I first came across Christ Centered Gamer four years ago. Since then, I have trusted their reviews to not only fairly judge video games on traditional issues, like gameplay and stability, but also moral issues, like violence and occult themes.
In addition to reviewing games, Christ Centered Gamer has a wonderful community. With this community, I have had plenty of discussions on faith and gaming alike.
I now write for Christ Centered Gamer as a volunteer, and I am honored to help others who are looking for game reviews from a Christian perspective.
First came across this organization in 2014, engaging in hashtag political activism on Twitter. Not sure if it is still primarily run by Cheryl Gress (if I recall names correctly), but it serves a valuable niche, providing spiritually-insightful commentary on video game culture. There is none other with its focus nor understanding. They are truly experts of the subfield, and deserve recognition as such. A fiercely ethical organization, they resist all attempts of their opposition to marginalize and dismiss them, and continue on their tradition presently.
Highly recommended if you're looking for a scriptural evaluation of contemporary entertainment software.
They are very kind and pleasant to users (most of the time) and do some really insightful and thorough reviews for game and some hardware. Well worth checking out.
Its a very even handed website while reviewing games from a Christian perspective. Highly recommended.
I'm Daniel Cullen, one of the volunteer writers for ChristCenteredGamer. Writing for them has really allowed me to use my prose to inform others about video games, and the Christian focus of the site is also a benefit to me, being a devout member of the Christian faith, and I couldn't be more pleased with CCG, they do a great service for the gaming and Christian communities and I'm proud to be a part of that effort.
CCG is bar-none the best gaming review site on the net and an unsung hero to unsung indie games. There is no game too big or too small for them to review. They view games from an impartial and objective viewpoint which creates masterful, almost industry insider insights.
As a Christian, and parent, finding reliable reviews for video games is a challenge. So having a place where we can find the information we need on a game, from a place of faith, is amazing.
But they go beyond that. Its a community welcome to all, that goes out of its way to create a space to share stories, beliefs, struggles, and encouragement.
Fantastic people. Essential and honest reviews too!
A good place for fair and balanced game reviews that keeps political issues out of games, as it should be.
Honestly a great review site that provides useful information that few other sites take into consideration. This is where I go first when I want to know the moral content of a game from a Christian perspective, as it saves me a lot of time I would otherwise be spending researching. Also, by separating their moral and gameplay evaluations, their gameplay evaluations tend to be very bias-free, which makes their reviews very informative and useful even for non-Christians.
This site is an invaluable resource for content-minded Christian families to make informed decisions about the video games they purchase, while also educating its audience on the importance of discernment with regard to the messages within media at large.
As a avid gamer and believer in Christ i enjoy Christ Centered Gamers content, its rare to see any media focus on such a niche community in gaming or at least it feels niche lol.
The Christ Centered Gamer discord server has far exceeded my expectations for a Christian discord server. There is an active and helpful base of users that are active and will respond within 24 hours at most regardless of what time you post at. I have already been encouraged greatly by the people of this server, and the owners are very active as well. They are great participants in conversation with even the least active of members, and inspirations to others that want to connect and bring others to the light of Christ through digital means.
I find the reviews put out by Christ Centered Gamer (CCG) to be very informative and helpful. I am very frugal with how I spend my money so I enjoy the detail that go into CCG reviews as well as the way their rating system so that I can make an informed purchase. I also find the morality score to be very helpful whenever I buy games for my nephews, I wouldn't want to upset their parents by gifting a game that could be inappropriate for their age! All in all I feel that CCG deserves more recognition as they truly put in the time and effort for their reviews, I hope they continue to prosper!
A website that reviews video games from a Christian perspective, but also keeps the subjective opinions of the game and the spiritual/moral aspects as separate factors, which is good in my opinion! Whether or not a reviewed game is bad from a moral perspective, it does not affect the review score and vice versa. Very good website for Christians who want to stay cautious with regards to immoral video games. While the website doesn't always review the latest AAA releases as they are released, some do eventually get reviewed.
Been With CCG as a user and as a player on their Minecraft server.
The most helpful reviews based off Christian values
For what it is and does, it does well. Diverse range of opinions, stances, and tastes. Would recommend if you're debating on whether to get a game or not based on an ethical standpoint.
There are no reviews of video games quite like CCG. Each game comes with a separate review, one is a review of the game itself, and one is a review of the games compatibility with modern day Christianity. What this leads to is a guideline for parents, who want to get their kids a good game, but also can help them talk with their kids about questions raised by the game.
Overall this consistent attention to ensuring that they let people know what games are fun, while simultaneously also letting them know what games are only on the surface appropriate for most, leads to a fantastic tool for a media that has thousands of releases each year.
