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.
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.