I think I get a kick out of writing these “Australia hates fun, bans game XYZ” pieces – not sure why. Anyway, it’s the same old thing going on here: Australia lacks a game rating any higher than 15+ and therefore, when the odd game comes along that’s far too gory for little Bruce to play, they deny it classification.

This time around it’s Electronic Arts’ turn to have a game effectively banned in the land down under. The upcoming Syndicate reboot is a little violent and is well deserving of an 18 age restriction. There’s no such thing in Australia and so the game can’t be sold there.

If you need a reminder on just how violent EA and Starbreeze Studios’ take on the Syndicate franchise is, then hit the video bellow. Yeah, that dude just totally got stabbed in the eye.

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Source: Kotaku Australia