Left 4 Dead 2 Not Allowed in Australia, Valve Appeals

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Left 4 Dead 2 has been refused a rating by the Australian OFLC (Office of Film and Literature Classification, formerly Censorship). This means it would effectively be illegal to buy, sell or import the title into the country. Valve is appealing the ruling.

The problem (as I reported some time ago here and here) is that that OFLC has no AO - Adults Only, or R (17+) ratings which means they believe no content should be made just for adults. A very narrow-minded approach to the world one must admit.

Meanwhile, in most other parts of the world the game is already rated and can be expected for Xbox 360 and PC on November 17th.


  • PEGI (continental Europe) - 18+
  • ESRB (North America) - M
  • CERO (Japan) -Z (corresponds to Mature in US)
  • IFCO (Ireland) - Approved the title for classification.
  • USK (Germany) - 18+
  • Singapore - Mature 18
  • FPB (South Africa) - 18+
  • KGRB (Korea) -18+

Valve is hopeful that the appeal will prove successful and that the game will be allowed into Australia. New Zealands’ OFLC is also pending a rating at press time as is the BBFC in the UK which has had problems with other games (see the Manhunt 2 ratings flap). The BBFC has stated that they are taking a more PEGI leanin glookat games which means if PEGI rated it 18+ it should probably get a UK rating.

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