Dead Rising 2 banned in the UAE

By on September 27, 2010

Capcom’s zombie-slaying adventure bites the dust as well.

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Joining the massive list of banned games in the region such as Mafia II, Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age: Origins, and Red Dead Redemption is Capcom’s recently out zombie gore-fest Dead Rising 2.

There is no official word from the UAE National Media Council, but according to an official at Pluto Games, the local distributor for Capcom, the game was met with a ban due to “violence, gambling and nudity”. Another possible reason could be the ‘use of alcohol’ as mentioned in the ESRB ratings.

The official says that the distributor is trying to get the game unbanned but “looks unlikely”.

[Thanks to user EmCee Fil A for the tip]


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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  • karar

    aww thts bad! and i cannot believe Dragon Age: Origins was also banned. it was such a great game. Been playing it since i came from pakistan to KSA. still got it on my HD playing the DLC these days :)

  • Abdulrhman

    Seriously what in the world is happening ? and i thought we Saudis are worse than UAE !

  • Sahil

    Hate to say it but Castlevania's most probably going to join the list early next month… :(

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  • Andy

    its pathetic….there is no nudity in DR2, except for Playboy Magazine Covers, nothing else.

    • Fahd

      It is, but it should be removed, Most of the people here don't like such ads (including me), but I pity them too for banning the game for such simple thing, they could just removed the material that's all

  • none

    That's it, I'm fed up with the NMC. They are starting to be wimps!

  • Deathneff

    2010 is a horrible year for adult gamers like me NMC are pain in the Ass. Good thing I have dead rising 2 on xbox good thing

  • saad

    thank god i m in pakistan becoz everything is legal over here hahahaha

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