'The Evil Within' Sets Kids On Fire, Gets an M Rating - Bloody Disgusting!

‘The Evil Within’ Sets Kids On Fire, Gets an M Rating


Note to game developers: setting children on fire will get you a Mature rating. It would seem the folks at the ESRB saw The Evil Within’s abundance of impalement, dismemberment, mutilated bodies, exposed organs, copious amounts of blood, and a flashback scene where kids are being burned alive as something that should be kept from the innocent eyes of anyone under 17. I can’t say I’m surprised. After my hands-on time with it back in May, I saw enough in the first five minutes to warrant an M rating.

Even still, their rundown of the game’s more violent bits is a fun read.

This is a survival-horror action game in which players assume the role of a police detective investigating murders at an insane asylum. As players investigate and explore the mysterious environments, they use knives, pistols, shotguns, and explosives to kill human-like creatures and monsters. The frenetic combat is accompanied by screams of pain and realistic gunfire. Some attacks result in impalement and dismemberment/decapitation, with large blood-splatter effects; some environments also depict blood-splattered floors and mutilated bodies with exposed organs/viscera. Cutscenes also depict intense acts of violence: a flashback of children being burned alive; a character decapitated by a guillotine; a man set ablaze while bound to a chair. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” can be heard in the dialogue.

The Evil Within is scheduled to arrive on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 14.


  • Sick_skwerl

    Ahhhhhh, now what will I deliver to all the needy 6 year old kids I see this holiday season? …I guess I have old dvd copies of Cannibal Holocaust.

  • magnus dissmoll

    That description.. Now I’m looking forward to it even more 🙂

    • Khy

      Lol same here

  • Hurray! Want!

  • Khy

    I took a few days off in October but damn, had I been thinking they would’ve been around the release of this game!

  • Baby PoundCake

    I’m gonna be all over this game like shit on a septic man!

  • Cameron Zehler

    I can freaking wait for this game, i really think they should add something like a infinite survival mode after you beat the game. You just basically survive as long as you can, maybe be able to set like a safehouse, you would have to explore for ammo an supplies. That would be so freaking cool

  • Sam

    Gore is not scary…it’s the cheap way out.

    • LoveAnimation

      It depends on how its done.
      If its used in a good and disturbing way gore can make things really scary in horror stuff.