State of Decay Gets Rated R18+ In Australia

Undead Labs, the makers of the XBLA zombie survival game State of Decay, has announced on their official Facebook page that the title has been successfully certified in Australia.

The news was posted this morning that an edited version that was resubmitted to the Australian Classification Board was given an R18+ rating. The game was previously denied classification for containing references to drugs. The report by the ACB concluded that the game “enables the player’s character to self-administer proscribed drugs which aid in gameplay progression. This game therefore contains drug use related to incentives or rewards, and should be refused classification.”

The edited version of the game for Australia replaces narcotics with medicinal supplements in order to comply with the guidelines of Australia’s rating system.

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7 Comments on State of Decay Gets Rated R18+ In Australia


On July 12, 2013 at 4:42 am

what a crock of sheet. I’m still going to download it from another country’s site so i can enjoy narcotics like i do in real life


On July 12, 2013 at 6:08 am

shoes the disconnect between reality and authority,

eff off.


On July 12, 2013 at 8:06 am

Did Australia classify Last of Us? Because you know that girl sold hardcore drugs.

Australian Authoratay

On July 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

Got to love the Australian Government moving the goal posts…

now instead of the game earning a MA15+ they classify the same game as now R18+

A lot of good that did for the Australian people to protest their Censorship board.


On July 14, 2013 at 2:54 am

it did work drugs and sexual violence are and should be a no


On July 14, 2013 at 10:30 am

@bob Something to remember here is that most of the people who will be playing this game will be at least 18, and therefore legally adults. No government has any moral right to tell adults what they can and can’t do in their free time, so long as that something isn’t immediately harmful to others. Furthermore, why should such topics as sex, drugs, and violence be taboo to explore in mature rated video games when movies, music, and books do so ALL THE TIME?


On August 5, 2013 at 2:13 pm

What a win the government has kept us from using digital drugs! Atleast i can still use real drugs…….. What a joke were adults not five year olds, we have been around a while we know whats acceptable real life behaviour so what do they think there protecting us from?