9 Bizarre Reasons Why Popular Video Games Were Banned

8. Everquest

Everquest Game

Released back in 1999, Everquest was a jolly old romp through fantastical planes, combining RPG action with everyone's favourite thing: stats. Notably, it was one of the first 3D MMORPGs to reach mainstream success and it’s still supported by fans and modders to this day.

However while it might have captured the hearts of fans across the world, Brazil apparently wasn’t so keen, banning the game because “the game leads the players to a loss of moral virtue and takes them into "heavy" psychological conflicts."

OK, so let’s break that down a second. The government of Brazil, who, let's face it, doesn't have the best record on corruption, is telling people that this game about elves, knights and the spirit of adventure would lead them to moral decay. If anything, the game encouraged people to work together which is the exact opposite of their reasoning. Although you have to give it to them that “heavily psychological conflicts” were common when your raid team still couldn’t get their act together.

The weirdness doesn’t stop there, as this ban wasn’t placed on the game when it first launched in 1999 but in 2008! This seems to suggest that the government blames the game and not themselves for any of the problems in Brazilian society!

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