Mafia II banned in the UAE
Another one bites the dust.
The National Media Council has banned Mafia II in the United Arab Emirates and the game won’t be officially sold at any retail outlets in the country. A ban was almost expected on this game as its predecessor faced a similar predicament.
No specific reasons have been cited for the ban but the ESRB content descriptors make it fairly self explanatory.
The game is rated 18+ for:
Use of drugs and alcohol
Mafia II joins the fairly large list of games to receive the ban hammer this year. Others on the list include God of War 3, Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 2 and Heavy Rain.