Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Rated By The ESRB, Receives M Rating

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes has recently been rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, a few months ahead of the game’s release.

The prologue chapter to Metal Gear Solid V has received a Mature rating. Together with its final rating, a summary has been released on the ESRB site, explaining the reasons behind the given rating.

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 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.

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes will launch on March 18th on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The next generation consoles will only get the game digitally while current gen ones will get it both physically and digitally.