The world of video games has seen its share of some of the most violent and grotesque releases. Gamers have found themselves in shock and awe while playing games of this nature. Some of the more famous ones include: the Grand Theft Auto series, Manhunt, and Condemned. Despite condemnation from advocates calling for the ban of these video games from shelves due to their violent nature and possible exposure to younger children despite their ESRB ratings, many of them have won critical acclaim.
Stepping up to the horror plate is Ubisoft’s upcoming game I Am Alive, scheduled to eventually be released for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. The Entertainment Software Rating Board has just rated the game Mature, because it contains the following: blood, intense violence, sexual themes, and strong language.
I Am Alive is set within a post-apocalyptic world where the player controls a single man – his main goal is to search for his family. Along the way, he will encounter human enemies whom he can kill using melee-style combat. However, as the player attacks the enemy, he or she will hear actual cries of pain and sounds of gunfire and slashing against flesh. Players will also be able to get “close-up” camera shots of finishing moves such as the slashing of the throat or impalement.
Similar to Grand Theft Auto, I Am Alive also contains scenes of disturbing sexual innuendo. One example contains a captured female survivor being caressed by a man in a twisted manner. This appears to echo that of a deranged man looking for “victims” to feed his satisfaction.
Further details of I Am Alive have yet to be released. Stay tuned for more information as we keep an eye on Ubisoft’s promising title.