Horizon Forbidden West ESRB Rating Released; Mentions Violence & Alcohol for T Rating

Horizon Forbidden West Update 1.008

With Horizon Forbidden West’s file size and pre-load date now out in the wild, it looks like Guerrilla Games’ upcoming high-profile action game is shaping up nicely. Having said that, the official Horizon Forbidden West ESRB rating has surfaced as well, which bodes well for the game’s development and whatnot.

The Entertainment Software Raings Board has rated the game as “T” for Teen, and mentions violence and people being drunk as basis for the rating. Check out the offiical ratings summary below.

Horizon Forbidden West ESRB Rating Summary

This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of a hero (Aloy) traveling to discover the source of a mysterious signal. From a third-person perspective, players traverse post-apocalyptic environments/landscapes, complete quests, interact with characters, and engage in combat against enemy tribes and robotic creatures. Players use slingshots, bows, javelins, and spears to kill enemies in frenetic combat. Puffs of blood are depicted as human enemies are hit; blood stains also appear underneath bodies in some environments. Players can also perform stealth attacks (e.g., spear impalement) to eliminate enemies discreetly. Cutscenes depict additional acts of violence: a character impaled by swords or spears; a character crushed to death by a statue. The game depicts drunk characters stumbling around, and in one area stating, “I’m inebriated”; one cutscene depicts Aloy drinking beer from a mug; several background characters are seen drinking alcohol in taverns. The word “sh*t” is heard in the game.

Nothing surprisingin the ratings summary, I admit, but anything Forbidden West is good news for those of us eagerly looking forward to the game (like this guy).

Horizon: Forbidden West will be releasing February 18, 2022 for the PS4, and PS5.

Source: ESRB

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