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This list includes games for computers running Windows, also referred to as PCs (IBM-compatible Personal Computers), that have been censored.

Censorship[]

10 Second Ninja X[]

  • Nazi symbols were removed for the German release.

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures[]

  • Gore was removed in the German release.

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition[]

  • Violence was toned down and the game was made more politically correct.

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition[]

  • The game was made more politically correct.

Agents of Mayhem[]

  • The game is banned in Saudi Arabia due to the game's violent content.

Alekhine's Gun[]

  • Germany banned the game due to the Nazi symbols being in the game.

Alien Nations[]

  • Nudity and smoking was removed worldwide.

Aliens Versus Predator 2[]

  • Violence was toned down in Germany.

Aliens versus Predator Classic[]

  • The game was removed from the German Steam page.

Aliens vs. Predator (2010 video game)[]

  • The game was banned in Australia and Germany due to the game's high impact violence.

Alpha Prime[]

  • Blood, gore, and violence were toned down and ragdoll effects are removed in Germany.

Area 51 (video game)[]

  • Violence was toned down in Europe and had further censorship in Germany.

Arx Fatalis[]

  • Blood and gore were removed and violence was toned down in Germany.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla[]

  • Violence and sexuality were toned down for the Asian release and the game was more politically correct worldwide.

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the international release.

Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the international release.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the international release.

Atelier Sophie 2[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the international release.

Baldur's Gate[]

  • Violence was toned down in Germany.

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn[]

  • Violence was toned down in Germany.

Battlefield 2042[]

  • The game was made more politically correct worldwide.

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the international release and violence was toned down in Japan.

Beyond: Two Souls[]

  • Violence was toned down for the international release.

Bionic Commando: Rearmed[]

  • Violence was toned down in Germany.

BioShock[]

  • Blood and gore were reduced in Germany.

Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition[]

  • The game is banned in Australia.

Bless Online[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the international release.

BloodRayne[]

  • References to the Nazis were removed worldwide.

BloodRayne 2[]

  • Blood and violence were toned down for the German release.

Blue Reflection[]

  • The model viewer movement was restricted in order to not make it possible to look under female characters' skirts.

Borderlands[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Breath of Fire IV[]

  • Sexual references, alcoholism and violence were toned down for the international release.

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars[]

  • Blood was removed for the international release.

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway[]

  • Nazi references were removed and violence was toned down for the German release.

Bulletstorm[]

  • Violence was heavily toned down for the German release.

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth[]

  • Blood was removed in the German language option.

Call of Duty[]

  • Swastikas were removed from the German release.

Call of Duty 2[]

  • Nazi symbols and images of Hitler were removed from the German release.

Call of Duty: Black Ops[]

  • References to the Nazis and multiplayer statistics were removed for the European and German releases.
  • Violence was toned down for the German release.
  • The game was banned in Uzbekistan.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II[]

  • Dismembering was removed from the German release.
  • The game was banned in Pakistan for presenting the country in bad light.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3[]

  • Nazi imagery from older levels was removed from the international release.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.
  • The game was banned in Saudi Arabia.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare (2019)[]

  • The game was banned in Russia due to its portrayal of Russian soldiers.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2[]

  • The controversial level "No Russian" was modified in Japanese and German releases, resulting in a mission failed in case the player injures any civilian. Said level was removed from the Russian release.
  • The game is banned in the United Arab Emirates due to the presence of content from the Qur'an.

Call of Duty: Vanguard[]

  • Torn-up pages from the Qur'an were removed from a zombie-mode game scenario.

Call of Duty: World at War[]

  • Violence was toned down and Nazi references were removed for the German release.

Call of Duty: WWII[]

  • Nazi imagery and a scene with an injured soldier with an arm missing were removed from the German release.
  • Gore was excised from the Japanese release, as per CERO's guidelines.
  • A scene where a soldier unzips his fly and advances on a woman was modified for the Australian release.

Call of Juarez[]

  • Blood was removed from the German release.

Call to Arms - Gates of Hell: Ostfront[]

  • Nazi swastikas were removed from the German release of the game.

Capcom Fighting Collection[]

  • Art of nude Lilith and Morrigan was removed from Vampire Savior 2.
  • The secret endings were removed from two Darkstalkers games.
  • Rising Sun flag designs were removed from E. Honda's stage.
  • Pre-1997 Hong Kong flags were replaced by Chinese flags.

Carmageddon[]

  • The game was banned in Argentina and Brazil.
  • Pedestrians were changed to robots and blood was recoloured black for the German release.
  • Pedestrians and cows were changed to zombies and blood was recoloured green for the British and European releases.
  • The character "OK Stimpson" was changed to "Juicy Jones" in order to remove any obvious resemblance to O.J. Simpson.

Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now[]

  • Pedestrians and animals were removed and violence was toned down for the German release.

Carmageddon TDR 2000[]

  • Pedestrians and animals were changed into zombies and blood was recoloured to green for the German release.

Cars 2[]

  • A dialog line from Mater was changed and the opening scene was modified for the German release.

Castlevania Anniversary Collection[]

  • Nazi swastikas were removed for the international release.

Chaos;Head Noah[]

  • The game's listing was removed from Steam before its release due to violent and sexual content.

Chaser[]

  • Blood was removed in the German release.

Chasm: The Rift[]

  • Cutscenes were modified and blood was recoloured green in the German release.

Chrome[]

  • Blood and ragdoll effects were removed in the German release.

