Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

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Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Blood and Gore
Drug Reference
Intense Violence
Strong Language
  • Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Rating Summary
This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a soldier engaging in futuristic military operations. Players use pistols, machine guns, explosives, and advanced weaponry (e.g., power armor, rail guns, energy weapons) to kill enemy soldiers in frenetic combat. Players can also employ stealth attacks (e.g., stabbing characters from behind, snapping characters' necks) to eliminate adversaries at close range. Battles are accompanied by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, and frequent explosions. Large blood-splatter effects occur during combat; a handful of sequences depict bodies with exposed organs and/or amid large pools of blood. Cutscenes also depict intense acts of violence: a bound man shot in the head; a character losing an arm in an explosion; a character slitting an enemy's throat. During the course of the game, players can select emblems from a menu screen for character customization; one of these emblems contains an image that reference drugs (e.g., a cannabis leaf). The words “f**k” and “sh*t” can be heard in the dialogue.