Over a decade later, Left 4 Dead 2 is finally ‘uncut’ in Germany

About bloody time

Valve’s 2009 multiplayer shooter Left 4 Dead 2 has been re-certificated in Germany. Now, some 11 years after its initial release, players can finally play the zombie-smasher in all of its original gory glory.

While Left 4 Dead 2 has been readily available in Germany since release, the violent shooter was censored to the point of satire. This particular edition of Left 4 Dead 2 removed all blood, all dismemberment, and even lingering bodies fromthe  playfield. Players were even blocked from setting the hellish horde ablaze. The infamous cover art was also deemed too strong, and so the iconic mutilated hand was amusingly “cleaned up.”

The same butchered, (no pun intended), edition of Left for Dead 2 was also released in Australia, with the cut content eventually restored back in 2014. But today, in a new statement posted on Steam, Valve announced that German players can now officially enjoy the title as intended via free “Uncut” DLC.

So let the mayhem commence and the claret flow, blood’s back on the menu.

Left 4 Dead 2 finally gets an uncut update in Germany [PC Gamer]

Chris Moyse
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