Mafia III is an open-world action-adventure video game was developed by Hangar 13 and published by 2K Games. The video game was released on October 7, 2016. Due to video game regulations from CERO, the game had to be censored in order to be released in Japan with a Z rating.


Japanese censorship[]

  • Any scene with breast or genital nudity was modified for the Japanese release by covering up exposed characters with black bars.

Saudi Arabia censorship[]

  • Mafia 3 was among 47 games that were banned in Saudi Arabia due to unspecified violent content after a 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl had allegedly committed suicide after participating in an online "Blue Whale" challenge.[1][2]

UK censorship[]

  • A number of Unionist groups in Northern Ireland wanted the game banned due to pro IRA dialogue. [3]

United Arab Emirates censorship[]

  • The game is banned in the United Arab Emirates likely due to game containing nudity and other offensive material; however, no official reasoning was ever given.

Where to find it uncensored[]

Every other region has it completely uncensored.

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