‘Hatred’ Lands Rare ‘Adults Only’ Rating In North America

Written by chuck on January 20, 2015 – 6:00 am -

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Color me unsurprised, but Hatred has come back from the ESRB with a very rare “Adults Only” (AO) rating, something the industry rarely ever sees in favor of the far more common “M for Mature,” that most violent titles receive, including the likes of Grand Theft Auto. It’s similar to the also-rare NC-17 rating among movies that’s a step above R, and both classifications pose distribution problems for the media in question. NC-17 films have a hard time finding theatrical distribution much of the time, and few retail outlets will carry AO games.

The Hatred team seemed a bit surprised with the AO, as one dev said on their forums:

“Well, I’m not quite convinced why Hatred got AO rating while it lacks any sexual content, but it’s still some kind of achievement to have the second game in history getting AO rating for violence and harsh language only. Even if this violence isn’t really that bad and this harsh language isn’t overused.”

The only other game to receive an AO for straight violence is Manhunt 2. Other titles that have been branded with the rating had a sexual component like Indigo Prophecy, or GTA: San Andreas, once it was revealed the game contained an interactive sex minigame, the famed “Hot Coffee” mod.

In short, your game has to be practically the most brutal in existence to land an AO for violence alone, and it appears Hatred has done just that.

Similar to Manhunt, from the demo footage, Hatred does appear to feature prolonged execution sequences of extreme and horrific violence. But unlike Manhunt, many of these acts are performed on civilians. For all Manhunt’s brutality, for the most part, the other characters you were killing were also murderers or at least general “bad guys.” Hatred is all about hunting the innocent, or at best, cops that are shooting back at you.

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