God of War 2018 Rated on ESRB, QTEs, Gore and Violent Scenes Detailed

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The new God of War, which is to be released in 2018 has now been rated by the ESRB as ‘Mature’. Which does not come as a surprise as we all know that God of War games tend to contain visuals which are not suitable for the younger audience.

God of War ESRB Rating Revealed

Along with the rating, there is a short description of the game, which kind of explains the reason behind the Mature rating. The description states a few weapons, QTEs, gore and violent scenes along with a few examples of the strong language used in the game.

The ESRB Description – God of War 2018

“This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of half-human, half-god-like Kratos as he battles supernatural forces with his son. From an over-the-shoulder perspective, players travel through the Norse wilderness and use axes, double-chained blades, and swords to battle various enemies (e.g., rival gods/demigods, monsters, dragons, skeleton warriors).

Combat is frequent and often bloody, with characters punching and kicking each other repeatedly, using bladed weapons to slash/stab/impale enemies. Larger enemies and bosses are dispatched in more intense sequences of violence: Kratos slashing and stabbing a dragon’s tongue; a character using an axe to hook and tear off an ogre’s jaw. During one sequence, players decapitate (off-screen) an imprisoned character and carry the severed head around; headless corpses also appear in other scenes. The words “f**k” and “a*shole” appear in the dialogue.”

A lot of interesting information in the ESRB rating of God of War 2018. It is a single-player only game, and for those who have a bit of doubt on whether the game is going to be worth the full $60 price tag – here’s the gameplay length God of War 2018 is going to offer – 25-30 Hours, according to the developer.

Source: ESRB