How the Australian R18+ System Works


Right, remember that brilliant moment for Australian gaming history when the country finally got
the R18+ rating
for video games? Well, the final guidelines for the R18+
have just been uncovered via the folks at GameSpot,
who spoke on the subject with Australia’s Federal Minister for Home Affairs
Brendan O’Connor. Here are the guidelines:

Under the final guidelines, the criteria for an R18+ game will now be:

THEMES:

There are virtually no restrictions on the treatment of themes.

VIOLENCE:

Violence is permitted. High impact violence that is, in context, frequently
gratuitous, exploitative and offensive to a reasonable adult will not be permitted.
Sexual violence may be implied, if non-interactive and justified by context.

SEX:

Sexual activity may be realistically simulated. The general rule is “simulation,
yes—the real thing, no”.

LANGUAGE:

There are virtually no restrictions on language.

DRUG USE:

Drug use is permitted Drug use related to incentives and rewards is not permitted.

NUDITY:

Nudity is permitted.

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