On May 29, 2005 it was reported that the game was banned in China by the Chinese Ministry of Culture for distorting historical facts.
Specifically mentioned were the fact that several Chinese provinces (Manchuria, West Xinjiang, Tibet) were depicted as independent nations within different scenarios. Taiwan is also listed as a Japanese territory at the beginning of the game.
The Ministry of Culture also mentions the game being an attack on China's reputation, pointing out a freelance mercenary character who with missions over the Soviet Union, Libya and China, where he conducts sabotage and espionage. Add