This game has never had problems with the Australian censors. It is included as an example of classification policy.
In July 1999, Interplay Productions had KINGPIN: LIFE OF CRIME passed with an MA15+ (High level animated violence, High level course language) rating.
The following information was taken from the 1999 to 2000 OFLC Annual Report. It shows that KINGPIN: LIFE OF CRIME was considered to be on the border of MA15+ and RC.
Kingpin: Life of Crime was classified MAI5+, due to elements of high level violence and high level coarse language, although there was a minority Board opinion that these elements were sufficiently strong to warrant the game being classified Refused Classification. This is a first person shooter game where you navigate through urban environments and try to become the "kingpin" of crime.