Left 4 Dead 2 receives MA 15+ rating in Australia, is un-banned

Thursday, 8th October 2009 03:00 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Hello there, OFLC website. How are you doing? Oh, hey, what’s that you’ve got there? Is that… why, it is! It’s an MA 15+ rating for Left 4 Dead 2! Guess the game’s coming out in Australia after all.

Gabe, you crazy rascal. What’d you do? Oh… oh my. Wanna talk about it? Come here. Give us a hug.



  1. Jadeskye

    any crazy changes? green blood? disapearing bodies?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    Porobably, the first one had green blood and disapearing bodies. It’ll be interesting to know where melee weapons stand thats the reason it got banned in the first place so have they been totally taken out?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Yoshi

    I thought the main reason it got banded was just becos when u used a melee weapon you could rip peoples heads off

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Filofax

    Just found this on

    The sequel to a popular video game has been modified so it can be sold in Australia.

    Left 4 Dead 2 has been given an MA 15+ rating after it was refused classification in September.

    According to the classification board report, the modified version removes considerable amounts of gore from gameplay.

    “The board notes that the game no longer contains depictions of decapitation, dismemberment, wound detail or piles of dead bodies lying about the environment,” the report said.

    “No wound detail is shown and the implicitly dead bodies and blood splatter disappear as they touch the ground.”

    The report confirmed that melee weapons, such as “axes, crowbars and chainsaws” were still in the game.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Well atleast Valve managed to keep the games main (*cough*only*cough*) new feature: Melee weapons.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    Thanks. I’ve done another story.

    #6 5 years ago

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