How old do you think someone should be before they are allowed to play violent video games? Should parents buy violent video games for minors? Why? They should be at least 16 when they start playing this violent video games, any child under the age of 16 shouldn't be playing this violent games at all. No these parents shouldn't be buying these minors violent video games because these video games gives these minors some type of idea and they start to think that what goes on in the game is okay then they start to try it.