It’s being reported absolutely everywhere that the BBFC has banned the sale of Manhunt 2 in the UK. While I don’t plan on ever playing this game or moving to the UK to do so anytime soon, it’s worth noting that this is an impressive act of censorship. The game is being restricted from everyone, not just from the impressionable young ‘uns that don’t know any better.
“Against this background, the Board’s carefully considered view is that to issue a certificate to Manhunt 2, on either platform, would involve a range of unjustifiable harm risks, to both adults and minors, within the terms of the Video Recordings Act, and accordingly that its availability, even if statutorily confined to adults, would be unacceptable to the public.”
To be fair, the game is about indiscriminately hunting down and killing people.