What’s Cut From Aussie Left 4 Dead 2, And How To Uncut It

What’s Cut From Aussie Left 4 Dead 2, And How To Uncut It

Left 4 Dead 2 got refused classification in Australia. Valve appealed. And lost. So they’ve had to release a censored version. Let’s see how censored it really is and how easily you can uncensor it yourself.

The aptly-named The Australian Version Thread over on the Steam community forums has an excellent summary of what’s missing from the local, censored edition of the game. Highlights include:

* No Gore: When you shoot an Infected to you see a small splash of blood. You will not see any “gibs” at all. * No Blood Spatter: You will not see blood spattering on the screen. * No Dismemberment: You cannot shoot or melee any limbs, including the head, off an Infected. * No Corpses: As soon as they’re dead, Infected bodies will disappear. * No Burning: Infected will not catch fire from, for example, a molotov. They will, however, still die. * No Riot Cop: The “riot cop” Uncommon Infected will not spawn at all. In fact, if just one player on the server is running the Australian edition, the “riot cop” will not spawn at all.

Check this comparison video to see for yourself.

However, some clever types have worked out how to get around the censorship – at least in the demo that is now available. And it just involves a tiny bit of editing to two files. Click the images below to enlarge and follow the instructions here.

uncutting l4d2 1uncutting l4d2 2

Now, bear in mind, this has only been tested on the demo at this stage. It may not work on the full version of the game when it is released in just over a fortnight. You also have to run the demo directly from its .exe rather than via Steam, which may result in some issues. You have been warned!

[Special thanks to Gary P and Brendan B for their tip-offs!]

Comments

  • I have not played either game but it sounds like this one is now less violent than LFD1. I think perhaps valve may have overdone it a bit in the hope that they wouldn’t actually have to use this version and that the uncut version would get approved. All I can say is well done to those who are uncensoring it, I hope you can manage to fix the full version.

    • Someone listen to me already. I told my mate to by the game with a US IP, everything went great until he was forced to download the Australian patch BUT it doesn’t make you use it. As far as I know at the moment this text only changes for single player and stops you from launching the game properly.

      Buy and DL with a US Ip, ???, Profit.

      • would love to listen to you but no matter how many times I read your gibberish it doesnt make sense

        I understand your mate bought it using a USA IP so steam thought he was a USA customer but the rest is utter gibberish

    • think about it all they gota do is release l4d2 game censored then release a patch to uncensor it as the gov can rate games but they cant rate patchs or onlnie content

  • Well they’re under obligation to sell a censored version in Australia. However, they’re not under any obligation to make it impossible to modify the game.

    Whether its as easy as this in the final version or not gamers will find a way to alter it so they’re happy with it.

    Witness the futility of attempting to censor that which you don’t understand.

    • they took gta off the shelf after users modified it to get hot coffee…

      I can’t imagine anyone who would by the censored version of the game (unless they are gonna try and uncensored it) it is a ZOMBIEE game! GORE is it’s only selling point! people will just play the more gory, game play identical original!!

      • But was that due to a legislative requirement or adverse publicity mitigation? I don’t know the answer myself.

          • So true. If 11 year olds play this game, one of 2 things have gone wrong. 1, oblivious parent. Or 2, The government need new rules put in place to stop children from playing violent games. No clue how they’re going to do it but good luck to them!

    • Yeah, like anyone at the OFLC knows anything about computers.

      The very fact that there is no R18+ rating proves that, in fact, everyone there is stuck in times with the 8-track.

      That said, I am not using this because I am afraid I might get banned off steam for it.

      Therein lies the problem. VALVe can’t tell people it’s alright to do, and as such one day this might become the next TF2 idling problem.

      • @Joshy, you’re kind of off track there my friend. The OFLC has nothing to do with there being or not being an R18+ category for games – This is where our good friend Michael Atkinson comes into it. The OFLC only receive and review content based on the guidelines they have for each category.

        • R18+ will also not solve this problem. People have already discussed that an R18 rating will only be handed down upon review and not upon first rating.

  • I haven’t played L4D1 enough to remember what out of that list is in number 1, but if just one of those things is in it, then the classfication board are hypocrites and solely exist to waste tax payers money.

