Command & Conquer Generals is a computer war game your parents won't mind you playing. It doesn't have the gore and realistic mayhem of other computer games, but it is still fun and addictive.
In this game, you can be or take on either the U.S., China, or the GLA (a terrorist group) to regain control of the world. Each country's military has its own advantages and disadvantages so you will want to try each out. I know its patriotic to be the U.S. military, but China lets you keep your distance with nukes and the GLA lets you get buy without electricity and plays a little dirty. Everybody seems to have their own favorite army to play with. Each game is begun with building up your base and military. You win by eliminating your enemy. You can choose visible maps and maps that force you to explore before finding your enemy. The game allows both skirmishes and campaign play. Skirmishes have many maps to choose from, and those who are more advanced can even create their own maps. The game also allows for online play with friends.
There are several expansion packs for C & C out there, but I highly recommend getting started with the basic pack then adding on from there. One drawback to the game I found is that there is a huge leap in experience between the beginner and intermediate settings.
Windows Me / 98 / 2000 / XP
computer game; 13+; ASIN: B00007LVJD ; Electronic Arts, 2003