Banned Video Games by Country

Many great games are stamped with a “Banned” label. With Australia leading every other country in ‘Restricted Games.’

I researched censored and banned video games, to see how many Grand Theft Auto games and which Manhunt titles were on the list. Australia banned both Manhunts. And to my surprise in the US only GTA: San Andreas made the list because of the PC mod of “Hot Coffee”. For those who don’t know, “Hot Coffee” allowed CJ the playable GTA: SA character to partake in sexual acts with his girlfriends. Now in Australia, the versions of GTA include GTA III, Vice City, San Andreas and IV.

Manhunt 1 and 2, Bully and Mortal Kombat make the list. Couple of notes to make here:

  • In Germany games with Nazi references are banned.
  • Greece banned ALL public video games (No Internet cafe’s)
  • Pokemon is banned in Saudi Arabia for promoting Zionism
  • The Guy Game banned in US for revealing a minor’s breasts
  • Oh Canada is Oh-K, No bans. Same for UK

Click on the links below to see which games are banned in which country and of course “Why?”

  1. Australia – 27
  2. Brazil – 12
  3. Canada – 0
  4. People’s Republic of China – 4
  5. Germany – 9
  6. Greece – All public
  7. Ireland – 1
  8. Japan – 1
  9. Mexico – 1
  10. New Zealand – 3
  11. Saudi Arabia – 1
  12. Singapore – 2
  13. South Korea – 5
  14. United Kingdom – 0
  15. United States – 3
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Readers Comments (3)

  1. Oh my goodness I cannot believe Pokemon was banned for anything!

  2. I think it’s funny that Australia bans GTA, but it’s the same country that brought us Mad Max.

  3. omg teen tits…its wrong when your an adult to look at teen tits its only ok if your also a teen right?

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