    • Order from overseas.

      Wow, not only are the OFLC screwing over aussies, they’re messing with everyone! No Riot cop if an aussie is in the match? Wow, its gonna be fun getting kicked from games!

    • This an outrage! Just because of the idiot Mr Atkinson, Australia is gonna be frowned upon by the rest of the gaming community. The censorship of the game not only degrades the quality for the few unlucky foreigners that get with stuck with a guy with the Aussie version, but also the Aussie himself as he would be continuously getting booted from the matches he plays as well as getting less game for the ridiculous retail price he paid. Therefore everyone loses. The foreigners due to always have to be on the watch for Aussies to prevent content being disabled, Australians due to not being able to play the game they bought from being kicked all the time, and finally Valve because no one in Australia would really want to buy it.

  • What stupid idiots for posting over the internet about being able to UN-censor the game in the demo.

    Valve will most probably change it now if they’re legally obliged to or have to.

    I cannot believe some of things they HAVE to edit. No bodies, WTF! What about Halo? Shooting covenant spurts out purple blood, well it used to? Borderlands, in a cartoon style had blood splattering everywhere. No one on fire – ahh what does Borderlands do best? Ahh have a great range of weapons that can electrocute people and SET THEM ON FIRE AND RUN AROUND SWEARING!

    This is reaaaaaal pathetic. Fair enough with less blood splatter and no limbs being dismembered – but thats a little far. There are so many MA and even M games that have a lot of those features.

    • Well 1 riot cops are available in the uncensored version and 2 valve only censored it to the level they did because it was easy for them. They only change was 2 txt files and their laziness drew them to the easiest option.

  • Have heard that the cut Australia is getting isn’t based on the recommendations from the Classification Board.

    Meaning Valve haven’t gone back to make a specific edit for the offending material, but instead are simply giving us the German Version which is why the game is far more censored than the original.

    It’s a case of Valve saving time and money by submitting a version that was already made and obviously not going to raise an eyebrow over at the Classification Board.

  • First of all, these edits are bullshit – no fire animations? WTF? Without those animations, my main anti-tank strategy (i.e. burn that giant SOB) becomes meaningless – is he on fire or isn’t he?

    Anyways, does anyone know the deal with how to get an uncensored console version in Australia? I mean, xbox users can hardly edit game files without a console ban from MS. Will Valve releasea patch / DLC to reinstate the edited features, or will I have to import an unedited copy of the game from New Zealand (for example)?

    • Sorry for the double post, but I just noticed that there is an achievement for decapitating 200 zombies – how do they expect Australians to get this now? I know it’s not that important, but it’s the principle of the thing.

      • I got the achievement by accident… I was just using the melee weapons and I just randomly got it without being able to tell if I was cutting off their heads!

    • I don’t think Valve would release a patch to the 360 version of the game to reinstate the things that were edited out. Then its just a waste of editing the game in the first place and goes against the rules of the OFLC of the game being “too violent”.

      I wish it would/could happen – but wouldn’t Valve get into trouble for doing so.

      Anyway – i guess the boycott wasn’t needed for Australia cause this is enough to turn off even more gamers than what the boycott was going to do.

      • Not going to work there. They will release a patch for xbox live users in Australia that censors even overseas versions of the game.

    • M? That almost looks G!
      Anyways, I’ll be giving my 7 year old cousin my copy. He’s ‘Mature’ enough – since there is no spatter…

  • Are the graphics improved at all in 2? As graphics become more realistic this could account for the added concern from the OFLC.

    • this is only an issue for people with no imagination.

      (but I guess the classification board members would fall into this category…)

  • That is just ridiculously overboard on the part of the OFLC.

    So in summary:

    How can games like Prototype get away with killing people, civilians, police and army personnel and literarlly slicing them into pieces, but L4D2 can’t?

    Why was it okay to set fire to people in dozens of other games, including L4D but not in L4D2?

    I mean, in Fallout 3 you can kill someone, then methodically blow all the limbs of the corpse and then pick up the body and make it dance around. But in Left 4 Dead 2 you can’t shoot specific body parts?

    based on all these inconsistencies in their rulings. The OFLC does not seem to have a set series of rules for assessing games.

