Halo 5: Guardians Will Be The First Halo Game Rated T for Teen

Over the past 14 years the much successful video game series Halo has been rated M for Mature… until today. This is the first time any Halo first-person shooter game has been rated as T from ESRB.

ESRB has stated:

“Players use pistols, machine guns, grenade launchers, and futuristic weapons to kill alien and human enemies in frenetic combat. Battles are highlighted by realistic gunfire, explosions, and occasional blood-splatter effects. Characters can also use “assassinations” to kill characters by snapping their necks, or by stabbing them with bladed weapons. The word “a*s” appears in the dialogue, as well as occasional taunts/insults (e.g., “I have copulated…with your genetic progenitors!”; ‘Your father was a filthy colo and your mother was a hole in the wall!’).”

Evidently, this wasn’t enough to make the cut for a Mature rating even though Halo 5 is no different in terms of violence from previous Halo games.

But there are Halo games that have been rated as T for Teen in the past although these games in particular were RTS {Real-Time Strategy} games not First-Person. These games, respectively, are Halo Wars and Halo: Spartan Assault. And once again, the violence is no different from previous Halo games rated M.

Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below. Should Halo 5 be rated as a T? Or should it be rated as M as it always has been?


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