Ubisoft’s I Am Alive Still Exists, Rated by the ESRB

September 26, 2011Written by Alex Osborn

I Am Alive, a third-person action game from Ubisoft that has been dormant for far too long has just been rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB.

This comes as a bit of a surprise, as we haven’t heard anything official from the publisher about this game in a very long time. The Entertainment Software Rating Board’s description of the game is as follows:

This is an action game in which players assume the role of a man who must find his family in a post-apocalyptic world. From a third-person perspective, players traverse through city ruins and use a machete to kill human enemies in melee-style combat. Battles are accompanied by realistic gunfire, slashing sounds, and cries of pain; characters emit brief splashes of blood when hit. Players have the ability to kill or knock unconscious wounded/vulnerable enemies via finishing moves (e.g., throat slashing, impaling, pistol-whipping); these scenes are highlighted by close-up camera angles and increased player control (e.g., on-screen prompts with button-press sequences). During the course of the game, players encounter women who can be saved from nearby enemies; sexual mistreatment is sometimes implied in the dialogue (e.g., “These guys kept me as their pet, or mascot, or something.”). One sequence depicts the background silhouette of a man fondling and threatening a captured female survivor; the exchange includes phrases such as “Do you hear me? Don’t touch me!” and “Don’t be like that. You know I can make your life a lot easier if you would just cooperate.” The words “p*ssy,” “f**k,” and “sh*t” can be heard in the dialogue.

This is certainly good news for anyone who feared the game would never see the light of day. It’s just a bit strange that Ubisoft still has yet to update consumers on the game’s progress.

We’ll keep you posted as more info comes our way.