    I’d like to shout complainst but I don’t think they’d hear me back in the fifties.

    • “based on all these inconsistencies in their rulings. The OFLC does not seem to have a set series of rules for assessing games.”

      PING! We have a winner!

      Thats the problem with the classification process, there’s no standardised guidelines so we can’t get uniform decisions. Each recommendation seems to be entirely at the whim of the individuals on the board reviewing that particular title so you have a coin flip. Heads = “Woah, awesome decapitation!”. Tails = “EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111”

      The 18+ rating would solve a lot of this but we have a single man with FAR too much power because of his unique position and the rules requiring a unanimous vote to add a rating. This single man is well aware of said power and is cynically using this to enforce his own personal beliefs on the entire country in spite of the fact that in doing so he is actively damaging the cause he supports.

      Personally I’d have rated Gears Of War 2 at 18+ since the graphics are pretty realistic and you can chainsaw people in half but its a huge title worth a bucketload of money and so the OFLC let it slide in at an MA15+ (again possibly because of the ‘awesome decapitation’ oflc reviewers) thus letting “impressionable 15 year old Timmy ‘Psycho’ Smith” get his hands on it and thus initiating the destruction of civilisation as we know it.

      Pretty damn good chance he’d have been carded and refused if the game was rated at 18+ but no… we can’t have that can we? Thanks for destroying society mr atkinson!

    • As far as I’m aware in these situations you can’t use examples of previously classified game to support the new classification.

      I’m fairly sure that’s how it works for film, so I have no reason to think it wouldn’t be the same for games.

      That said this version is ridiculous. No Riot Cop because it’s an example of ‘violence against authorities’? Really? Didn’t they notice the cop Infected in the first game? Or the plethora of cop-killing in every other bloody game? The no fire thing is what gets me though. It’s a mere what? 8 months since the first game? What has changed between now and then? I could handle it in the first game, I can handle it now. It’s because I’m an ADULT. I can make ADULT decisions about letting the fantasy violence in a fictitious game world affect my real world actions.

      If anything by removing the gore and fire it’s reinforcing the tendency for violence to have NO consequence. The gore, even with it being over the top, at least replicates the consequence of slashing someone with a machete or shooting someone. Removing this feedback ‘to protect’ does nothing but further desensitize any impressionable person who will play it.

      Another archaic and unneccessay decision from the uninformed, out of touch OFLC. Kudos you bastards.

        • HI!! IM FROM THE OFLC!!! AND I’M GONNA DELETE ZOMBIES FROM THE GAME BECAUSE THERE SOMEWHAT HUMAN LIKE TO MAKE IT 3 YEAR OLD FRIENDLY!!!

          HAPPY TIMES FOR ALL!!!

          • well think about it the game states that these aren’t actually zombies but ‘infected humans’

      • “As far as I’m aware in these situations you can’t use examples of previously classified game to support the new classification.

        I’m fairly sure that’s how it works for film, so I have no reason to think it wouldn’t be the same for games.”

        If that were the case L4D2 would be R18+ and we’d have no issues 😐 But no – fancy film graphics as big as a building, immersing your vision entirely in the story, in no way compares to a 20 inch box – the box is more ‘influential’.

  • Wow, I’m not sure if i even want to get this game anymore, my non-australian friends will be a bit anoyed about the roit cop and i wouldn’t want to dissatisfy them in the least.

    It’s like me taking a feature out of the game.

    • ..more like we are a hemorrhoid on the arse of the gaming community. Wait, no. Atkinson is the hemorrhoid, and we are the arse end of the world’s gaming community. Yup.

  • Im not going to pick up L4D2. This is seriously weak. Bodies dissapear right after…. I remember when ps2 games did that because they couldnt HANDLE the bodies on screen not because of censoring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ive said this before that Valve only had to deactivate the gore and that some egghead would figure it out or release a patch. I remember they did that to the original Euprope version of carmageddon and someone released a patch to restore it to the original versions.

