The Last of Us Lacks Multiplayer Dismemberments in Europe
Posted by Sammy Barker
Sweetness and light
The Last of Us is not the type of game that you should play while devouring a plate of spaghetti bolognese. Naughty Dog’s survival horror opus is packed with more blood, guts, and gore than a butcher’s backroom. Alas, the European release doesn’t quite boast the same level of spew-inducing viscera as its North American counterpart.
Hot on the heels of a handful of bemused forum posts, the fine folks over at Movie-Censorship.com have run a sequence of comparison tests on the first-party favourite, and learned that the PAL version of the PlayStation 3 exclusive lacks the multiplayer dismemberment details of its overseas alternative, making online deaths slightly less grisly in the old world.
This is not the first time that a Sony published title has been censored in Europe, with last year’s Twisted Metal reboot and God of War: Ascension also succumbing to a slightly less brutal fate. The issue appears to stem from the platform holder’s reluctance to publish multiple versions of the same game in a single territory, with more lenient locations such as the UK held to the stricter standards of other nations. Still, we suppose that the PS3 is region-free for a reason, huh?