Game Censorship Timeline

1993 to Present

Abbreviations

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2022

2022 – Banned – RC

Deathsmiles I・II (2021)

RimWorld (2016)

2022 – Classification Review Board

RimWorld (2016) – RC to R18+

Game Censorship Database →


2021

2021 – Banned – RC

Disco Elysium – The Final Cut (2021)

Mary Skelter Finale (2021)

2021 – Classification Review Board

Disco Elysium – The Final Cut (2021) – RC to R18+

2021 – Censored for MA15+ rating

Crysis 3 Remastered (2021)

Game Censorship Database →


2020

2020 – Banned – RC

Wasteland 3 (2020)

2020 – Censored for R18+ rating

Wasteland 3 (2020)

Game Censorship Database →


2019

2019 – Banned – RC

DayZ (2018)

2019 – Censored for MA15+ rating

DayZ (2018)

2019 – Event

South Australian Classification Council abolished after twenty-four years of operation.

Game Censorship Database →


2018

2018 – Banned – RC

Song of Memories (2018)

Omega Labyrinth Z (2017)

We Happy Few (2016)

2018 – Classification Review Board

We Happy Few (2016) – RC to R18+

Game Censorship Database →


2017

2017 – Banned – RC

Outlast 2 (2017)

2017 – Censored for R18+ rating

Call of Duty: WWII (2017)

Outlast 2 (2017)

Game Censorship Database →


2016

2016 – Banned – RC

Bug Butcher, The (2016)

MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death (2015)

Paranautical Activity (2013)

Valkyrie Drive Bhikkhuni (2015)

2016 – Censored for M rating

Bug Butcher, The (2016)

2016 – Controversial

Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors (2015)

Game Censorship Database →


2015

2015 – Banned – RC

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (2015)

Game Censorship Database →


2014

2014 – Controversial

Grand Theft Auto V (2013)

Game Censorship Database→


2013

2013 – Banned – RC

Saints Row IV (2013)

State of Decay (2013)

South Park: The Stick of Truth (2013)

2013 – Borderline RC

Postal 2: Share the Pain (2003)

2013 – Censored for R18+ rating

South Park: The Stick of Truth (2013)

State of Decay (2013)

2013 – Censored for MA15+ rating

Saints Row IV (2013)

2013 – Classification Review Board

Alien Rage (2013) – MA15+ upheld

Borderlands 2: Add-On Content Pack (2013) – MA15+ upheld

Company of Heroes 2 (2013) – MA15+ upheld

Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut (2013) – MA15+ upheld

Deadpool (2013) – MA15+ upheld

Fuse (2013) – MA15+ upheld

Gears Of War: Judgment (2013) – MA15+ upheld

God Mode (2013) – MA15+ upheld

Killer Is Dead (2013) – MA15+ upheld

Mortal Kombat (2011) – RC to R18+

Saints Row IV (2013) – RC upheld

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist (2013) – MA15+ upheld

Walking Dead, The (2013) – MA15+ upheld

Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, The (2013) – MA15+ upheld

2013 – Event

Jan. 1 – R18+ rating introduced.

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge (2012) is first R18+.

Game Censorship Database →


2012

2012 – Banned – RC

Mortal Kombat (2011)

Game Censorship Database→


2011

2011 – Banned – RC

House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut, The (2011)

Mortal Kombat (2011)

Syndicate (2011)

Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, The (2011)

2011 – Censored for MA15+ rating

Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, The (2011)

2011 – Classification Review Board

House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut, The (2011) – RC to MA15+

Mortal Kombat (2011) – RC upheld

We Dare (2010) – PG upheld

2011 – Classification Revoked

Dead or Alive: Dimensions (2011)

2011 – Customs issues

Mortal Kombat (2011)

2011 – Controversial

We Dare (2010)

Game Censorship Database →


2010

2010 – Banned – RC

ACMA 2010001752 ITEM 1 ACMA (Laptop) (2010)

