Manhunt 2 Still Faces Difficulties in UK
Rockstar's "Manhunt 2" ran into rating troubles some months ago (see our previous posts here and here). The game received an "Adults Only" rating from the ESRB, meaning that many major North American retailers would not carry it, and the UK classification board (the BBFC) refused to issue a certificate for the game, meaning that it could not be sold at all in the UK.
Rockstar subsequently removed some content from the game in hopes of receiving different ratings. The ESRB issued a new "Mature" rating in response, meaning the game is much more marketable in North America. However, the BBFC has once again refused to issue a certificate for new version of the game. The BBFC has said that despite some changes (not all the changes suggested by the BBFC were made), parts of the game "retain their original visceral and casually sadistic nature".
Rockstar is continuing to appeal to the BBFC for a different result. Further changes to the game's contents are unlikely.
Coverage at Game Politics.