parent trying to protect you'r child, but if so, violence and blood in video games isn't that bad. I mean it's just fake blood coming from computer controlled programs. and The violence- just the same fake people no big deal. But if you don't want to listen to me, that's ok but Halo 4 doesn't have much blood and most of it (mind i said MOST not ALL) is from those computer controlled aliens I was talking about. Oh yah the alien's blood is also purple.