Guess which games were banned in Germany in October
1:00 PM on 10.29.2011 // Sven Wohl
When it comes to banning videogames or at least restricting their sales, there just is no country quite like Germany! There are several lists to take into consideration, so I'll try to make things simple and clear for you, dear readers. So, which games made the index in October, I hear you ask? Well, the EU-versions of Mortal Kombat and X-Men Origins: Wolverine have been put on the B-list, meaning selling those at all is prohibited. Same goes for the EU-version of Dead Rising: Off the Record, but I'm quite surprised this happened so fast, since normally it takes some months for the institution responsible to notice certain games.
Making the A-list, which means they can't be sold to minors or promoted, are the EU-versions of Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition and Splatterhouse. You might think that making the A-list is not that big of a deal, but sales-wise you would be quite wrong there, since a lot of shops refuse to carry them at all as they can't put them on display. It's also important to note that this is always about the EU-versions, if there are toned down German versions of these games, then those are not affected. Also, if gamers there are lucky, the B-list titles will be taken off after an appeal like it happened with the first two Doom games...
Spiele-Indizierungen Oktober 2011 [Maniac]
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