ESRB Rates Tomb Raider As “Mature” – New Tidbits About the Gameplay

ESRB has rated the highly anticipated reboot of the Tomb Raider and unsurprisingly, they have rated the game as Mature. The game is slated to be released on the 5th of March.

Furthermore, they also noted that there are numerous points in the game where you see Lara die up close and personal due to a failed quick timed event. Crystal Dynamic has already made it known that QTEs will be included in the game, and they are trying to find the perfect balance between QTEs and actual gameplay.

This is the full rating summary ESRB gave for Tom Raider:

This is an action game in which players assume the role of a young explorer named Lara Croft who investigates a mystery surrounding an ancient queen. As Lara, players explore caves and ruins, and use arrows, firearms (e.g., pistols, shotguns, machine guns), and bladed weapons to battle wild animals, human enemies, and demonic soldiers. During several sequences, Lara is depicted getting stabbed, beaten, strangled, or shot by enemies; these close-up deaths occur as fail scenarios, usually when players miss certain action cues. A handful of cutscenes also depict enemy characters shot at close range. Large blood-splatter effects occur when characters are hit; one level depicts a demonic lair covered in dismembered human corpses–scattered limbs and pools of blood are prominent. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” can be heard in the dialogue.