I got my son an XBox for Christmas. He's 17, yet I still try to show some parental constraint in what kind of games he is allowed to play. I do allow him to play Halo on the computer, and bought him Halo/Halo 2 for the XBox. And I have done so with great apprehension.
I simply refuse to allow Grand Theft Auto in my house. I have several co-workers that play it, and after listening to some of the "stuff" one can do, I told my son... "only over my dead body!"
Call me an old fuddyduddy, but I don't see it as a healthy form of "entertainment", especially for minors, to be running around stealing cars, blowing away innocent people, shooting police, picking up prostitutes, etc.
My kids have always played various Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario, and auto racing games, and have for years. Pretty tame and mild, yet entertaining.
My oldest boy now wants this game called Doom 3.
Gamers - give me your honest reviews/opinions of this game, and what it involves? As a parent I would appreciate it.