Zombie Cannibalism Games Make Parents Alert List
Posted on December 2, 2005Two games with zombie cannibalism made a MediaWise Parent Alert! list of games to avoid letting your kids play. NBC News reports that F.E.A.R. and Stubbs the Zombie made the list. The game features zombies and cannibalism scenes.
David Walsh, president of MediaWise Parent Alert, says, "It's something we've never seen before. He says today's games are both more extreme and more easily available to underage kids than at any other time in gaming history.
Here are the twelves games MediaWise recommends parents should avoid, plus the ratings they have been given by the ESRB:
- Far Cry (M)
- F.E.A.R. (M)
- The Warriors (M)
- Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse (M)
- True Crime: New York City (M)
- Blitz: The League (M)
- Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (M)
- God of War (M)
- Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil (M)
- Urban Reign (T)
- Conker: Live and Reloaded (M)
- Resident Evil 4 (M)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (E 10+)
- The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer (E 10+)
- Peter Jackson's King Kong (T)
- Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (E)
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (T)
- Sly 3: Honor Amongst Thieves (E 10+)
- We Love Katamari (E)
- Sid Meier's Pirates! (E)
- Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX3 (E 10+)
- Backyard Baseball 2005 (E)
Sen. Joe Lieberman blasted the game according to the NBC News story. Lieberman says, "It's just the worst kind of message to kids. He warns that games like Stubbs "can be dangerous to your children's health."
NBC News also has another good article with advice and recommendations explaining how parents should approach gaming and M-rated games.