Ubisoft censors South Park: The Stick of Truth in Europe

Seven sensitive scenes cut from The Stick of Truth and replaced by on-screen text descriptions, says Ubisoft.

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360ICE1670d ago (Edited 1670d ago )

Well, that's just [censored]

Yi-Long1670d ago

Ridiculous indeed. Absolutely ridiculous.

Gawd I'm 37 and some idiots decide that they need to censor my entertainment? It's aimed at ADULTS! The show airs uncensored here in Holland.

Planned on buying this for PS3 or 360, but I absolutely won't buy a censored game. Will probably download the uncut PC version instead.

Septic1669d ago

I burst out laughing at what was censored:

A mini-game where a doctor is performing an abortion on the player.

A mini-game where the player is performing an abortion on the character Randy.

Five ‘anal probing’ scenes in which characters are ‘actively’ being probed.

LMAO! Ah South least we know the game lives true to the tv series.

hkgamer1669d ago


I thought it would have been something to do with Jews. Then I read article, kinda stupid censorship tbh.

Maybe a board member was anal probed and had an abortion.

I hate censorship so I might just import this game. Cheaper that way aswell.

pompombrum1669d ago

Exactly, they've just lost my money. They can keep their censored version, I'll download the uncut one.

TFJWM1669d ago

So because the review board forced them to censor some of content your answer is to steal the game?

Elimin81669d ago

@ Yi-Long ..
Don't you mean- [censored] indeed. Absolutely [censored]?

FriedGoat1669d ago

I complained about the Last of Us being censored and nobody gave a shit. Now they are actually censoring gameplay out of our games? Do you care now?

Too late.

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theDivision1669d ago

It isn't censored in the US so it doesn't affect me. I agreed though it's retarded to censor a game when you can just give it an adult rating.


How about we tell these so called representatives that they have no right to censor our entertainment. It's thought control. European union needs to disban and actually let the people run there own country. Socialists I tell you!

-Foxtrot1669d ago (Edited 1669d ago )

I bet this is usually is

WTF....I don't really think I want it anymore to be honest.

It's bad enough here in the UK the show "bleeps" out swear words they use on the show....yeah it bleeps out bad language. I've seen American episodes before and they are uncensored.

The Last of Us online was censored aswell, it's ridiculous this

People keep saying it's not the developers/publishers fault but it is, if one or two counties censor it then it's your JOB to uncensor it for everyone else.

It's being lazy to be honest.

aliengmr1669d ago

They bleep the words on the dvd's or on the network? They bleep everything in the states on comedy central, unless its late at night.

FriedGoat1669d ago

You are wrong. They never censor language after the watershed in the UK. They are less strict on bad language than in the US. Only HBO in the us is allowed to say the C word, can be said on UK telly no problem.

dumahim1669d ago

A couple months ago it was announced a similar cut was being made for Australia and along with the text description, it'll show a crying Koala.

Elimin81669d ago

Your comment.. Funny [censored]... lol

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Dark_Overlord1670d ago

I'm getting sick to death of all this unnecessary censorship >:( the game is 18 rated, I'm an adult I'll choose what I view.

You know what Ubi screw you, pre order cancelled on principle.

stavrami1670d ago

It's not ubi's fault?!?

Yi-Long1670d ago (Edited 1670d ago )

From the article:

"The decision to cut this content from the game was made by Ubisoft EMEA."

So yeah, it IS Ubisoft's (stupid) decision. It's THEIR fault.

If I can't anal-probe Randy, then what's the use!? WHAT'S THE USE!?!? *&%$$$^&

I mean, come on...(!)

stavrami-mk21669d ago

Really? Seems odd to censor Europe and not all copies. Unless they have but I can't read article because I'm on my phone and it's a pain in the arse

spartanlemur1669d ago

It's a Europe AND Middle East release. Only Germany in Western Europe has draconian censorship along with the Middle East. It is entirely their fault for not caring enough to try and get the uncensored game to all whose countries would certainly allow it (UK for example).
Ubisoft are the blame, and it is them we need to punish with our wallets for this.

OmegaShen1669d ago

True, but I think I'm happy this was remove:

The Meerkat1670d ago (Edited 1670d ago )


Will American versions work on a UK 360?

If not, it just went from a must buy to a must pirate for me.

JackVagina1669d ago

No, 360 is region locked

The Meerkat1669d ago

If sign in with my American relatives Xbox account then download it to my UK 360 which version will I get?

I feel like I want to dress as a giant penis and start a protest outside Ubisoft HQ!

Aloren1669d ago

Games on 360 are region locked. That's different. Some are region free and work on all 360s.

TheSaint1669d ago

Of course it is, good old MS.

hkgamer1669d ago

Why not buy eu version and then download the pirated us version?

For those that agreed, shame on you. That game has gone through hell and Ubisoft picked them up after thq.

For ps3 gamers. You can probably import from play-asia and then pay extra £1-2 so that they wrap it as a gift to avoid import taxes.

LoaMcLoa1669d ago

If you're buying the EU version you still support the censorship

Yi-Long1669d ago

Because I don't want to go through all the extra trouble, just because Ubisoft makes a ridiculous decision like this...

... and I certainly won't reward them with any of my money for it.

They can try again when they release next-gen versions of this game. And perhaps, IF they release it uncut and uncensured, I'll buy it then.

Clearly, by releasing an incomplete product, it means they don't want my money.

hkgamer1669d ago

So either import us version or for 360 gamers. Wait for Asian version and hope it's multiregion.Pirating us just wrong

Sketchy_Galore1669d ago

I usually think pirating a game is a very shameful thing but I'm sorry, in this case I absolutely cannot bring myself to give them my money. I wanted to pay for South Park: The Stick of truth. There was nothing I wanted to do more next month. Since it has been decided that I'm not allowed to do that I'm going to try and make sure they lose sales for this. Saving a game from development hell is only a great and noble thing if you actually save the game and not your own butchered version.

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Donnywho1670d ago

I'm signing off and turning off the computer to this. I don't even live in Europe but this is the dumbest thing I've heard since I last opened my mouth.