Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni was banned for excessively glorifying homosexual and immoral values.

If you haven’t heard of it, RapeLay puts you in the shoes of a sexual predator and tasks you with stalking and having sex with a mother and her two daughters by force. V #85, Sección Agenda.

While very few people decide to take the pacifist route in Postal 2, it is still an option. The ban was lifted in 2019.

Being put on the index by the BPjM or, since April 1, 2003, being refused a rating by the USK, does not equal a ban. Carmageddon was one of the first notable games to be banned in multiple countries.

Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure seems like a relatively unoffensive game that somehow managed to rub Australia the wrong way. Banned likely due to violence against Muslims, as well as excessive violence, sexual themes and other highly questionable content. 519 - Supra Source", "DOTA banned in internet shops in Cavite village", "Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 not banned in Russia, says Activision", "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare banned from Russian PlayStation store", "The Last of Us: Part 2 banned in the Middle East", "Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a game in Saudi Arabia", "Singapore Bans Game Over Lesbian Scene. [citation needed]. The banned, uncensored version was available on Steam and GOG without classification until it was taken down 31 May 2016. The studio has courted controversy with the Grand Theft Auto games to great success, but when it dipped a toe into the brutal world of snuff porn with the Manhunt games, the company got a little more than expected.
Banned for sexual content and glorifying homosexuality.

Manhunt 2 was “refused classification” in the UK, basically meaning it was too screwed up to even get a rating.

The game was re-censored, re-attaining the 16+ rating. [153], The ban is criticized by gamers and experts alike for its ambiguity and lack of clarity on its penalties, aside from being too harsh and indoctrinating a negative point of view.

Banned because of extreme impact violence, nudity and the portrayal of Muslims as terrorists.

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Was originally released in both cut and uncut versions attaining 18+ and 16+ ratings respectively, before the uncut 18+ version was banned following the 2003 reforms. Banned for showing the country in a negative light. Originally banned because of high-impact gory violence.

Additionally, the Brazilian advisory rating system requires that all video games be rated by the organization, where unrated video games are banned from being sold in Brazil. [64] However, the game can still be found in shelves in other states. [30] Unlike indexing by the BPjM, which restricts the sale of all content-equal versions, the versions that are confiscated are enumerated in the court order.

The ban has been overturned in 2019 on grounds of social adequacy.

Even though the proponents were not from the Venezuelan Government's political party, Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV), President Hugo Chávez supported the ban,[151] claiming there are some Internet games featuring him so players can "kill them"; and even calling video game consoles, including Nintendo DS and Sony PlayStation, "poison" and values of capitalism, which he considers "the road to hell". [56] However, Fallout 3 was edited in Japan due to two reasons: a quest named "The Power of the Atom" which gave the player a choice to nuke a city named Megaton, which caused part of the quest to be removed, and a weapon in the game called the Fat Man. Often viewed as the most violent video game series of all time, the Manhunt franchise has managed to shock audiences around the world with its extremely violent gameplay and mature themes. Rockstar went back in and added some graphical filters to obscure the gore, and the edited version was originally released there. Banned because of the presence of sex scenes.

Banned for a few weeks due to the presence of interactive sex scenes, partial nudity, and sexual themes, as well as the word "God" in the title. In the official lists, these three sections are always bundled, so any game that contains swastika flags and/or any depiction of Adolf Hitler is listed alongside racist propaganda pieces. Whether that censorship is justified isn’t for us to say (but let’s be fair, it probably isn’t).

Though no video games have ever been banned in the country, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 was banned in the state of Chihuahua due to Mexican rebels being depicted as antagonists and stereotyping the cities of Chihuahua City and Ciudad Juárez.

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Games started becoming more violent and realistic, causing immense outrage among concerned parents. New Zealand fully outlawed the game, including fining and arresting people just for owning it. Banned because of high-impact violence related to incentives and rewards.

The 2018 title. Banned for showing violence and harassment in a school setting. Video games have come along way since the early days of Pong and Tetris. Originally banned because of sexual activity involving people who are, or appear to be, minors.

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Banned because of violence and simulating a favela map in 2008. A lot of controversial video games emerged during the 1990s.

Both banned likely due to "extreme depictions of. The Chinese Ministry claims that the game shows a "cultural invasion". Predator for similar reasons.

The game followed a man named James Earl Cash, who must fight his way through a horde of street thugs ordered to hunt him down by a sadistic filmmaker. Postal 2 upset many people with its graphic depiction of violence and gore.

The first title in the series was banned after complaints were filed regarding religious and sexual content in the game, and subsequently, the next seven games in the series were banned for similar reasons. The ban was lifted in 2012. In September 2017, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) blocked access to the entire Steam store following the discovery of a controversial fighting game involving religious deities, Fight of Gods. We wouldn’t fault you for never having heard of 2004’s The Guy Game—it was the only title ever made by developers Top Heavy Studios, and the Xbox version pulled in a 47 on Metacritic. You…can’t say that for RapeLay.

Activision called these reports 'erroneous'.[82].