Update: Modified Left4Dead 2 Passes Classification In Australia
Less gory version for Aussies
© 2009 David Hilton
As we reported last month Left4Dead 2 was banned in Australia. Now the Classification Board has passed an altered version of the game into the highest rating category Australia has, the MA15+ category.
While this means the game is no longer banned, it still demonstrates the faulty ratings system Australia uses for games: some of the gore and violence is ‘reduced’ but certainly not all of it or even the violent weapon variety that includes axes, crowbars and chainsaws.
In other words, the game barely fits into a box that allows the board to say it passes the criteria for MA15+.
So why bother?