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My mum bought a 16+ game for my 11yo

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Toooldforthat Fri 04-Sep-15 21:09:22

and I am about to ban it and this will cause trouble. I also have a 7 yo who was playing with it. It is skate 3. It must be 16 for a reason.

TidyDancer Fri 04-Sep-15 21:15:52

I'll admit I don't know about this game. Generally I'm pretty much of the view that age ratings are there for a reason. Can you tell us what in the game you object to?

CassieBearRawr Fri 04-Sep-15 21:20:38

It's 16 for the language and violence. It tells you on the back.

PolterGoose Fri 04-Sep-15 21:22:46

Commom Sense Media is a good place to check and it suggests 13+ as a starting point, but that seems to be more around swearing, so that depends on your views on swearing.

PolterGoose Fri 04-Sep-15 21:23:15

*Common blush

MistyMeena Fri 04-Sep-15 21:23:42

I am quite strict and monitor games quite l closely but I allow my 11yr old this - the odd 'crap' but I haven't heard any worse. Haven't seen any violence apart from son's rage when unable to do tricks.

abigamarone Fri 04-Sep-15 21:24:31

It's a skateboarding game. The worst thing about it is that it shows a cartoonish visual of the broken bones when a player falls over. One of the most bizarre age ratings I've seen yet on an xbox game and perhaps one of the finest examples of why parents should take a more proactive approach in finding out what their kids play instead of automatically banning a game (I let my then 11 year old have it)

aginghippy Fri 04-Sep-15 21:25:08

YANBU 16+ game for a 15 yo? Maybe. 16+ game for an 11yo? No chance. There are plenty of other games they can play.

CassieBearRawr Fri 04-Sep-15 21:26:13

Not even The Hall of Meat?! The splat and crunch sounds make me want to hurl grin

Toooldforthat Sat 05-Sep-15 06:13:01

Thanks everyone. I'll have a closer look. I might be able to allow it offline with the sound off as well. I'll pay more attention today.

derektheladyhamster Sat 05-Sep-15 06:50:32

My 12 yr old plays this. Deemed OK by my gamer dh blush

JawannaDrink Sat 05-Sep-15 06:56:04

The online options are nasty and def 16plus

krustofskypud Sat 05-Sep-15 06:58:09

Derek my DBro is 14 but has been playing this sort of game since 11/12 also.

Most of the good games are 16 or 18+. I'm a gamer and I don't think they're that bad really. blush

Mistigri Sat 05-Sep-15 07:06:09

I think age ratings are often just plain weird. Not just games but films too. I saw Amy (rated 15) recently with my 14 year old old, and there is nothing in it that I would be unhappy for my 12 year old to see.

Much better to make your own judgement.

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