Call of Duty, because it might not scare the **** out of them. But if you want them to question their existence early on (or worse, potentially think the game is stupid and boring and wonder why you made them play it), Bioshock.
Call of Duty probably, Bioshock 1 is pretty scary in the early game and throughout and the entire Fort Frolic bit is kind of demented. Call of Duty if its just the campaign and not listening to people online is the lesser of 2 evils. --- Go beyond the impossible and kick reason to the curb!
The WW2 Call of Duty's are pretty acceptable I think, back when that series was respectable. And while I still wouldn't exactly condone a kid playing the rest of them, I think people getting their head sawn off up close and personal or the scary nature of BS1 is a little much for a kid.
Bioshock are violent adult games, CoD is summer blockbuster schlock that glorifies violence, but in a pg13 way. --- FFXI Lakshmi Server: Walsh
I doubt I'd buy a five year old a 360 to begin with. At that age, they could and would probably break it given just how fragile the consoles are.
A ten year old? I'd probably just get them Call of Duty. A big part of the Bioshock series is the story, atmosphere, etc. and I just can't see a ten year old being able to soak it all up the way a teenager and/or adult can.
Bioshock are violent adult games, CoD is summer blockbuster schlock that glorifies violence, but in a pg13 way.
Yes, exactly this! My friend was trying to argue with me that CoD shouldn't be played by little kids, and I'm just like, it's not like there's excessive violence. You shoot them and they go down, like laser tag. It's PG13, aside from maybe WaW which had the whole blown off limbs things the Modern ones have been pretty bloodless I think though. At least the multiplayer(mics off) would be some what simple PG13.
He accused me of letting my hypothetical child play all rated M games, and I was like hell no, but CoD games are barely pushing the bounds of M, and it's just because the campaigns at times are slightly excessive. I said I wouldn't let them play Bioshock and he said he would let them play Bioshock over CoD, and I was just like, wtf?