Top Ten Banned Video Games
The hoopla over the Manhunt 2 ban is in full swing, and it has gamers talking about other games that have been banned or received mature ratings. Over at Games Radar, they have posted a list of the Top 10 Banned Video games. I will give you their rundown with my personal thoughts.
10. 50-Cent Bulletproof – Banned in Australia – Personally this game should have been banned everywhere just for the sake of being banned. Actually it, along with his movie should never have been made in the first place. Fifty Cent is an egomaniac and a thug and I do not condone turning criminals into role models. Plus, the game sucked.
9. Commandos Behind Enemy Lines – Banned in Germany – no surprise considering the Nazi connotations. Anything Nazi related is usually banned in Germany because they are still embarrassed.
8. Pokemon Emerald Version – Banned in Saudi Arabia – Pokemon is the anti-Christ.
7. The Guy Game - Banned in the USA – This was banned and Girls Gone Wild was not? Give me a break. It was banned because a 17 year old was flashing her lady bits – like I said, Girls Gone Wild has been there and done that, and you can see a 17 year old lift her shirt any Friday night anywhere in America at any given time. Well, you can in my state anyway.
6. Mercenaries – Banned in South Korea – I am not too surprised on this one either because they really do have psycho neighbor.
5. Command and Conquer: Generals - Banned in China – China gets all out of whack anytime you depict them as less than flattering, so this is no surprise to me either.
4. Graw 2 - Banned in Mexico – Apparently the government did not take kindly to the storyline, and apparently they still do not understand it.
3. Reservoir Dogs – Banned in New Zealand – I do not understand why you can see boobs and butt on TV overseas, but can not see some blood and gore in your video games. Blows my mind.
2. Marc Ecko’s Contents Under Pressure – Banned in Australia – I am not familiar with this game so I am not going to say anything smarmy. The reason it was banned was because of graffiti being illegal in Australia. Go figure.
1. Postal – Banned in 13 Countries – Never played it, but I can say that the ideal of being able to virtually go postal in your living room sounds groovy to me. Everyone feels like going postal once in while, hell, I’m feeling that way right now.
To find out the main reasons why these games where banned with a little bit of the game’s history thrown in, go checkout the original article.