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Banned in Europe

Of course the other big no-no in Germany is the mention of Nazism. While it's arguably better to be reminded of the dangers of fascism than pretend it was never there, portraying Nazis or a likeness of Adolf Hitler is deemed to be racial propaganda in Germany.

While a censored version of Return to Castle Wolfenstein was permitted for release in Germany, the original corridor shooter Wolfenstein 3D has never been granted a German release. Look at this video and see if you can spot why.

Perhaps the most interesting point in the German story is that World War II films with Nazi imagery are allowed to be released as they are deemed to be art. Videogames are not. Yes, that old argument.

Justin Towell

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine,, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.