A little under two weeks before its release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has come under fire by a lobby group who are requesting the OFLC review its rating decision.
The group, dubbed the ACCM (Australian Council on Children and the Media), has cited the game promotes terrorism and is still accessible to children despite its current MA15+ rating.
"The consequences of terrorism are just abhorrent in our community and yet here we are with a product that's meant to be passed off as a leisure time activity, actually promoting what most world leaders speak out publicly against," said Jane Roberts, President of the ACCM. "We understand that it's a game but ... we're not far off when you look at the images that you could actually put it on a Channel Nine news report and you'd think maybe that is real. If that material was on the internet about how to become a terrorist, how to join a group and how to wipe out people - that would be removed because it would not be acceptable."
The accusations come after in-game footage was leaked online detailing a mission where players join a group of Russian ultranationalist terrorists. During the course of the mission, players actively raid an airport and massacre civilians with assault weapons.
Modern Warfare 2 is currently scheduled to be released on 10 November this year on Xbox 360 and PS3, with a PC version to follow on 24 November. It is currently unclear if an official review is being carried out on the title‚Äôs classification.