Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
AUG 21
ESRB Rating Summary

Grand Theft Auto V - General News | @ 07:00 AM MDT | By Ash_735
We revealed a few weeks back that Grand Theft Auto V got the M rating from the ESRB, but now a detailed summary has been added to the website to give a better insight as to why it got such a rating:
In this open-world action game, players assume the role of three criminals whose storylines intersect within the fictional city of Los Santos. Players can switch between each character to follow his storyline, completing missions which often include criminal activities (e.g., stealing cars, executing heists, assassinating targets). Players use pistols, machine guns, sniper rifles, and explosives to kill various enemies (e.g., rival gang members); players also have the ability to shoot non-adversary civilians, though this may negatively affect players' progress as a penalty system triggers a broad police search. Blood-splatter effects occur frequently, and the game contains rare depictions of dismemberment. In one sequence, players are directed to use various instruments and means to extract information from a character; the sequence is intense and prolonged, and it involves some player interaction (i.e., responding to on-screen prompts). The game includes depictions of sexual material/activity: implied fellatio and masturbation; various sex acts that the player's character procures from a prostitute—while no nudity is depicted in these sequences, various sexual moaning sounds can be heard. Nudity is present, however, primarily in two settings: a topless lap dance in a strip club and a location that includes male cult members with exposed genitalia in a non-sexual context. Within the game, TV programs and radio ads contain instances of mature humor: myriad sex jokes; depictions of raw sewage and feces on a worker's body; a brief instance of necrophilia (no nudity is depicted). Some sequences within the larger game allow players to use narcotics (e.g., smoking from a bong, lighting a marijuana joint); cocaine use is also depicted. Players' character can, at various times, consume alcohol and drive while under the influence. The words “f**k,” “c*nt,” and “n**ger” can be heard in the dialogue.

In other news, the cover of the Limited Edition version of the Grand Theft Auto V BradyGames Guide has been revealed:

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Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 2
That was very insightful and I'm never reading one of these rating summaries again.
08-22-2013 12:14 AM
Registered User

Registered: Aug 2013
Posts: 0
That's a very sexy cover for a book full of cheats and spoilers. I kind of want to buy it, put it on my coffee table, and never ever open it.
08-22-2013 05:28 AM
The Commander
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Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 47
Who ever buys them game guides anyway...
Isn't that what the internet is for?
08-22-2013 03:49 PM
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Registered: Jan 2010
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I get the guide for the collectors aspect of it. Dont really use it, but after you beat the game or missions it is interesting to see how they tell you to do it. Plus it is cool to look at all of the pictures of the vehicles in the game, as well as the weapons, etc...
08-22-2013 05:49 PM

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