NEW YORK (CNS) — Class inequality drives the story behind "Far Cry 6" (Ubisoft) as guerrilla soldiers fight to free their nation from a fascist dictator.

As it depicts the worst of life under the oppressive rule of a tyrant, brutal violence makes the action-adventure title inappropriate for all except those grown players prepared to endure harsh mayhem.

On the fictional island of Yara, Anton Castillo (voice of Giancarlo Esposito) rules his people — and his son, Diego (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) — with an iron fist. Esposito, an actor known for his roles as Moff Gideon in "The Mandalorian" and Gus Fring in "Breaking Bad," gives an outstanding performance as the strong man.

Determined to make Yara a paradise through a breakthrough in cancer research, Castillo is willing to pay any price to see his dream realized. Locals are forced into slave labor camps to produce the cancer cure. They're also used as test subjects, drafted into the military and executed for any sign of defiance or protest.

Protagonist Dani Rojas can either be male (voice of Sean Rey) or female (voice of Nisa Gunduz). An orphan born and raised on Yara, Dani is only-too-familiar with the viciousness of Castillo's regime. When Dani tries to escape the island for the United States, a resulting tragedy incites him/her to join a resistance movement called Libertad.

Dani must persuade several other opposition groups to unite with Libertad if they are to succeed in dismantling the system. These include a band of retired guerillas who fought in the revolution against Anton's father, farmers who have had their land stolen and used for slave camps and students who have seen their classmates gunned down simply for passing out flyers.

Players and parents should be aware that the dictatorship engages in many forms of brutality that are displayed on-screen, including torture, public executions, slavery, physical child abuse, dismemberment and decapitation. Few will want to subject themselves to these horrors.

Dani uses a variety of weapons including machetes, firearms, grenades and flamethrowers in combat. There are also bloody effects with occasional close-ups during the fighting. Additionally, large doses of vulgarity are thrown into in the dialogue, which is spoken in both English and Spanish.

References to drugs and alcohol are frequent but their use is always portrayed in a negative light. While there is no overt sexual content, fully-clothed sex workers appear in the background of various locales.

With regard to the overall morality of Dani's struggle, it is probably justified in principle, even according to the stringent conditions for ethical armed resistance laid out in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (no. 2243). And, although a nonlethal playthrough is impossible, Dani does have choices to make about whom he or she will kill.

Thus some missions can be done in complete stealth and without any loss of life. Similarly, some characters can be shown mercy and forgiveness. So it's mainly the gruesome behavior of those Dani is battling against that makes "Far Cry 6" such challenging fare.

Playable on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Google Stadia and Windows.

The game contains much gory violence, including combat, child abuse, capital punishment and torture, narcotics use, images of prostitution, mature references and considerable rough and crude language. The Catholic News Service classification is L — limited adult audience, material whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Entertainment Software Rating Board rating is M — mature.