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(REVIEW) 9 VIDEO GAMES THAT WAS BANNED THEIR REASONS


        Today we gonna review some of the the games that was banned and the reason behind their banned ind be traced to either because of their nudity contents or gory violent appearance. the games are listed below. By the way special appreciation to geek.com.


  • RAPELAY

This insanely controversial game developed by Japanese studio Illusion was released in 2006 and almost immediately kicked off a firestorm of bad emotions. 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. Needless to say, this is incredibly screwed up and not cools.
RapeLay was banned in multiple countries after release. It’s illegal to sell it in Argentina, Indonesia, and New Zealand. In the United States, it received an AO rating, which meant that most retailers would not stock it, but you can still get it online.


  • MANHUNT 2

Manhunt 2 was “refused classification” in the UK – basically meaning it was too screwed up to even get a rating. Rockstar went back in and added some graphical filters to obscure the gore, and 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).
Manhunt generated controversy before and after its release, getting the attention of anti video game activist jack Thompson, and some US senators. Reviewers praised the improved gameplay, twisted story-line and engine, while criticizing its voice acting and outdated graphics. Manhunt was later ranked first in Gameranx list of the top 25 goriest games of all time and was nominated for GameSpy’s 2007 game of the year award for the play station2.

  • TOM CLANCY GHOST RECON ADVANCED WAR-FIGHTER 2
Mexico has never seen a nationwide ban on any specific video game, but one title got regional authorities so pissed off that they managed to forbid it from being sold. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 isn’t just an insanely long title; it’s also a well-reviewed tactical shooter. Unfortunately, the game’s opening mission doesn’t paint the city of Ciudad Juarez in such a good light.
The game takes place in 2014, immediately after the event of Tom Lancy’s Ghost Recon advanced war fighter, just south of the Mexico-United State border, and deals with the conflict between a Mexican rebel group, Mexican loyalist, and the US army for a time span of 72 hours. A wide array of locations types is included, featuring mountains, small towns, urban environments, and large hydro-electronic dam.
  • POSTAL 2
New Zealand’s ban on the game cites “Gross, abhorrent content: Urination, High Impact Violence, Animal Cruelty, Homophobia, Racial, and Ethnic Stereotypes” as the reasoning, and let’s be fair: all of those things are in the game. Hell, there’s even a key bound to taking a pass. The penalty for owning a copy is a $1,400 fine, which could buy you a whole lot of much better games.
Many games push the envelope of bad taste, but none push quite as hard as the Postal series. The long-running sandbox titles put you in the shoes of an ordinary Joe trying to run errands only to 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 Zealand, safe to say, never acquired it.


  • CUSTER’S REVENGE
For nearly as long as there have been video games, people have been trying to make them into porn. One of the most notorious smutty games of all time is Custer’s Revenge, which hit the Atari 2600 in 1982. Produced by Canoga Park developer Mystique (who were themselves a subsidiary of an adult movie company), the game cast the player as a horny General Custer with a pixilated boner who had to walk across the screen through a hail of arrows to pork a Native American woman tied to 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 to prohibit the game’s sale. Only one did: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma actually passed a measure making sales of Custer’s Revenge illegal within city limits.


  • THE POKEMON TRADING CARD GAME
This one is rather ridiculous! What kind of country would see fit to ban something as innocuous as The Pokemon Trading Card Game? Welcome to Saudi Arabia, folks. The heavily Muslim Middle Eastern nation issued an edict in 2001 banning both the electronic and physical versions of the game from import. Pikachu, the beloved electric Pokemon and his fellow pocket monsters were considered a threat to national security.
Reason? Because the symbols used for energy in the game resemble “the Star of David, which everyone knows is connected to 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. Lolz…really ridiculous!


  • GRAND THEFT AUTO
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 him up, Chino blamed Grand Theft Auto for his violent actions, saying “killing seemed easy in the game” and he needed the money to play it (many Thai people do not own their own consoles or computers and instead play at Internet cafes). The government responded by outlawing all of the GTA games in one fell swoop.
According to Guinness book of records 2008 and 2009 Gamer’s edition. It is the most controversial video game series in history, with over 4000 articles published about it, which include accusation of glamorizing violence, corrupting gamers, and connection to real life crime.


  • COMMAND AND CONQUER: GENERALS
A game’s content doesn’t have to be outrageously sexual or violent to draw the ire of government censors. Sometimes all you have to do is blow up a country to get your game banned. Take Command & 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 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.
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.


  • BULLY
Bully’s title and gameplay features inspired controversy among parents and educators who noted the adult content in previous rock star games, including the Grand Theft Auto:Andraeas hot coffee minigame controversy .
Classification boards generally restricted Bully to a teenage audience: the United States based Entertainment Software rating Board (ESRB) classified the game with a Trading, `the British board of film classification gave it a 15 rating, the Australian.
Classification board rated it M and the New Zealand office of film and literature classification (OFLC) restricted it to person 13 years of age and over.
In 2007, yahoo games listed it as one of the top most controversial games of all time.



Guess there are more but that will be next week on GAME REVIEW. CHEERS!!!

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