Throughout 3 years I heard about the controversy surrounding this game, I heard about how gory and brutal this game is, and about some of the dumb things that people had tried to do to get the game banned.
And the game got censored bringing it down from an Adults Only rating to an M rating. So I was surprised when I saw that Rockstar leaked the uncensored version of the game. So, since I am very desensitized to violence in the media, and since there is no proper review of this game in the kids section, I decided to download and play my first Adults Only rated game, and it was actually not that bad.
The story is decent, but not great, the concept did not interesting, but the execution with some of the psychological themes in the game surprisingly works to its favor. The gameplay is good, yet unfairly punishing in insane mode, you have to be better than Solid Snake form Metal Gear Solid for them not to catch you and the combat is unfairly difficult, if an enemy strikes you with a combo, there's a big chance he will keep striking until you die. At its best, the game is a great stress reliever and a fun stealth/shooter.
Now that I have discussed the quality of the game, I will talk about the content(of the uncensored version). This game is one of the most violent games ever made,if you shoot someone in the head, their head explodes showing brains, eyeballs and flesh splattering on the walls, if you shoot someone anywhere else, a brief and almost unnoticeable blood splatter. The executions in this version are even more gruesome, including decapitations the headshots that I have already mentioned earlier in the review. I looked on youtube to see the difference between the version I had and the censored version. The difference is that in executions, the censored version has shaky cam and heads don't explode and people are not decapitated, no one is crushed to death, all of the executions I just mentioned are offscreen in the cut version, but are shown gratuitously in the version I have. You can choose not to do executions, but I have done many of them.
Sex: There is some brief nudity in mission 3, an implicit pornography tape in mission 7 ( there might be more, I am only halfway through the game).
Profanity: Nonstop profanity from beginning to end ( Warning, uncensored profanity in this review) words like shit, fuck, motherfucker and cunt are used frequently throughout the game.
This game is not for everyone, especially not the squeamish,it is very long and I have not yet completed it and many people will quit along the way, but some will find this entertaining in some way. I know this is my longest review yet and thank you for reading through this. I will now go and finish the game, I will update the review if I have to.