Grand Theft Auto V Lets Players Smoke Pot

August 21, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

Earlier this year a trailer for Grand Theft Auto V gave the public a glimpse at an odd vending machine that apparently allowed players to buy marijuana. At first people thought it was a bit of a goof, but it turns out that pot smoking is in GTA V, alongside the usual amounts of violence, criminal activities, sexual content, and other drug use.

The confirmation comes from an official summary on the game's content from the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. According to the entry, the game contains "implied fellatio and masturbation; various sex acts with a prostitute; sexual moaning sounds; nudity (a topless lap dance in a strip club and exposed male genitalia in a non-sexual situation); sexual and mature humor; a scene involving raw sewage and feces on a person; a brief instance of necrophilia; drug use (smoking from a bong, lighting a marijuana joint, using cocaine); alcohol consumption, and drive while under the influence; and use of the words “f**k,” “c*nt,” and “n**ger” in some of the dialogue."

Earlier this month, GTA V picked up an R18+ in Australia.  While State of Decay and Saints Row IV have run into rating problems due to depictions of drug use, GTA V seems to award no perks or buffs for smoking dope or drinking booze and as such, managed to secure its rating.

Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will be released on September 17. The online companion game, Grand Theft Auto Online will launch October 1.

Source: Kotaku


Re: Grand Theft Auto V Lets Players Smoke Pot

Well, anyone who flies into outrage over this will be a little late, as Saints Row 2 already allowed this.

Re: Grand Theft Auto V Lets Players Smoke Pot

"It will be interesting to see if GTA V can secure classification in Australia without seriously editing out some of the content related to drug use..."

I imagine it will depend on whether your character gains any perks or buffs from said drug use.


Andrew Eisen

Re: Grand Theft Auto V Lets Players Smoke Pot

Correct. Classification with regard to drug use is tied to any benefit that may be gained. Regardless, it's already been classified MA15+

Re: Grand Theft Auto V Lets Players Smoke Pot

R18+ but I thought it had already been rated Down Under.  I'll update the story.


Andrew Eisen

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