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Left For Dead 2 - Unlock Australian Censorship

I hopped onto Steam to buy Left 4 Dead 2, and I saw this banner:

Low Violence: Low Violence Version

This seems a bit un-cool to me, but I couldn't find any way to purchase a non-low-violence version.

Is it possible?

  • Though the German LV-version contains much cooler Counter Strike: Source weapons as a bonus :) – DrFish May 21 '11 at 7:09

It's probably because of the country you are buying from. I believe someone can gift you the regular version if they buy it in a country that allows it.

Alternatively, you can buy the low violence version and use the instructions found here to enable the gore:


  • Hmm, that'll do nicely. I don't know anyone overseas, so I'll try the instructions on that page. – Mark Henderson May 21 '11 at 3:56
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    I can confirm that yes it works to have someone in an uncensored region buy it for you. The version of the game you get depends on the buyer, not the player: if a North American buys you L4D2, you get the North American L4D2 no matter where you live. – doppelgreener May 21 '11 at 5:28

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