Ministers in Saudi Arabia has decided to impose a ban on many video games after the reports of two children who seems to have killed themselves after being encouraged to do so in an online game.

Saudi General Commission for Audio-Visual Media announced that they are going to ban a list of about 47 games, including popular ones such as Assassins Creed 2, Grand Theft Auto VWitcher 3 and many others. The ban was a result of recent deaths of two children, 12 year old boy and a 13 year old girl who apparently killed themselves after being encouraged in a social media game known as “Blue Whale“.

As a result, gamers living in the country are not able to play video games such as Mafia 3, Wolfenstein 2 and many other as they had apparently violated some laws and regulations of the country. Here’s a complete list of games banned by the country;

No. Game name
1 Agents of Mayhem
2 Assassins Creed 2
3 Attack on titan 2
4 Bayonetta 2
5 Clash of the Titans
6 Dante’s Inferno
7 Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition
8 Deadpool
9 Deception IV : The Nightmare Princess
10 Deus Ex Mankind Divided
11 Devils Third
12 DmC – Definitive edition
13 Dragon Age: Inquisition
14 Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
15 Draw to Death
16 Final Fantasy Dissidia
17 Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2
18 God of War 1
19 God of War 2
20 God of War 3
21 Grand Theft Auto V
22 Heavy Rain
23 Hitman: Absolution (2012)
24 Life is Strange
25 Mafia 2
26 Mafia 3
27 Metro Redux
28 Okami
29 One Piece Burning Blood
30 Past Cure
31 Prison Architect
32 Resident Evil 5
33 Resident Evil 6
34 Saints Row IV
35 SplatterHouse
36 Street Fighter V
37 Street Fighter 30th  Anniversary
38 The Order 1886
39 The Saboteur
40 The Witcher 3
41 The Nonary Game
42 Thief
43 Vampyr
44 Watch Dogs
45 Wolfenstein 2
46 Wolfenstein: The New Order


Gamers are not happy with the country’s policy of imposing bans on these famous video games as there is no direct link between these games and the Blue Whale. Blue Whale is played on social media websites and the likes, where a series of challenges are given to the player and the final task is to eliminate yourself.

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Let’s hope that the ban is temporary and may get overruled in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more updates!

Source: GulfNews

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