Crackdown 2 Receives ‘Mature’ Rating from ESRB

Crackdown 2 received a ‘Mature’ rating from the ESRB, the United States’ video game rating board today.

The details provided by the ESRB offer some insight into the game’s content, including a news reporters getting mauled to death on live TV, a soldier jumping into spinning helicopter blades and lots of swearing.


The full report from the ESRB:

“This is a third-person shooter in which players assume the role of a special agent sent to eradicate a city of mutant-infected humans known as “Freaks.” Players shoot the humanoid creatures by launching rockets, tossing shrapnel grenades, and shooting at them, leaving behind piles of bloody bodies that sometimes burst apart or catch on fire. Some cutscenes depict innocent civilians being attacked by the creatures, such as a news reporters being mauled on live TV. In one scene, a soldier jumps into spinning helicopter blades to stop the aircraft; his severed arm is flung across the screen along with other bloody chunks. Additionally, characters often use language such as “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*s” within the game.”

Sounds violent and action-packed. It drops July 6 on the Xbox 360 in North America and July 9 in Europe.