Left 4 Dead 2’s “realism” earned it an Oz ban

Wednesday, 18 November 2009 11:41 GMT By Patrick Garratt


The OFLC turned down Left 4 Dead 2’s appeal for release in Australia because of its “realism,” according to documents obtained by Gamespot.

Apparently there was “insufficient delineation between the depiction of the general zombie figures and the human figures as opposed to the clearly fictional ‘infected’ characters,” and “whether the objects of the violence were fictional or real, and whether a 15 year old could discern the difference, is largely irrelevant where the game displays the level of realism this one does”.

Yeah. That’s stupid. More through there. Thanks, EG.