Even with the new and improved ratings system and the addition of the R18+ category, Australia just love banning video games.
Saints Row 4 is the latest in a long line of banned video games in the country. Official word is that it was due to…
“interactive, visual depictions of implied sexual violence which are not justified by context”
“elements of illicit or proscribed drug use related to incentives or rewards.”
Which is the same reasons that Grand Theft Auto 3 and Fallout 3 were also denied classification in Australia, which means it cannot be sold inside the country. Only 17 games have been given the Adults Only R18+ status and that number doesn’t seem to be growing anytime soon.
Obviously, no civilian has seen or played this new game to give an accurate review as to weather its contents are a little too severe and deserves to be banned, or is it the gaming being a little too conservative with what it deems suitable for Australian adults to be entertained by.
I believe at this time Grand Theft Auto V is still going to be available for sale in Australia. But we’ll see how that goes as September roles closer!