Australia Continues Ban On “adult” Video Games

Video Game Law Blog

June 28, 2006

Eidos'Reservoir Dogsvideo game is the latest title to be refused official classification by the Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification. Although the official OFLC explanation has not been posted, it appears that the game's content was too extreme for the country's classification guidelines and, as a result, it will be illegal to sell or rent the game in Australia. Previous titles banned by the OFLC includeGrand Theft Auto San Andreas,Carmageddon,Manhunt, andNARC.

Australia, with a history of strict video game censorship, is one of the only Western countries not to allow 'adult"? games, instead banning those games ineligible for an MA15+ rating. 

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