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Censorship. It’s a hot button issue in the video game world. When developers alter their vision to better suit the needs of the market, some gamers treat it lượt thích a knife to their heart. But the alternative might just be worse. All around the world, video games have been pulled from store shelves because they were just too much for the community lớn handle.

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Whether that censorship is justified isn’t for us to lớn say (but let’s be fair, it probably isn’t). What is instructive is to lớn examine the games that got banned và try khổng lồ figure out what pisses people off. In many cases, it’s pretty obvious—intense violence, graphic sex, or unsavory themes. And, you’ll certainly see your nói qua of those things in the games that follow. But there are other reasons that games get prohibited from sale, và they’re pretty weird.

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RapeLay

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Many of the games on this list were banned simply because of cultural misunderstandings. You…can’t say that forRapeLay. The insanely controversial game developed by Japanese studio Illusion was released in 2006 & almost immediately kicked off a firestorm of bad emotions. If you haven’t heard of it,RapeLayputs you in the shoes of a sexual predator and tasks you with stalking và having sex with a mother & her two daughters by force. Needless lớn say, this is incredibly screwed up and not cool.

RapeLaywas banned in multiple countries after release. It’s illegal lớn sell it in Argentina, Indonesia, and New Zealand. Here in the States, it received an AO rating, which meant that most retailers would not stock it, but you can still get it online.


Manhunt 2

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Rockstar Games is going lớn show up on this list a few times, just lớn warn you in advance. The studio has courted controversy with theGrvà Theft Autogames lớn great success, but when it dipped a toe inkhổng lồ the brutal world of snuff porn with the Manhuntgames, the company got a little more than expected. The first game in the series saw government pushbachồng in New Zealvà and other nations, but the second—which amped up the gore and brutality lớn previously unseen levels—really got hammered. Through the eye.

Manhunt 2was “refused classification” in the UK, basically meaning it was too screwed up khổng lồ even get a rating. Rockstar went baông xã in and added some graphical filters lớn obscure the gore, & the edited version was originally released there. It was banned from sale in Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, as well as South Korea (which also banned the original).


Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

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Mexico has never seen a nationwide ban on any specific video clip game, but one title got regional authorities so pissed off that they managed to forbid it from being sold.Tom Clancy’s Ghost Rebé Advanced Warfighter 2isn’t just an insanely long title, it’s also a well-reviewed tactical shooter. Unfortunately, the game’s opening mission doesn’t paint the đô thị of Ciudad Juarez in such a good light.

Your tactical team works with Mexican authorities khổng lồ clear out guerillas in the thành phố streets, engaging in brutal firefights. The mayor of Juarez wasn’t terribly popular with a video game painting his đô thị as unsafe (despite the rampant real-world drug violence there), và convinced the governor of Chihuahua to order the seizure of any copies of the game in the state và forbid it from being sold.


Postal 2

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Many games push the envelope of bad taste, but none push quite as hard as thePostalseries. The long-running sandbox titles put you in the shoes of an ordinary Joe trying to run errands only lớn be driven into a violent, homicidal rage (often by Gary Coleman), and their anarchic sense of humor is definitely an acquired taste. The country of New Zealvà, safe khổng lồ say, never acquired it.

New Zealand’s ban on the game cites “Gross, abhorrent content: Urination, High Impact Violence, Animal Cruelty, Homophobia, Racial, & Ethnic Stereotypes” as the reasoning. Let’s be fair: all of those things are in the game. Hell, there’s even a key bound to lớn taking a piss. The penalty for owning a copy is a $1,400 fine, which could buy you many better games.


Custer's Revenge

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For nearly as long as there have been video games, people have been trying lớn make them inlớn porn. One of the most notorious smutty games of all time isCuster’s Revenge, which hit the Atari 2600 in 1982. Produced by Canoga Park developer Mystique (a subsidiary of an adult movie company), the game cast the player as a horny General Custer with a pixelated boner who had to lớn walk across the screen through a hail of arrows khổng lồ pork a Native sầu American woman tied lớn a pole. Classy stuff, right?

When the game was released, it sparked a moral panic, with anti-sex feminist Andrea Dworkin claiming it had “generated many gang rapes of Native American women.” No empirical data backed this up, but several cities floated laws lớn prohibit the game’s sale. Only one did: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma actually passed a measure making sales ofCuster’s Revengeillegal within city limits.