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition[]

  • Marcy's outfit was altered for the international release.

Civilization IV[]

  • References to the Nazis and to Hitler were changed or removed from the German-language setting.

Civlization V[]

  • References to the Nazis and to Hitler were changed or removed from the German-language setting.

Code of Honor 2: Conspiracy Island[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Code of Honor 3: Desperate Measures[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Codename: Panzers[]

  • References to Hitler were removed, and the flag and cities of Poland were modified (possibly also to remove references to the Nazi invasion of Poland) for the German release.

Command and Conquer[]

  • All humans in gameplay were changed to androids and violence was toned down in the German release.

Command & Conquer Generals[]

  • Real-world political references were removed, any human was changed into a cyborg and "realistic warlike elements" were toned down for the German version.
  • The game was banned in China for its portrayal of the Chinese Army and of the country.

Command and Conquer: Red Alert[]

  • Soldiers were replaced by robots, violent cutscenes were modified or replaced, and a scene in the intro showing Hitler before his rise to power was cut for the German release.

Command and Conquer Tiberian Sun[]

  • Blood was recolored blue; violence was toned down and units are implied to be changed to androids (their death screams were changed by metallic noises) for the German release.

Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars[]

The "Fanatic" unit and Atom Nuke were altered for the German release.

Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines[]

  • Violence was toned down and Nazi symbols were removed for the German release.

Commandos: Strike Force[]

  • References to the Nazis were removed for the German language option.

Commandos 2: Men of Courage[]

  • Blood and Nazi references were removed, and violence was toned down for the German release.

Commandos 2 HD Remaster[]

  • All Nazi imagery was removed.

Commandos 3; Destination Berlin[]

  • Nazi imagery was removed from the German release.

Company of Heroes 2[]

  • The game was banned in Russia due to its portrayal of the Red Army.

Conan Exiles[]

  • Nudity was removed from the North American release.

Conception Plus[]

  • The Touch Communication feature was removed, and the 3D models were altered during the Classmating scenes.

Conflict: Denied Ops[]

  • Violence and references to death were toned down for the German release.

Conflict: Vietnam[]

  • Blood was removed and violence was toned down from the German release.

Contract: J.A.C.K.[]

  • Violence was toned down from the German release.

Counter-Strike[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.
  • The game was banned for a brief period in Morocco.

Crazy Taxi[]

  • Strong language was censored for the North American release.

CrimeCraft[]

  • The game was banned in Australia due to drug use being a reward or an incentive.

Criminal Girls: Invite Only[]

  • Sexual content was toned down for the international release.
  • The game was banned in New Zealand.

Cyberpunk 2077[]

  • Sexuality was censored in the Middle Eastern and Japanese releases.

CTU: Marine Sharpshooter[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

D.i.R.T.: Origin of the Species[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Daikatana[]

  • Enemies were changed into cyborgs, blood was recolored grey, and gore was removed in the German release.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the international release.

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony[]

Darksiders[]

  • Violence was slightly toned down for the German PC release.

Dark Messiah: Might and Magic[]

  • Violence was toned down and blood and gore were removed for the German release.

Dark Reign: The Future of War[]

  • Death animations were removed from the German release.

Dark Sector[]

  • Gore and violence were toned down for the Australian and German releases.

Darkest of Days[]

  • Violence was toned down and Nazi symbols were removed for the German release.

Days Gone[]

  • Violence was toned down for the Japanese release.

DayZ[]

  • The game was initially banned in Australia due to drug use, however a censored edition was released in the country.
  • Cannabis was removed from the international release.

Dead Island 2[]

  • Violence was marginally toned down for the German release.

Dead or Alive 6[]

  • The Break Blow attack cannot be used on Marie Rose, Honoka and NiCO.

Dead Rising[]

  • Gore and blood were toned down in the Japanese and in the European releases. This change also applies to the international release of the remaster.
  • Depictions of nudity were censored in the European release, and then, in the international release of the remaster.

Dead Space 2[]

  • The player cannot hit the other players in multiplayer mode in the German release.

Dead to Rights[]

  • Blood was completely removed for the German language setting.

Death end re;Quest 2[]

  • Sexuality was toned down in the initial release.

Death to Spies[]

  • Swastikas were removed for the international release.
  • Blood was toned down for the German release.

Deep Black[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Delta Force[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Delta Force 2[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Delta Force: Black Hawk Down[]

  • Blood was removed for the German language setting.

Delta Force: Land Warrior[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Delta Force: Task Force Dagger[]

  • Violence was toned down for the german release.

Destiny 2[]

  • The Kek armor was removed due to claims about support for white supremacists.

Destroy All Humans! (2020)[]

  • A dialogue line was cut during a scene where a woman is abducted during the mission "Earth Girls Are Delicious".

Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed[]

  • The mission "Ruined! - Take It Like a Man" was removed from the remake.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution[]

  • Violence was toned down and sex objects were removed for the Japanese release.

Diablo II: Resurrected[]

  • Nudity was censored and pentagrams were removed from the international release.

Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth[]

  • A character was redesigned to avoid religious references for the international release.

Disco Elysium The Final Cut[]

  • The game was initially banned in Australia due to drug use being used as a reward.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

  • A black shadow was added to avoid Tifa's panty shots in the international release.

DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition[]

  • A scene from the game was changed for the international release.
  • The sex scene was removed from the Japanese release.

