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Red Dead Redemption suitable for 13 year old?

Asked by MetroGnome217 (311points) May 26th, 2010

I was wondering if this game would be a good gift for my 13 year old brother

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Lightlyseared's avatar

In the UK the BBFC has rated it 18. As they are pretty sensible and realistic about these things I’d have to say that it’s probably not suitable for a 13 year old.

Vunessuh's avatar

The BBFC has rated it 18.
The ESRB has rated it M.
The OFLC has rated it MA15+
Plus, it’s from the makers of Grand Theft Auto.

I’d say no.

Ivan's avatar

This is a quote from one of the developers:

“Our games are not designed for young people. If you’re a parent and buy one of our games for your child you’re a terrible parent. We design games for adults because we’re adults.”

MetroGnome217's avatar

has any1 actually played it??....

Lightlyseared's avatar

Yes. It’s pretty good.

Jay484's avatar

well my 10 year old brother plays fallout 2 and 3 and those are rated M

andrew's avatar

Is The Departed a good choice for a 13 year old?

Not a good choice. Strong violence and language and rape.

It’s a brilliant, adult game though.

MetroGnome217's avatar

Ok I guess what i am asking is “what is “bad” in the game?”

andrew's avatar

See my answer above. I own it.

trailsillustrated's avatar

my son plays all those and he’s 14. he’s been playing them since he was 12. He’s still a good kid

AustieZ's avatar

The rating guidelines are just that: Guidelines. For most 13 year old kids, it probably wouldn’t be suitable for various reasons. On the other hand, in the end it all depends on the maturity level of the kid. If he’s mature enough to enjoy it and not be negatively influenced, sure. If he’s mature enough to decide he isn’t mature enough for it right now, he’ll set it aside and maybe pull it out in the future. If he isn’t mature enough, don’t get it for him; you’ll only be doing him a disservice.

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RocketSquid's avatar

Honestly, this strikes me as one of Rockstar’s more mild games compared to the Grand Theft Auto series. It plays a lot like Grand Theft Equine, but what I’ve played through so far is not much worse than an old cowboy movie. Obviously there’s profanity and violence, but the main character himself is supposed to be a “family man”. There’s the opportunity for Rockstar rampages, but they’re not nearly as brutal as some of the massacres in GTA IV.

Of the Rockstar games, Red Dead Redemption is the one I’d feel safest giving to a 13 year old, but considering Rockstar’s game repertoire that isn’t saying much. I personally wouldn’t see a problem with it, it would heavily depend on the kid and how mature he is.

And please, for my sake, keep him off a xbox live mic if he hasn’t hit puberty yet.

InspecterJones's avatar

Honestly, theres nothing worse in the game then he would see in any movie or even the nightly news. Imagine a western that you play through, it’s pretty much that. Unlike GTA this game doesnt reward you for going on crazy massacres, I’ve made it through almost the entire game and most of it relatively tame. There are some pretty strong and heavy themes in the game, but it’s nothing more then he’d see on the history channel. I say you get the game and try it out yourself first and then decide, it all depends on the kid, it’s why rating are dumb.

All that aside, it’s an amazing freaking game.

blackwolf's avatar

oh common i dont see a problem with it plus people these days are used to this sort of violence it cant be that bad for them

TexasPride07's avatar

I think it depends on the 13 year old. Red Dead Redemption is a pretty graphic game. There is an achievement for laying a woman in front of a train. It may not be something that all 13 year old are mature enough to handle. On the other hand, I am a hardcore gamer and was playing rated M games since 13 and I turned out just fine.

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