'Grand Theft Auto 5': Rating board reveals sex, drugs, nudity content

Published Aug 22 2013, 10:30 BST  |  By

A US rating board report has revealed the mature content players can expect from Grand Theft Auto 5.

The Entertainment Software Rating Board has published a breakdown that lists drug use, torture, murder and "a brief instance of necrophilia" among the reasons for the game's 'M' rating.

'Grand Theft Auto 5' screenshot

© Rockstar Games

'Grand Theft Auto 5' screenshot



"The game includes depictions of sexual material/activity: implied fellatio and masturbation; various sex acts that the player's character procures from a prostitute - while no nudity is depicted in these sequences, various sexual moaning sounds can be heard," reads the report.

"Nudity is present, however, primarily in two settings: a topless lap dance in a strip club and a location that includes male cult members with exposed genitalia in a non-sexual context.

"Within the game, TV programmes and radio ads contain instances of mature humour: myriad sex jokes; depictions of raw sewage and faeces on a worker's body; a brief instance of necrophilia (no nudity is depicted)."

'Grand Theft Auto 5' screenshot

© Rockstar Games

'Grand Theft Auto 5' screenshot



Rockstar Games' GTA 5 has been predicted to be the fastest selling game in UK history, as Rockstar prepares a huge allocation of copies for launch.

The game has been increasingly rumoured for a PC version by the end of the year, while Rockstar has confirmed that DLC will be region locked.

A list of the game's achievements has purportedly been leaked online.

Details of the game's standalone multiplayer - Grand Theft Auto Online - were revealed last week, confirming that up to 16 players can take part in new co-operative heists and competitive activity sports like tennis and golf and traditional deathmatches.

Grand Theft Auto 5 will arrive on Xbox 360 and PS3 on September 17. Watch a trailer below: