BBFC rates MGS4 as “15”

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 08:42 GMT

A little late with this, but the BBFC granted Metal Gear Solid 4 a 15 certificate yesterday, and made no cuts.

We’ve posted the info from the BBFC’s site after the link, but there are a few spoilers in there, so be warned.

From here:

Consumer Advice: Contains strong violence

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METAL GEAR SOLID 4 is a third person tactical/stealth game. The player takes on the role of an aging soldier, Snake who can be armed with knives, guns and grenades. The game has been classified ’15’ for strong violence.

During battles enemy soldiers die with small puffs of blood. The weaponry includes petrol bombs, however there is no detailed portrayal of injuries. During cut scenes slightly more detailed violence is portrayed, such as enemy creatures spearing friendly soldiers and one protracted fist fight.

The violence is generally undetailed. At 15 BBFC Guidelines state that ‘Violence may be strong but may not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury’. It is possible for the player to progress stealthily through the game, avoiding violent confrontations where possible.

The game also features one use of strong language and references to suicide and an implied child rape.

This work was passed with no cuts made.

The BBFC has placed this work in the Strategy genre(s).
The main spoken language in this work is English.

Directed by Hideo Kojima
The cast for this work includes: .

When submitted to the BBFC the work had a running time of 545m 47s.

This work was submitted to the BBFC by Konami Of Europe GMBH .

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