Violence, malignant words and sexual references in Ghost Recon Breakpoint

The ESRB makes public its age rating for the Ubisoft shooter: Ghost Recon Breakpoint and also for Medievil, the long-awaited PS4 game.

As always in these cases, the rating agencies for ages filter a lot of useful information about video games when we get an idea of ​​the type of content they will offer. Within our idea of ​​being careful with spoilers, we will not go into too many details, but we already have some information about Ghost Recon Breakpoint and Medievil.

The first one is, as expected, the one who suffers most in this regard. The third-person shooter Ubisoft has specified the usual doses of “blood, intense violence and bad words”, but also adds “sexual references” of a lighter profile. Many executions and scenes of torture are detailed.

As expected, the official ESRB rating for the game landed in the “Mature” territory, with the rating summary more than justifying it with talk of war scenario violence, stealth kill executions, and a whole lot of rough language with some questionable phrasing (which will likely be cleared up with some context). Here’s the official summary per Wario64:

“This is a third-person shooter in which players lead a special ops unit to investigate a tech company in a military setting. Players explore an open-world environment, complete mission objectives (e.g., recon, extraction, assassinations), and engage in combat against enemy militia. Players use machine guns, rifles, rocket launchers, and explosives to kill soldiers and drone units in frenetic combat; players can also shoot and kill civilians, though this may result in a mission failure. Battles are accompanied by realistic gunfire, large explosions, and blood-splatter effects. By grappling unsuspecting enemies from behind, players can interrogate them for information, use them as human shields, and/or execute them with knife attacks. Cutscenes depict additional acts of violence: a bound prisoner repeatedly beaten with a baton; a screaming man being tortured; a soldier repeatably stabbed in the neck. The game includes brief sexual references in the dialogue (e.g., “’Now I gotcha and I’m gonna scr*w you all night long’”; “They [drones] are more than just machines. They are the world’s greatest sex toy”; “But even world 2.0—it’s just mud, blood, and c*m.”). The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” are heard in the game.”

On the other hand, the exclusive PS4 is categorized with a Teen, which we could label as for teenagers. Due to the presence of “violence, blood and gore”, although with a humorous and somewhat parodic touch.

Do you want to know more about the new Tom Clancy brand game? Check our out preview of Ghost Recon Breakpoint!

Source: Don’t feed the Gamers

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