The rating summary for “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes” has been revealed by the Entertainment Software Rating Board. According to a listing update from the organization on Jan. 5, the upcoming video game received a “Mature” rating due to blood, gore, intense violence, sexual violence and strong language.
“Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes” players can use various weapons to kill soldiers in the open-world action-adventure video game. The gun fights are described as “realistic” with a lot of blood and gore being spilt in both cut scenes and gameplay. You can find a few screenshots of the software product in the slideshow to the left of this article and the first part of the summary below:
This is an action game in which players assume the role of an elite soldier through military missions in Cuba. Players infiltrate various bases and use pistols, machine guns, and rocket launchers to kill enemy soldiers. Firefights are highlighted by realistic gunfire, slow-motion effects, and large blood-splatter effects. Players can also employ stealth attacks (e.g., choking, knife stabbing from behind) and have the ability kill non-adversary characters/prisoners. One cutscene includes a depiction of blood and gore (e.g., a character's intestines exposed during a dramatic procedure to remove an object).
The open-world action-adventure video game also contains a scenario in which the player could hear a female being “sexually assaulted” through an audio file. Several swear words are also a part of the dialogue. You can find the rest of the description below:
The game includes an audio file in which a female character is sexually assaulted by male characters; while there is no visual depiction, sounds of ripped clothing and struggle can be heard. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the dialogue.
The “Metal Gear Solid” series usually targets the “Mature” rating from the ESRB. The lone exception is “Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker,” which was developed with the “Teen” rating in mind.
“Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes” has an official release date of March 11th for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The video game features exclusive contents for both Playstation and Xbox brands.