Common Sense Media Releases List of 10 Most Violent Video Games of 2016

Jim Liebelt | Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University | Monday, November 7, 2016

Common Sense Media Releases List of 10 Most Violent Video Games of 2016

Recently, Common Sense Media released its list of the 10 most violent video games of 2016. With the holiday gift-buying season now underway, parents will do well to research game content when it comes to buying Christmas presents for their kids.

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Common Sense Media.

Below, are listed 10 of the most violent games released in 2016. Many of these are well-designed gameplay experiences that adults can enjoy when kids aren't around. But, instead of saying "no" all the time, we think you'll be more successful if you say "wait" and offer kids alternatives in the same genre, that are a little less violent and more age-appropriate. Note that we offer two alternatives for each game, one for younger players and one for older players.

  1. Alekhine's Gun. (Third-person action game.) Less violent alternatives: Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (age 10+), The Deadly Tower of Monsters (age 13+).
  2. Carmageddon: Max Damage(Racing game.) Less violent alternatives: Trackmania Turbo (age 8+), Need For Speed (age 13+).
  3. The Culling. (Multiplayer game.) Less violent alternatives: Wondershot (age 10+), Battleborn (age 13+).
  4. Dark Souls III. (Action role-playing game.) Less violent alternatives: Hyrule Warriors: Legends (age 10+), Xenoblade Chronicles X (age 13+).
  5. Dead Rising. (Action game.) Less violent alternatives: Necropolis: Brutal Edition (age 10+), God Eater 2: Rage Burst (age 15+).
  6. Doom. (First-person shooter game.) Less violent alternatives: Ratchet and Clank (age 10+), Destiny: Rise of Iron (15+).
  7. Far Cry Primal. (First-person action game.) Less violent alternatives: Mirror's Edge Catalyst (age 10+), Star Wars Battlefront (age 13+).
  8. Hitman. (Stealth game.) Less violent alternatives: Hitman Go: Definitive Edition (age 10+), Republique (age 15+).
  9. Homefront: The Revolution. (First-person shooter game.) Less violent alternatives: Hard Reset Redux (age 10+), Adr1ft (age 13+).
  10. Path of Exile: Ascendency. (Role-playing game.) Less violent alternatives: Undertale (age 9+), Bravely Second: End Layer (13+).

For the complete article, click on the source link below.

Source: Common Sense Media