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Your Mum's Terrified You'll Be Spending Christmas Playing PS4 Exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall

Posted by Sammy Barker

Please think of the children

Your mum only has one wish this festive season, and it doesn’t involve David Beckham and one of those motorised bow-ties. A report on – it's a real website, apparently – reveals that PlayStation 4 exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall is right at the top of the list when it comes to gifts that parents would not like their kids to receive. The first-person shooter finished one spot below Grand Theft Auto V with 21 per cent of the votes – and a few spaces above a tattoo and motorbike. Probably.

Speaking about Rockstar Games’ open world opus, the managing director of the abovementioned website James Macfarlane shared the following words of wisdom: “It became apparent that our users were very scared of the level of realism found in a game like Grand Theft Auto V. While it's hard to see a child relating with a zombie first person shooter, parents are clearly concerned that a game which rewards murder, arson, torture, and theft might make the same actions in real life more acceptable.”

While there’s no real evidence of this ever actually occurring, Macfarlane does stress that games may make a fine present for all ages – as long as guardians pay attention to the giant ratings plastered all over each title’s case. “It's clear that parents in the UK have accepted that gaming is now an integral part of our childrens' lives,” he added. “It might just be worth asking the parent in question before buying their child a game [like any of the ones discussed within].” That means no mass Helghast homicide for you this holiday, Harry.


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User Comments (9)



dudeware said:

Good, that games campaign was literally the worst. I would of rated it a solid 2 out of 10 for game play. I only finished it for the trophies.



InsertNameHere said:

How dare they deprive their children of Shadow Fall? I don't have a PS4 yet, but from what I've seen, Shadow Fall is amazing.

The gameplay, which has always been great, seems to have only gotten better and the multiplayer is a huge improvement over both Killzone 2 & 3.

If Guerrilla could just get the story down, then Killzone would be one of only a few shooters that deserve all 10's.



mistakable said:

The site is called ""
That alone should suggest to you they are not old enough to be playing those games anyhow!



Cloud7794 said:

You know you messed up when your child's first words are "killstreak" and "teabag." I would be quite impressed though if my child's first words were "helghast scum." My (planned) wife, however, would be far less amused.



TobaJonss said:

It's ok, now that I have learned how to steal on GTAV, I'll get my own copy of KZ Shadowfall!



chazaroonie said:

Loved both of these games but I'm an adult. There are ratings on games for a reason. My stepdaughter's boyfriend is 14 and plays 18 certificate games. I think it's poor parenting to allow childeren access to adult material but every parent is different. What offends one person amuses another. But many people still belive gaming is a child only passtime which is something that I believe needs to change.



TehPlayerHecz said:

Dafuq. KZ Shadow Fall is awesome, granted the campaign did suck, the mp is incredible and imo, much better than BF or CoD. As for GTA V, I didnt like neither the story and the online, its full of a**holes. Overall, these two games are rated M, so if a parent bought it for their kids below 17, then thats bad parenting.

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