Left 4 Dead 2 denied classification in Australia, again

The originally submitted, denied, and then appealed version of Left 4 Dead 2 has been denied classification once more, the Australian Classification Board announced today, meaning the game in its goriest form is effectively banned from being sold, hired, advertised or demonstrated down under.

The three-member Review Board has unanimously decided that the game’s frequent, prolonged, and high impact violence was too much for Aussie youths, and since the country’s highest rating is MA 15+, the game was rated RC (Refused Classification).

Left 4 Dead 2 will still be released in the country, it’ll just be the earlier approved toned down version which will deprive players of “depictions of decapitation, dismemberment, wound detail or piles of dead bodies lying about the environment.” So, it’ll kind of be Left 4 Dead 2