Soldier Of Fortune 3 Banned In Australia

On paper, Soldier Of Fortune looks too gory with its Ghoul engine's dismemberment and flying limps; but most players would argue that it was not all that gruesome when implemented.

According to Australian website, The Age, Australia's Office of Film & Literature Classification (OFLC) refused to grant Soldier Of Fortune: Payback an age rating and, effectively, banned it.

According to the Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia, "Australia is the only developed democracy in the world without a R18+ classification for games, ensuring titles which exceed the limits of the MA15+ category are refused classification and banned from sale". IEAA is currently campaigning for the introduction of an R18+ classification.

"(The decision was based on) the different ways a player could maim and injure (other characters)," an OFLC spokeswoman said. "The violence is seen to exceed the MA classification."

OFLC's report stated that in Payback "the limbs may be shot off, resulting in large amounts of blood spray and the depiction of torn flesh and protruding bone from the dismembered limb."

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Soldier Of Fortune 3 Banned In Australia

Australia doesn't have an a R18+ for games because most people believe games are for kids. it would take alot of banning of high profile games for things to change peoples views of this issue. But not many games have been banned so far, from memory the only one i can think of is postal 2(crap anyway)

Soldier Of Fortune 3 Banned In Australia

"OFLC's report stated that in Payback 'the limbs may be shot off, resulting in large amounts of blood spray and the depiction of torn flesh and protruding bone from the dismembered limb.'"OMG OFLC now I am going to have nightmares from your graphic descriptions of violence! I am going to have to seek therepy for years to get such gory visions removed from my head. You are going to hear from my lawyer I am definately seeking damages, DON'T YOU KNOW CHILDEREN READ THESE THINGS?!

Soldier Of Fortune 3 Banned In Australia

this is crap, we allow violent movies etc but games no :( i remember when gta3 had to be reworked because our censorship laws wouldnt allow the picking up of hookers. shame to cause soldier of fortune is a cool game. looks like i may have to buy from the states. oh well

Soldier Of Fortune 3 Banned In Australia

its not often that a game gets banned in aus and sof3 is no different to many many other games that i had played before, even with the limbs etc! does anyone not remember conkers bad fur day? haha!as for the OFLC they can suck my ass cos im just gona get it from the states anyway and will be cheaper mwahahaha this s**tty government just lost out on getting my tax dollars

Soldier Of Fortune 3 Banned In Australia

Just wrote them a letter:Dear OFLC,I recently read a story that said you've banned the videogame 'Soldier of Fortune 3' because of the nature in which others can be killed, and the gore involving limbs detaching and blood.First of all, f**k you for being so narrow minded towards the videogame industry.Second of all, when you rate games, keep in mind they're not just for kids; adults play them too. Sure maybe KIDS shouldn't be allowed to play certain games, but why shouldn't grown adults have the right to choose what games they do and do not play, especially when the content is only as 'bad' or gory as many of the movies in your local cinema.Last of all, what hope does the videogame industry, with all it's fans, employees, and artists; have when it's governed by such a conservative department as yourself?

Soldier Of Fortune 3 Banned In Australia

ANY VIDEO GAME RATING AGENCY SUUUUUUCKS DIIIIIICK!!!!!!THEY MAKE ANY A SCANDAL FOR X VIDEOGAME WITH GORE OR NUDITY AND ALL THAT SHIIIIITTTT EVEN WHEN VIOLENCE IS EVEN ON TV OR SIMPLY WALKING THE THE FUUUUUKING STREET!!!!!!PEOPLE WHO KILL DON'T MAKE IT FOR PLAYING VIDEOGAMES THEY BORN MAD ALREADY!!!!!!!!AND ANYONE SUPPORTINGS THIS AGENCIES MUST BE RETARDED OR INSANE THE BRAIN!!!!!

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