Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Medal of honour: Warfighter banned in Pakistan
Roshan Ashraf Shaikh / 5 years ago
Two of the very well known FPS games; Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Medal of Honour: Warfighter have now been pulled from the shelves in Pakistan as the game portrayed the country as a failed state.
The gameplay of both of these games shows that Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI is working with Al-Qaeda. The ban came into effect when shop owners complained about the game to Pakistan’s CD, DVD, Audio cassette traders and manufacturer’s association.
The following notice was given by them:
“The Association has always boycotted these types of films and games. These (games) have been developed against the country’s national unity and sanctity. The games (“Medal of Honor: Warfighter” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops II”) have been developed against Pakistan, and the association has completely banned their sale. Shopkeepers are warned and will be responsible for the consequences if found purchasing or selling these games.”According to the association, the games are made in an effort to malign the minds of the youth in Pakistan.
However, it should also be noted that Islamabad’s largest game store owner told Fox news that both the games are hot sellers and isn’t aware of the ban. In this store alone it sold more than 5,000 copies of Black Ops II and 1,000 copies of Medal of Honour. Do note however, these sales are not pirated discs where you can usually get it for $2.
This isn’t the first game that has been banned in Pakistan. Assassin’s Creed was also banned in the past.
Source: Game Politics