Australian Saints Row 4 Incompatible With International Version

The Australian version of Saints Row 4 will not be compatible with its international release counterparts, Deep Silver has confirmed. In other words, if you own the censored version of the game, you won’t be able to play with your friends elsewhere in the world.

“For this version, we had to cut one optional Loyalty Mission from the game,” reads the statement, which appears to have since been removed (via Kotaku AU). The statement reiterates what they told websites earlier today, but adds that the difference in versions means that the game is incompatible with players who own the uncensored version.

“While we are very proud of all our different missions, we do feel that Saints Row IV on the whole remains largely the same without this single optional mission, and we also feel that you deserve to know what you are getting in Australia. Due to the changes we were forced to make, this version is different than the version rated by rating boards like the ESRB, USK, and PEGI, which is why it will be incompatible with those versions in co-op.”

While it’s possible for Australian gamers to import the game from their friends overseas, it’s not something we recommend due to the potential legal ramifications.

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8 Comments on Australian Saints Row 4 Incompatible With International Version


On August 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Points for that last sentence.


On August 5, 2013 at 1:54 am

Well done Australia, coming across as the most prudish, backwater nation in the developed world yet again.


On August 5, 2013 at 8:48 am

Australian gamers, import the international version from your friends. You are not children, you don’t need the permission from some scowling group of busybodies to enjoy yourself if you aren’t hurting anyone.


On August 5, 2013 at 9:35 am

I don’t get it, with it being uncensored it received an “18+” rating. If a person in Australia wishes to import the game, I imagine “you must be 18 or older to order” as we hear from all the commercials. So an 18 year old, cannot buy a game intended for ages 18+. The only way I imagine you could get in trouble is if an underage person were to claim to be of legal age at time of purchase.


On August 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm

‘Australia’ the backward country.


On August 6, 2013 at 1:52 am

Makes me glad I live in the UK. Not too many games have been banned or forced to change. The only ones I can remember are Carmageddon, Manhunt 2 and The Punisher. All of them were later approved after a couple of tweaks to make the violence less explicit and more implied, which arguably made the executions in Manhunt 2 and The Punisher even more gruesome anyway (plus Carmageddon was a piece of crap so nobody cared about that one). Rule of Rose was also banned originally but that was lifted.

An Aussie adult

On August 6, 2013 at 7:03 am

It is just a game let me play the game that i should be aloud to I AM OVER 18. I understand it is not real life none of that stuff should be repeated(unless still in game). FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU. I give up on our rating system. Got r18+ rating at start of year already ED IT UP. GAMES DON’T MAKE PEOPLE VIOLENT RATINGS DO, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


On August 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Who cares? Australia has a good immigration system so it probably only has about seven people fat and lazy enough to play games to begin with lol. Plus Saints Row sucks balls.