  • As already mentioned, the problem is NOT the OFLC.

    The problem is with the Federal Government, and relevant State Government ministers that dictate the role of the OFLC.

    So don’t bother complaining about the OFLC. They just carry out a mandate that is defined by the government.

  • I’ve just tried changing my copy of L4D2 to full gore as shown above, but when i load it up, it quits to desktop with the error

    Engine Error

    Could not load library client

    has anyone else come up with this error?

  • Anyone complaining about l4d2 censorship, it is an extremely gore filled game, the strongest i’ve ever seen, if this game recieved a MA15+ rating shit would hit the fan and due to laziness and some wrong beliefs in a few things, we won’t get an R rating unless we demand it. Though this fix does solve everything, it changes your game type, you no longer can play on the australian default servers you have to play on 510 servers though there have also been other ways to uncensor your edition, with even reports of australian editions being gore filled once downloaded and a few file changes.

    • Actually it works fine on perfectly on Aussie servers. If everyone on the server has the fix then the swat infected will spawn.

  • What have they done to my infected! NO! I swear they start to fade into oblivion before hitting the ground, and why do they look so clean on impact when they’re ooozing blood themselves?!
    And where do all the body parts evaporate to when i’ve whacked at them with my now useless Katana.. it just doesn’t work!

    Thanks Atkinson and the nanny government for making my life just that little more difficult to obtain the version that’s rightfully mine.

    They’ve completely ruined this PG13 AU version.

  • I actually think this may be slight over-censorship by Valve.

    And the riot cop thing not spawning when an Aussie joins a server? Are Valve just trying to make Australians be hated? It could just be re-skinned on the Aussie player’s screen.

  • If riot cops are not in the full game, then valve is liable to get in trouble. in Australian retailers, the description states there will be 5 uncommon infected. if they take out the riot cop then that would be a lie as there would only be 4 uncommon infected. misleading much?

  • I will not be buying this game, now, until the uncut version becomes available in Australia. The entire atmosphere of the game has been removed, leaving an unrecognizable husk of it’s former self.

  • If you purchased a fully uncensored version from NewZealand, you could possibly get around any Steam or xbox live bans seeing as we are under the same region.

    • There wont be any steam bans even if you have the uncensored US version for PC, i should know because http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/1390/l4d2w.jpg and judging from their (Steam Supports) answer i think it’s safe to assume that even if you get the US version you wont face a ban.

      for those that don’t want to click my pic link:

      Subject: Left 4 dead 2 Australian version

      Question: Hi, i was just wondering that if i import Left 4 Dead 2 retail from USA will it still be censored (as in will steam still be able to censor the content even though i should have an uncensored version?)

      Answer: Hello

      Thank you for contacting Steam Support.

      An imported game from the US should not have the low violence restrictions attached to it.

  • This is going to be the Australian version of the Hot Coffee fiasco.

    THE CONTENT IS IN THE GAME! THE HACKZORS GOT IT! VALVE LEFT IT IN THERE! LETS SUE THEM!

    • Well valve could easily say that:
      1. They showed the edited version to the OFLC and anything that is bypassed here on in by us is mereley a “miss” on the OFLC’s part. In other words, the OFLC didn’t inspect the cencored version thouroughly enough, therefore it isn’t valve’s problem.
      2. It would’ve taken an incredible amount of man power and time to “create” a cencored version, so instead they made an “on/off” switch, that shouldn’t be accessed by customers (Valve could also scrap up some last minute terms and conditions to go along with this stating that we – as customers shouldn’t be doing this)

      Valve has to be smart with this! They gotta play the game! Don’t underestimate their intelligence and willpower on the subject. They’ve gotta think “as gamers” and not “as developers”

  • Both versions use the same steam app because i bought the Australian version played it for 2 min refunded it then bought the US version and it did not download anything.

  • This is awesome, I thought we’d have to wait a few weeks for the inevitable hacking to show up on the net.

    I’m willing to bet the full version will be just as easily modified, props to Valve for not actually removing the content but simply ‘disabling’ it 😀

    Feel sorry for the 360 players though, guess they’re forced to import and I hear you can actually get fined for doing that now 😛

  • does this mean that australians can’t get the ‘decapitate 200 enemies’ achievement? i hate to get my priorities mixed around but its worth thinking about.
    anyway, hooray for imports!

