Aliens Vs Predator banned in Australia

Friday, 4th December 2009 07:22 GMT By Patrick Garratt


This is getting ridiculous. The OFLC’s refused Aliens Vs Predator classification in Australia, meaning the game will be barred from sale.

Said publisher Sega in a statement to Gamespot: “SegaAustralia can today confirm that the initial submission of Aliens vs Predator has been refused classification by the Classification Operations Board of Australia. We will continue to investigate all options available to us, including the possibility of appeal.”

Why was it banned?

“The game contains first-person perspective, close-up depictions of human characters being subjected to various types of violence, including explicit decapitation and dismemberment as well as locational damage such as stabbing through the chest, mouth, throat, or eyes,” said the board’s report.

There more from the ruling on GS.



  1. Freek

    The game is getting an M or 18 rating in the rest of the world, something Australia doesn’t have, so ofcourse it was going to be banned.

    Silly Aussies :-p

    #1 5 years ago
  2. mojo

    The only place where gamers get even more castrated then germany: australia. i feel with u guys!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Eregol

    Gotta love Oz.
    So many things that can kill you, and yet they ban videogames.
    They seem to think that games are for kids only and as such refuse to make an adult classification.
    How about trusting your populice?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Next week: “Games banned in Australia!”

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Irony is that Sega said they werent even going to bother releasing it in Germany because they knew it wasnt going to be allowed. But they decided to try for Australia.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Wait, this news just coming in…

    “Fun banned in Australia!”

    #6 5 years ago
  7. jnms

    When a game is banned from sale in Australia, is it still possible to import it? Or would that be illegal?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. McLovin85

    Do they have classifications for other media such as films? Surely there’s an 18 rating in Australia for films. It therefore puzzles me why they think games are so different.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Captain Fruitloop

    Maybe they read the reviews for Rogue Warrior and figured they’re doing Australian gamers a favour.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Jadeskye

    @blerk, I doubt that, Australian women are some of the most promiscuous in the world :p

    unless the Aussie government bans sex. Which is entirely possible but maybe irrelevant for this site :p

    #10 5 years ago
  11. blackdreamhunk

    well after MW2 goverments are going to be baning alot more shooters. You can blame infinty ward for that.

    #11 5 years ago

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