Red Dead Redemption
RED DEAD REDEMPTION - GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION is an action adventure game set in the Wild West. Viewed from a third person camera, game play allows players to roam freely through large open worlds as they go on a variety of missions. This version of the game includes the original story, along with the 'Undead Nightmare' additional scenario. Some new multiplayer modes are also included. The game was classified '18' for very strong language and strong bloody violence.
The BBFC's Guidelines at '15' state 'The strongest terms (for example, 'cunt') may be acceptable if justified by the context. Aggressive or repeated use of the strongest language is unlikely to be acceptable'. During a cut scene, two men are shown dunking a man's head into a water trough whilst using very strong language. The aggressiveness of the use, together with the accompanying violence, meant the very strong language was more appropriately placed at '18'. The Guidelines at '15' also state 'Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury'. Throughout the game players are given the ability to stick a gun under the chin of any non playing character and blow their heads off. In the case of the 'Undead Nightmare' mode this also applies to zombie enemies. Although this happens very quickly, the option to do this repeatedly over many hours of game play amounts to a dwelling on the infliction of injury that also places the game at '18'. The fact that players can do this to entirely innocent characters – the young women working in a saloon for example – was considered an aggravating factor.
RED DEAD REDEMPTION also contains frequent strong language and, during another cut scene, some breast nudity during sexual activity.