Disco Elysium Australia

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut Has Been Refused Classification In Australia

Disco Elysium was set to launch on PS5/PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X/Xbox One on March 30th, but it looks like this won’t be happening in Australia. 

As of yesterday, the Australian Classification Board refused classification on the game. The statement on the Australian Classification Board’s website states:

“The computer game is classified RC … as computer games that “depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified.


The game has been available on Steam since October 15th, 2019 but was never available physically or available on consoles.

The game heavily incorporates drugs/alcohol as a part of its core gameplay mechanic, which looks to have not gone down too well with the Classification Board.

We’ve reached out to the appropriate people to see if this is the reason for the refusal of classification or if it was just an error with submitting the game for classification, which we’ve seen in recent instances with games such as The Medium.

It’s unlikely that we’ll see Disco Elysium release on PS5/PS4 on March 30th, but we’ll keep you posted. The game is widely regarded as one of the best role-playing games in recent times. It currently has a 91 on Metacritic.