Manhunt 2 is a video game that is banned in Ireland… I knew nothing about manhunt, but because it has been banned I wanted to know more since it is Deemed too violent for sale.
Following the BBFC’s decision to prevent Manhunt 2 from going on sale in the UK, the controversial Rockstar title has also been banned in Ireland. The Irish Film Censor’s Offices issued an order on June 18 under the Video Recordings Act of 1989 Section 7 (1)(b) referring to acts of gross violence or cruelty.
IFCO recognises that in certain films, DVDs and video games, strong graphic violence may be a justifiable element within the overall context of the work
However, in the case of Manhunt 2, IFCO believes that there is no such context, and the level of gross, unrelenting and gratuitous violence is unacceptable.
So now that you know all the facts – do you agree? Is an age restriction enough or is this psychological reasoning a factor that is important?