Video games are usually used for fun, relaxation, and a escape from reality for many people. These people do not usually think of the morals and ethics that are usually in these video games. Morals and ethics are big parts in many video games, but figuring out exactly what they are can be hard if they are not just out there for the player to notice. It might have also been a challenge for the game designers to figure out what morals and ethics to consider when they designed the video game.
Video games use morals and ethics in many different ways. Grand Theft Auto V for example uses morals and ethics for irony. This is shown because the people who are making the world better per say are the ones stealing cars, robbing banks, and killing people. The Saints Row series uses morals and ethics for irony also. In Saints Row IV for example, the players character is supposed to be the President of the United States, a symbol of the entire country to the rest of the world, but he is a leader for a group of gangsters called The Saints. The name of the gang is actually ironic because they are anything but saints.
There are other games that use morals and ethics in different ways than Grand Theft Auto and Saints Row. The Sly Cooper Series for example, this series uses morals and ethics in a more serious way. This is because the player is playing as a thieving raccoon that steals normal things on the side, but he usually steals from bad people, which shows that he takes the moral high ground with who is willing to steal from. Another game that does this is the Uncharted Series. In this series, Nate and his friends do some illegal things, but in the end, they usually choose to do the right thing like never leaving any member of their group behind no matter what the circumstances may be. In Uncharted 2, the story begins with Nate wanting to find the Cintimani Stone, but it ends up with wanting to keep Lazaravic from getting his hands on it, he was even willing to risk his life to protect the Tree of Life.
In my opinion, there is no right or wrong when considering morals and ethics in video games. The only consideration that I think should take place with these is what kind of game is it, the message the designers want to get through to the audience, and how could the decisions affect the viewers. I do not think you could have a game that is supposed to be against stealing or any other crime and then have the main character go commit crimes in order to achieve the goals of the game.
In conclusion, morals and ethics are a hard thing that should be considered when designing video games. Video games can use morals and ethics differently depending on the game, the message, and how the viewers can be affected. I do not think that there is a right or wrong when considering morals and ethics for video games.