A statement for the newest Metal Gear Solid game has been rated by ESRB as M for Mature. Now as most MGS games are rated M, it isn’t much of a surprise. But what is, is that in the description, MGS5 has received M partially for ‘Sexual Violence.’ The description for the ratings is as so:
“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.”
Upon receiving ‘sexual violence,’ MGS5 has been rated M for blood and gore, intense violence and strong language.