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This is a non-exhaustive list of the games censored on the PlayStation 4. Since 2016, with the move of Sony's headquarters to the west, there has been an increase in censorship of video games, especially for games made in Japan.

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10 Second Ninja X[]

  • Nazi symbols were removed for the German release.

13 Sentinels Aegis Rim[]

  • The game was made more family friendly for the International release.

Agony[]

  • Violence/gore was censored worldwide in order to avoid getting a adults only rating.

Alekhine's Gun[]

  • Nazi symbols were removed for the German release.

Aokana[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the International release.

Arc of Alchemist[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Arcade Archives: Baseball Stars 2[]

  • References to Taiwan and Taipei were removed worldwide.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla[]

  • The game was made more family friendly and violence and sexuality was toned down in Japan.

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea[]

  • Sexuality was toned down and drug references were removed for the International release.

Beyond: Two Souls[]

  • Violence was toned down in the Japanese and European releases.

Blue Reflection[]

  • Sexuality is toned down Internationally.

Borderlands[]

  • Violence was toned down in the German release.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3[]

  • Nazi symbols were removed from maps worldwide.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare (2019)[]

  • The game was banned in Russia.

Call of Duty: WWII[]

  • Gore was removed in the Japanese release, Nazi symbols were removed from the German release. And a scene was altered in Australia.

Castlevania Anniversary Collection[]

  • Nazi symbols were removed worldwide.

Catherine: Full Body[]

  • The game was made more family friendly for the International release.

Commandos 2 HD Remaster[]

  • Nazi symbols were removed worldwide.

Conan Exiles[]

  • Nudity was removed from the North American release.

Conception Plus[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Crystar[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Cyberpunk 2077[]

  • Sexuality was toned down in the Japanese and middle east releases.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc[]

  • Violence was toned down for the International release.

DATE A LIVE: Rio Reincarnation[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the International release.

Days Gone[]

  • Violence was toned down in the Japanese release.

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Dead or Alive 6[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Dead Rising[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Death End Re;Quest 2[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Death Mark[]

  • Violence was toned down after a patch was released outside of Japan.

Destiny 2[]

  • The game has been censored in order to make it more inclusive and less problematic.

Devil May Cry 5[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the International release.

Diablo II: Resurrected[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Digimon Story: Hacker's Memory[]

  • Religious references were removed in the North American release.

Disgaea 4 Complete+[]

  • Sexuality was toned worldwide.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition[]

  • Sexual scene removed in Japan and suggestive line removed from the remaster.

Doki Doki Literature Club Plus![]

  • Violence was toned worldwide.

Don't Starve[]

  • The game was made more family friendly worldwide.

Doom II[]

  • Two levels were removed from the German release.

Dragon Star Varnir[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Fairy Tail (Video Game)[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Fate/Extella[]

  • A costume was changed to look less like a Nazi uniform worldwide.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD[]

  • Suggestive outfits were removed.

Final Fantasy XV[]

  • Some profanity was removed in a worldwide update and the game is heavily censored in China.

Final Fantasy VII Remake[]

  • Language was toned down for the Japanese release.

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Final Fantasy XIV[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the International release.

Final Fantasy XV[]

  • Language was toned down and religious elements removed for worldwide. Violence and sexuality were toned down for the Chinese release.

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise[]

  • Gore was removed in Japan.

For Honor[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Fortnite[]

  • Police cars were removed from the game in a worldwide patch.

Gal*Gun: Double Peace[]

  • The game was banned in New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates.

Gal*Gun 2[]

  • The game was banned in the United Arab Emirates.

Game Tengoku CruisinMix Special[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the International release.

Genshin Impact[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

God Eater Resurrection[]

  • Violence was toned and and drugs were removed for the International release.

God of War 3[]

  • Sexuality and violence were toned down for the Japanese release.

Grand Theft Auto V[]

  • Violence and sexuality were toned down for the Japanese release. Sexuality was toned down for the Greece release. And the game was banned in Saudi Arabia, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.

Guilty Gear -Strive-[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Haruoto Alice Gram: Snow Drop[]

  • Sexuality was toned down in Japan.

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone[]

  • Sexuality was toned down and smoking was removed from the game in the International release.

Heavy Rain[]

  • The game is banned in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia along with nudity being removed from the Japanese release.

Hentai vs. Evil[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number[]

  • Banned in Australia for a scene of sexual violence.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven[]

  • Nazi references were removed for the International release.

Kingdom Hearts 1.5[]

  • Violence and sexuality was toned down for the International release.

