The Evil Within’s ESRB Rating Describes Some Really Gruesome Scenes

The Evil Within is a bloody game, and today the ESRB published its quite obviously Mature rating with an appropriately bloody description, that depict some really gruesome scenes.

Beware of mild spoilers below:

This is a survival-horror action game in which players assume the role of a police detective investigating murders at an insane asylum. As players investigate and explore the mysterious environments, they use knives, pistols, shotguns, and explosives to kill human-like creatures and monsters. The frenetic combat is accompanied by screams of pain and realistic gunfire. Some attacks result in impalement and dismemberment/decapitation, with large blood-splatter effects; some environments also depict blood-splattered floors and mutilated bodies with exposed organs/viscera. Cutscenes also depict intense acts of violence: a flashback of children being burned alive; a character decapitated by a guillotine; a man set ablaze while bound to a chair. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” can be heard in the dialogue.

The descriptors are Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language

Looks like the good folks at Tango are pushing all the way on the horror element. One thing is for sure: The Evil Within is probably not going to be very suitable to those with a weak stomach.

I have a hands-on session just after lunchtime at Gamescom. Maybe I should just skip lunch that day…

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  • Rower

    Sounds like a normal day at the park to me lol

  • They Call Me Senpai

    Sounds sexy.

  • eternal_napalm

    Don’t skip lunch. Get steak really rare, with some blood still in it 😛

  • Aaron

    My most anticipated game as of right now. Shinji Mikami has yet to direct a game I didn’t absolutely love.

    – RE1

    – REmake

    – RE4

    – God Hand

    – Vanquish

    I have a feeling that this game will be the sequel to RE4 I’ve always wanted. The look and feel of the game has me very excited. The fact that you have to burn bodies or they come back Crimson Head style is awesome. It seems to be blending the greatness of REmake and RE4, while dabbling in the supernatural elements that were almost included in the original version of RE4. So now it has a bit of Silent Hill.

    Speaking of Silent Hill. There are rumors that Konami is making the next entry on the Fox Engine. I would lose my ever lovin’ mind. KojiPro my even be developing it.

    Damn, I can not wait to get my hands on The Evil Within. Bring it on Mikami. My body is ready!!!

    • Delsin Boss

      Vanquish was an awesome game.
      i know your fellings dude.

      • Aaron

        Nobody played the damn game(Just like God Hand)but it was(Is)an amazing game. I want a sequel so bad.

        • Negi Springfield

          I recently tried out God Hand , Pretty fun game.

    • Mercerise

      Holy shit, God hand is a hidden treasure! Much like Killer 7 from Suda. Mikami, and Suda Japan’s finest!

  • CEO Kaz Hirai

    My ESRB rating is (Adults Only) double for Microsoft

  • Agent HUNK

    Cant wait !!

  • Delsin Boss

    Can’t wait to play it on gamescom 😀

  • JustGaming

    Man……. This, Re-remake, Bloodborne, The Last of Us, hopefully RE7 and possibly Siren at some point…… Makes me very happy as a horror fan.

  • themugen

    I approve this description.

  • megablast16

    Really looking forward to this, it could be the type of Resident Evil reboot people have been crying out for, only without the name obviously.

  • stolenxnametag

    This appears to be the horror game that I’ve been wanting for a while!

  • ipot_04

    gruesome scenes like piercing through brains?
    now I get it why there’s a brain in the game’s cover art.

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  • Natan Cifuentes

    Wanted to play this game, but had forgotten that i’m not a fan of the RE’s controls. I know that’s what makes it a survival horror but still.

  • Ben

    MIKAMI <3

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