GTA Chinatown Wars Rated 18 For British Market

January 9, 2009 -

No surprise here.

The British Board of Film Classification has assigned an 18 rating to the upcoming Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.

No edits to the game were required, although the BBFC issued warnings that GTA Chinatown Wars "contains very strong language and drug references".

The game is scheduled for a March 20th release in the UK.

UPDATE: GameSpot notes that the 18 rating assigned to GTA Chinatown Wars is the first ever assigned to a DS game by the BBFC. The game's rating for the North American market is not yet listed on the website of the ESRB.


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Re: GTA Chinatown Wars Rated 18 For British Market

Where is "over here"?

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: GTA Chinatown Wars Rated 18 For British Market

Australia. My apologies for not pointing this out earlier.

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Re: GTA Chinatown Wars Rated 18 For British Market

No problem.  Come to think of it, I should have been able to figure that out based on the M rating.  Far as I know, the OFLC is the only other body that uses M as a rating.
 
Anyway, I guess it's not too surprising that GTA Advance ended up with a "teen" rating (M 15+) as all the GTA games have that rating due to the fact that there's no 18 rating for games.  If they don't get the M, they don't get released.
 
 
 
Andrew Eisen

Re: GTA Chinatown Wars Rated 18 For British Market

So wouldn't that be more of a news story than a GTA game being rated 18?

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Re: GTA Chinatown Wars Rated 18 For British Market

dun, Dun DUN

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

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Re: GTA Chinatown Wars Rated 18 For British Market

 Its only slightly less pointless than you, but thanks for posting.

Re: GTA Chinatown Wars Rated 18 For British Market

Aw bless, you haven't even got past chapter 3 in the 'How To Be A Dick On The Internet' handbook. That's quite funny that you are about 4 years behind the rest of the internet when it comes to being a dick.

Slow learner or just mentally handicapped?

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