Don't Starve[]

  • A character was removed due to being seen as "culturally problematic".

Doom[]

  • Nazi swastikas were removed in the German version 1.4 patch.

Doom II[]

  • Nazi references were removed and the levels "Wolfenstein" and "Keen" were renamed for the international release of the BFG edition (possibly to release it in Germany).

Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon[]

  • Nazi symbols were removed for the German release.

Dragon's Fury[]

  • Pentagrams were removed for the international release.

Drakan: Order of the Flame[]

  • Violence and gore were removed for the German release.

Duke Nukem 3D[]

  • Violence was toned down and sexual content was removed for the Australian release.

Duke Nukem Forever[]

  • Gore, nudity and sexual objects were removed from the Japanese release.

Dune 2000[]

  • The blood coming from the soldiers was digitally recolored to black for the German release.

Dungeon Keeper[]

  • Torture was removed from the German release.

Dungeon Keeper 2[]

  • Blood and torture were removed from the German release.

El Matador[]

  • References to Hitler and the Nazis were removed and violence was toned down for the German release. In said release, the story was rewritten in order to make the protagonist a double cover agent who is a gangster as opposed to an agent of the DEA as well.

Enemy Front[]

  • Nazi symbols were removed for the German release.

Evenicle 2[]

  • The full version of the game was cancelled after being rejected from Steam due to its erotic content.

Exodus from the Earth[]

  • Blood and violence were toned down and gore was removed for the German release.

F.E.A.R.[]

  • Blood was removed from the international release.
  • Blood and violence were toned down and the gore was removed for the German release.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin[]

  • The game was initially banned in Australia due to "high-impact violence".
  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

F.E.A.R. 3[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Fahrenheit Project Indigo[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the North American release.

Fairy Tail[]

  • A black shadow was added to avoid panty shots for the international release.

Fallout[]

  • Child NPCs were removed for the European release.
  • Violence was toned down for the German release. The European censorship also applies there.
  • Drug use references were toned down for the UK release. The European censorship also applies there.

Fallout 2[]

  • Child NPCs were removed for the European release
  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Fallout 3[]

  • Morphine was changed to "Med-X" for the international version.
  • The game was originally banned in Australia due to the game referencing the drug "morphine" as a reward. However, it was later overturned when the censored version was released.
  • Blood and gore were removed for the German release.
  • Gore and references to atomic bombing were removed from the Japanese release.
  • The international censorship applies in the aforementioned releases.

Fallout Tactics: The Steel Brotherhood[]

  • Graphic violence was toned down for the German release.

Fallout: New Vegas[]

  • Morphine was renamed Med-X for the international release.
  • References to the atomic bombings were removed from the Japanese release.
  • Blood and gore were mostly removed for the German release.

Far Cry[]

  • Violence and blood were toned down for the German release.

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse[]

  • Two swimsuit outfits for the female protagonists were redesigned on Steam in order to look less sexual.

Fate/Extella[]

  • A military outfit was removed for resembling a Nazi uniform.

Fighting Force[]

  • Blood was removed for the German language option.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD[]

  • Kazusa's swimsuit model and Emina's lingerie model were removed from the Historical Personae for the international release
  • Female skirts were more rigid resulting in less panty shots for the international release.

Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster[]

  • An arm salute was changed to avoid parallels with the Roman/Nazi salute.
  • A scene where Locke seeing Celes imprisoned in South Figaro was altered in remaster in order to make the guards taunting her rather than beating her.

Final Fantasy VII[]

  • Profanity was censored for the international release.

Final Fantasy VIII[]

  • Violence was toned down and Gerogero's organs and Caraway's armband were recolored from red to blue for the international release (in the second case, it was to avoid having the outfit looking like a Nazi uniform).
  • Selphie's nunchucks were renamed "shinobou" due to nunchaku being illegal in the United Kingdom. The international censorship also applies there.
  • Rinoa's cleavage was reduced for the remaster's international release.
  • Siren's crotch had more feathers added for the remaster's international release.

Final Fantasy XV[]

  • Religious references were toned down for the international and Chinese releases.
  • Profanity was removed from a character's badge for the international release.
  • Undead creatures (liches and skeletons) were modified for the Chinese release.
  • Shiva's outfit was modified to look less revealing for the Chinese release.

FlatOut[]

  • Human drivers flying out of the cars were replaced with crash dummies and screams were removed for the German release.

FlatOut 2[]

  • Human drivers flying out of the cars were replaced with crash dummies and screams were removed for the German release.

FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage[]

  • Humans were changed to crash dummies for the German release.

For Honor[]

  • The Valkyrie's "No Touching" execution was modified in order that the opponent does not touches her breasts before being kicked in the groin for the international release.

Fortnite[]

  • Breast "jiggle physics" were removed after controversy for the international release.
  • Police cars were removed for the international release for the international release.
  • The Bear Hug emote was revised (after a brief removal) for the international release, to avoid NSFW actions.

Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers[]

  • Blood and gore were removed in the German release.

Gal*Gun: Double Peace[]

Genshin Impact[]

  • The character models were modified to reduce breast size or to cover up exposed parts of bodies for the international release.
  • The character models were made transparent while gliding in order to avoid showing panty shots from female characters for the Chinese release.

Giants: Citizen Kabuto[]

  • Delphi's breasts were covered for the North American release.

Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance[]

  • Violence was toned down and blood & gore was removed for the German USK-12 rated release.

