ESRB today posted their official content description for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, revealing their decision behind why the title is rated M for Mature. It’s no surprise at all that the title is rated M for Mature; this rating was revealed last month by updated box arts at retailers.

Here’s the description:

This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a futuristic military unit attempting to thwart the plans of a cartel. Players use machine guns, pistols, shotguns, grenade launchers, and various “cybercore” abilities (e.g., drone control, confusion for human enemies) to kill robots and soldiers amid futuristic urban environments. Action is frenetic, with frequent gunfire, explosions, cries of pain, and blood-splatter effects. Some attacks allow players to blow up enemies or blow off their arms or legs. A handful of cutscenes depict figures being beaten, tortured, or stabbed; some stabbings are depicted fairly close up. During the course of the game, players can select emblems from a menu screen for character/team customization; a few emblems are suggestive of marijuana. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in the dialogue.


  • They should just turn that M sideways since kids will still play it regardless ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      What about W for Wumbo?

      • Another good idea.

      • John Blue

        The Wumbo, Mason! What does it mean?

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          You, she, he, we wumbo. Then we have jumbo wumbo which killed Reznov.

    • Guywithbrains

      It should be E for everyone and description should say: who cares children play it anyway.

      • ”Why are we even rating these games. Fu*k this is a boring job, I quit.”

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Yeah, ESRB ratings are kind of pointless, when you think about it.

      • Thank you for explain my joke. I thought it was obvious enough.

  • RdJokr

    “a few emblems are suggestive of marijuana.”

    Great, now you gotta make Treyarch look like that guy that endorses weed smoking.

  • I’m betting that people think the ESRB rating should prevent
    children from playing the game. That’s never the case since it’s always the parents/guardians who decide if they play or not.

  • Dangelo95

    do ratings really matter anymore everyone and games of all ratings no way to stop a kid now from playing M games if a guardian buys it

  • Guywithbrains

    Torturing… I think there was a glimpse of torturing in story trailer. It was that part where a guy put his hand to another’s mouth.

  • GinsuVictim

    The ratings system works! This will keep eight year olds from calling us fags!

  • Mikey9835

    “f**k and sh*t in the dialogue”? Wont anybody think of the children?!

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]


    • Kobrah

      They did, that’s why it’s rated M

      • Mikey9835

        Sarcasm my good sir…

    • RdJokr

      They do, actually. That’s why there’s a Graphics Content Filter to censor all the heavy shit for you.

      • Mikey9835

        I was being sarcastic. You think I give 2 shits about the kids?

    • Mikey9835

      Good to see the COD community picked up on my sarcasm….. Oh wait, they didn’t.

  • ilikesayingbadwords

    Fuck shit

    • Buruck Obuma


  • Ryumoau

    The rating is no surprise but i always enjoy reading the summary for why they choose it. The way they describe things in the game always make me laugh for some reason. lol

    • Kobrah

      I also enjoy reading the Parents Guides on IMDb, they note even the smallest details that could possibly ever offend someone!

  • Koolz

    I’m not trying to hate on anybody, but I bet at least 40% of the player base is underage. It’s a bit of a problem.

  • Frag Wall

    I just hope all kids who play bo3 singleplayer gets either a heart attack or anxiety attack. I hope.

    • IM2PAC


    • DeadZombieGaming 12

      Or the annoying kids

      • Frag Wall

        Yes that’s what I mean.

  • se7enX89X

    I remember back in the day when games didn’t have stupid ratings lol this world gets more pussy each year…

  • DeadZombieGaming 12


  • CP_0502

    I have twin 13 yr old boys, and I use the ESRB – not to the “T”, but as guidance. I find it useful.