Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Rated M


In no real surprise, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has acquired an M rating from the ESRB. The only game to deviate from the M rating was Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker which obtained a T rating. This game seems to go slightly above and beyond, with the mention that gunfights are more “realistic” with increased blood and gore mid-game and during cutscenes. Also, the guns sound more relative to their real life counterparts when fired.

The game pushes the boundaries of this M rating with one audiolog relaying the sounds of a female being sexually assaulted by other male characters. Thankfully there is no visual depiction of this assault, but the player can hear the sound of clothing being ripped off the woman and her struggle to get away. In the same audio file, there are also a few swear words to be heard.

The game releases on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on March 11. Both console brands get their own exclusive missions. PlayStation gets the Deja Vu mission, where the character plays as retro Metal Gear Solid Snake that we all grew to love from the original PS1 game in a flashback to the original Shadow Moses mission. Xbox gets the Jamais Vu mission where Raiden is directed to kill these “body snatchers” who are stealing the physical identities of humans.

(Source: Examiner)