Risen could not be given a OFLC classification in Australia and was banned, according to news articles in August 2009. The reasons cited were:
During the course of the game, players can interact with prostitutes (referred to as “whores” in the game) at a local brothel. Players can trigger a lengthy dialogue to engage in their services; sexual activity is strongly implied, but never depicted on screen. Many of the characters in the game smoke a fictional drug called “brugleweed.” The “wood reefer” plant is described as having a mild relaxing effect on users, and can be bought, sold, and used by players. Some profanity (e.g., “f*ck” and “sh*t”) can be heard in the dialogue.
The OFLC Classification Board felt that the game contained "sexual activity and drug use related to incentives or rewards." Add