Yes it can be violent, yes there are a few mature situations the player may find him or herself. Do not let your children (under the age of 16) play this game. This game has maximum playability, fantastic graphic, a super selection of music to choose from and overall might be the best game i have ever played up to date. Lots to explore, lots to do, decisions to make (take 'em out or let 'em go). I have played this game nearly everyday since I got it as a present, and have not been bored not one time! There are many different cars to from and lots to see and do. I have been a gamer for the past 30 years (I am 41 yrs old) and this game exceeded my expectations and continues to blow me away every time I play it.