Ubisoft’s I Am Alive has been a title with quite an ironic name. The title was announced three years ago but has quite literally never been heard from officially since. There have been no screenshots, no videos nor any announcements about the title from Ubisoft, making many wonder about whether or not the title was actually still alive indeed.
But still there has been signs of life for the title and the latest is quite a stirring. The ESRB has given a full descriptive rating for the title, which is something that they do not usually do unless the game is going to be released in the near future. The game was given an M rating and has a few your standard warnings for blood and violence about a player taking over a man who is looking for his family in a post-apocalyptic world. Also about people being taken as pets… Catch the full listing below.
This is an action game in which players assume the role of a man who must find his family in a post-apocalyptic world. From a third-person perspective, players traverse through city ruins and use a machete to kill human enemies in melee-style combat. Battles are accompanied by realistic gunfire, slashing sounds, and cries of pain; characters emit brief splashes of blood when hit. Players have the ability to kill or knock unconscious wounded/vulnerable enemies via finishing moves (e.g., throat slashing, impaling, pistol-whipping); these scenes are highlighted by close-up camera angles and increased player control (e.g., on-screen prompts with button-press sequences).
During the course of the game, players encounter women who can be saved from nearby enemies; sexual mistreatment is sometimes implied in the dialogue (e.g., “These guys kept me as their pet, or mascot, or something.”). One sequence depicts the background silhouette of a man fondling and threatening a captured female survivor; the exchange includes phrases such as “Do you hear me? Don’t touch me!” and “Don’t be like that. You know I can make your life a lot easier if you would just cooperate.” The words “p*ssy,” “f**k,” and “sh*t” can be heard in the dialogue.