Saints Row 4 screenshot
Saints Row 4 screenshot

Saints Row 4 has been denied an age rating by the Australian Classification Board for a second time, despite the removal of the anal probe weapon.

A three person panel determined the game to be unsuitable for an R 18+ rating largely because of drug use in the sequel.

"In the Review Board's opinion, Saints Row 4 could not be accommodated within the R 18+ classification as drug use related to incentives and rewards is not permitted," the ACB stated.

Drug use was also the downfall of XBLA hit State of Decay, which was denied classification because of its use of real-world narcotics to restore health.

A "safe" version of Saints Row 4 will be submitted to the Australian Classification Board, but it's not known what cuts will be made.

Saints Row 4 has gone gold and will be released August 23 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The anal probe weapon will be offered exclusively to Season Pass buyers.

Source: ACB

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Slender_Man_co's Avatar

Slender_Man_co@ Dbollox

It's been released here, albeit in edited form.
Posted 13:24 on 05 September 2013
Dbollox's Avatar


Well,the Aussies have still got 3 ways of getting round that.Either get it from steam, Amazon or Pirate Bay.The Aussie classification board cant restrict that now,can they?
Posted 13:13 on 05 September 2013
JPedz's Avatar


I do feel sorry for the Aussies... They seem to get shafted for so many things in gaming! High prices, restricted content, high hardware prices. But then again, I envy their weather and beaches!
Posted 20:12 on 30 July 2013
Batmamerc's Avatar


A safe version! That makes me think of a child version of saints row... and that would be awesome. Imagine all the cars are them early learning centre ones with no floor, water pistols and them guns that have flashing lights in the end (then again oz wouldn't like that either) sweets instead of drugs, all the characters as cartoon animals and a city been a 3D model of them toy car road mats/carpets, I would buy that.
Posted 20:05 on 30 July 2013

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