Red Faction, Red Faction II removed from Germany’s banned list of games


THQ Nordic today celebrates the removal of Red Faction II from a listing of banned video games in Germany.

Red Faction II joins the original Red Faction as playable games in the country after both titles were delisted from the Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons’ BPjM Index.

The list of banned titles is quite long and, at times, has included the likes of the Quake franchise, the Mortal Kombat franchise, F.E.A.R., Dead Rising and many more. Games make the list for realistic recreations of violations of Germany’s criminal code.

“At THQ Nordic we were aware of the implications of this momentous decision, and needed to adopt a bold approach,” said the company’s Jans Binsmaier. “We will of course still be nurturing our extensive games portfolio that now comprises over 265 titles, and will do our utmost to ensure that gamers can play our games in the future.”

Red Faction was first released in 2001, and Red Faction II in 2002. The latest game in the franchise, Red Faction: Armageddon, was released in 2011.