2010 – Customs issues

Left 4 Dead 2 (2009)

2010 – Controversial

Deadly Premonition (2010)

Game Censorship Database →


2009

2009 – Banned – RC

Aliens vs Predator (2009)

Crimecraft (2009)

Enzai: Falsely Accused (2002)

Left 4 Dead 2 (2009)

Necrovision (2009)

Risen (2009)

Sexy Poker (2009)

2009 – Censored for MA15+ rating

Left 4 Dead 2 (2009)

2009 – Censored for M rating

Necrovision (2009)

Sexy Poker (2009)

2009 – Classification Review Board

Aliens vs Predator (2009) – RC to MA15+

Left 4 Dead 2 (2009) – RC upheld

2009 – Classification Revoked

Dragon Ball: Origins (2008)

Gothic 2 (2003)

2009 – Customs issues

Left 4 Dead 2 (2009)

2009 – Controversial

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)

Game Censorship Database →


2008

2008 – Banned – RC

Dark Sector (2008)

Fallout 3 (2008)

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (2008)

Shellshock 2: Blood Trails (2008)

Silent Hill: Homecoming (2008)

2008 – Borderline RC

Left 4 Dead (2008)

2008 – Censored for MA15+ rating

Dark Sector (2008)

Fallout 3 (2008)

Silent Hill: Homecoming (2008)

2008 – Classification Review Board

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (2008) – RC to MA15+

2008 – Customs issues

Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)

2008 – Controversial

Bully (2006)

Game Censorship Database →


2007

2007 – Banned – RC

Blitz: The League (2006)

Soldier of Fortune: Payback (2007)

2007 – Censored for MA15+ rating

Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)

Soldier of Fortune: Payback (2007)

2007 – Controversial

Manhunt 2 (2007)

V-Tech Rampage (2007)

Game Censorship Database →


2006

2006 – Banned – RC

Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure (2006)

Reservoir Dogs (2006)

Spin the Bottle: Adults Only Interactive DVD Game (2005)

2006 – Censored for MA15+ rating

Scarface: The World is Yours (2006)

50 Cent: Bulletproof (2005)

2006 – Classification Review Board

Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure (2006) – MA15+ to RC

2006 – Controversial

Bully (2006)

Rule of Rose (2006)

Game Censorship Database →


2005

2005 – Banned – RC

Narc (2004)

Postal 2: Share the Pain (2003)

50 Cent: Bulletproof (2005)

2005 – Classification Review Board

50 Cent: Bulletproof (2005) – RC upheld

2005 – Classification Revoked

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004)

2005 – Customs issues

Hooligans: Storm Over Europe (2002)

2005 – Controversial

Fable (2004)

2005 – Event

May 26 – Colour-coded classification markings introduced.

Game Censorship Database →


2004

2004 – Banned – RC

Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (2004)

Manhunt (2003)

Punisher, The (2004)

Shellshock: Nam ’67 (2004)

Singles: Flirt Up Your Life (2004)

2004 – Censored for MA rating

Punisher, The (2004)

Shellshock: Nam ’67 (2004)

2004 – Classification Review Board

Manhunt (2003) – MA to RC

2004 – Controversial

Hitman: Contracts (2004)

Game Censorship Database →


2003

2003 – Banned – RC

Getaway, The (2002)

I Touch (2003)

Silverball: Product Version 8 (2003)

2003 – Censored for MA rating

Getaway, The (2002)

2003 – Classification Review Board

Silverball: Product Version 8 (2003) – RC to M

2003 – Controversial

Special Force (2003)

Game Censorship Database →


2002

2002 – Banned – RC

BMX XXX (2002)

2002 – Censored for MA rating

Grand Theft Auto III (2001)

BMX XXX (2002)

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002)

Game Censorship Database →


2001

2001 – Banned – RC

Grand Theft Auto III (2001)

2001 – Classification Review Board

Grand Theft Auto III (2001) – RC upheld

2001 – Customs issues

Grand Theft Auto III (2001)

Game Censorship Database →


2000

2000 – Borderline RC

Thomas and Tim (1997)

Game Censorship Database →


1999

1999 – Borderline RC

Kingpin: Life of Crime (1999)

Silent Hill (1999)

Game Censorship Database →


1998

1998 – Banned – RC

Pro Surf Executive (1998)

Tender Loving Care (1998)

Game Censorship Database →


1997

1997 – Banned – RC

Billiardlist (199?)

