The BBFC has rejected Rockstar's Manhunt 2, banning the controversial title from sale anywhere in the UK.
Both PlayStation 2 and Wii versions of the game have been banned, with the BBFC unable to recommend cuts or removal of content to make it suitable for public sale.
"Where possible we try to consider cuts or, in the case of games, modifications which remove the material which contravenes the Board's published Guidelines. In the case of Manhunt 2 this has not been possible," revealed David Cooke, director of the BBFC.
The BBFC has stated that the sequel to Manhunt is far more brutal and bleak than the original title, which was granted an 18 rating in 2003.
The last game to be banned by the BBFC was Carmageddon in 1997.