Published: Sat, July 07, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

We Happy Few Coming to Australia, Rated R18+

We Happy Few Coming to Australia, Rated R18+

If you're interested in We Happy Few then you should check out our preview of it!

Last month, the Australian Classification Board refused to give We Happy Few a rating, arguing against its depictions of violence and drug use.

While this does technically "reward" players for using the drug, We Happy Few actually seems to have a message of anti-drug use. The player controls one of these downers, but they can also take small quantities of Joy to better blend in with the crowd and avoid suspicion. "In this context, our game's overarching social commentary is no different than Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, or Terry Gilliam's Brazil".

Compulsion Games wrote in a blog post, "After considering our appeal to get We Happy Few reviewed for classification, the Australian Classification Review Board has chose to allow the release of We Happy Few in Australia!" With Kickstarter involved in the game's funding, that would've been a whole mess.

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We Happy Few is now available on PC and Xbox One via Early Access and Xbox Game Preview respectively, and will officially launch on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on August 10. The people in the game are depicted as violent psychopaths due to their overuse of the drug, and all have basically lost their humanity.

Regardless, We Happy Few fans in Australia will likely be pleased that the game's ban has been reversed and it will release in their region uncensored.

What do you think of Compulsion Games & Gearbox Publishing successfully appealing the ban of We Happy Few in Australia? We Happy Few will be rated R18+ in Australia.

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