BBFC rates GTA IV as 18, no cuts made
- Posted April 1st, 2008 at 09:04 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 24 Comments
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) announced today that it has issued Rockstar’s forthcoming Grand Theft Auto IV with an 18 rating, confirming no cuts have been made to the final product.
“This work was passed with no cuts made,” the company said on its official website, confirming that the game will arrive on retail stores with all content intact.
Unsurprisingly, the listing revealed that the highly anticipated crime romp would contain an excessive amount of adult material, “including references to strong sexual behaviour.”
"During gameplay the character can pick up prostitutes... What follows is an un-detailed portrayal of masturbation, fellatio and intercourse. The character can also visit lap dancing clubs and request a private dance. While the game contains sexualised dancing and the portrayal of sex, there is no sexualised nudity,”
Grand Theft Auto IV is due out later this month on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Stay tuned for our review here at PSU in the near future.
- 4:12am EDT - April 1st, 2008
- 4:13am EDT - April 1st, 2008
As if they would try to make cuts after the sh!te of Manhunt 2, i expect a low profile is company policy at the moment!
- 4:29am EDT - April 1st, 2008
no sh!t its gona b 18.....wats new ffs every gta has bein 18 and has had prostutes and gta:vice city had strip club.....its nothing new....mike u got nothig better to post u looser i culd of told u this lol
psycho_mantis | uncut_raw187
- 4:36am EDT - April 1st, 2008
- 4:44am EDT - April 1st, 2008
Must admit i agree with webman69, this article is b*ll*ks and completely states the obvious
- 4:45am EDT - April 1st, 2008
i cant walk in a store and get it but....gd old internet will save the day:P
- 4:59am EDT - April 1st, 2008
Well.. U never get to old to play GTA, so any less than 18+ would be a letdown..
- 5:04am EDT - April 1st, 2008
I can already hear the politicians banging their war drums. While we may never see a AO game rating on the console, I could possible see it on the PC. I'm glad to hear that they didn't censor anythign either.
- 5:21am EDT - April 1st, 2008
- 5:56am EDT - April 1st, 2008
As if they would treat this one any differanelty or more severe, you could do all those things on most of the other ones.
- 5:56am EDT - April 1st, 2008
a day one purchase for me i can't wait
- 6:03am EDT - April 1st, 2008
Seems a little late to grade a game doesnt it? Oh well at least its all ok and will be ready for release day.
- 6:06am EDT - April 1st, 2008
- 6:40am EDT - April 1st, 2008
psn id: gingo.... was never going to be anything else other than an 18 but glad they didn't have to make any cuts
- 7:12am EDT - April 1st, 2008
@ webman69 and richkaos: You don't have to be pricks. The BBFC will always be looking at Rockstar's products with more scrutiny than others and passing with no cuts is a great thing, expecially after the Manhunt 2...problem.
- 7:21am EDT - April 1st, 2008
PSN ID...ReppinDaNorth21...Yeah this is kinda like pointless new we knew that it was going to be 18..but hes doing what he needs to do and maybe someone liked this lol..but i am sure some kid will be reading this and his mom come in and not let him get the game now lol
- 8:12am EDT - April 1st, 2008
I can't believe that nothing was cut from GTA4 because of the BBFC because there have been several games that have been banned from Australia and other places in Europe, but never in the U.S.
And GTA4 is less than a month away, I just can't believe it. I've had my copy of GTA4 pre-ordered since last July and finally it's almost here.
- 8:20am EDT - April 1st, 2008
- 8:27am EDT - April 1st, 2008
yeah full game is full fun ha ha
XSpike_SpiegelC | XSpike_SpiegelC
- 9:35am EDT - April 1st, 2008
i dont think it he was posting that it was 18......what he is saying is that there IS NOTHING CUT OUT, which means everything that R* wanted in, is in. Quit being stupid about it...
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