Saints Row IV is an action-adventure video game that was developed by Volition and published by Deep Silver. It was released on August 20, 2013. To be able to release the game in Australia, a mission involving drugs was removed.


Australian censorship[]


Saints Row IV banned in Australia

  • The game was banned in Australia because of a mission involving fictional drugs and possibly implied sexual violence (due to the Anal Probe weapon, which was later added as DLC). An appeal was denied by the Classification Review Board. Thus, Deep Silver removed the mission "Psychosomatic" for all versions released in Australia, but not New Zealand. Rewards for the removed mission were moved to the De Plane Boss mission. This version was given an MA 15+ rating.[1] Due to this change in the Australian version, it is impossible to play the censored Australian version in co-op with the uncensored version.[2]

Saudi Arabian censorship[]

Where to find it uncensored[]

The uncensored version is available elsewhere, particularly through play-asia. In most cases, it is legal to possess Refused Classification material in Australia.


  1. Saints Row 4 (Comparison: Australian Version - Austrian Version), Movie-Censorship.com. Accessed 2022-08-28.
  2. What Volition cut for Australian version of Saints Row 4 by Tom Phillips, Eurogamer. 2013-08-05.
  3. Saudi Arabia Bans Saints Row IV And 46 Other Video Games by Rania Tsiro, VGR. 2018-07-22.

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