Kingdom Hearts 2[]

  • Violence and sexuality was toned down for the International release.

Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

LoveR[]

  • Sexuality was toned down in Japan.

Lust For Darkness: Dawn Edition[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Mafia 2[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the Japanese release.

Mafia 3[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the Japanese release.

Marvel's Avengers[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

MechaNika[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

MediEvil[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection[]

  • The Nazi salute was removed worldwide.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes[]

  • Gore removed in Japan.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain[]

  • Gore was removed in Japan.

Metro Exodus[]

  • Sexuality was toned down in Japan.

Mortal Kombat 11[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide and the game was banned in Indonesia.

===Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy

  • Violence was toned down worldwide.

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4[]

  • Violence was toned down worldwide.

Nekopara (video game)[]

  • Sexuality was toned down.

Nier Replicant Remaster[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection[]

  • Violence and sexuality were toned down worldwide.

Nioh[]

  • Gore was removed in Japan.

Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart HD[]

  • Sexuality was toned down in Japan.

Omega Labyrinth Life[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Omega Labyrinth Z[]

  • Sony refused to allow the game to release outside of Japan.

One Piece: World Seeker Phantom[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the North American release.

Onimusha: Warlords[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the International release.

Outlast II[]

  • A scene was cut after a worldwide patch.

Overwatch[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Paranautical Activity[]

  • The game was banned in Australia.

Pinball FX3[]

  • Blood and cigars were removed from the game.

Persona 5[]

  • The game was censored in South Korea.

Puyo Puyo Tetris[]

  • A religious reference was removed from the International release.

Rage 2[]

  • Violence was toned down in Japan.

Raspberry Cube[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Red Dead Redemption 2[]

  • Nudity was removed in the Japanese release and the game is banned in Saudi Arabia.

Resident Evil 2 Remake[]

  • Violence was toned down in Japan.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard[]

  • Gore was censored in Japan.

Saints Row IV: Re-elected[]

  • Violence was toned down in Australia and the game was banned in Saudi Arabia.

Sakura Sakura[]

  • Sexuality was toned down in Japan.

Saku Saku: Love Blooms With The Cherry Blossoms[]

  • Sexuality was toned down in Japan.

Sable's Grimoire[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Senran Kagura Burst Re: Newal[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the International release.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider[]

  • Gore was censored in Japan and blood was reduced in a worldwide update.

Silverio Trinity[]

  • Sexuality was toned down in Japan.

The Sims 4[]

  • Religious references were removed worldwide.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2[]

  • Violence was toned down in Germany.

Song of Memories[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the International release and the game was banned in Australia.

Soulcalibur VI[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

South Park: The Stick of Truth[]

  • Nazi symbols removed in Europe and the alien probe scenes were removed from releases in Europe and Australia. The uncensored version is banned in Australia.

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Steins;Gate: My Darling's Embrace[]

  • The game was made more family friendly for the International release.

Street Fighter V[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Super Neptunia RPG[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Superhot VR[]

  • Violence was toned down worldwide.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization[]

  • Sexuality was toned down in Japan and in Europe.

Tales Of Berseria[]

  • Violence was toned down Internationally.

Terminator: Resistance[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

The Bug Butcher[]

  • The game was banned in Australia.

The Escapists[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

The Evil Within 2[]

  • Gore was removed in Japan.

The Last of Us Remastered[]

  • Dismemberment removed in Europe and Japan.

The Last of Us Part II[]

  • Violence and sexuality were toned down in Japan.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the International release.

The Messenger[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

The Order: 1886[]

  • Nudity removed in Japan.

The Sims 4[]

  • Religious references were toned down worldwide.

The Walking Dead Season 1[]

  • Gore was removed in Japan.

The Walking Dead Season 2[]

  • Gore was removed in Japan.

Trials of Mana Remake[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Until Dawn[]

  • Gore was removed in Japan.

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception[]

  • Sexuality was toned down internationally.

Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Watch Dogs 2[]

  • Nudity was removed worldwide.

Watch Dogs: Legion[]

  • The game was made more family friendly worldwide.

Witcher 3[]

  • Nudity removed in Japan.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus[]

  • Hitler's appearance was changed and how people talk to him was changed worldwide.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood][]

  • Violence was toned down in Japan.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist[]

  • The cards are censored to make them more family friendly. Examples of what cards are censored can be found here

Yukuza 3[]

  • The game made more family friendly worldwide.

Yukuza 4[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san Yukemuri Meikyuu // Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs[]

  • Sexuality was toned down in the Japanese release.

Zanki Zero: Last Beginning[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the International release.
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