PC & Tech Authority recently reported that 93 percent of Australian households owned a type of gaming console in October 2013. In 2005, the dominant gaming platform was personal computers. Yet Australians took to gaming with ease and interest as the years have passed. Due to the majority of households acquiring true gaming consoles the growth of gaming in Australia has caused certain regulations and enforcements be established. Several video games are allowed in the country, however, regulations have banned a handful. Video games in Australia are banned for violence, gore, and drugs.
Saints Row IV
The Saints Row IV was released in August 2013. It was banned due to sexual related violence and drug incentives. Published by Deep Silver and developed by Volition the game involves a street gang that has taken the presidential office of the United States. The game picks up from its predecessor and fast forwards five years to where Third Street Gang is ruling.
State of Decay
State of Decay is a zombie survival game that was released in September 20, 2013. The game focuses on surviving using evasion, distractions, and stealth. Through securing resources and traveling the world the protagonist must survive. This game was banned due to drug related incentives and rewards.
South Park: The Stick of the Truth
South Park: The Stick of the Truth video game was banned because of sexual violence involving minors. The game can be played on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 gaming consoles as well as on Microsoft Windows operating systems. The game is a role-playing game that is a manifestation of the characters dreams and imaginations. The game was released September 19, 2013.
50 Cent Bulletproof
50 Cent Bulletproof was released on October 25, 2005. The video game was banned due to its high violence and gory inappropriate graphics. Rated Mature 15, the game is played on Xbox and Playstation 3 game consoles. The game features the protagonist 50 Cent on the hunt for the hitman who tried to kill him.
The video game Syndicate was released February 12, 2012. It was banned due to frequent mutilation scenes. The game was developed by Starbreeze Studios and focuses on a first person shooter game play rather than tactical.