Video Game Report Card

With so many video games on the market, it's difficult for parents to sift through the wide selection in order to find what's best for their own children.

To make it easier for concerned parents, The National Institute on Media and the Family releases a report card on video games each year.

Institute director, David Walsh, says it's important for parents to really understand how video games can affect children before they run out to buy the latest one to hit the market.

Walsh offered an early look at the list on ABC News' "Good Morning America."

MediaWise Video Game Report Card:

Parent Alert! Games to Avoid for Your Children and Teens

Doom 3
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Half Life 2
Halo 2
Resident Evil: Outbreak
Psi Ops: the Mindgate Conspiracy
The Guy Game
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude
Mortal Kombat Deception
Rumble Roses

MediaWise Recommended Games for Children and Teens

Pikmin 2
Sly 2: Band of Thieves
Karaoke Revolution Volume 3
Madden NFL 2005
Jak 3
Prince of Persia
Myst IV: Revelation
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3
SimCity 4

Source: The National Institute on Media and the Family (