New South Wales police commissioner Andrew Scipione believes that virtual violence could have a detrimental effect on "one or two disturbed individuals", describing the link as "disturbing".
Seemingly drawing parallels with games such as Grand Theft Auto, the police chief said that there is nothing more damaging than the violence young people are exposed to.
"There is nothing more potentially damaging than the sort of violence they're [youngsters] being exposed to, be it in movies, be it in console games they're playing," Scipione told The Sydney Telegraph.
"How can it not affect you if you're a young adolescent growing up in an era where to be violent is almost praiseworthy, where you engage in virtual crime on a daily basis and many of these young people (do) for hours and hours on end?
"You get rewarded for killing people, raping women, stealing money from prostitutes, driving cars, crashing and killing people.
"That's not going to affect the vast majority but it's only got to affect one or two and what have you got?
"You've got some potentially really disturbed young person out there who's got access to weapons like knives or is good with the fist, can go out there and almost live that life now in the streets of modern Australia. That's concerning," he added.
The comments come after PEGI was appointed the sole classification system for video games in the UK.
The organisation carried out a poll revealing that one-in three parents have purchased an age-restricted video game for their children.
71% of Digital Spy readers, meanwhile, admitted to ignoring age ratings in the past.