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PC Games For Kids Who Love Violent Games

Updated on November 11, 2009

Most households have a PC these days, and if you're reading this article, you are probably one of them. Kids love games, and the PC is the perfect place for them to play them. Because you already own a PC, getting your child interested in PC gaming not only saves you several hundred dollars in console costs, but it can entertain, and indeed, educate your child for years to come.

The problem is that most kids are attracted towards violent games, much to the horror of their parents. It is possible for your children to enjoy aggressive games without becoming scarred, here are some suggestions.


Also known as First Person Shooters, these will be violent, and children will love them. My suggestion for any parent who has a child that enjoys FPS play is to get them older games, like DOOM (The original version, not the later versions which are available now.) The gameplay in DOOM is still popular among adult gamers today because of how incredibly fun it is, but the violence is very cartoonish and far less graphic than the FPS games which are coming out now. Many of the games coming out have such good graphics that playing them is really not too far off actually shooting people. If you don't want your kids to have that sort of experience in their tender youth, then get them hooked on the old school shooters. Wolfenstein 3D isn't bad either.

Another excellent game which can be bought for next to nothing is Unreal Tournament. This actually allows you to play online with friends, and with people from around the world. It's a shooter game, but once again, the old school graphics ensure that nothing too awful is actually seen on the screen. You have a range of fantasy style guns, fun power ups and you run around in various maps pitting your wits against the computer and other players. This is a very fast paced game that will definitely entertain children for a long time.


RPG's, or Role Playing Games are less violent PC games. They will often involve killing monsters or mobs, and many allow PVP, (Player vs Player) but they generally don't come with much blood spatter. World of Warcraft is the most popular online MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game,) but unless you want your kid turning into an addict, I don't recommend it highly. It tends to be very addictive indeed, so if you're having problems getting Timmy into bed now, you might want to skip this one. There are plenty of less addictive RPG's out there however, have a look around the net and find one you like, there are literally hundreds to chose from.

Final Words

The best advice I can give to any parent whose child likes PC games is for you to play the game first yourself. Don't buy whatever everyone else is buying and just hand it to your kid and then be horrified when you see him blasting people's faces to smithereens. Play the games first, if you think they are okay, then let your kid play them. It's a win win situation that allows you to enjoy some top notch games and also keeps your children safe.


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