The country of Uzbekistan has been on a rampage banning video games that the government deems as too violent. On that list are the usual suspects, like Call of Duty, Doom, Postal, Manhunt, even Castlevania… but on their list of banned games is one game in particular that really stands out, mainly because it hasn’t even been officially announced.
Left for Dead 3 appears on the list, and it makes you wonder if they know something that we don’t.
Realistically, any country that’s banning violent games wholesale probabally doesn’t know a whole lot about games to begin with, so hopefully nobody gets beheaded for this clerical error. The government says these games that could be “used to propagate violence, pornography, threaten security and social and political stability.”
Could you imagine if they had put Half Life 3 on that list instead of L4D3?
Here’s the list of games that were banned, note the rampant typos along with the game that doesn’t even exist being on the list. It’s unclear how they chose these exact titles, it’s kind of eclectic list. It’s like they just went over a list of some of the more popular games from the last few years. It makes you wonder if someone was tasked with actually playing these games and deciding, and it also makes you wonder which ones didn’t make the cut.
Thankfully the citizens of Uzbekistan are now safe from any threats of violence now that these games have been banned, and the government will be pleased to know that political stability is no longer an issue. Close call!