God Eater Resurrection[]

  • Blood was toned down and cigarettes were removed from the intro for the international release.

Gothic[]

  • Nudity was censored for the international release.

Gothic II[]

  • The game was banned in Australia and refused classification in 2009.
  • Blood and violence were toned down for the German release.

Grand Theft Auto[]

  • The game was banned in Brazil for two years due to promoting car theft and violence.

Grand Theft Auto 2[]

  • Blood was removed for the German release.

Grand Theft Auto 3[]

  • The game was initially banned in Australia due to sexual violence against prostitutes until it was modified to make the player unable to either hire or kill prostitutes or both for the Australian release.
  • Violence was toned down for the German release.
  • The game was banned in Saudi Arabia due to featuring violence.

Grand Theft Auto IV[]

  • Violence was toned down and sexual intercourse with prostitutes was removed for the Australian release.
  • The game was banned in Saudi Arabia for violent content.

Grand Theft Auto V[]

  • Trevor's penis when wearing dresses was censored for the Greek release.
  • Sexual content, nudity and violence were either toned down or removed for the Japanese release.
  • The physical copies of the game were banned in Thailand due to an 18-year-old Thai player influenced by the game killing a taxi driver.
  • The game was banned in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for sexual, drug and violent content.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas[]

  • Hot Coffee minigame was removed for the international release.
  • Violence was toned down from the German release.
  • The game was banned in Saudi Arabia for featuring violence.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition[]

  • Confederate battle flags (Stars and Bars) were replaced with American flags (Stars and Stripes) for the international release.
  • The words "Haitians" and "a Cuban hombre" were cut from a scene.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City[]

  • References to Haitians were removed for the North American release.
  • Violence was toned down from the German release.
  • Sexual content was removed and violence was toned down for the Japanese release.
  • The game was banned in Saudi Arabia due to featuring violent content.

Guilty Gear -Strive-[]

  • References to Tibet, Taiwan and the Uyghurs were removed due to Chinese complaints.

Gun[]

  • Violence and gore were toned down for the German release.

Gunman Chronicles[]

  • Violence was toned down and blood was recolored green for the German release.

Half-Life[]

  • Blood was toned down, gore was removed, the assassin's breast physics were modified while she walks and HECU soldiers were replaced by robots for the German release.
  • The game was banned in Singapore for featuring violent content.

Half-Life - Blue Shift[]

  • Human opponents were changed to robots, blood was removed and violence was toned down for the German release.

Half-Life 2[]

  • Blood was recolored grey and violence was toned down for the German release.

Half-Life 2 - Epsiode One[]

  • Blood and damage textures were recolored grey and violence were toned down for the German release.

Half-Life 2 - Episode Two[]

  • Blood and damage textures were recolored grey and violence was toned down for the German release.

Half-Life: Opposing Forces[]

  • Blood was recolored grey and violence was toned down for the German release.

Halo 3: ODST[]

  • The Police-themed sirens were removed for the international release.

Hearthstone[]

  • Some cards were removed or had their artworks redrawn in order to tone down violence and sexuality for the international release.

Hearts of Iron IV[]

Depictions of Hitler and recognizable Nazi generals were blacked out and the Totenkopf (SS skull) was removed for the German-language setting.

Hellgate: London[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Heretic II[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Hidden & Dangerous 2[]

  • Nazi symbols were removed for the German release.

Hidden Target[]

  • Blood and violence were toned down for the German-language setting,

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin[]

  • Indian religious references and alcohol were removed from the Steam release.

Hopkins FBI[]

  • Violent scenes were cut from the German release.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number[]

  • The game was banned in Australia due to a scene featuring "implied sexual assault".

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory[]

  • The Idol Events DLC was not released outside of Japan.

Incubation: Time Is Running Out[]

  • Blood was removed from the German release.

Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb[]

  • Nazi symbols were removed from the German release.

Infernal[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Injustice 2[]

  • The outfits of some female characters were modified to look less revealing and two female characters had their bust sizes changed for the international release.

Jade Empire[]

  • Blood effects were changed to light blue particle effects (or removed during cutscenes) for the German release.

Jagged Alliance 2[]

  • The ability to visit a brothel was removed from the German release of the Gold Edition.

Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death[]

  • Blood was removed and violence was toned down for the German release.

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days[]

  • A pixel filter was used to censor violence and nudity for the international release.
  • Violence was toned down for the German release.
  • In Chapter 6, Kane and Lynch wear underwear for the Japanese release.

Killing Floor[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Kingdom Hearts 1.5.[]

  • The scene showing Selphie's panties was censored with a black shadow for the international release.

Kingdom Hearts 2[]

  • Violence was toned down and references to suicide were removed for the international relase.
  • The camera mechanism was modified in order that the player cannot see Kairi's underwear for the international release as well.

Left 4 Dead[]

  • Blood was removed and violence was toned down for the German release.

Left 4 Dead 2[]

  • The game was originally banned in Australia, but later released in a censored form where violence was toned down and blood was reduced.
  • Blood and wounds were removed and violence was toned down for the German release.

Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter[]

  • Blood was either removed or reduced and gore was removed for the German release.

Mafia[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Mafia II[]

  • Every scene with nudity was censored for the Japanese release.

Mafia III[]

  • Every scene with nudity was censored for the Japanese release.

Manhunt[]

  • This game was banned in Australia, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and South Korea due its gory and violent content.

Manhunt 2[]

  • The game was banned in Germany, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and, initially, in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • A censored version was released in the US, in the UK and internationally.