Casino Royale (199?)

Digital Dancing: The Erotic Challenge (1993)

Immoral Combat (199?)

Immoral Cumbat (1995)

Jo Guest in the Milk Round (1994)

Peepshow 2: The Girlie Game (199?)

Pocket Gal 2 (1988)

Postal (1997)

Private Investigator (1996)

Roberta Williams Anthology, The (1997)

SeXXcapades (1991)

Seymore Butts Interactive 2: In Pursuit of Pleasure (1994)

Texas Table Dance (199?)

1997 – Borderline RC

Carmageddon (1997)

1997 – Censored for MA rating

Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh (1996)

1997 – Enforcement – Police, Fair Trading etc.

Casino Royale (199?) – NSW – RC

Digital Dancing: The Erotic Challenge (1993) – VIC – RC

Immoral Combat (199?) – VIC – RC

Immoral Cumbat (1995) – VIC – RC

Jo Guest in the Milk Round (1994) – VIC – RC

Peepshow 2: The Girlie Game (199?) – NSW – RC

Private Investigator (1996) – VIC – RC

SeXXcapades (1991) – VIC – RC

Seymore Butts Interactive 2: In Pursuit of Pleasure (1994) – VIC – RC

Texas Table Dance (199?) – VIC – RC

Game Censorship Database →


1996

1996 – Banned – RC

Adult Film Cameraman (1994)

Gals Panic 2 (1993)

Gals Panic 3 (1995)

Lady Killer (1993)

Miss World ’96 (1996)

New Fantasia (1995)

PC Foreplay (1994)

Porntris (1993)

Sorority House (199?)

Strip Blackjack (1994)

Strip Poker 3 (1991)

Teresa: House Guest (1993)

Vida X (1993)

WanderLust (1994)

1996 – Censored for MA rating

Duke Nukem 3D (1996)

1996 – Enforcement – Police, Fair Trading etc.

Adult Film Cameraman (1994) – VIC – RC

Gals Panic 2 (1993) – VIC – RC

Gals Panic 3 (1995) – VIC – RC

Lady Killer (1993) – VIC – RC

Miss World ’96 (1996) – VIC – RC

New Fantasia (1995) – VIC – RC

PC Foreplay (1994) – VIC – RC

Porntris (1993) – VIC – RC

Sorority House (199?) – NSW – RC

Sorority House (199?) – VIC – RC

Strip Blackjack (1994) – VIC – RC

Strip Poker 3 (1991) – VIC – RC

Teresa: House Guest (1993) – VIC – RC

Vida X (1993) – VIC – RC

WanderLust (1994) – VIC – RC

Game Censorship Database →


1995

1995 – Banned – RC

Dream Web (1994)

Phantasmagoria (1995)

Strip Poker (1993)

Voyeur (1994)

1995 – Event

Refused Registration becomes Refused Classification.

South Australian Classification Council commences with the power to reclassify decisions of the Federal Classification Board.

Game Censorship Database →


1994

1994 – Event

Apr. 11 – Games classification begins

Apr. 22 –Mortal Kombat (1992) is first game classified.

Game Censorship Database →


1993

1993 – Controversial

Night Trap (1992)

Game Censorship Database →


Abbreviations

Ratings

MOD. – Modified (Censored)

G – General

M – Mature

MA/MA15+ – Mature Accompanied

PG – Parental Guidance

R /R18+– Restricted 18+

RC – Refused Classification

RR – Refused Registration


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