  • I suppose one can only hope that given time, Valve are able to patch a proper Australian version of the game to at least get us back to a fully functional game. Given it’d have to go through the OFLC rigmarol for the third time, it’s probably not all that likely, but if any developer would consider going so far beyond the call of duty it’s Valve.

    You have to feel sorry for the Germans.

  • I appreciate Valve’s efforts in working with the pathetic censorship which has absolutely 0 consistency and isn’t doing it’s intended job of protecting youngsters.

    But despite the fact that this isn’t Valve’s fault really, I couldn’t bring myself to play that censored version, it looks terrible, my biggest problem is the vanishing corpses, the other stuff I can live with but not that.

  • 510 pride, brothers!

    Here’s hoping the workaround is in the full game too.
    The ratings board doesn’t usually seem to care about stuff once it’s got through them, and if a watchdog group causes a ruckus it’s only going to drive sales through the roof.

  • Gifting from America still works; get some Yank friends, people. Bonus – any money spent bypasses the Australian economy.

    Also, refund if you preordered already, I’mma be interested in the refund figures for L4D2.

  • i got my one refunded by stem after playing the demo… and Steam will not stop users importing it from what they said in their emails back and forth…

  • What happens to LFD2’s Online gameplay? How does that work now that Australia’s version has been cut like a motherbitch.

  • Did you know you can have nudity in a G rated film . I am glad I checked that video clip with samples of the censored game in it. I have to say I will not be buying the australian version of the game because of the changees. If i buy the pc version overseas will it be forced to patch to the australian version if i use it here?

  • I haven’t seen anyone else mention that they thought Valve played this one politically cunningly. It’s like they are criticising the ban by releasing an extremely watered down version.

    First by appealing the ban. Even announcing the edited version at the same time as if to show the appeal was a charade.

    Valve’s like why bother wasting time on this backwater country’s regulations and instead give them exactly what they ask for as silent political protest.

    They’ve done the right thing and highlight the OFLC as the bad guys. Question is how long will it take for Australia to grow up to 18+ classifications.

  • Lest we forget this was the same in L4D 1 if u run it in Low Violence mode. ONly difference now is that we dont have a choice with LV mode 🙁

  • well this is really annoying, followed the advice of the article posted and found that online play is nearly impossible, single player was much better with the censorship removed, still it is going to be annoying unless Valve pulls a “lost and dammed” and unlocks the game post release

  • Just a heads up to everyone that there is an anti-censorship political party running against the Attorney General in the next SA election.

    Check out the website, and be sure to stay tuned. We’re going to have one-click links to send emails to all the Attorneys General before they meet for the next SCAG meeting on Thursday.

    Use your voice – vote!

  • haha also, the game isn’t even out yet, and we’ve already got a workaround on the ready! All the government has done is hurt sales in australia.

    I reckon we should bite the bullet though and keep this under wraps AS MUCH AS WE WOULD LOVE TO SHOVE IT IN THEIR (government) FACES… doing this will only result in them forcing valve to prevent this – you and i both know valve probably left it a bit open and easy

  • I must admit im kinda glad they got rid of the on screen splatter effects. That would start to piss me off eventually. Everything else sucks tho. Disapearing bodies and blood…it reminds me of Goldeneye graphics

  • Tipped your hand too early I think. Should have waited for the full version before going public with how to uncensor it so Saint Atkinson didn’t have warning so he could potentially intervene.

  • excuse me – i emailed Mr Atkinson (very politley… why as a 26 year old, i wasn’t capable of making my own decisions as to whether i play a game due to its graphics or not. it has been 2 months now and i have had no reply… i watched an interview in which Mr atkinson explained why australia didnt have an 18+ rating – at one point he says he completly open to the publics opinions and all… so can any1 tell me why i am not aloud to buy as an adult…. an adult game? thankyou

  • I used this Text change and these are my results:
    Gore: yes
    limbs: yes
    blood splat: yes
    normal ragdolls (not slow): no
    Doesnt disapear: sometimes. sometimes they stay. but 80/100 times they do.

