Video Game Classification

An Aussie Abroad

One of the main reasons videos games get refused classification is due to the content or theme that is discussed in the video games. As outlined before there isn’t much separating a video game from an MA 15+ Rating to an R Rating or even games that are refused classification. The key term as discussed before is “excessive”. Video games that are excessive in violence, sexual imagery or drug use will be deemed as unclassified and will not be able to be purchased in Australia. 

This year, the Australian Classification Board has come under scrutiny around certain mainstream titles being refused classification.Certain titles such as We Happy Few and Hotline Miami have been either been refused classification or had to be altered prior to release to be available in Australia. 

One of the most well-known titles that was refused classification was the zombie survival shooters Day-Z. Day-Z for years has…

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