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Wow! says no-one as Borderlands 3 is rated ‘M for Mature’

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After making lots of news for all the wrong reasons a couple of months ago, things have gone a little quiet on the Borderlands 3 front. The game is due to come out in September and it now has an official rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board. And we’re sure that it will as a surprise to no-one for hear that the game has been given an ‘M for Mature’ rating. As the other three games in the franchise have all received this rating, it seemed a pretty sure bet that Borderlands 3 would also receive a Mature rating. On this occasion the game achieved this rating due to ‘blood and gore, intense violence, sexual themes, and strong language’.

You can check out the full rating summary below as well as a trailer for the game –

This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a Vault Hunter engaging in combat missions while traversing through planets on foot and in vehicles. Players explore new planets, interact with characters, and accept missions to kill specific enemies or obtain objects/information. Players use pistols, machine guns, shotguns, grenade launchers, and explosives to kill enemies in frenetic combat. Battles are highlighted by realistic gunfire, cries of pain, and frequent blood-splatter effects. Some weapons cause enemies to explode into blood sprays and body parts. Stylized environments depict further instances of violence and gore: severed heads on spikes; a human corpse on a spit fire; a giant grinder emitting body parts and blood; a birthday cake decorated with severed fingers. The game contains some sexual material, mostly in the dialogue (e.g., “Looks like someone won’t be getting a pre-coital foot rub”; “…I wasn’t always the smokin’ hot six-stroke sex engine I am today”; “I’m talkin’ sex stuff! Two rounds if I’ve got the juice.”). The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” appear in dialogue.

Steve Clist
Joint Editor-in-Chief at our sister site XboxEnthusiast, Steve also has a serious love for Nintendo. His first console was an N64 and it was love at first sight. He may specialise in racing games but will give anything a shot. He's also a serious guitar player and musician. Basically, Steve rocks. Need we say more?

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