Battlefield 3 Banned in Iran

You know what you get to do a lot of in Battlefield 3? Murder Iranians. Unlike, say, Modern Warfare, this game isn’t set in some unknown fictional Middle Eastern Country; no, you go to Iran and kill the s–t out of some Iranian soldiers.

So it makes sense, then, that Iran would ban the game. Well, maybe it makes sense; this would be the first instance of a game being officially banned in that country. Maybe Iran isn’t as bad as we thought?

The Daily Star is reporting that an Iranian IT magazine says the ban is now in place, and police are cracking down on shops that are selling it. “Iranian youths,” in the meantime, are protesting the ban with an online petition.

Some shop owners refused to stock the game even before the ban came down, because they anticipated something like this would happen. And it did, so those guys are probably smart.

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1 Comment on Battlefield 3 Banned in Iran


On February 9, 2012 at 10:20 am


No no no, Iranian ppl are not murder exactly but i am quite sure that
the MOJAHDINS and PEJAKS are terrorist group and they are just a handful of traitors home sales. Battlefield 3 is quite an insult to the noble Iranian nation and of-course government has the right to stop this game in IRAN.

Iran is a country with rich culture and authenticity.
So don’t relate this bull again to GREAT IRIRAN please ?