Doom 64 rating appears on Australia's Classification Board website

Earlier this summer, Doom 64 was unexpectedly rated for PC by European ratings agency PEGI. The slip-of-the-tongue rating was quickly removed (and remains gone), but it definitely happened—and now it's happened again.

The Australians dropped the dime this time around, and unlike their European counterparts they're leaving it out there: Doom 64 was rated "M" for "horror themes and violence" on August 30, and the rating is, at the moment at least, still posted. It's listed as a multiplatform game, published by Bethesda Softworks; more interesting is the "author," presumably referring to the developer, which is listed as Midway Games. Midway developed the original Doom 64 in 1997 but went under in 2009, after which most of its assets were acquired by Warner. Midway Studios in Chicago was later rebranded to NetherRealm Studios, while its publishing branches in the UK and France were combined and renamed to Tradewest Games.

Doom 64 was a Nintendo 64-exclusive sequel to Doom 2, well-received on the platform but not exactly groundbreaking, and restricted in some ways—no multiplayer, for instance—by the limitations of N64 cartridges. As Fraser said in July, the existing abundance of old and new Doom games makes Doom 64 more of a novelty than an essential experience, but if they make it, I'll play it—and it sure looks like they're going to make it.

For what it's worth, Doom 64 is not currently listed by Walmart Canada.

Thanks, VGC.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.