Salida dear readers,
my name is Jim aka "OpiumHerz" and as some of you may already guess by that nickname: I am german. With the blog series "The worst thing about censorship is ███████ " I want to simply give you a little insight in videogame censorship, which is still pretty much alive and kicking here in Germany (but I won't restrict myself to Germany exclusively). I started this blog in 2013 and consider this series to be now in Season 2. Fuck yeah! After getting frontpage-famous I'll continue to take stuff from my colleagues at Schnittberichte and recycle that stuff for your enjoyment.
This episode is about Resident Evil (main series)
But first off: the Wolfenstein entry
was updated! Look at the end for infos about Wolfenstein: The New Order
had a hard time in Germany. Being the most horryfing and a very gory game back in the day of course our youth protectors didn't like it too much. While the original Resident Evil was released censored first we got an uncensored PC version and the Director's Cut for Playstation 1 later on.
First off the intro got censored. It had a black and white filter and multiple gory scenes were simply removed (the dogs getting hit, Joseph dying, the look at Joseph's corpse...). Also we got an alternative shot of Chris Redfield when the characters are introduced - he doesn't light a cigarette in the german version. Him lighting a cigarette was also removed in the ending scene with him.
The only real ingame censorship was about one second of a render sequence. When you meet the first zombie it's eating a corpse and drops a head. The shot of the head was removed. The rest of the ingame gore was completely there.
The Gamecube remake of the original one was uncensored and rated 18+. Resident Evil 6
's censorship is laughable. Everything is in there but you have to complete all campaigns to unlock the "Mercenaries" mode. I still think that is somewhat of a bug or a glitch, but still worht mentioning. Aside from that everything is in there. Resident Evil Zero
and Resident Evil 5
were released uncensored.
Next time we'll look at the spin offs.
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