Maple Story 2[]

  • Outfits were made less revealing.

Mary Skelter 2[]

  • The purge corruption minigames were removed for the international release.

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition[]

  • Camera angles were changed in order to not focus on the female characters' buttocks.

Max Payne 3[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

MDK[]

  • Blood was recolored blue and gore was either reduced or removed for the German release.

Medal of Honor (2010)[]

  • Gore and ragdoll effects were removed in the German release.

Medal of Honor: Airborne[]

  • Nazi swastikas were replaced with Iron Crosses or removed for the German release.

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault[]

  • Nazi swastikas were replaced with Iron Crosses or removed for the German release.
  • References to the Nazis were also removed for the German release.

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault: Breakthrough[]

  • Nazi swastikas were replaced with Iron Crosses or removed for the German release.
  • References to the Nazis were also removed for the German release.

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault: Spearhead[]

  • Nazi swastikas were replaced with Iron Crosses or removed for the German release.
  • References to the Nazis were also removed for the German release.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection[]

  • Nazi salutes were removed from the German release.

Men of Valor[]

  • Blood was removed for the German release.

Men of War[]

  • Blood was recolored black in two missions for the German release.

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance[]

  • Blood was recolored white for the Japanese release.

Metal Gear Solid[]

  • The scene where Gray Fox is stomped by the Metal Gear Rex was cut for the North American release.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty[]

  • Blood and violence were toned down for the European release.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes[]

  • Gore was censored for the Japanese release.

Millenium Soldier: Expendable[]

  • Blood was removed for the German language option.

Mobile Forces[]

  • Human opponents were changed to robots, screams were removed and blood was recolored grey/black for the German release.

Mortal Kombat (2011)[]

  • The game was initially banned in Australia for its "high-impact gory content". However, the unedited Komplete Edition was released in 2013 after the AO rating was introduced.
  • The game was banned in Brazil, Germany and South Korea due to violent content.

Mortal Kombat 11[]

  • Several fermale character had their outfits modified to look less revealing and their breast size reduced for the international release.
  • The game was banned in Japan and China due to gory violence.
  • The game was banned in Ukraine and Indonesia due to the Kold War Skarlet DLC, which featured Communist imagery (said DLC costume was a Soviet Red Army officer uniform).
  • Johnny Cage's "ok" hand gesture (which referenced the "circle game") was changed to a finger in order to avoid facetious association of the "ok" gesture with "white power".

Mortyr[]

  • Nazi imagery, Iron Crosses and portraits of Hitler were removed for the German release.

Mortyr II[]

  • Nazi imagery, Iron Crosses and portraits of Hitler were removed for the German release.
  • Blood and violence were toned down for the German release.

Mugen Souls[]

  • 120 CGs associated with bath scenes and the bath minigame, as well as the bath scrubbing minigame were removed for the international release.

Mugen Souls Z[]

  • 120 CGs associated with bath scenes and the bath minigame, as well as the bath scrubbing minigame were removed for the international release.

Multiversus[]

  • Velma's passive attack was changing from her calling the police to calling the Mystery Inc. for the international release.

Muv-Luv[]

  • Sex scenes, panty shots and scenes with nipple bumps were censored for the international release.

Muv-Luv Alterative[]

  • Sex scenes, panty shots and scenes and nudity were censored for the international release.
  • Blood was also toned down for the international release.

Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3[]

  • Blood was either removed or recolored white for the Japanese release.

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4[]

  • Blood was recolored black for the international release.

NecroVisioN[]

  • Blood and violence were toned down for the German and Australian releases.

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2[]

  • Several songs were edited for the international release.

Negligee: Love Stories[]

Neverwinter Nights[]

  • Violence was toned down for the initial German release.

Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide[]

  • Violence was toned down and blood was removed for the initial German release.

Nibiru: Age of Secrets[]

  • Nazi symbols were removed for the German release.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl[]

  • Jenny's line "You wouldn't like my brain! It's all circuity and metallic!" was cut.

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...[]

  • Kaine's breast size was reduced, thebulge in the pants removed and his outfit extended for the international release.

Nightmare Creatures[]

  • Blood was recolored black for the German release.

Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection[]

Breast jiggle physics from female characters and blood on Ninja Gaiden 2 (based on the censored PS3 port) were removed for the international release.

No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

No Surrender: Battle of the Bulge[]

  • Blood was removed for the German release.

Oddworld: Abe's Oddyssee[]

  • Mukodon Pops had their depiction changed from a Mudokon severed head on a stick to a popsicle due to shocking news about the 1997 Kobe child murders.

One Piece: World Seeker Phantom[]

  • The mission "Phantom Remedy" was removed from the North American release due to it showing the girls at wearing bikinis at the hot springs.

Onimusha: Warlords[]

  • The scene showing a woman turning into a mantis was shortened for the international release.

Orcs Must Die![]

  • Blood effects were removed from the German release.

Overwatch[]

  • Some poses of the female characterswere removed for the international release.
  • McCree was renamed as Cassidy and his noose emote was removed for the international release.
  • The "Z" from Zarya outfit was removed for the international release, as said letter was used by Russian troops during the invasion of Ukraine.
  • Blood and violence, as well a reference to homosexuality, were removed for the Chinese release.

Painkiller[]

  • Blood was recolored green and gore was removed for the German release.

