Fallout 3 Banned in Australia

The Office of Film and Literature Classification in Australia has listed Fallout 3 as RC i.e. “Refused Classification.” In layman’s terms that means it’s illegal to sell the game in Australia. Unlike the North American rating system, which includes “Mature” and “Adults Only” rating categories for games, the “Restricted” category cannot be applied to games in Australia. The highest rating available for video games is “MA 15+” (Mature Accompaniment). Gore and/or drug use in Fallout 3 are likely the cause of the decision.

To be able to sell the game in Australia, Bethesda will have to edit the game’s content, as did Rockstar Games for Grand Theft Auto IV. So far there’s been no official comment from Bethesda Softworks.

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