Culturally Censored Games


It's a rare but troublesome side-effect of gaming's global appeal that sometimes they'll bump up against a certain culture's values, accidentally bringing content that prickles morals that weren't even on the radar when the game was being made. Who worries about Australia's distaste for decapitation when you're making a game in Seattle? When those problems are serious enough to address, the game needs altering: graphics changed, quests chopped, countries renamed. The game you play might have some startling differences elsewhere. Here are ten games that had to change before they were allowed on sale, and what the developers had to do to them.

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