The Callisto Protocol rating highlights a gore riddled adventure

By Sean Lawson,

The Callisto Protocol just received an M-18 rating in Singapore. While we understood this PS5 game was going to be bloody, the rating reveals some more information about what we can expect to see.

The Callisto Protocol is going to be one blood-riddled, gory mess when it drops on PS5 consoles on December 2nd 2022. In a new age rating from Singapore, we have learned a little more about The Callisto Protocol... from impalement to dismemberment. Coming from Glen Schofield, the creator of the Dead Space series, The Callisto Protocol is looking to be a smash hit for Striking Distance Studios.

The Callisto Protocol will be one bloody fun time!The Callisto Protocol will be one bloody fun time!

The Callisto Protocol is looking to be one of the most violent games out there

A new age rating from IMDA Singapore, was spotted by Twisted Voxel and gives us a little more information on what to expect from this gore ladened horror game. Right from the get-go, we can read that: "The game is rated M18 for violence and gore. Coarse language is uttered by characters, such as the expletive “f**k”. There is also the use of crude language, such as “b*tch” and “sh*t."

The IMDA goes into detail about what we can expect to see, saying: "Played from a third-person perspective, the player explores dark and decrepit locations where bloodstains and bodily remains can be encountered. To progress through the game, the player must employ melee weapons, guns, and environmental hazards to fight and kill mutated and human enemies.

the calisto protocolCan you handle the brutality?

"There are some jump-scare moments when enemies suddenly appear to attack the player. Getting caught by an enemy can result in the player being killed. In addition, the player must navigate treacherous environments, such as using torrents of water to meander through and avoid spiked pillars and rotating fan blades, or risk being impaled or dismembered upon impact.

"Throughout the game, there are graphic depictions of violence when the player beats up, stomps, or uses guns to fire at humans and mutated creatures. Stronger depictions feature enemies being dismembered and decapitated with copious bloodletting portrayed. The player can also use a spinning woodchipper to obliterate enemies, resulting in blood mists seen. Such depictions of violence are contained under the M18 rating, where the Classification Guidelines allow 'depictions of realistic violence, such as killing, maiming or causing other serious injury to humanoid characters.'"

The trailer for The Callisto Protocol is just disgusting, showing off some truly horrific moments, that we can expect to get even worse as we traverse through this dark and terrifying world. Judging from what we have seen so far, it is no surprise that this rating piggybacks off of the trailers we've seen, in one trailer we saw our protagonist get his face literally ripped off. Which was an unexpected shock for us all.

GamesRadar held an interview with Schofield, where he talks about the gore in detail: "It's got variety, you can cut off the head, take off the legs. We've got a gore system, and it's just chunks. You can take pieces off the character all over."

Safe to say we may have one of the most disgusting games ever made on our hands here and I honestly can't wait to see how shocking it gets. Are you guys excited? Let me know in the comments below!
Sean Lawson
Written by Sean Lawson
Sean is a Staff Writer who focuses on the geekiest Sony news. He specializes in PlayStation trophies, the best PS Plus games, RPGs, and fighting games. Sean is using this experience to cover Stellar Blade, Dragon Age Dreadwolf, Baldur's Gate 3, and Dragon's Dogma 2 for PS5, all while he still dives into favorite games like Mass Effect, Tomb Raider, and Persona.
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