From overly sexual content to gory violence. And to violence in school. Today we’re going to take a look at 15 banned games you can’t play anymore. Stay tuned until the end of the. Video for some of the most shocking. Games that were banned. Let’s get started with new number 15, Mark Echoes Getting Up. Contents Under Pressure. Mark Echoes Getting Up Contents Under Pressure was released in 2006, and it’s something of a departure from the usual affair.
Of blood, drugs and gore found in banned games. The game follows a graffiti artist who. Decides to take his art to the. Streets as a form of protest against a corrupt government. When it was brought before the review. Board, it was given an outright ban. The game not only gives gamers tips on how to become a real graffiti.
Artist, but also encourages them to do so. Not a good concept for a game, right? But wait until you hear about Ray. Play later in the video. Moving on to number 14, Wolfenstein. The name Castle Wolfenstein was first released in 1981, and the main concept of. The game is Heroes versus Nazis, with. The goal of eliminating the Nazi threat. That’s why the game was banned in Germany. It turns out they want to keep. The Nazi symbols and memories away.
Germany has been exceedingly careful with their. Lousy part of history, and most Nazi imagery has been outright banned. Even when they are clearly the bad. Guys, that version of the game is. Still banned, and it is likely to remain so forever. Moving on to number 13, the Guy Game. It’s not your fault if you have. Never heard of the Guy game from 2004. The game was a standard multi choice. Trivia competition, but the hook was that.
You were rewarded with FMV footage of young women removing their shirts. If you answered questions correctly. The real issue is that one of those women was a 17 year old. Girl putting the company in violation of child pornography laws. A lawsuit was filed soon after and. A proclamation was issued prohibiting the sale of the game. The game was quickly pulled from the market and forgotten. That’s super crazy, but there’s something even.
Crazier the Rayplay, which had gruesome sexual content. Moving on to number twelve, Pokemon series. Unfortunately, even the cute and cuddly world. Of Pokemon is not safe from the gaming ban Hammer. All Pokemon items are banned in Saudi Arabia in 2001 for promoting gambling, Zionism. And other forms of religious intolerance. The game contains crosses, triangles, and the. Star of David throughout, and they’ve been. Cited for gambling because they are cardbased.
For obvious geopolitical reasons. Promoting Zionism is a big no no. In many Middle Eastern countries. It doesn’t matter to the Saudi clerics that the resemblance was unintentional. Moving on to number eleven, Command and Conquer Generals. Command and Conquer Generals is a realtime strategy game. Released by Electronic Arts in 2006, the. Game lets players take command of either the United States China or a decentralized. Terrorist force attacking both.
Making a play for the Asian market. Seems like a good idea, but it backfired a bit. The story mode of the game begins. With the detonation of a nuclear weapon. In Beijing, followed by the destruction of the three gorgeous dam. The idea of a famous landmark getting. Destroyed enraged the Chinese government. They issued a blanket ban on the game. Another crazy game, but again, this doesn’t. Top Ray play, which is too messed.
Up for a game. Moving on to number ten Silent Hill Homecoming. Silent Hill Homecoming fell to the censors of Australia in 2008 when review boards. Took issue with the graphic nature of the game. The series has always had its controversial. Bits, even to the release of the. First one in 1999 Homecoming was slammed with a bandstick instead. Of the Ma 15 plus rating that previous games in the series received, citing. Elements like excessive violence and blood spray.
And fight scenes and torture scenes. Some specific instances were mentioned, but the. Australians had a particular problem with using. A drill as a weapon. That, along with visuals of mutilated bodies. And gore, took the latest chapter of. One of the creepiest gaming franchises in history off Australian shelves. Moving on to number nine Postal. Two minigames try to push the boundaries of bad taste, but none go so. Far as the Postal series. The long running sandbox game puts you.
In the shoes of a regular guy. Trying to run errands, only to be. Thrown into a violent, homicidal rage, and. Its anarchic sense of humor has an acquired taste. It’s safe to say that New Zealand never accepted it. The game was banned in New Zealand. Because of its gross, disgusting content, urination, high impact violence, animal cruelty, homophobia, racial and ethnic stereotypes all of those things. Are in the game, and the penalty.
