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Thief Reboot Rated “M” By ESRB


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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.