    Any reasons? i did both files to 510.

  • Wow, this is some serious bullshit. I am glad I am lucky enough to live in a country that is afraid to censor anything (that’s too obvious) because we’ll go all hood on their asses. Dammit Aussie board, THIS USED TO BE A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD!

  • Import from NZ. We are getting the full uncensored version. Try trademe.co.nz after the game releases, I’m sure someone will ship to aus.

  • im just going to get it imported from nz so i can play it on my xbox. i think its time to bring in the R rated games

  • I didnt realise how much this censorship would effect the whole experience. I playd 2 chapters then quit. Im so disappointed. I plan on requesting a refund. And even if i dont get it, i think all Aussies should do the same. Hopefully it will either make valve make a fix, or speed it up if they have it planned. Im 21 yet apparently cant think for myself, thanks government… Nice step in controlling our internet use (y)

  • @Galaxyofthelost

    I just sent a lengthy message to Valve explaining (and in complete honesty) of my misunderstanding of the product I was purchasing. Having been an avid L4D player I was eagerly awaiting the next installment.
    However I was ‘out of the loop’ and missed this entire censorship debate, so working off the trailers and gameplay snippets on youtube I was really excited to play. I bought it, downloaded and got ready to play…
    Needless to say, I was beyond disappointed. Although the gameplay is reasonably fun, the gore that excited me in the trailers wasn’t even noticeable in this censored waste of time. I’ve requested a refund, I feel like I’ve only bought half the game. Thanks, Atkinson, once again the fun police are out in full form.

    • It’s not just a visual issue, it actually affects gameplay.

      Seeing a infected run around the side of you, you turn to try to hit it, but sometimes a team mate has shot it, but because there is no corpse due to it instantly disappearing, you can’t tell that it has been shot and keep turning wasting time etc

      Not easily being able to tell that infected are on fire is also a pain.

      It is also very disappointing to see them disappear instantly when hit with explosive rounds (just looks plain wrong!)

  • Why would anybody buy a zombie shooter that has the blood removed! just buy all your games overseas this is the only way our retarded politicians will ever get the message, Australia is becoming the laughing stock of the western world its like we are stuck in the fifties, Cant wait till they bring in our compulsory internet filter! then we will be up to par with China and Iran.

  • What the hell do i vote for, whats next a bed time for adults. Where the hell is as adult rating why don’t we have one. I want one now. Sick of over weight constipated old lady’s and Christan extremists minority’s dictating my life to me. Every one of the I’ve met cant even control their own kids or personal habits so they have to control me.

  • Just writing to let everyone know if ya buy a uncensored version of lfd2 from New zeland if works just fine in australia. Thats the pc steam version.

  • Left for dead 2 full version will not work to uncensor as the file that we need to edit in the demo ins’t there. found another similar file but not going to change it has it doesn’t have the same number as the demo

  • Retailers I have spoken to said this game is just not selling in Oz. Wonder if the retailers can sue OFLC for lost revenue?

  • It’s working in retail version!
    Playing german cut version, this trick unlocks uncut version in any gaming mode (multiplayer!)

    Many thanks from germany

  • I agree, Valve may get in trouble for false advertising, Stating that the game you buy is a “full game” with the 5 uncommon spawns, They are infact lying since any austrailia player *and anyone in a group with them* will not have access to that content, Which pisses me off,I’m in America and I played L4d with a few badass Aussies who now won’t be able to enjoy the full game with me,Which is also bad because that means I’ve wasted my money if I don’t have access to the game I paid my god damn money for if I have an Austrailian *no offence :)* in my group, so good job Valve! heres hoping you get sued for lying to those poor Austrailian bastards and screwing anyone who plays with them out of the full game!

  • I dont see how this worked for anyone..When i did this, they both had 550 before i changed, not 590, and when i changed both it didnt change a thing..In fact, it wouldnt let me play any mode, include single player (and of coarse multiplayer) .. Why is this? Is obviously working for others, y isnt for me?