Great game reviews! I really enjoy reading their reviews and seeing the christian perspectives :)
This is a fun nonprofit that prides itself on Christ-centered beliefs as well as family-friendly guidance. As a volunteer for the site, I have been respected and given great responsibility with the utmost respect for other members. It's a wonderful organization that values the safety of its younger audience but also creates a space for members of all ages to participate. I also love how the owners frequently update their financial information to make sure users know what their donations are funding.
Christ Centered Gamer primarily reviews video games coming from a Christian-based perspective. Despite this, they are able to provide an unbiased review of the games, with a separate game score, based on the gameplay, graphics, sound, stability and controls, and a morality score, based on the violence, sexual content, language, supernatural and moral elements present in the game. This makes their reviews rather reliable, and even non-Christians can make use of the morality score if they are trying to find a good video game appropriate for children.
I was really surprised with the professionalism they have displayed, which is a whole lot more than what I can say about most of the well-known gaming review websites these days.
the Christ Centered Gamer family is just that,.... a family. It started out as a husband and wife team who loves to play games and are computer geeks,.. but more importantly, they are Christians. When they started to grow their family, they started to notice that there is not a lot of people who review computer games from a Christian perspective as well as a tech viewpoint. From there, it has grown into not only pc game reviews, but also consoles, hardware.... etc. Their reviews are amazing well written, detailed and honest, which sometimes can get some backlash, but they will stand behind their reviews. I am proud to call the owners, Jason and Cheryl Gress, my friends.
I worked for Christ Centered Gamer and Cheryl for a period of about a year. They were very professional and understanding of my, admittedly wonky, schedule. It's a great site focused on game reviews from a Christian perspective. It also has an active and welcoming community.
Christcenteredgamer.com offers a different perspective for reviewing videogames. While they make great objective reviews of the quality of the products, they do also provide a moral score system for the awareness of the moral concerns christian players may have with some videogames.
It's in the name: "Christ-centered Gamer." It's a breath of fresh among the San Francisco-headquartered big boys in the video game news area, and it serves a very particular purpose for reviewing video games from a moral standpoint, and not just in the actual gameplay quality.
Great place to understand gaming and receive a moral rating of the games
A fantastic community who strives to pursue Christ through the gaming community, a place where Jesus is typically undervalued!
My experience with this nonprofit organization is that it has professionalism and sensitivity. The reviews are detailed, but clear, and separately make a moral analysis to explain what content could be considered questionable to christian standards, and therefore, things that people have to watch out. Their catalog of reviewed games can be from the most popular titles, to the obscure and most specific titles. Its transparency is also notable as well.
Overall, it's a nice experience.
Christ Centered Gamer provides a unique service to the gaming community - they provide a moral look into video games, in addition to more traditional information that can be found in game reviews. This allows players and parents the ability to make informed decisions in what to play and purchase. Even non-Christians have praised the site for its approach, calling it even more reliable and informative than many other video game review sites. They also provide a family-friendly Minecraft server for those who want a safe site for themselves - or their children - to play this popular video game. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get another perspective on various games.
Cheryls website is among the most fair minded I've ever seen, even when she's giving reviews to content other websites would never begin to talk about.
The fact that her gaming has a religious slant to it has to have some value for more conservative people interesting in gaming.
We've engaged in conversations, read the content, and seen their work on Social media.
We love what they do and how they help parents understand video game content and how to talk to their kids about video games.
As a Christian and and avid fan of video games, it can be really hard to enjoy certain games and discuss them with others from a Christian perspective. Christ Centered Gamer however is a fantastic outlet for this and greatly helps with highlighting the positive and smart design choices of a game from a gameplay standpoint and the secular moral situations within it as well without letting the latter devalue the former.
In an environment full of clickbait, spins, misrepresentation, and opinion pieces presented as a game review, Christ Centered Gamer gives you the full take o a game utilizing a unique system - 1 that tells you the games strengths and weakness as to playability, story, framerates etc etc, one can say a secular rating, and then one based upon their faiths viewpoint, up front and no hidden agenda. It is one of the two games sights that I frequently visit and would recommend to all gamers, regardless of faith or Ideology.
I have been in the video game industry since it began. I remember when CCGR first came into existence. They look at video games from two stand points. The first is the games graphics, audio, controls, and gameplay. The second is the moral, ethical, and safety for families. CCGR consistently stands for morals, ethics, integrity, class, and transparency. They shine as a light for Christ in the video game industry while not offending Christian haters. I think their editor in chief has been inducted into the FFG Hall of Fame.
