Tom Clancy’s The Division got a “Mature” rating from The Entertainment Software Rating Board, or the ESRB for short.
From what we were able to see so far in terms of gameplay, the ESRB may have a point. They provided a thorough explanation as to why Tom Clancy’s The Division got a “Mature” rating. The statement also revealed very small sequence and cutscene details such as “bound hostages being stabbed or shot in the head.”
“This is a third-person shooter in which players assume the role of a sleeper agent of The Division, a secret government agency designed to respond to major disasters. As players explore urban areas after a bio-terrorism attack, they combat street gangs and militias in realistic tactical fire fights; characters mostly use machine guns, shotguns, turrets, and grenades to kill enemies. Combat is highlighted by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, and large splashes of blood. Several sequences depict corpses, some tied up or hanging from railings, and players must rescue hostages in some levels of the game. Cutscenes occasionally depict bound hostages being stabbed or shot in the head. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” appear in the dialogue.”
Tom Clancy’s The Division releases on 8 March 2016 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.