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permissibility of video games

Q:

What kind of video games are impermissible. Can one play a shooting game in which you kill other players in the game. Can one play a game which has boxing or hitting. What are criteria that make video games haram

A:

Wa alaykum salaam

4Question: Is it permissible to play games of chance of all kinds on electronic machines (computers) without betting or with betting?
Answer: It is not permissible to play it, if it involves betting. It is also not permissible to play it, without betting, if the game is considered in common views as means for gambling.

https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01199/

It is also stated that those games which arouse thoughts resulting into gunah are not permissible.
Also any kind of game in which religion is ridiculed and islamic beliefs are distorted, is prohibited.

The source ive used is :
https://www.khabarfoori.com/detail/193746/%D9%86%D8%B8%D8%B1-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AC%D8%B9-%D8%AA%D9%82%D9%84%DB%8C%D8%AF-%D8%AF%D8%B1%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%87-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B2%DB%8C%E2%80%8C%D9%87%D8%A7%DB%8C-%D8%B1%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%87-%D8%A7%DB%8C-%DA%86%DB%8C%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%9F-%DA%86%D9%87-%D9%85%D8%B9%DB%8C%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%DB%8C%DB%8C-%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%A7%DB%8C-%D8%AD%D8%B1%D9%85%D8%AA-%DB%8C%DA%A9-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B2%DB%8C-%D9%88%D8%AC%D9%88%D8%AF-%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%AF%D8%9F

Regards
Sukaina Taqawi.