We kind of enjoyed Dead Island – Germany not so much. Despite being available since September, Germany has decided that Techland’s tropical zombie slaughter fest, Dead Island, is totally unfit for the burgeoning minds of their nation’s youth. So much so that it’s been put on “List B” along with media content that contains Nazi material. I guess it’s safe to assume then that they don’t approve of the game.
Developer Techland isn’t fazed at all; in fact they expected this to happen: “This isn’t unexpected. Germany has its unique regulations regarding video games and violence and the industry can only comply. Both Deep Silver and Techland were aware of such a possibility from the very beginning.”
Germany has a bureau that looks into potentially harmful media; it goes by the name of the Federal Department of Media Harmful to Young Persons, which doesn’t leave much up to the imagination. Their “List B” is basically reserved for content that is deemed wholly inappropriate for the youth, hence the Nazi material listing as well. You know your game is totally frowned upon when it’s lumped into the same category as Nazism – ouch.