Despite being a few years already in the market, the rather eccentric RPG has seen without official release in the land down under. Like most games that won’t sell in Australia, the title has issues involving contents that go against established guidelines. In the case of ZA/UM’s acclaimed title, it involves a strong reference to and depiction of drugs as part of gameplay.
Without a rating to classify it from its peers, Disco Elysium is effectively under prohibition. And last March’s decision to ultimately give the game a refused classification only sealed the deal for it. But it has since been contended against by the game’s developer, leading to a closer look into the game.
That final nail in the coffin has since been overturned, however, when the classification board did manage to review. Subsequently leading to insight into how the game disincentivizes players by using such an illicit substance for personal effects in-game. More specifically, in how negative circumstances would arise down the road as players abuse it throughout their game.
But due to its overarching theme, coarse language, and reference to alcohol and drugs, Disco Elysium gets an R18+ rating in Australia. This meant that the game is strictly meant for adult audiences or those in the ages beyond 18.