While censoring Left 4 Dead 2 for Aussie release seemed like the way to go, the Australian Rating Board still won’t lower the games rating to a MA15. One of their major reasons for holding the back the title was because there was “…insufficient delineation between the depiction of general zombie figures and the human figures, as opposed to the clearly fictional ‘infected’ characters.”
It stinks that Valve spent time and money to censor the game and still get denied a MA15 rating. Its even worse for any Left 4 Dead fans in Australia who won’t be able to have the title readily available to them. At the very least the original Left 4 Dead is still available in Australia.
Update: This article was related to the uncensored version, the censored version is still seeing a release in AUS.