The Witcher 3: Comparison Between Censored And Uncensored Reveals Almost No Nudity

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is currently censored in the Middle East. The censored version removes any sign of nudity and also censors gore. If you wanted to have a look at the censored and the uncensored version, you can check them out in this comparison below.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is censored in the following way, as detailed by Rafal Jaki, Business Development Manager at CDPR.

I would not really call it a censored version. Yes we had to cover the frontal nudity, and turn down some gore, but this is not what the game is about. The Arabic translation is high quality so we would like for the Arab Gamers to try it out.

Comparing the very explicit opening of the game between the censored version and the uncensored version, we have a general idea of what type of nudity is removed from the censored version.

Note: Please be advised that the following images might be considered NSFW. Proceed with caution.

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As the comparison above illustrates, the nudity is completely removed from the censored version of the game. Yennefer is fully clothed in the censored version compared to the uncensored version, where we can see that she is fully naked. Even if the scene doesn’t make much sense in this context, since the uncensored version has her head wrapped in towel, which implies that she took a bath with Geralt.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released on May 19th 2015 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Let us know what you think about this comparison in the comments below.

  • Daniel

    I live in the US and I would LOVE the OPTION to buy the censored version. I live with my wife and our three kids and I can NOT buy/play the Witcher 3 without having to lock out my kids out of my room while I play it. I will not lock out my kids out of my life to play a video game so if there’s a way for me to buy or have the option in the US version to censor the nudity in this game I would be able to play it and not worry about my kids.

  • 无名氏

    这是什么东西

  • Jason Soh

    How come she don’t wear matching top and bottom?

  • SAEED

    Well, even though the topic is just showing the difference between the 2 versions, yet it all turned to a whole level. However we as Muslims or Arabs are happy that CDPR cared to bring the game to us in way that does not harm the morality of our community, and not only that but also they translated every single detail to Arabic. The translation itself is perfect!

  • Raoh shiro

    They had to censor her, because she wasn’t 9….

  • mark

    The muslim version of the game should let Geralt have sex with 7 year old girls and chop the heads off of homosexuals.

  • Ruşen Akman

    The countries that are set to receive this censored version include United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon. Other (muslim or not) countries are not affected by that.

  • endargo

    Barely dressed girl is more naked than really naked. So.. more consorship! 😉

  • Monster142

    My god ! Everyone here has absolutely the wrong idea about muslims ! Its all peacful here and there’s no killing ! The killing is only on 2-4 countries ! We didn’t even ask for this ! The devolopers had to do it so that they can release the game for us legally ! We always get all version of all games earlier then the most of the world . We don’t kill . We are not savage ! Don’t judge is untill u really see how we live ( i’m from bahrain )

    • penis

      and your probably the first one to say death to jews and you call yourself peaceful

  • Is this an option in the game? What version is this? PC or console?

  • meer

    I don’t know why people in the comments sections are so angry (they are not forced to buy the censored version). Like any other media like moves they are censored and un-censored versions , just add “middle east” or “arab” or “muslim” and it turns into a different thing . A country’s rules or culture is their own ,you don’t have to like it .Also as the article quotes “we would like for the Arab Gamers to try it out.” . Obviously CDPR want their game to reach Arab audience and they took into account the possibility of the game getting banned or low sales.

  • Ii-Thekiller Clowncy-ii

    They cut people’s heads and hands but ooooooooooh no let’s censor the videogame instead of improving our laws….WE LIVE IN 2015 PEOPLE!!!

    • Devil78

      Who cut people head moron ? Only one country . U are not better than us . U kill many people in your stupid war for our oil .

  • Raoh shiro

    These games were not created for Muslims, so they should not be complaining! They were made for us westerners. Games and consoles are western technology. When ever they buy a PS4, Xbox, or desktop PC they’re either funding Israel, or the US, so why are they complaining about fictional events, while ignoring real ones?

  • Johannna_L

    Middle East is not a country, its several countries. What countries in the middle east are we talking about here ?

    • Raoh shiro

      Several F-uped countries…

      • Norman Lowe

        Name the countries. They are not all the same. You can attend Gay Pride in Israel. You can ski and party like an animal in Lebanon. You can drink in Dubai and Abu Dhabi as long as you behave in public (which is the same in the West really). Which country or group? Have you been to any of them?

