The Australia Classification Review Board has accepted Sega’s appeal to grant Alien v. Predator a MA 15+ rating without content changes, reports Edge-Online.  In doing so, the rating body has overturned its own decision to refuse the game a rating.

Australia s highest mature-equivalent rating for videogames is for ages 15 and higher, despite having more adult ratings for films.  The country has been in the news lately for refusing rating to games including Sega’s as well as EA’s Left 4 Dead 2.   EA lost its appeal for the latter and was forced to make changes to violent content to release the title in Australia.  The Australian government recently announced an initiative to consider more mature ratings for games, calling on public opinion on the matter.

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