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation[]

  • Blood was recolored purple for the German release.
  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Painkiller: Ressurrection[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.
  • Human blood was recolored light blue and demon blood was recolored green in the German release.

Paranautical Activity[]

  • The game was banned in Australia due to drug use, specifically Adderall, being used as a reward for players.

Pariah[]

  • Blood and violence were toned down for the German release.

Pax Corpus[]

  • Blood was recolored green in the German language setting.

Persona 5[]

  • A scene was altered in order to make it more politically correct for the international release.
  • The Rising Sun flag was removed from the international and South Korean releases.
  • The Raiden Kuzunoha costumes DLC (which resembled an Imperial Japanese naval officer uniform) was removed from the international release.

Phantasmagoria[]

The game was banned in Australia due to its depictions of sexual acts and its strong themes of sexual violence.

Phantasy Star Online 2[]

  • Height cannot be customized and breast physics were removed from the character editor for the international release.
  • Nudity and sexual references were toned down for the international release.

Postal[]

  • Violence was toned down for the international release.

Postal 2[]

  • The game was banned in New Zealand and Germany due to its violent content.
  • The expansion pass Share the Pain was banned in Australia due to high impact violence.

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones[]

  • Blood and violence were toned down for the European release. This censorship applies to the international release.

Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy[]

  • Violence, blood and gore were toned down and Nazi imagery was removed in the German language setting.

PUBG: Battlegrounds[]

  • A female model wearing only panties had the cameltoe removed.
  • A censored version, with blood and violence toned down, called Game for Peace, was released in China.
  • The game is banned in Nepal.

Puyo Puyo Tetris[]

  • Religious references were removed for the international release.

Quake 4[]

  • Blood was removed and violence was toned down for the German release.

Recoil[]

  • Human voices were changed to robotic voices, violence was toned down and blood was recolored green for the German release.

Record of Agarest War 2[]

  • The Fiona minigames and sexualized images of Fiona were removed for the international release.

Red Faction[]

  • Blood was removed and violence was toned down for the German release.

Red Faction II[]

  • Blood was removed and violence was toned down for the German release.

Red Faction: Guerrilla[]

  • Violence and ragdoll effects were toned down for the German release.

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad[]

  • Violence was toned down and Nazi symbols were removed for the German release.

Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45[]

  • Violence was toned down and Nazi symbols were removed for the German release.

Reservoir Dogs[]

  • The game was banned in Australia, Germany and New Zealand due to extreme violence.

Resident Evil[]

  • Gore, violence and smoking were removed for the North American and European releases.

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis[]

  • Violence was toned down for the international, the Japanese and the German releases.

Resident Evil 4[]

  • The two mini game modes were removed in the German release and gore was toned down in the Japanese release.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard[]

  • Gore and violence were toned down and blood was recolored black for the Japanese release.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City[]

  • Blood and violence were reduced for the German release.

Return to Castle Wolfenstein[]

  • Nazi references and imagery were removed for the German release.

Rift[]

  • Blood was recolored green for the German-language setting.

Risen[]

  • The game was banned in Australia due to sexual activities and drug use in the game.

RoboCop (2003)[]

  • Blood was removed in the German-language setting.

Saints Row (2022)[]

  • The stores Rim Jobs and Freckle Bitch were renamed Jim Robs and FB's.

Saints Row 2[]

  • Blood and violence were toned down and some missions were removed for the German release.

Saints Row IV[]

  • The game was initially banned in Australia due to the "Psychosomatic" mission involving drugs and possibly implied sexual violence (due to the Anal Probe weapon, which later was released as DLC), the mission was later removed for the Australian release. The rewards for "Psychosomatic" were moved to "De Plane Boss" mission.
  • The game was banned in Saudi Arabia.

Saints Row: The Third (Remaster)[]

  • Nudity was removed and a scene of a mission was modified for the international release. This censorship also applies to the German and Japanese releases.
  • Violence was toned down for the German release.
  • Sexuality and nudity (the player can no longer streak) were toned down in the Japanese release.
  • The game was banned in the United Arab Emirates due to excessive violence, drug and alcohol use and sexual themes.

Sam and Max Save the World[]

  • Some dialogues were censored in order to be more politically correct for the international release.

Sandbox: Strategy & Tactics - WW[]

  • Nazi swastikas removed and replaced by the Imperial tricolor (WWI-era German flag) for the international release.

Sarge[]

  • A scantily clad army soldier was removed from the international release.

SAS: Secure Tomorrow[]

  • Blood was removed for the German release.

Scarface: The World Is Yours[]

  • Blood and violence were toned down and gore was removed in the German release.

Scorpion: Disfigured[]

Violence was toned down; blood and open wounds were recolored green, grey and black for the German release.

Serious Sam 4[]

The Harpies had their design changed in order to cover their bare breasts with armor for the international release.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider[]

  • Blood was recolored black for the Japanese release.
  • Blood splatters were reduced in an update of the international release.

Shadow Man[]

  • Blood was recolored green and violence was toned down in the German release.

Shadowverse[]

  • Many cards were altered to look less sexual in the international release.

Silent Hill: Homecoming[]

  • Gore was toned down for the German and Australian releases.

Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific[]

  • Nazi symbols were removed for the German release.

Silent Hunter III[]

  • Nazi symbols were removed for the German release.

SiN[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

SiN Episodes[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

Singularity[]

  • Blood was removed and violence was toned down for the German release.

Skout[]

  • Blood was recolored black and violence was toned down for the German release.

