ESRB Rates BioShock: The Collection for PS4, Says It Includes Three Games

April 1, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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Shedding some more light on the still unannounced BioShock: The Collection, the ESRB rated it today for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with 2K Games listed as the publisher.

Carrying a predictable Mature rating, the ESRB adds that it includes “three first-person shooters,” which would be BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite. Unfortunately, the rating doesn’t say if all of the post-launch DLC for the games is included as well.

Here’s the full rating summary for BioShock: The Collection:

This is a collection of three first-person shooters in which players assume the role of characters uncovering the mysteries behind the dystopian societies of Rapture and Columbia. As players explore each city, they use shotguns, machine guns, rivet guns, and rocket launchers to kill mutated citizens and enemy soldiers. Players can also use special powers (e.g., telekinesis, fire blasts, electric bolts) to kill enemies as well as a three-pronged hook to dismember and decapitate them. Large blood-splatter effects occur as enemies are injured; pools of blood can be seen around corpses. Cutscenes also depict intense acts of violence: characters shot in the head at close range; a woman smothered to death with a pillow; a man impaled by a drill; a character nearly lobotomized with surgical tools. The game references sexual material in the dialogue (e.g., “I think yeh gave me the clap, ya dirty boy,” “Gonorrhea! That’s what you’ll get,” and “Sexual intimacy is no different from any other commodity friend. You sell soybeans I sell companionship.”). During the course of the game, players can consume alcoholic beverages, resulting in a screen-blurring effect; a handful of scenes depict children smoking cigarettes. The social/political backdrop of one fictional city (set in the year 1912) includes the use of derogatory ethnic/racial terms (e.g., the words “gook,” “chink,” “negroes,” “injuns,” “crackers”); language such as “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “c*nt” can also be heard.

When do you think 2K will officially announce BioShock: The Collection?

[Source: ESRB]