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This is a complete list of video games that have been banned in El Kadsre by the El Kadsre Film and Game Rating Board. These are titles that the board considers offensive to the standards of morality, titles that promote terrorism, child exploitation, sexual assault, use of drugs/alcohol as rewards/incentives, or are offensive to certain cultures and religious beliefs are likely to receive the rating. It is illegal to distribute and/or sell these games in El Kadsre but is still legal to own a copy.

Games that have been previously banned can be unbanned upon an appeals process if they change or remove the offending content. In rare cases, appeals can end up getting an X-rating label depending on the content. Many developers, including Rockstar, Activision, and id Software, have ended up having titles banned from being released in El Kadsre. Several major developers, including Drillimation Studios and many other family-friendly developers, never aim for these ratings; however, some titles ended up being banned temporarily due to recalls if a glitch or other hidden content was found.

Ban list

Permanently banned

Game Developer(s) Publisher(s) Platform(s) Released Original rating Current rating
The Dig LucasArts PC, Mac 1995 B2009 Appeal rejected
Banned due to it's depiction of an asteroid nearly destroying Earth being considered offense to Kadsreius Shintoists, who view all depictions of the end of the world to be morally distressing.
Harvester DigiFX Interactive Virgin Interactive PC, Mac 1996 B2009 Appeal rejected
Banned due to excessively gory content.
Manhunt Rockstar PS2, Xbox, PC 2003 B2009 Appeal rejected
Banned due to extreme violence and gore, and was most likely banned due to fears of reenactments by El Kadsreian citizens, and most likely due to fears of shootings occurring at retail stores. Its sequel was also banned too.
Ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two Minori MangaGamer PC 2014 B2009
Banned due to the depiction of child exploitation and sexual assault.
Yandere Simulator YandereDev tinyBuild Games PC 2014 B2009 Appeal rejected
The game's over-the-top extreme violence, especially in a school setting, has ignited anger among teachers and staff in El Kadsreian schools. Parents were afraid that school shootings like this would occur if their kids did so. Yandere Simulator also sparked controversy after the game allegedly inspired a teenager to commit a murder.

Overturned

Game Developer(s) Publisher(s) Platform(s) Released Original rating Current rating
Touhou 7: Perfect Cherry Blossom Drillimation Studios
Team Shanghai Alice
Namco Arcade, SNES, Genesis, PC August 1993 E2009
Recalled after one of El TV Kadsre's staff encountered Yukari Yakumo's spell card Bewitching Butterfly Living in the Zen Temple, which depicted a swastika. El TV Kadsre staff told Drillimation that this was inappropriate for a child-friendly game.
Killer Minecraft: Immaterial and Missing Power Drillimation Studios Namco Arcade, PS1, SNES, Genesis, PC December 1994 M2009
Recalled due to a glitch found in-game with Kagami. EK stopped allowing used of the game while an update had to be issued to correct it.
Touhou 12: Undefined Fantastic Object Drillimation Studios
Team Shanghai Alice
Namco Arcade, PS1, N64, Dreamcast, PC August 1999 E2009
Recalled due to a glitch in the N64 and PC versions where the game would randomly crash whenever hitting 1 million points.

This was caused due to issues with RAM, and since Drillimation could not fix the issue, they decided to have the RAM Expansion Pak packaged with the N64 version.

Conker's Bad Fur Day Rareware THQ N64 March 2001 B2009 R182009
Was initially banned due to animal cruelty, sexual themes, and drug abuse. In 2015, Rareware and Microsoft successfully appealed the game so it could be released as part of Rare Replay and it was given a R-18 rating.
Grand Theft Auto III Rockstar PS2, Xbox, PC October 2001 R182009
Was initially banned for promoting crime, received R-18 rating upon appeal.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Rockstar PC, PS2, Xbox 2004 R182009
Had its rating revoked due to the Hot Coffee mod, after realizing the game could be modified to find it. The ban was lifted after the second edition was released without the feature.
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude High Voltage Software Sierra Entertainment PS2, Xbox PC 2004 B2009 X2009
Banned due to the use of sexuality as rewards/incentives. One rater described the experience as "an eroge visual novel-like experience." It was given an X rating upon appeal.
Conker: Live & Reloaded Rareware Microsoft Xbox 2005 B2009 R202009
Was initially banned for the same reasons as Conker's Bad Fur Day. In 2015, Rareware and Microsoft successfully appealed the game so it could be released as part of Rare Replay and it was given a R-20 rating.
Lula 3D Unknown CDV Software Entertainment PC 2005 X2009
Banned due to its sexually expilict content, received X rating upon appeal.
Homie Rollerz Webfoot Technologies Destineer Nintendo DS 2008 Pg2009
Banned due to "glorifying racist stereotypes". The ban was lifted after Latikuu, the El Kadsreian distributor of the game and the Homies figurines, appealed to the EKFGR and stated that several Homies characters were given positive traits to appeal to the intended Latino demographic.
Dante's Inferno Visceral Games Electronic Arts PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable 2010 B2009 R202009
Banned for "parodying religion in a cruel way", being insensitive to people's religious beliefs, and "extreme violence", received R-20 rating upon appeal.
Call of Juarez: The Cartel Techland Ubisoft PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows 2011 R202009
Banned due to accusations of racism towards Hispanics and insensity towards real-life events, received R-20 rating upon appeal.
Gal*Gun Inti-Creates Alchemist Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 2011 B2009 R182009
Banned due to sexual exploitation of underage women. A heavily altered version with much of the sexual content removed and "Doki Doki Mode" eliminated altogether was released in El Kadsre in 2016 and received a PG rating.
Gal*Gun: Double Peace Inti-Creates Alchemist PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows 2016 B2009 R182009
Banned for the same reasons as Gal*Gun. A heavily altered version with all of the sexual content removed and "Doki Doki Mode" eliminated altogether was released in El Kadsre in 2018 and received a PG rating.
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Dennaton Games Devolver Digital PC, PS3, PS Vita, Nintendo Switch March 10, 2015 R182009
Was initially banned for promoting terrorism and sexual assault. A censored version of the game without the implied sexual assault scene was released in 2019 with an R-18 rating.
Hatred Destructive Creations PC 2015 R202009
Was initially banned due to extreme violence and gore, as well as allegedly promoting terrorism and neo-Nazi beliefs, received R-20 rating upon appeal.
The Legend of Zelda Nintendo Nintendo NES 1987
banned due to one of the maps being shaped like a swastika lifted in 1988 when more rooms were added to the map to hide it.
Doki Doki Literature Club! Team Salvato PC 2017 R202009
Was initially banned for over the top violence and "insensitive" depictions of suicide and death, received R-20 rating upon appeal.
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