Saudi Arabia Bans 47 Video Games After Child Deaths

Saudi Arabia Bans 47 Video Games After Child Deaths

Posted by July 16, 2018 Comment

Following the death of a 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, the country of Saudi Arabia has chosen to ban several video games in response. The primary news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who have linked the bans to the “Blue Whale Challenge”, which is a social media challenge that has players completing a series of tasks that end in suicide.

The Saudi government chose to ban all of the games listed below for “violations of rules and regulations”, but refused to cite which rules they have broken. Critics on Reddit and Twitter are calling it an excuse to crackdown on western culture influences since there’s no one continuous-linking thread between all of the video games mentioned.


Agents of Mayhem
Assassins Creed 2
Attack on Titan 2
Bayonetta 2
Clash of the Titans
Dante’s Inferno
Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition
Deception IV: The Nightmare Process
Deus Ex Mankind Divided
Devils Third
DmC – Definitive edition
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
Draw to Death
Final Fantasy Dissidia
Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2
God of War 1
God of War 2
God of War 3
Grand Theft Auto V
Heavy Rain
Hitman: Absolution (2012)
Life is Strange
Mafia 2
Mafia 3
Metro Redux
One Piece Burning Blood
Past Cure
Prison Architect
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 6
Saints Row IV
Street Fighter V
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary
The Order 1886
The Saboteur
The Witcher 3
The Nonary Game
Watch Dogs
Wolfenstein 2
Wolfenstein: The New Order

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(Last Updated July 16, 2018 10:16 pm )

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