Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is easily one of the best games of the year, mainly because of its riveting single-player campaign tells a whopper of a story. It also has a stellar multiplayer mode where you fight for survival while making tough decisions for your crew. Players worldwide can experience this for themselves, but Sony is making some changes to the European version that is currently releasing throughout the territory.

In other versions of the game, you can easily blast people’s limbs – or heads – off using a shotgun or similarly-powered weapon.  In Europe, though, the most you’ll get from using these weapons is a minor blood spurt, as the game has been edited for graphic content.

A member of the Naughty Dog team, going under the name “EvangM” explained the reasoning behind the censorship. “The gore and violence ratings are subject to local regulatory boards in various countries, so the game must be slightly changed in order to accommodate those choices,” they stated.

The game is a must-play for PlayStation 3 owners worldwide with the kind of dramatic heft that can’t be ignored, no matter the aforementioned change. The Last of Us is available now for PlayStation 3.

Source: Eurogamer