GTA 5 received a "Mature" ESRB rating
Here's a shocker (but not really): Grand Theft Auto 5 received a "Mature" rating from the ESRB. Of course, for a game revolves around criminal activities, that's to be expected. What's interesting about the ESRB's rating are the details revealed in the summary -- like "a brief instance of necrophilia." Just what the heck are you getting yourself into?
"In this open-world action game, players assume the role of three criminals whose storylines intersect within the fictional city of Los Santos. Players can switch between each character to follow his storyline, completing missions which often include criminal activities (e.g., stealing cars, executing heists, assassinating targets)," the ESRB describes.
"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," it continues. "Blood-splatter effects occur frequently, and the game contains rare depictions of dismemberment."