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Borderlands Game of the Year ESRB Rating Revealed

March 23, 2019 at 4:27pm

It would seem that Borderlands Game of the Year Remastered is a real release for modern platforms. This reveal comes in the form of the title appearing on the ESRB ratings and arriving on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC platforms. It received an M, for Mature Rating with this as the content descriptors, “Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Mature Humor”. Other details mention that users interact and that there are in-game purchases for all platforms.
Borderlands GOTY Remastered Screenshot
The rating summary from ESRB is as follows; “This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a Vault Hunter (i.e., treasure hunter) on a quest to uncover an alien vault on the planet of Pandora. Players explore an open-world environment and interact with characters, while completing mission objectives. Combat missions require players to use futuristic firearms (e.g., acid pistols, electrical shotguns, grenade launchers) to kill human bandits, alien creatures, and robotic sentries. Battles are frenetic and accompanied by screams of pain, gunfire, and large explosions. Human enemies emit large splashes of blood when shot and killed; some attacks may result in dismemberment and/or decapitation. The game contains frequent instances of mature humor, sometimes suggestive/sexual in nature: radio advertisements for male-enhancement products (e.g., “Do you ever feel like you are firing blanks?”); dialogue and text about body parts and other innuendo (e.g., “Really 'preciate you takin' a poke at that…uh, the system, not my mom”; "And pop! Went the weasel. I like it when things pop.”). The words “sh*t” and “a*shole” are heard in the game.”

For context, the Entertainment Software Rating Board is responsible for informing the general public on the content within video games. It’s an important element of the industry, one that is a great assistance for those that might not quite understand what a game contains prior to playing it. Looks like the game will be coming soon, likely showcased at Pax East 2019, for now check out our review of the Handsome Collection or the series hub below.

ESRB Ratings Page for Borderlands GOTY
Read our Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Review
View our Borderlands Hub

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner