Games are a popular past time for many teens and adults. It's sometimes confusing to figure out just what each game offers and the risks of playing each game. With today's world focused on reducing violence while still allowing creative freedom, it is up to the individual to remember that a game is just that: a game. Before you choose to allow your teen to play a more violent game, remember to make sure that they understand this concept.
Games of war are extremely popular-games with shooting, killing and violence. The kids love them as well as some of the adults. These are graphic and should be monitored by an adult. We have reviewed several of the most popular choices in order to give you a glimpse into the world of war games before you decide to play. Levels of violence vary from game to game and so do the graphic nature of the games.
Tactical Assassin 2 is a violence rated game. You are given a mission in which you are told who or what to kill. You are given your guns and ammo and sent out to find the target. The first time you play this game, you must get through training in order to be able to continue. This game is all about taking the shot at the right time. Killing with the first shot gets you points as well as killing within a specified time limit. Good luck Mr. Assassin!
Bowman 2 is all about shooting an arrow through the heart of your opponent. Very graphic and disturbing. In order to shoot the arrow; you must use your mouse and your left button. Clicking anywhere in the game window (making sure that you always have enough room to adjust the strength and angle of the arrow), you must move your mouse back and down to get the correct angle and strength, then release the left button and your arrow flies. You are hoping the arrow will fly right into the heart of your enemy, thus killing him.
You can choose to go bird hunting by selecting that option. There will be birds flying all over you. Take good aim and keep pulling back to get a lot of strength. If you do not have enough strength, then your arrow goes up just a bit and falls right down next to you! You must remember that you will always have to shoot in front of the target some to allow the arrow to climb to the correct height and still hit your target. When you do hit a bird, then it does fall out of the sky with blood dripping out if it-very graphic for younger players. In fact, after quite a few kills, we found ourselves surrounded by blood spills as well as the dead birds. If you have had a very bad day at the office this could relieve some stress.
Clear Vision II is a hit man for hire. When you enter into the game, you are asked if you will take a mission and it is explained in great detail. The first mission we did was to kill an x-wife of someone because they thought that she was crazy! They will pay you so much money and then you must hit the accept bar. After accepting your new job, you will stalk the target by looking through the spyglass. After finding and entering the "kill zone" you then take the shot. When you kill the target, blood shoots out where the bullet hit and the target falls. You calmly walk away and back to the office where you will collect the money from the grateful client. You then have the choice whether to go home or take another job. This game is extremely violent and isn't one that kids or teens should play because of the graphic nature as well as the level of violence involved. Clear Vision II is an adult only game.
As you can see, the most popular games of war are also some of the most disturbing games that can be played. It is imperative to ensure that your teen understands real life does not work the way the games do. If there is any doubt, skip these games and opt for more realistic ones as games of war can become deadly if transfered from the screen into real life situations.