Slave Zero[]

  • Human opponents were replaced with robots, with blood replaced by sparks and explosions for the German release.

Sleeping Dogs[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release.

South Park: The Stick of Truth[]

  • Some scenes were censored with a facepalming "The Thinker" statue with the European Union as background and Nazi symbols were replaced by a black box for the German release.

Star Ocean: The Divine Force[]

  • Suggestive dialogue was toned down for the international release.

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Klingon Honor Guard[]

Blood was replaced with smoke and violence was toned down for the German release.

Star Wars: Dark Forces[]

  • Kyle's Bryar pistol was changed to a stun gun and words related to killing in missions were toned down for the German release.

Starcraft II[]

  • Blood was recolored black, strong language and references to smoking and drugs were removed and toned down for the South Korean release.

Steel Division 2[]

  • Nazi Germany's symbols and flag were replaced by the Iron Cross in order to not show the swastika for the German release.

Steel Division: Normandy 44[]

Nazi swastikas (Hakenkreuz) were replaced with Iron Crosses (Eisenkreuz) worldwide in order to get a German release.

Stonekeep[]

  • Blood and ragdoll effects were removed for the German release.

Stranglehold[]

  • Blood and ragdoll effects were removed for the German release.

Strategy & Tactics: WW2[]

  • Nazi swastikas were replaced by the Imperial Tricolor (which was the WWI German flag) in order to have the game released in Germany.

Street Fighter V[]

  • Outfits of the female characters were modified in order to not show the outlines of their nipples, the camera angle of Rainbow Mika's butt slap pose was changed in order to not show it for the international release.

Super Blood Hockey[]

  • This game is banned in Australia due to drug use being an incentive or reward in-game.

Superhot VR[]

  • Two scenes (with potential reference to suicide) were removed for the international release.

SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle[]

  • Violence and blood were toned down for the German release.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization[]

  • The scene that shows Silica holding a plate with a dumpling on it shows her wearing a bunny outfit with tights for the European release.

Tactics Orge Reborn[]

  • Violence in the opening was toned down for the international release.

Tales of Symphonia[]

  • The scene where Zelos calls Lloyd Hunny (like the girls in his harem) was changed to Zelos calling him Bud in the international release.

Team Fortress 2[]

  • Blood was censored with sparks and damage textures were replaced with bullet indents for the German release.

Terminator: Resistance[]

  • Sex scenes were censored for the international release through camera zoom and letterboxing.

The Bug Butcher[]

  • The game was initially banned in Australia due to a powerup named "Speed Injection". Later, a patch was made where said item was renamed as "Boot Juice", allowing the game to be released in Australia.

The Callisto Protocol[]

  • The game was banned in Japan due to the developers refusing to censor the game for the release in the Japanese market under CERO's regulations (even though PC games are rated by the EOCS, rather than CERO).

The Darkness II[]

  • Violence, gore and sexuality were toned down for the German release.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion[]

  • Blood was removed from the Necromancer book for the German release.

The Godfather: The Game[]

  • Violence was toned down and a prostitute was replaced by a schoolgirl for the Japanese release.

The Godfather II[]

  • Violence and nudity were toned down for the German release.

The Messenger[]

  • A dialogue was removed due to complaints from Twitter users over the word "trap" for the international release.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III[]

  • Lines that were deemed "sexist" were changed to more "culturally appropriate" lines for the international release.

The Operative: No One Lives Forever[]

  • Blood was removed from the German release.

The Punisher[]

  • The "interrogation" scenes were made in black and white in order to reduce their visual impact and blood was removed from these, some Quick Kills were removed from the North American and European releases. This censorship applies to the Australian and British releases.
  • The game was originally banned in Australia due to its high amount of violence, but a censored version based on the North American and European releases was released in the country.
  • In the British release, the camera angle during killings was changed in order to reduce the impact of the game's violence.

The Regiment[]

  • Blood and violence were toned down for the German release.

The Saboteur[]

  • Nazi symbols were removed for the German release.

The Sims 4[]

  • Some content (such as the Rising Sun on some clothing) from the Snowy Escape expansion pack was censored in order to avoid hurting the Asian nations that were occupied by Japan, in particular, South Korea.
  • While the game was released in Russia with an 18+ rating, the My Wedding Stories expansion pack was not released due to Russian laws against "gay propaganda".

The Suffering[]

  • Violence was toned down, swastikas were removed and some violent moments during the campaign cut to a black screen in the German release.
  • Swastikas were removed in the European release.

The Suffering: Ties That Bind[]

  • Violence and gore were toned down in the German release.

The Thing (2002 video game)[]

  • Blood and violence were toned down and the gore is either reduced or removed for the German release.

The Walking Dead Season 1[]

  • Gore and violence was toned down for the Japanese release. Blood was recolored black as well.

The Walking Dead Season 2[]

  • Gore and blood were toned down for the Japanese release. Blood was recolored black as well.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings[]

  • The sex options were removed in the Australian release in order to remove a link between sex and reward/incentives.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[]

  • Gore was toned down and nudity was removed for the Japanese release.
  • Gore was toned down and nudity was covered up in the Middle Eastern release.
  • The game was banned in Saudi Arabia.

