Saints Row 4 denied sale again by Australian Classification Board

Monday, 29th July 2013 08:15 GMT By Dave Cook

Saints Row 4 was re-appraised last week by the Australian Classification Board following its initial refusal of sale. The board has once again – and unanimously – denied the game classification a second time.

Kotaku reports that the game’s main sticking point was an alien anal probe weapon that was deemed by the board to veer too close towards sexual assault, as well as drug use.

The site posted an excerpt of the board’s second round of findings, which read, “In the Review Board’s opinion, Saints Row IV could not be accommodated within the R 18+ classification as drug use related to incentives and rewards is not permitted.”

It should be noted that this second denial of classification applies to the original Saint Row 4 and that publisher Deep Silver and Volition Inc are working on a “safe” version that should rectify the board’s concerns.

We’ll update you once the new version has been finished and appraised by the Classification Board.



  1. Fin

    Fair enough.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. JackThomas

    Le sigh. Australia’s games are extremely expensive as well. Like £60 for a standard game.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Bam007

    Still a chance of getting the game, in its edited state. Sucks, but beggars can’t be choosers.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. silkvg247

    Oh thank fuck for that, if it had passed it’d turn every Australian into a drug addict overnight. Classification Board, you are my HERO!

    #4 1 year ago
  5. viralshag

    They should just give up as it seems like a lost cause. By the time it’s safe to play in Aus it probably won’t even be the same game.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Sylrissa

    They are going to drive people to import and taking money away from local retailers.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. AwesomeGus

    Fuck me, I nearly just got a giant alien anal probe and shoved it up some randoms ass on the street whilst being the president of the USA in Australia… Thanks Obama

    #7 1 year ago
  8. backup

    is aus president over 18 yrs LMAO ?
    kidtendo rules in aus

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Digital Bamboo

    Article has the word “rectify” Ban.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. salarta

    I can safely say that I would never move to Australia, and the way that country behaves about video games is the main culprit.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. NocturnalB

    @11 Yea trust me, they do not appreciate gamers very much. The Australian government sucks in a lot of ways. I’ve had to tango with them a few times.

    #11 1 year ago

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