15 years after its release on the PlayStation 2 and the PC, the German government has removed Red Faction off its list of games considered to be “damaging” to the country’s youth (The Index).
THQ Nordic made the announcement following a series of negotiations with the Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons (BPjS). This decision ends the ban of the games sale in Germany.
The studio expects this decision to pave the way for other titles to be removed from The Index. THQ Nordics Publishing Director at the Vienna office, Jans Binsmaier has stated
“At THQ Nordic we were aware of the implications of this momentous decision, and needed to adopt a bold approach.”
This makes Red Faction one of two major titles that have been removed from The Index. It was announced back in February that the ban on Fallout 3 was removed.
Red Faction was one of the first titles to be released for the PlayStation 2 back in 2001 and it established its legacy by featuring a destructible environment through the Geo-Mod engine. The story follows Parker has he leads a miner rebellion on Mars against the Ultor Corporation.