For owning a copy is a $1,400. Fine, which could buy you many better games. Another bad idea for a game, but. Not as bad as Rayplay, a game.That promotes sexual harassment. Moving on to number eight Tom Clancy’s Ghost recon Advanced War Fighter Two. Although there’s never been a nationwide ban. On any video game in Mexico, one. Title enraged regional authorities enough to prevent it from being marketed Tom Clancy’s Ghost.
To recount Advanced Warfighter Two as a. Well reviewed tactical shooter. Unfortunately, the game’s first mission does not positively represent cuarez. The tactical unit partners with Mexican law enforcement declared gorillas from the streets, resulting in horrific firefights. Despite the city’s chronic real world drug. Violence, the mayor of Juarez wasn’t exactly. Popular with a video game depicting his city is dangerous.
He asked the authorities to order the. Seizure of any copies of the game. In the state and forbid it from being sold. Moving on to number seven, Left for. Dead Two l sequel to the multiard. Winning Left for Dead was banned in Australia for being cursed with the affliction. Of not being suitable for under 18 year olds. The first person shooter featured beheading, dismemberment. Wound detail and piles of dead bodies in a zombie apocalypse scenario.
Unfortunately for the game creators, the Australian Office of Film and Literature classification didn’t have a game’s rating higher than Ma 15 plus. As a result, L found itself in an unpleasant situation and a highly scaled. Down version of the game was released in Australia. Australia was reevaluating its rating system at the time. Once the new ratings took effect, creators reintroduced the game to the review board. In its unedited glory. It passed with an R 18 plus rating. Do you think this is bad? Wait until the end of the video.
For the worst game of all time, the Replay. Moving on to number six, Karmageddon. The gaming industry saw an explosion of. Violent games in the early mid 1990s. With Mortal Kombat, Doom and Quick bursting onto our screens. However, in 1997, carmageddon pushed a little. Too much over the controversial line. Carmageddon had players driving over pedestrians on city streets and rewarding them for doing so. You would win additional points by running.
Over pedestrians, artistically making combos and so on. The game was banned for a while in Brazil, Germany and the United Kingdom. But it was rereleased in many other. Countries, with nonhuman characters such as zombies. And robots replacing the pedestrians. On the other hand, the game managed. To get over Portuguese and Australian regulations. And was released unedited in both countries. Moving on to number five, Battlefield Three.
Battlefield Three includes a major assault on. Tehran, the capital of Iran. Needless to say, this did not sit well with the Iranian government, and the game was banned. According to some reports, the authorities were taking the restrictions very seriously. Stores selling the games were rated, copies. Were seized, and there were even reports of people being imprisoned simply for possessing copies. According to a news agency, the game’s.
Imaginary US Iranian confrontation did nothing but intensify the existing tensions and fears. The news agency also claimed that 50. Iranian youths had prompted the ban by. Petitioning against the game online. However, Battlefield Three was never actually legitimately. Released in Iran, and original copies of. The game were not available in Iran. Because EA has no distributors in the country. Titles were frequently pirated, and those illegal.
Copies were widely available. Moving on to number four, Fallout Three. Back in the day, something was going. On with Australia and video games. Fallout Three was banned in Australia in. 2008, making it the third game to. Be banned that year. The government had some harsh rules on. Violent video games, and for a long. Time the most strict rating a game. Could receive was Ma 15 plus, which. Meant it was considered appropriate for anyone.
Aged 15 and up. Anything that does not satisfy the requirements. Is not graded, which means it won’t be sold. Fallout Three went unrated because of its chemicals being deemed as references to drug use. The problem was not with the drugs. Themselves, but with how they were presented, but they also possessed positive and negative. Properties as well as being addictive. Starting now, things get serious. It’s now time to take a look. At a game which you play as a school bully.
A game with fearsome and gore, violence. And then finally, a game that puts. You in the shoes of a sexual. Predator that we’ve been talking about all through this video. Moving on to number three, bully. Bully’s rockstar games take on bullying in school. The player takes control of Jimmy, a. 15 year old kid who must traverse his school social networks. It is a definite disaster based on that description alone. You play as a bully and gain.
A level every time you swirly some. Other students in the school. While some critics have claimed that the game glorifies or trivializes school bullying, others argue that the protagonist is just as much defending himself and crusading to abolish bullying in the academy and that picking on girls or weaker kids is a.