For the second part of this series, I would like to take a look at what is currently out there in regards to Christian video game sites.
Our tour begins with an organization called gamers4Jesus.org. The site exists to provide a safe place to play and fellowship on the Internet. You can read their About section here. The site doesn’t feature any news, reviews, or editorial on gaming. However, it does feature a game/ Team Speak server and a Bible study that is hosted over Team Speak every Thursday night at 5pm (5pm PST; 8pm EST).
Another site that seems similar to gamers4Jesus, is Hardcore Christian Gamer. From what I have known about them in the past (their Our Mission link is broken), they provide a podcast, devotions, occasional articles, and a forum. They primarily seem to provide sort of an in-game club for PS3 and Xbox 360 users.
(Note: As I am writing this, I am noticing that these sites can be classified. For instance, the sites listed above could be classified as clan/community sites; below, the sites can be listed as review sites.)
Chugging along, Guide2Games.org offers video game reviews from a Christian perspective. This site is more user review driven as one can submit a game review.
Other sites that offer game reviews from a Christian perspective include:
- Christ Centered Gamer – I can’t tell if this site just started or what (lack of dates). I did note that there is not a ton of content.
- Plugged In Online – Probably the most professional looking Christian game review site I found. The only problem is that the reviews aren’t written in a format comparable to a major video game review site.
- Plain Games – Christian video game reviews rated with their unique “Bar Rating” system. Definitely written by a gamer/s.