My son, who is turning 12 on the 28th, really wants Grand Theft Auto. He has been asking for it for 2 years. We heard horrible things about this game so we always told him no. With his birthday coming up he is asking again. I know that a lot of the kids he goes to school with play this game and a lot of parents don't really look into these before buying(I sold quite a few when I worked in retail a few years ago, even though I told them the game was inappropriate for a 9yo ) Anyway, my dh asked the guys he is deployed with for their take on this game and they said the newer ones did horrible things. They also said the older ones aren't that bad, is this true? And if so which is the most mild version? He only recently has been allowed to play call of duty and loves planes, tanks etc (probably result of growing up an army brat) but this is the game he ALWAYS begs for.... so are any versions more "mild"?