Christ Centered Gamer may come at the video gaming hobby from a specific agenda, but it does so clearly and provides the best coverage of gaming available today. Fantastic resource for parents!
Gaming sites are a dime a dozen these days, with new blogs popping up everywhere. Most are carbon copies of what are readily in the masses online, and does not provide a unique approach or angle that makes them stand out to readers.
Christ Centered Gamer is far from the norm here, and has set out to not only provide quality reviews, but to also do in a manner in which provides useful content for those that might not want to experience violence, sexual content or bad language when playing a game. This is especially helpful for determining appropriate titles for your kids. It gives a great impression of the game itself on both a technical and moral level for those interested. Excellent site and one to bookmark for all gaming enthusiasts!
The folks over at Christ Centered Gamer has always been very friendly towards me. So no matter if it's been questions about advice, suggestions, help or life in general, CCG has had my back.
I wish more people would be like the people behind CCG, because then the world would be a better place for sure.
Robin Ek, TGG.
I am a Reverend with the Holiness Movement, I love that there is a place for parents to evaluate games through a moral lens. With so many options for kiddos to get involved in, it is a breathe of fresh air that there is a gaming community that considers the spiritual effect of the games on the player. A gaming community that offers safe platforms for kids, but also reviews games for their content. Thank You Christ Centered Gamer
Christ Centered Gamer is one of the few sites that reviews games apolitically while remaining exceptionally high quality, as well. Each review goes into detail about the game from both a lore standpoint (if it has any) and how it plays, all while keeping any moral judgements completely separate from the review. A recent example is the Battletech review that they put up, prominantly featuring in the first line, completely isolated: "Thank you Paradox Interactive for sending us this game to review!" The fact that they are immediately up front with a potential conflict of interest, no matter that it might be only as minor as being gifted a copy to review, shows the upstanding morals that Cheryl Gress and her staff commit to every day.
Furthermore, while each review does separate moral judgements from the game, that's not to say that none are made, either; they've implemented a unique system wherein the game's intrinsic value as a game is rated, weighted in descending order from gameplay, graphics, sound, stability, and controls, and then presents a moral rating, rating it based on its violence, language, sexual content, occult/supernatural content, and overall cultural/moral/ethical content, most of which are useful metrics even if one isn't Christian. I first learnt about Christ Centered Gamer four years ago or so, and I STILL go back and read their reviews, because they are just so professionally done and they show a genuine appreciation for games and gaming. Cheryl, if you or your staff are reading this, thank you for all the high quality content.
Christ Centered Games has an entirely unique approach to game reviews and game reporting in general that can be particularly useful for Christian parents who are worried about the games being played by their children.
Separating the game score from the morality score is a great idea as it gives you an overview of the content some people might find questionable, but without punishing the game itself for it.
They have a bias, it comes from their belief system and world view. And that's fine, everyone has a bias, whether they admit it or not. What separates CCG from other review websites is that they're able set to the moral sticking points apart from the game play. Unlike certain other game review websites, they focus on both "is this game good for you?" and "is this game good?"
I can tell you for a fact, I know people who don't share religious beliefs with this site that trust the unbiased GAMEPLAY reviews - they have two separate scales that they weigh games on - "is the game good for you?" - which stems from their religious beliefs - does it have excessive drug use? Does it have excessive sexual content? These can be great indicators about how appropriate the game is for children too. The other scale is - how does it do as a game? Is it even a good game? Does the gameplay suck? Is it poorly written(I've seen CCG give a game an excellent moral score, but terrible gameplay score, and vice versa - they positively reviewed south park the stick of truth from a gameplay perspect, but the moral score bombed, which isn't surprising.)
Ultimately, CCG reviews games from a unique perspective, and I'm glad I got the chance to write for them.
Lately on the internet is rare to find legit honest and proffesional Game reviewers that arent swing by money or other influences and they have done a great job to be fair and informative while promoting the great world that games are and We need this type of organizations more than ever on this ever growing medium, I wish them the best and hopefully they can continue growing and I hope we can continue this mutual beneficial relationship
Consistently puts out reviews that are helpful, either at glance with their number rating system or in detail in their articles.
Christ Centered Gamer is great because it regularly produces solid content and reviews on a whole variety of different types of games. It also gives several avenues to allow people to receive their content. I regularly get their reviews from both Facebook and their Steam curator page.
I am also a game designer whose game was reviewed by Cheryl Gress from CCG. She was awesome throughout the entire process! She communicated quickly and professionally and her review was timely and thoughtful!
This gamming community, Is one of the best I have been with.
As a Christian and a Gamer, they help balance everything.