Thief Reboot Rated “M” By ESRB

By Ishaan . January 20, 2014 . 1:58pm

The upcoming Thief reboot from Eidos Montreal has been rated by the ESRB, and has received an “M” (Mature) rating like its predecessors. The game’s rating includes Blood, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Violence as content descriptors.


Here’s the full rating summary, if you’re interested:


This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a thief attempting to defeat a conspiracy. Players sneak around guards and civilians in order to break into various buildings and steal items. Players sometimes use a blackjack to knock guards out. Throughout the game, characters use knives and swords to kill other human enemies. Blood splatter effects occur during battle. Corpses are frequently depicted, sometimes lying in pools of blood.


During the course of the game, players can roam through a brothel environment in which several prostitutes are depicted topless. The central character has the ability to spy on couples engaging in sexual activity (topless characters); suggestive moaning and dialogue can also be heard. Some settings depict opium vats or characters under the influence of the drug. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” can be heard in the dialogue.


Thief is slated for release in February on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The game features the return of Garrett, the series’ main protagonist, as he attempts to free “The City” from a tyrannical ruler.

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  • karldeck

    Oh ESRB, why cant you see the different with a shooter and something that is First Person (insert genre here that isn’t shooter).

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    like that was a suprise

  • Ferrick

    wait, since when was thief a first person shooter ? i’ve played all of the old thief(s) before and none of them asked me to shoot arrows to every enemy i meet and greet while running and knifing everyone on the way with some weird jump duck jump duck dance

    • Kaetsu

      I’m pretty sure they just meant that the game is in first person and you are capable of using a bow. Otherwise I’m pretty sure they weren’t referring to guns as it is a Thief game.

      • Ferrick

        but it’s still not a shooter game though, since it’s a thief game, it’s main point isn’t to shoot everything that moves… then again, it’s a reboot

        • Eilanzer

          reboot + want money = expect anything! there will be a way to play this game like cod, as always =.=”

          • Ferrick

            i’m just ready to expect anything, especially remembering the part where they wanted to add in QTE melee fights (and yes, i know that it’s cancelled, but who knows if there are other things)

        • FetusZero

          It’s the ESRB.. did you expect an accurate and precise description? Plus, they do point out in their description that you sneak around, not that you run around shooting.

    • BlueTree

      The ESRB has never been a sterling example of nuanced accuracy, but then again there’s plenty of that to go around and this is simple business as usual. If you think Thief is being misrepresented, I’m pretty sure you could run your hand through the waters of ESRB assessment and find it some company.

      • Ferrick

        hear hear

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  • Warboss Aohd

    In Other news, the Sky is Blue.

    • Juan Andrés Valencia


      • Byron Kerrison II

        Guns don’t kill people.

        People Kill People.

  • cyberkinghardy

    I wish someone would screenshot those topless brothel prostitutes. :)))))

  • colorblindnightmare

    Well….DUH. Lookin forward tot he grit of this game!

  • JustThisOne

    *raises one eyebrow suggestively*

  • ZetaSiren

    lol first next gen game with nudity haha, that didnt take too long hahaha

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