TimeShift[]

  • Blood, ragdoll effects, and violence were toned down and gore was removed for the German release.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon[]

  • Blood was removed in the German release.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six[]

  • Blood was removed for the German release.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Covert Ops Essentials[]

  • Blood was removed for the German release.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear[]

  • Blood was removed for the German release.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2[]

  • The game originally was banned in Germany, until a censored version with blood effects reduced was released.

Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft[]

  • Blood was recolored purple for the German release.

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness[]

  • Blood effects after shooting enemies were removed for the German release.

Total War Rome II[]

  • Blood and gore were removed for the base game worldwide, but these are available in the Blood and Gore DLC.

Total War Shogun 2[]

  • Blood and gore were removed for the base game worldwide, but these are available in the Blood DLC.

Total War Three Kingdoms[]

  • Mods which made the character portraits more sexy were removed worldwide due to Creative Assemblies' policies on sexual content/nudity.

Total War: Attila[]

  • Violence was toned down and gore, death-by-burning and blood were removed worldwide for the base game as well. However, these are available in the Blood and Burning DLC.

Total War: Warhammer[]

  • Gore, blood and violence were removed worldwide, however the Blood for the Blood God DLC enable these contents.

Total War: Warhammer II[]

  • Gore, blood and violence were removed worldwide, however the Blood for the Blood God II DLC enable these contents.

Total War: Warhammer III[]

  • Gore, blood and violence were removed worldwide, however the Blood for the Blood God III DLC enable these contents.

Tower of Fantasy[]

  • Anything that looked a bit sexual (cleavages, exposed arms and legs, short shorts and stomachs were covered and breast size was reduced) for the international release.

Tropico 5[]

  • The game was banned in Thailand due to the game's content being too much close at home, as at the time a military junta took the power in the South East Asian country.

True Crime: New York City[]

  • Blood was removed and violence was toned down in the German release.

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter[]

  • Human and demon enemies were changed to robots and blood was mostly removed for the German release.

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil[]

  • Blood and gore were removed in the German release.

Turok: Evolution[]

  • Violence was toned down and blood and gore were removed in the German USK 16 rated release.

Unreal[]

  • Blood was recolored green and gore was removed in the German release.

Unreal II: The Awakening[]

  • Blood and gore were removed in the German release.

Unreal Tournament 2004[]

  • Blood and gore were removed in the German release.

Unreal Tournament III[]

  • Blood, violence, and ragdoll effects were toned down in the German release.

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception[]

  • The scene where Anju gets punished by Munechika was modified in order to not look like the former is getting spanked for the international release.

Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkuni[]

  • Characters' ages were removed worldwide, so that players would not be informed about how old they are.
  • The game was removed from Steam in Australia and Germany.
  • The game was banned in Australia and in the neighbouring New Zealand.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines[]

  • Violence was toned down for the German release. Said censorship applies to the international Steam release.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption[]

  • Blood was removed and violence was toned down for the German release.

Wanted: Weapons of Fate[]

  • Blood was removed and violence was toned down for the German release.

Warcraft III: Reforged[]

  • The game was subject to censorship in China, Germany and Taiwan.
  • Some lines where the player clicks on the units were either cut or modified for the international release.

Warriors Orochi 4[]

  • Breast physics were removed and sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Watch Dogs 2[]

  • Explicit nudity was removed worldwide.

Watch Dogs: Legion[]

  • An in-game podcast was removed in an update worldwide.

Wolfenstein: The New Order[]

  • Nazi swastikas were replaced with Wolfenstein logos for the German release.

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood[]

  • Nazi swastikas were replaced with Wolfenstein logos for the German release.

World Conqueror 1945[]

  • Nazi swastikas were replaced with Iron Crosses worldwide.

World Conqueror 2[]

  • Nazi swastikas were replaced with Iron Crosses worldwide.

World Conqueror 3[]

  • Nazi swastikas were replaced with Iron Crosses worldwide.

World Conqueror 4[]

  • Nazi swastikas were replaced with Iron Crosses worldwide.

World of Warcraft[]

  • Paintings showing women in suggestive poses and/or outfits showing cleavage were censored worldwide.
  • The quests "Explore Torghast", "Remnants of Hope", "Information for a Price", "Torment Chamber: Jaina", "Finding a Witness", "Lest the Trail Go Cold", "Torment Chamber: Thrall", "Signs of the Lion", "The Captative King", "An Echo in the Darkness", "The Highlord's Vision", "A Mourneblade Born" and "The Jailer's Grasp" were removed worldwide.
  • As of August 2021, every reference to long-time developer Alex Afrasiabi were removed after he was named in allegations about sexual harassment and sexism at Activision Blizzard on Summer 2021.
  • Skeletons, bones and skull items were censored for the Chinese release, as representations of undead are frowned upon in the Asian country.

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King[]

  • Violence was toned down and skulls, skeletons and were either removed or censored and blood was recolored green for the Chinese release.

World War II: Sniper - Call to Victory[]

  • Blood and violence were toned down and Nazi symbols such as the swastika, the eagle and the double Sigel rune (the emblem of the SS), as well as Iron Crosses and the Imperial Eagle, were removed for the German release.

Yakuza 3[]

  • Every content related to Hostesses was removed worldwide in the original game.
  • Rising Sun flags were removed in the remaster worldwide.
  • A cross-dressing man was removed worldwide from both versions.

Yakuza 4[]

  • References to rape were removed worldwide from the remaster.

Zanki Zero: Last Beginning[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Zombie Army Trilogy[]

  • SS signs and Wolfsangel runes were removed from the Occult seals worldwide.

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