Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is a action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar Leeds/Rockstar North and published by Rockstar for the PlayStation Portable. The video game was released on 24 October 2005. The game was censored in Germany in order to get a USK 16 rating. Additionally, it was affected by CERO's policies for release in Japan.

Censorship[edit | edit source]

Germany Censorship[edit | edit source]

  • The game was originally banned due to high-impact gory violence, the game was released on 2012 though it was censored.
  • You can no longer kick people lying on the ground.
  • The chainsaw no longer plunges into people.
  • You can no longer create additional blood effects by firing people who are dead.
  • The sniper rifle no longer is able to blast heads off, and the blood effect for it was removed.
  • The scene that shows the chauffeur's head being blasted off in the mission Love & Lead was modified for the German release. In the German version the head doesn't get blasted off the body.
  • In the uncensored if you run over dead people you see red tire tracks. In the German version that blood effect was removed.
  • Money no longer spawns next to/near dead people.
  • In the uncensored version you get points for running over pedestrians in Mission Karmageddon. In the German version you don't get any points for running over people.
  • Rampage missions were toned down.

Japan Censorship[edit | edit source]

  • The sniper rifle no longer is able to blast heads off, and the blood effect for it was removed.
  • You can no longer beat people for money.
  • Headshots no longer cause blood splatters.
  • In the uncensored if you run over dead people you see red tire tracks. In the Japanese version that blood effect was removed.
  • People who have fallen on the ground can no longer be chased.
  • Any mission that involves killing civilians was removed.
  • Any mission that involves killing a set number of people was changed for the Japanese release. In the Japanese version the amount of people that need to be killed is lower then the uncensored version.
  • The scene that shows blood dripping from the car in The Made Man was modified for the Japanese release. In the Japanese version there is no blood.
  • The Mission Slash TV's target was changed to a creature.
  • You no longer get bonus points for killing civilians in Karageddon.

Saudi Arabia Censorship[edit | edit source]

  • The game is banned in Saudi Arabia due to it's violent content.

Where to find it uncensored[edit | edit source]

Every other region has it uncensored.

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