Have you walked through the aisles of video games at Best Buy or Gamestop lately? If you have, you’ve seen the bewildering array of game titles lined up on the shelves, their flashy box art promising hours of immersive entertainment.
So how do you, as a parent or discerning gamer, tell the good games from the bad?
There’s no shortage of video game review sites out there eager to share their opinions on the latest titles. But beyond the question of gameplay quality, which games will engage you with wholesome content—and which will fill your TV screen or monitor with virtual ultraviolence and other gratuitous elements? It’s not always clear from the game’s description and rating whether or not it’s appropriate for your family.
If you’re familiar with Al Menconi Ministries, you know that for years, his team of game reviewers have been offering a Christian perspective on the latest video games. Now, it looks like his reviewers have launched their own ministry: Reviews4Parents. They’re a game review ministry that doesn’t hide their Christian approach, and doesn’t apologize for weighing a game’s moral and spiritual elements in their analyses.
So don’t be left in the dark about video games—see what Reviews4Parents has to say. And if you’ve got any other tips or ideas for weeding out the good from the bad when it comes to video games, feel free to share in the comments below.