How to Survive nets R18+ rating in Australia

Thursday, 18th July 2013 02:03 GMT By Brenna Hillier

505 Games-published zombie survival sim How to Survive has been rated R18+ by the Australian Classification Board, one of under a dozen games to make the grade since its January 1, 2013 introduction. The classification notes high-impact violence as well as moderate impact themes and language. The game hails from Storm developer Eko Software, and has players stranded on a South American island and is expected on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360; no release date as yet.

Thanks, AusVGClass.



  1. Bam007

    The classification board is just throwing the R18+ rating around now.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. salarta

    Sounds like this new R18+ rating, while being presented as supposedly allowing for Australian gamers to get more of the gamers previously forbidden to them, is in reality a shitty scheme to make it harder for people to get games that would have fallen under less strict ratings in the past and avoid an uproar from the public over it.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. DSB

    It kinda feels like all games are being assembled from the same small kit right now.

    Pick a setting:

    Exotic island
    Big city

    Pick an enemy:

    Government (Foreign, Domestic, Fictional)

    Pick a protagonist:

    Gruff white male
    Gruff white male
    Gruff white male

    There are a few more that are worth including, but holy fuck you could cover a lot of games with those.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Christopher Jack

    R18+ so far has only really been used to replace MA15+.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Digital Bamboo

    @3 A nice game assembly kit you have there. Let’s see if it applies to what I’m currently playing: Vanquish.

    Setting: big city *check*
    Enemy: Russians *check*
    Protagonist: Gruff white male *double check*

    lol it seems I’m playing the most typical game of this gen.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. deathm00n

    @3 Add to the list of enemys: Non-english-talking-country citizens a.k.a. Terrorists

    #6 1 year ago

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