Germany Gets Around To Banning Dead Island

Zombie paradise action game Dead Island may have been out since early September, but it's only now that the Germans at the wonderfully-named Federal Department of Media Harmful to Young Persons have got around to banning it.

"This isn't unexpected," Techland, the developers of the game, told Eurogamer. "Germany has its unique regulations regarding video games and violence and the industry can only comply.

"Both Deep Silver and Techland were aware of such a possibility from the very beginning."

The game has been put on the organisation's "List B", which is normally where you find games featuring "extreme torture or Nazi content".

The exact reasons for the game's belated banning have not been made publicly available, so I'm just going to assume it's for the worst intro song ever forced upon mankind.

You can read Crecente's Dead Island review here.

Techland not shocked by Germany's Dead Island ban [Eurogamer]


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    I think they're just trying to save the youth of Germany from ever knowing the horror that is the Chrome engine.

      Watcha talk'in bout Whillis, I found it looked good,run well and never crashed on me.

        Ha! "Looked good" That's funny.

    I spose I better buy it before it gets banned here

    In go the pirates

    Pirate task force, assemble!

    Jesus, Germany is being proper Nazi with their game regulations. See what I did there?

    Letting the game get banned in Germany is still better then what people did before, which was to release a German regulation friendly version for the entire PAL region.

    "Federal Department of Media Harmful to Young Persons"

    How does computer entertainment media fall under this department's purview again? Which non-discredited and peer-reviewed study are they using to justify this?

    Freaking load of conservative BS. Pirates, man your stations!

    get it from Austria.

      or Poland?

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