Grand Theft Auto 5′s ESRB rating lists violence, swearing, and drug use

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Wed, Aug 21, 2013 | 11:06 BST
Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 will once again allow you to visit prostitutes, as well as letting you smoke a bong, the game’s new ESRB has revealed.

The US rating board has produced a list of the game’s violent sections, sexual content, and drug use. The list below contains some very wild spoilers.
“Players use pistols, machine guns, sniper rifles, and explosives to kill various enemies (e.g., rival gang members); players also have the ability to shoot non-adversary civilians, though this may negatively affect players’ progress as a penalty system triggers a broad police search. Blood-splatter effects occur frequently, and the game contains rare depictions of dismemberment.
“In one sequence, players are directed to use various instruments and means to extract information from a character; the sequence is intense and prolonged, and it involves some player interaction (i.e., responding to on-screen prompts).”
No nudity is depicted on screen while indulging in the services of a prostitute, although it will be present during a scene at a lap dance club. Male genitalia will be exposed “in a non-sexual context” during a mission involving cult members.
“Within the game, TV programs and radio ads contain instances of mature humor,” the listing continues. “Myriad sex jokes; depictions of raw sewage and feces on a worker’s body; a brief instance of necrophilia (no nudity is depicted).
“Some sequences within the larger game allow players to use narcotics (e.g., smoking from a bong, lighting a marijuana joint); cocaine use is also depicted. Players’ character can, at various times, consume alcohol and drive while under the influence. The words f**k, c*nt, and n**ger can be heard in the dialogue.”
This probably means that GTA5 is now complete. After all, it’s less than a month until we can get our hands on it.
Source: Eurogamer, via Kotaku.