Outlast 2 has been refused classification (i.e. banned) in Australia thanks in part to a scene of implied sexual violence.

That means the survival horror title cannot be sold, hired, advertised or legally imported.

In its decision, the Classification Board report noted that "without the depiction of implied sexual violence ", Outlast 2 would be eligible for a R18+ rating.

Head to Kotaku for a description of the scene in question.

"Material that is classified RC contains content that is very high in impact and falls outside generally accepted community standards," reads the classification website.

According to Australia's National Classification Code, material will be refused classification should it "depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified".

The game's demo was given a rating of R18+ by Australia's censors.

New Zealand's Office of Film and Literature gave the same demo an R16, and is yet to release a decision for the full game.

The first Outlast received an R18 rating in Australia and New Zealand.