Germany has removed restrictions from Doom and Doom II after a ban on selling it to teenagers spanning 17 years.
In 1994, Germany put it on an index of controlled titles, believing that it could harm youths due to its level of violence. The video game could only be bought from adult-only stores.
Now, German officials – the Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons (Bundesprufstelle) – have decided that Doom is now only of artistic and scientific interest and will not appeal to youngsters anyway.
Nevertheless, the American version of Doom II remains on the index as Nazi symbols appear in some levels.
PCR has the full story.