PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 ESRB Rating Reveals Intense Violence, Sex, Brothels and a Gritty London

on February 3, 2015 4:32 AM

Upcoming PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 has finally been rated by the ESRB, revealing a few tasty details for eager fans who want to know a little more about the game ahead of its release later this month.

The rating explains how players will traverse through Victorian England in different manners and how they will dismember their foes using the fantastical weapons afforded to them.

That’s not all. In true Victorian fashion players will be able to visit a brothel where they’ll see not just the exposed chest of a prostitute, but also a “fleeting” glance at the male form. Diversity people, diversity.

Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language

Rating Summary: This is a third-person shooter in which players assume the role of a soldier in the Victorian era London. As players progress through the storyline to unfold a mystery, they use pistols, rifles, grenades, and fantastical weapons (e.g., electric arc gun) to kill human enemies and Lycan (i.e., werewolf creatures). Players can also employ stealth attacks (e.g., slitting throats) to dispatch enemies. Firefights are accompanied by realistic gunfire, explosions, and splashes of red blood. Some explosives cause dismemberment; mutilated bodies, with exposed viscera, are also depicted. Cutscenes also depict intense acts of violence: a character stabbed repeatedly in the chest and throat; a character shot in the head at close range; a man chained to a tub and repeatedly dunked and punched by guards. During the course of the game, players can visit a brothel that depicts prostitutes with exposed breasts. One brothel sequence depicts a topless woman gyrating on top of a man—the sex act is partially obscured. There is also a fleeting depiction of male genitalia in the game. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” can be heard in the dialogue.

As expected, The Order: 1886 will also feature some language that isn’t for the most sensitive of ears, something worth keeping in mind before you show the game to your grandparents.

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