5 Violent Games That You Should Not Play And Why

Written by Viraj Pathania, The Young Vision Ambassador (Since Mar 2019), Our Own High School

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These days, we play many video games, but there are some video games we should not play. In most children, these types of games affect your opinion, and massive exposure to violent games leads to aggressive behaviour, desensitisation, and violent thoughts. I have picked some of the trending games and how they can affect your mind and personality.  So, think before you plan to play!

  1. Dark Souls III: The Ringed City
    This role-playing game is extremely violent and brutal. It is a vicious, gory third-party combat against creatures.  When enemies are struck or hit they splatter and gush dark crimson blood.
  2. For Honor
    For Honor is a violent and deadly action game. Your character kills players and computer-controlled characters, resulting in a lot of dead bodies and blood everywhere.
  3. Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)
    This game is a 100 pvpbattle royale. Violence is a core mechanic of the gameplay; when you kill someone, blood splatters around. Voice chat can lead to bad exposure such as offensive language.
  4. Dead by Daylight
    This survival horror game is an absolutely brutal and scary game. This is a killer game, and when you execute someone, a lot of blood is splattered.
  5. Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
    This game brings plenty of scares and violence. This includes scenes like characters getting impaled, killed, etc. This is a dark and evil game. Inappropriate language is used in this game by the characters.

I have mentioned five particular games you should not play but there are also several reasons why you should not play these types of games.

  1. Physical Harm – When we play violent games, our bodies are sedentary and our brains and hearts are overstimulated, which leads to significant physical harm. When we play violent video games, our sensitive nervous system responds with a hyperarousal status of “flight or fight.”
  2. Brain Damage – To achieve practical performance during brain improvement, the brain prunes or blocks away neuronal routes to areas of the brain that are not being used. This leads to affecting attention, memory, and thought-control ,which are critical for your academics and future.
  3. Sleep Deprivation – The National Sleep Foundation reports that over 60% of children and youth are chronically sleep deprived because of playing violent games. Sleep deprivation develops incidences of obesity, diabetes, poor educational performance, risk-taking, heart issues and even cancer.
  4. Violence – Violent games lead to aggression, desensitisation to violence, nightmares, and fear of being harmed. Early exposure to violent games has been shown to increase the risk of violent behaviour.
  5. Poor Social Relationships – Children acquire social skills from observing and socialising with their parents. We should spend our quality time with our parents, relatives, and friends. When we spend more time in the virtual world, we have great difficulty dealing with problems and demands in the real world.
  6. Poor Academic Performance – When we play violent games we feel like we are a part of it. Due to this, we lose concentration and memory in school. We continuously think of the game – what should I do next and how do I receive new weapons, etc. This results in poor academic performance.

And do share your experience at ambassadors@theyoungvision.com