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Censored Japanese releases

Group Description

This 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)
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
The Order: 1886 (Shokai Seisan Gentei)2015PlayStation 4Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC...
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes2014PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.2.99
Dragon Age: Inquisition2014PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneElectronic Arts, Inc.4.13
The Evil Within2014PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneBethesda Softworks LLC3.75
The Last of Us: Remastered2014PlayStation 4Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC4.32
Tomb Raider2013Android, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.4.14
The Last of Us2013PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC4.25
Beyond: Two Souls2013PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC4.01
Grand Theft Auto V2013PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneRockstar Games, Inc.3.99
Shadows of the Damned2011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.88
Bulletstorm2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.99
L.A. Noire2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.4.16
Deus Ex: Human Revolution2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.4.15
Saints Row: The Third2011Linux, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.89
Mafia II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.67
God of War III2010PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.4.20
Heavy Rain2010PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, WindowsSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.4.15
Saints Row 22008Linux, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneTHQ Inc.3.85
Resistance: Fall of Man2006PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.68

Selected Covers

Mafia II Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Mafia II
Dragon Age: Inquisition Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Dragon Age: Inquisition
L.A. Noire Xbox 360 Front Cover through plastic, with sticker
Front cover for L.A. Noire
The Last of Us PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for The Last of Us
God of War III PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for God of War III

Selected Screenshots

Title screen + main menu
Screenshot from Mafia II
Splash screen
Screenshot from Dragon Age: Inquisition
Main title.
Screenshot from L.A. Noire
Main title.
Screenshot from The Last of Us
Main title.
Screenshot from God of War III
Game group created by MAT (202490)