Top 10 Banned Games (And the Controversy Behind Them)

Lots of games end up being banned. But why? What causes them to be shunned? Let's look at ten that got banned, in CheatCC's ban hammer history 101.

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mastershredder210d ago (Edited 210d ago ) manyredirects/wowzah!

winter_hill210d ago (Edited 210d ago )

More clickbait crap.

Omega Labyrinth Z - It's a pervy, Japanese dungeon crawler.

Spec Ops: The Line - Since most of the game is set in war-torn Dubai, well, the UAE didn't take too kindly to that.

Homefront - South Korea ended up banning Homefront, because the government there was worried it would cause unnecessary strife with North Korea.

Mega Man V - Mega Man V was banned in Vietnam because of one of the bosses: Napalm Man.

EA Sports MMA - Scandinavian law that prohibits marketing energy drinks.

Too Human and X-Men: Destiny - Silicon Knights used Unreal Engine 3 for both of those games, but never actually paid for the licensing in either case.

Thrill Kill - Adults Only rating from the ESRB, which may as well be a ban.

Steam - For a brief period, the entirety of Steam was banned in Malaysia, after campy diety fighter Fight of Gods was mistakenly released for that country.

Home Consoles - After tons of concerns from parents over their children being hopelessly addicted to gaming, China banned home gaming consoles in 2000. Realizing how pointless it was, the law was recently done away with.

All Video Games - All video games are banned. Or were banned, if you lived in the Philippines in the 80's. Ultimately, the ban was removed in 1986, after the EDSA Revolution.

The_Sage210d ago

Manhunt was great... I never got around to playing the second one.