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20 Video Games That Were Banned For Insanely Absurd Reasons

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Hello everyone, how are you all? today here we are with a collection of 20 games that got banned for some absurd reasons. All of us play video games and if you search you can create a list of people who like to play versatile games. There are some specific and famous games also which marked as red and got banned.

In this article, we will talk about most 20 popular games that got banned for some specific reasons and we will give a short brief on them. The gamers on our website will know why these games were marked as dangerous. So, not getting more late let’s dive into the picture gallery.

Here Are 20 Video Games That Were Banned

1. Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 video games that were banned

Battlefield 4 selected the Pakistani army as the evil guys at some stage of the game and as expected under such circumstances, the game was banned there in Pakistan. Nevertheless, the surprise here wasn’t that the game was banned, but that the outcomes for selling or playing the game include jail time and community service.

2. BlazBlue Continuum Shift

BlazBlue Continuum Shift video games that were banned

Let’s be straight here, This game BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is just another fighting game like Street Fighter and Mortal Combat but its copies were frantically pulled off store shelves in the United Arab Emirates and some other countries in the Middle East because the local authorities felt that the game’s characters were too awkward and that their costumes revealed too much Of flesh!

3. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 video games that were banned

Well, this particular game wasn’t theoretically banned, but it was edited to the point that the original doesn’t look much like the Russian version. See, the Russian mission that one could play in the first was removed and everyone’s happy now in Russia. Putin doesn’t want Russian gamers executing other Russians!

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4. Command & Conquer Generals

Command & Conquer Generals video games that were banned

This is one of the mysterious cases and we still can’t know why China banned this game. The official excuse was that Command & Conquer: Generals represented China in a “negative light” which, to be honest, confused us even more since anyone who has played the game knows that China is portrayed as the good guys and one of the world’s superpowers.

5. Counter-Strike

Counter-Strike banned video games

This was in 2008 the Brazilian national court ordered the ban of all sales of the game because, in their judgment, the game “brings imminent stimulus to the subversion of the social order, attempting against the democratic and rightful state and against the public safety.” What should you say about this?

6. Every Shooting Video Game In Venezuela

Every Shooting Video Game In Venezuela banned video games

This was in November 2009, the government of Venezuela stated that it would ban all video games in which the objective was to shoot people!  The prohibition was due to widespread violence in the country. That made Venezuela the first country to ban all violent video games thus making their production, distribution, selling, apartment, display, and use illegal there.

7. Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 banned video games

Far Cry 3 is by far the soundest game of this series, but if you live in Indonesia, please don’t go looking for it because you won’t find it ever. As per the authorities the game portrays life in Indonesia as similar to living in hell and, yes, it can be observed as such since things like disease, hunger, and plague are some of the game’s main themes.

8. Football Manager 2005

Football Manager 2005 top 20 banned video games

You’re apparently wondering how football could ever be banned in somewhere and for what reason. Well, in China acknowledging Tibet as an independent nation, even in a sporting event, is a very bad thing so the game was banned as soon as the Chinese jurisdictions found out about it. In the edited version, which was later released worldwide where Tibet wasn’t included as an independent nation!

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9. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas top 20 banned video games

It is known, this game is filled with graphic violence, drugs, and guns didn’t bother the Indonesian authorities at all, but the protagonist CJ’s “no pants” dance with his girlfriend did! and this why the game was banned there, while in the “progressive” United States the game received an “Adults Only” rating.

10. Homefront

Homefront top 20 banned video games

In Homefront the gamer has to fight against a fictional North Korean military occupation of the US. The reason this game was outlawed in North Korea! that might sound crazy to most of us in the West, but we all have to admit that living below North Korea is not that easy and allowing such a game on the market might upset Kim Jong-un who fictionally loves his nuclear weapons a little too much.

11. KZ Manager

KZ Manager banned games in usa

KZ Manager was eventually banned in Germany and this game won the award for the “Most Unnecessary Game of the Year”. If you look you can understand the reasoning behind the ban; basically, to play this game you have to become a Nazi concentration camp manager where the “resources” to be managed include prisoners who are either Jews or Gypsies, this is the reason mainly.

12. Manhunt 2

Manhunt 2 banned games in usa

This game was titled as“The Most Controversial Video Games Ever,” while it was ranked first in Gameranx’s list of the “Top 25 Goriest Games of all Time.” However, the uncut version became the first and only game to be refused classification by the British Board of Film Classification due to extreme violence! So, what could we do about this?

13. Pokémon Trading Card Game

Pokémon Trading Card Game top 10 banned games

Talking about the Pokémon Trading Card Game, which was banned in Saudi Arabia because the cards seemingly promoted and supported Zionism. According to the mufti, who is the highest religious authority in the state, the cards have symbols that include the Star of David, which according to the mufti, is connected to international Zionism and is Israel’s national symbol. Now, what will you say more?

14. Postal 2

Postal 2 banned games android

Postal 2 was banned in both Brazil and New Zealand for some offensive content such as urination, animal cruelty, homophobia, racism, and ethnic stereotyping among other scarce things.

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15. Saints Row 4

Saints Row 4

You can realize Saints Row 4 is how strangely unstable Australia can be, at least when it comes to video games. Supposedly, the game features a weapon with the bizarre name “alien anal probe” and this is the reason the game was banned because it looks like sexual aggression.

16. The Darkness

The Darkness banned games download

This game’s Xbox 360 version originally banned in Singapore because it was thought to be extremely violent and truthfully, there’s nothing wrong with that. Where things get a little tricky is that shortly after, the ban was raised for the PlayStation 3 version for some mysterious reason.

17. The Guy Game

The Guy Game banned games download

The creator of this game comes in the limelight when it became one of the very few games in American history to get banned.  about the reason? Much of the game involves watching live-action video footage of sexy women in bikinis, and as the player supersedes in the game the women ultimately expose their breasts, which is strangely against the existing pornography laws in the US, this was the very reason the game got banned.

18. Three Sisters’ Story

Three Sisters’ Story banned mobile games in usa

This Japanese video game was banned in New Zealand because it supposedly promoted and supported the use of violence to compel a person to submit to sexual conduct, and the exploitation of young persons for sexual persistence.

19. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 banned mobile games in usa

This one person shooting game Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 got in the hotlist and eventually banned in Mexico for the offensive, stereotypical depiction of Mexican rebels who are described as the enemies. Moreover, the game negatively stereotyped Chihuahua city.

20. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow  banned video games you'll never be able to play

This game got banned in Indonesia because this game includes a very fictional terrorist group named Darah Dan Doa, which means “Blood and Prayer” in English. For this reason, the country’s president considered the whole thing a direct threat to him and his people so the game was banned immediately.

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A journalist who won several awards, I have held the main editorial positions in The World Press and Pow Jones. A former student of literature, art study and art history with a deep knowledge of finance and business work, I explore global art markets and cultural analysis. My reviews of major museum and gallery openings have been published in major newspapers and media platforms around the world.

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