ByMatthew Bailey, writer at
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Video games have a way to either unify or segregate players, and apparently countries as well. We don't often run into banned games in the United States, but it seems to be more of a regular occurrence across the world.

We all know what video games are and why they are potentially rated the way they are, yet that hasn't stopped entire countries from banning these games for, sometimes silly reasons and sometimes not so silly. Here are 12 games that have had the ban-hammer dropped!

Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure (Australia)

For glorifying street art.

Command & Conquer: Generals (China)

For destroying China.

Witcher 2 (Australia)

For using sex as a prize.

Dead Rising 3 (Germany)

For having human-like enemies.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Pakistan)

For smearing the nations image.

Mass Effect (Singapore)

For lesbianism.

God of War 2 (Saudi Arabia)

For sexual themes.

Bully (Brazil)

For taking place in a school.

Spec-Ops: The Line (United Arab Emirates)

For destroying Dubai (probably).

Grand Theft Auto 4 (Thailand)

For being associated with a murder.

Manhunt 2 (Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, and the United Kingdom)

For basically being a manhunt game.

Medal of Honor (Banned on US Military bases)

For letting you play as the Taliban.

So there you have it, 12 banned games across the world. Depending on where you live sometimes you're lucky and you get to play a game regardless of it's rating or plot points, but sometimes you may miss out on a game since it is banned.


Which on the list is your favorite 'banned' game?


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