Far Cry Primal Features Sexual Scenes, Lots of Mutilation

Alessio Palumbo
Posted 10 months ago

Far Cry Primal, due for release in late February/early March for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, has just received the official ESRB classification.

According to the board, Far Cry Primal will feature scenes showing sexual activity (although not explicit ones) and lots of mutilated bodies. As such, it received a Mature (17+) rating.

The summary offers a lot more detail of what you can expect to find in the latest installment of Far Cry.


This is an action game in which players assume the role of Takkar, a nomadic hunter trying to reestablish his tribe. From a first-person perspective, players engage in missions that involve tracking/hunting animals, resource-gathering, and combat against rival tribes. Players use arrows, spears, and clubs to kill enemies in frenetic combat. Some sequences require stealth kills in which enemies are stabbed in the head or slashed close-up. One cutscene depicts a character being held in a fire while screaming; another depicts Takkar tapping a hole in another character’s skull as the man screams. Some scenes depict corpses in various states of mutilation: heads and torsos on spikes; ears cut off and kept as trophies; headless bodies lying in pools of blood. Certain scenes or camera angles can depict male genitalia under garments or in shadows; some female characters are depicted topless. A handful of scenes depict characters engaged in sexual activity while clothed; grunts and short moans can be heard, though no explicit details are seen.

Then again, this is hardly a surprise given the setting. Far Cry Primal will take place in the Stone Age, a period of time when it’s safe to assume that society was a lot less refined than it is now.

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In fact, it may just be part of the game’s appeal. Here’s a bunch of additional gameplay details (including how Takkar will tame beasts) and a developer walk-through video.

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