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What kind of country would see fit to ban something as innocuous asThe Pokemon Trading Card Game? Welcome to Saudi Arabia, folks. The heavily Muslyên ổn Middle Eastern nation issued an edict in 2001 banning both the electronic và physical versions of the game from import. Pikachu, the beloved electric Poketháng, and his fellow pocket monsters were considered a threat to lớn national security.

Why? Because the symbols used for energy in the game resemble “the star of David, which everyone knows is connected khổng lồ international Zionism and is Israel’s national emblem.” Promoting Zionism is a big no-no in many Middle Eastern states, for obvious geopolitical reasons. It didn’t matter to the Saudi clerics that the resemblance was unintentional.


The GTA games have sầu been the target of pushbaông chồng all over the globe for their glorification of violence & mayhem, but only one country has taken the drastic step of banning every single title in the franchise. That’s Vương Quốc Của Những Nụ cười, surprisingly enough. The country is not typically censorious of violence (although they bởi vì ban games with adult sexual content), but Rockstar’s cash cow is a special exception due to lớn some real-life consequences.

In 2008, a young man named Polwat Chino hailed a Bangkok taxi and, when it was time to pay for his ride, instead pulled out a knife and stabbed the driver to death. When cops picked hlặng up, Chino blamedGrvà Theft Autofor his violent actions, saying “killing seemed easy in the game” và he needed the money khổng lồ play it (many Tnhị people vày not own their own consoles or computers và instead play at mạng internet cafes). The government responded by outlawing all of theGTAgames in one fell swoop.


A game’s nội dung doesn’t have lớn be outrageously sexual or violent lớn draw the ire of government censors. Sometimes all you have sầu to lớn bởi vì is blow up a country khổng lồ get your game banned. TakeCommvà và Conquer: Generals, the real-time strategy game released by Electronic Arts in 2006. The seventh installment in the long-running franchise let players take command of either the United States, China, or a decentralized terrorist force attacking both. Making a play for the Asian market seems lượt thích a good idea, but it backfired a bit.

You see, the game’s story mode starts off with a nuclear device being detonated in Beijing, followed by the destruction of the Three Gorges Dam. The sight of legendary Chinese landmarks pissed off that country’s government so much that they issued a blanket ban on the entire series.


We told you that you’d see Rockstar on this các mục more than once. While it’s certainly logical that governments would have sầu problems with the anarchicGTAgames or Manhunt"s over-the-top carnage, what could be so awful aboutBully, the company’s classic 2006 tale of an English schoolboy trying lớn navigate the social structures of boarding school?

Ask the government of Rio Grande bởi vì Sul, the southernmost province of Brazil, which brought the hammer down onBullyshortly after the game was released. Its argument was that setting the game in a school would be “potentially harmful” lớn teenagers. A fine of 1,000 Brazilian reals per day can be levied on anybody selling or even owning the game.


Quiông chồng, what’s the weirdest reason for banning a game you can think of? Wrong, this one’s weirder.EA Sports MMAwas the Clip game giant’s 2010 attempt to cash in on the no holds barred fighting craze without getting the UFC license. It featured fighters from the Strikeforce promotion, as well as legends lượt thích Fedor Emelianenko và Randy Couture, và got decent reviews. Sales were poor, however, as without the UFC name fans didn’t want to take the chance.

So why was it banned in Denmark? Was it the brutal kicks & merciless chokes? Nope. It was the energy drinks.EA Sports MMAfeatured in-game advertisements for the caffeine và sugar concoctions before bouts, and that’s against that law in that country. Rather than produce an alternate build of the game with those ads removed, EA just chose khổng lồ let it be banned from sale instead.


What would it take to get a game banned in the notoriously free-speech United States? It’s only happened once. We wouldn’t fault you for never having heard of 2004’sThe Guy Game—it was the only title ever made by developers Top Heavy Studios, and the Xbox version pulled in a 47 on Metacritic. The gameplay was a bog-standard multiple choice trivia competition, but the hook was that as you answered questions correctly you were rewarded with FMV footage of young women taking their shirts off and letting their boobies bounce không lấy phí.

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Unfortunately for Top Heavy, one of those pairs of naked boobies belonged lớn a 17 year old girl, & the company was now in violation of child pornography statutes. A lawsuit quickly followed, with a judge in Travis County, Texas issuing an edict forbidding additional copies khổng lồ be sold. The game was quickly pulled from the market và forgotten.


K. Thor Jensen is a writer & cartoonist living in the Pacific Northwest. He has contributed khổng lồ dozens of prestigious outlets, including cortua.com, Tested, Clickhole, và Newsweek. His second graphic novel, Cloud Stories, was released in 2017. Follow hyên ổn on Twitter

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