BBFC rates Duke Nukem Forever 18

Ditto Shadows of the Damned.

Duke Nukem Forever and Shadows of the Damned have been rated 18 by the BBFC.

2K Games and Gearbox Software's Duke Nukem Forever has "strong violence, sex, nudity, language & drug references". Tick, tick, tick, tick.

Shinji Mikami and Suda51's horror game Shadows of the Damned has "very strong bloody gore and very strong language". Bloody great.

Both games passed with no cuts made.

Shadows of the Damned (aka DMD), an action horror game, revolves around hero Garcia Hotspur and a light versus dark mechanic. Hotspur's weapon is a shape-shifting ex-demon called Johnson. Hotspur's health is based on alcohol.

"Shadows of the Damned is great fun," vowed Eurogamer's Tom Bramwell last week, "familiar yet enterprising and characterful."

Duke Nukem Forever is the perpetual teenager of shooters rescued, once and for all, by Borderlands dev Gearbox.

"You may laugh uncomfortably at the borderline sexism, and you may log onto a forum occasionally to make fun of the graphics, but the ageing ideas and references that date the game also give it a sense of history and belonging," wrote Tom Bramwell after he saw DNF in February.

Duke Nukem Forever arrives in May, Shadows of the Damned in June.

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