It was never likely that third person shooter The Order 1886 was going to nab a child friendly rating from the ESRB but their content breakdown makes it clear it's definitely not for young eyes.
Everything from bad language (did f**k exist in 1886?) to violent stabbings and dismemberment is covered in the summary, as well as revealing the game will visit a brothel at some point with some topless ladies, polygonal sex acts and even a brief glimpse at a male member. Not necessarily what you were expecting.
Here's the full 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."
It still makes me a bit sad that the easiest way to create an 'adult' game is to include saucy elements rather than something like a challenging storyline or themes but maybe The Order will also offer up those elements. Still, I suppose its good to see that the game will go all out to create an evocative look at its alternative Victorian era London, though I'm still not that interested in hearing these Knights drop f-bombs at eachother. That doesn't make something gritty...
The Order 1886 is coming exclusively to the PS4 from the 20th of February 2015 and it rated M for mature.
Read our hands on preview here.