  • I have just bought this game and i am so pissed off that they even think aussies aren’t as tough or that we’ll get nightmares compared to America and other countries so Mr Atkinson u have pissed a lot of gamers of and valve has probably lost a lot of buyers and money from this pathetic infantile remake
    we have to call zombie shooter

  • I heard Valve might be releasing an uncensorship patch for Xbox Live users. Is this true? I hope so.

    I mean, in any GTA game you HAVE to kill people to make money and if a cop starts chasing you, just heartlessly murder him with whatever you want.

    Like, what the hell? As Aussie’s, we’re meant to have freedom and rights and we’re basically being controlled by our Government.

    If they don’t want kids to have it, simply, THE PARENTS SHOULDN’T BUY IT FOR THEM!!!

    I rest my case.

    • I agree, it is the parent’s job to monitor their children. If you don’ want them playing violent undead killing games like this and Resident Evil then just don’t buy the game. This is the reason everyone got screwed. Parent’s let the TV be the babysitter. I feel that they went a little too far with the censoring. You know in Resident Evil 5 it was censored for everyone but it still didn’t effect the gameplay like this does. I would not have fun playing it. But i would put up with it if an Aussie waws playing.

    • I agree, it is the parent’s job to monitor their children. If you don’ want them playing violent undead killing games like this and Resident Evil then just don’t buy the game. This is the reason everyone got screwed. Parent’s let the TV be the babysitter. I feel that they went a little too far with the censoring. You know in Resident Evil 5 it was censored for everyone but it still didn’t effect the gameplay like this does. I would not have fun playing it. But i would put up with it if an Aussie was playing.

  • The whole reason the refused to classify this game was because the OFLC thought that the zombie’s looked to ‘realistic’ and were just infected humans. Other games like this referred to something else, instead of zombies. Something I picked up, reading about this. But yeah the whole thing is utter Balls**t.

  • To edit a mistake in my post.

    “Other games like this referred to something else, instead of zombies.”

    Should say, infected humans instead of zombies.

  • the state and federal government are thinking of making it. With that cock of an attorney general gone, there is almost no one to stop us/them.

  • Australian Censorship is a chaotic lump of chard wood… my comment does not make sense? neither does the Censorship bodies, this is a Game aimed an young adults who own a Credit Card. there for need to be 18+ instead, the Censorship bodies the same groups that approve the same violence that is shown in these games to appear on TV and in Cinema, assume that Children have unlimited Access to their Parents Credit Card and buy what ever they like online.
    this is a short sighted and ignorant perception, and all Video Games (Computer and Console) should be governed under the same exact parameters as TV and Cinema. especially now that one can watch both TV and Cinema on their Computers and Consoles.

    If one still does not comprehend what I am getting at that is ok, because no one realy understands what the A.C.M.A and A.C.B. are trying to prove by allowing Left 4 Dead to be classified, then banning Left 4 Dead 2, which is filled with essentially the same content.

  • I don’t know why Valve don’t repeal this restriction, since classifications afaik only apply to stuff bought in stores. it doesn’t apply to online content or stuff bought online (ie steam).
    so, by the time our stupid australian govt gets their act together it wont matter, since most games will be bought online.
    btw, i tried this Mod and it no longer works, the game says ‘no connection available, please check your internet’ or something to that effect.

  • Being from America I feel really bad for you guys. Yes i understand that LD4 2 is gorey and violent and someone there had to say hey this is too much, but damn. that is just overkill. I saw more action. Maybe they should have done what Capcom did with the Resident Evil 5 game. They censored it all around the country- Chainsaw guy!. I understand taking out some gore filled stuff but the bodies just floating away is ridiculous. I would rather my 6 year old niece play this version though. I do agree with who ever said it desentizes someone when they play. I mean if you don’t see what REALLY happens then kids grow up thinking… hey if i use a chainsaw its okay because they will go away, no blood or nothing. If i ever do play online someday all you Aussies are free to play with me. In whole I feel the LD4 community is harsh when the vote players out. I hope you guys get the R rating you deserve. It’s simple really, don’t let kids buy it and parents don’t buy it for your kids if you don’t want that stuff shown.

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