Undawn ban callouts remind us of 5 games that angered Indians in the past | Digit

An Indian NGO named Prahar has called for the ban of Tencent‘s mobile survival RPG game called Undawn. It states the various ways the game tries to hurt Indian sentiments and also exerts its soft influence on the young Indians playing it. The Undawn’s ban outcry stirred up our memories about 5 other games that were either banned or subject to the ire of Indians. We will see the reasons for their controversy. 

5 games that angered Indians


It’s fresh in our memory the many times BGMI and PUBG got banned in India. Although BGMI is back for a 3-month trial with some stipulations, the situation is still precarious. The NGO that wants the government to ban Undawn has said it will ask the authorities to reconsider the BGMI return.  

India is concerned about the violent elements in the game, how it affects the players, and the safety of user data. One of the conditions Krafton had to meet is to set up its servers locally in the country, which the game publisher has been complying with to their fullest, evident from the fact that the new and improved BGMI that was recently relaunched in India comes with several features aimed at inculcating responsible gaming behaviour.  

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2. Smite

Smite is a 3rd person multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) in which players can choose Hindu gods like Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesha, Kali, etc as their characters for the fight. While this in itself may offend some, the wrong/indecent depiction of some of these deities has irked Hindus.

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3. Fallout 3

The game faced the heat of the Indian public because of a mutated figure in the game with dual cow heads called Brahman. 

4. Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age Inquisition was banned in India in 2014 because of its gay protagonist and some homosexual scenes. EA didn’t release the game in the country owing to some local content laws. Those who had pre-ordered the game were allowed a refund. 

5. Hanuman – Boy Warrior

Indian diaspora in New Zealand who were of Hindu faith got offended by the way the game allows players to control the character of Hanuman. The complainants were disturbed by how a powerful Hindu god was being trivialised in this PS2 game.

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