Gaming

Grand Theft Auto Officially Rated R18+ In Australia

Grand Theft Auto V won’t be banned in Australia! Oh joyous day!

The eagerly-anticipated next instalment in the the Grand Theft Auto series has scraped through the Classification Board unscathed this morning. The game will now carry an official R18+ rating for Drug Use.

Drug Use was classified as high-impact by the Classification Board in its review, whereas themes, violence, language, nudity and sex were all deemed to have a strong impact.

The game that Australia gets will also be the same version shipped internationally, too, as Rockstar Games showed off the original version to the Classification Board, rather than a version modified for questionable content.

Here’s the Classification Board’s verdict on GTA V.


Have you subscribed to Gizmodo Australia's email newsletter? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Product And Price Finder

Find more great products at