Censored Japanese releases
Group DescriptionThis game group should contain any Japanese release which is censored in comparison to US or EU release. It doesn't matter if the game is Japanese in origin or not.
The censoring usually happens for two things in particular: gore and adult content.
For gore censorship, it can be as simple as the color of the blood being depicted in another color, to dismemberment scenes being either turned off, the camera avoids them in a smart way if they happen through cinematics, or black screen appears during certain key scene that are considered gruesome enough to be displayed.
For adult censorship, this usually means that naked characters either have clothes (or at least underwear), the camera during cut-scenes avoids showing nude parts, or certain adult elements (from kissing, to sex scenes) are completely removed or partially tuned down in comparison to non-censored version.
Note that censorship does not include ports, only original releases. For example, it is common that adult visual novels for PC are adult by default, but when ported to consoles and handhelds, the adult scenes get removed, but additional content such as extended story or bonus characters are added to the port. This is not censored game, just a port that is different than the original game. Censored game must exist for the same platform in both censored and non-censored release, not if the game exists in such two releases for the same country in which it is made in two variations, but only when release in other countries is not censored in comparison to Japanese release of the same game for the same platform.
- a nude scene from US version of "Heavy Rain" (left image) showing Madison topless after the shower scene is censored in Japanese version (right image)
Front cover for Mafia II
Front cover for Dragon Age: Inquisition
Front cover for L.A. Noire
Front cover for The Last of Us
Front cover for God of War III
Screenshot from Mafia II
Screenshot from Dragon Age: Inquisition
Screenshot from L.A. Noire
Screenshot from The Last of Us
Screenshot from God of War III