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DRAGON AGE - ORIGINS [COLLETORS EDITION]

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DRAGON AGE - ORIGINS [COLLETORS EDITION]

Type of media DigitalMedia

Ratings Info Contains strong bloody violence and one strong sexual image

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 13/01/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS is a fantasy role-playing game for the PC.

The game, along with accompanying bonus extras, was classified ‘18’ for strong bloody violence and one strong sexual image. This includes the sight of bloody violence during numerous battles, and ‘cut scenes’ which show characters slashing enemies in the face, driving knives into their heads and so on. These attacks are accompanied by sight of spurting blood. If the player follows a certain story path they may also kill innocent characters in cold blood. At ‘15’, the BBFC’s Guidelines state that ‘violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury. The strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable.’ In the case of DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS, it was felt that the violence shown did indeed dwell on the infliction of pain and injury as detailed above, thus leading to the '18' certificate.

One of the bonus extras features outtakes from the game's development in which images of characters from the game have been manipulated to comic effect. One such still image is of a male character with an exposed erect penis raising his loincloth. This constitutes a strong sexual image that would not be permitted at '15' where the Guidelines state that 'nudity may be allowed in a sexual context but without strong detail'. Although the context is not necessarily sexualised, the detail was felt to be sufficiently clear to place the image at the '18' category.

The game also includes some moderate sex references, including a short ‘cut scene’ in which villainous soldiers appear to be prepared to rape a dead woman as she's "still warm", and slurs directed towards women such as calling them “whores”. There are also sex scenes that depict characters in their underwear as they kiss.

Details

Title
DRAGON AGE - ORIGINS
Title Information
COLLETORS EDITION
Year
2010
Distributor(s)
Electronic Arts
Classified date(s)
22/01/2010
Main language
English
Submitted run time
61m 53s
BBFC reference
BDM260872
Registration number
VFD36845

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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