The National Institute on Media and the Family has released its 11th annual Video Game Report Card, which rates violence, aggression and sexual content in video games. The group has released a list of games they say is inappropriate for children and teens and a list of games they recommend for children and teens. Titles rated M have content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older. These games have content that may be suitable for ages 10 and older. Titles rated E have content that may be suitable for ages 6 and older.
Child's Play? Sex, Drugs and Violence in Video Games
Marika Guggisberg does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. A graphic new video game called Rape Day, set to launch in April, triggered a swift and widespread public outcry. But why do we consider depictions of rape in video games to cross the line, but not other forms of violence? It is a well-established fact that most incidences of sexual assault remain undetected , whereas homicides are commonly uncovered and perpetrators brought to the attention of the authorities. Read more: Violence towards women in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2 evokes toxic masculinity.
This is a list of video games considered controversial. Some of the video games on this list have been banned or regionally censored. Activision later removed the Favela multiplayer map from Modern Warfare 2 following complaints from Muslim gamers, which shows picture frames on the second floor bathroom of one building within Favela.