Left 4 Dead 2 banned in Australia

September 17, 2009 by Ivan Cronyn  
Filed under News, PC, Xbox


The Australian government department in charge of censorship supplied the following reasons:

“The game contains realistic, frenetic and unrelenting violence which is inflicted upon “the Infected” who are living humans infected with a rabies-like virus that causes them to act violently” The ruling goes on to say that “However, it is the use of the “melee” weapons such as the crowbar, axe, chainsaw and Samurai sword which inflict the most damage. These close in attacks cause copious amounts of blood spray and splatter, decapitations and limb dismemberment as well as locational damage where contact is made to the enemy which may reveal skeletal bits and gore.”

In Australia, games rated more than 15+ are effectively banned.