Top 10 MA-Rated Games on Choicest Games

Bioshock Infinite - one of the top 10 MA15+ games on Choicest Games

Finally we come to the top 10 MA-Rated Games on Choicest Games. I've previously covered the top 10 G-Rated Games, PG-rated games and M-rated games so this is going to be the final one in this series. "But wait," you say. "What about R18+ rated games?" Well, I've definitely reviewed a few R18+ titles (namely South Park: The Stick of Truth, The Walking Dead Season 2, Far Cry Blood Dragon and Mars: War Logs) but there's simply not enough of them to make a top 10 list.

In Australia, media that is rated "MA15+" or "MA" means the content is legally restricted to mature audiences of 15 years old and above. This means a person may be asked to show their proof of age before purchasing an MA15+ game. However, if you do so in the presence of a parent or guardian, then it's fine - so long as it's the actual parents or the guardian is over 18. MA15+ games are meant to contain content that is strong in impact, which means sex scenes, strong coarse language and strong violence. Here are the top 10 to feature on Choicest Games:

  1. Mass Effect 2
  2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  3. Mass Effect 3
  4. Battlefield 3
  5. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  6. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  7. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  8. Left 4 Dead
  9. Fallout 3
  10. Bioshock Infinite

MA15+ rated games are by far the most represented on Choicest Games. So if I take into account all the 36 MA-rated games that I've reviewed on Choicest Games, what kind of genres made this list? This is what they tended to be:

  • First Person Shooters
  • First Person RPGs
  • Third Person Shooters
  • RPGs
  • Hack 'n' Slash Action RPGs
  • Turn-based Tactics
  • Adventure games based on comic books

There aren't actually many genres that come under the MA15+ rating it seems and they're mostly shooters, which makes sense as usually a sign of a good shooter is realism, which usually means lots of blood and gore. Other popular genres such as Real-Time Strategy games, MMORPGs, racing games, sports games and puzzle games seem to be scarce when it comes to the MA15+ rating.

The MA15+ rating used to be the highest rating for games in Australia until the recent addition of an R18+ rating. However, that still hasn't stopped some games being refused classification outright (which is the equivalent of banning the game from being sold in the country).

Also, statistics for statistics sake:

  • Total number of games reviewed that are rated "MA15+": 36
  • Highest rating for an "MA15+" game: 9/10
  • Lowest rating for an "MA15+" game: 5/10

And that's all for the Top 10 games on Choicest Games by Australian Classification Rating! Thanks for reading!