  • Agent HUNK

    If they dont want this in the game they shouldnt buy it !plain and simple!!!!!! Funny a country where they chop off peoples arms and heads worries about naked video game pics…. they should even be allowed to have these great games if they dont respect the game designers vision !!!

    • PeregrineX7

      Yup. The middle East is in the middle of its most chaotic point in history thus far. They are murdering each other left and right, BUT GOD FORBID they see a naked women in a video game that is obviously fake.

      • JaxonH

        Fake or not, images cause lust, and even for Muslims, lust is a sin.

        • Mirror

          The only sin here is not being able to fully enjoy dat azz

        • Kayoss860

          Murdering, beheading, sending kids to kill is ok but god forbid they see a women’s butt crack.

          • H Karlsson

            Sending kids to kill sounds awful lot like some other countries as well. Terrorism of course, that’s wrong. Especially when you attack a country solely for it’s resources (oil).

          • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

            If we attacked simply for a bunch of oil where the hell is all this oil we supposedly took, shouldn’t our gas prices be lower if we took someones oil as you and the rest of your conspiracy theorist nutcase friends think we did?

          • Moham Raed

            don’t listen to them they’re a bunch of thugs

          • John

            because thats what all muslims do,right? reported.

          • Agent HUNK

            who ever said muslims ???

          • Kenneth Haynes

            He never said all. The fact is that it IS happening. In the US not all cops are shoot first, but it IS happening. Looking at the truth about a minority of people in a group isn’t a reflection on the rest . Chill out man. If you are Muslim I’m sure you have some real life racism( proper wording?) To worry about. Don’t overreact to a comment that was not offensive. At least wait for the right one

        • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

          Isn’t it the Muslims who hope to bang a bunch of virgins when they die? Sounds pretty lustful to me.

        • Raoh shiro

          Muslims breathing is a sin for all Mankind!

          • John

            reported for racism.

          • Jeffery Miles

            Islam in not a race

          • Agent HUNK

            youre stupid… for responding to that and muslim is not a race!

          • mark

            ^ reported for idiocy.

          • Norman Lowe

            Muslims aren’t a race. The comment would be bigoted towards a religious group – not racism.

          • Devil78

            Muslims are more than one billion kid . U people make me sick .

          • Raoh shiro

            Muslims make me sick! They’re a cancer, that only brings about radicalization, terror and war!

            Islam is war, not peace….

          • Kenneth Haynes

            Even though the comment was, if its the one I think your referring to, offensive; your comment makes no sense in context. He said Muslims breathing was a sin. The number would matter not. Though I do not agree with his comment.

        • Terence Pang

          sex doesn’t work without lust.

        • KillandbeKilled

          If that’s the case, shouldn’t the entire game be banned? Last time I checked cutting off people’s heads with a sword and or lighting them on fire was a sin too.

        • YOUDIEMOFO

          So dumb…..

        • Moham Raed

          lust is a sin but killing is a virtue

      • gamaai

        Yet Saudi Arabia has less murder crime rate than Finland.. ignorant

        • Norman Lowe

          That assumes we trust Saudi crime statistics, and the fact that it is a disjointed society with gender separation, no religious freedoms and medieval punishments.

          Finland is quite low on the list of murder rates for developed nations. It’s crime is rising though as more Muslim immigrants arrive, just like the rest of Europe.

        • Mariya13

          Yeah but burning a woman for being outside without a man isn’t considered a “crime” from where there from.

          If an outside observer took down the statistics its most likely be hundreds of thousands of times higher than the highest nation in the world in terms of stats.

          • I am sorry, could you give me the source of that..”burning a woman for being outside without a man”..

      • Sayeman

        Let’s blame all the Muslims for ISIS, right?
        They are killing 5 TIMES more Muslims than Non-muslims, Innocent refugees fleeing from Syria, but let’s call them Terrorists too,why not?
        Meanwhile American soldiers killing Millions in Afganista, Iraq, Pakistan…but let’s not talk about it.

        • Norman Lowe

          Who is actually really blaming all Muslims for ISIS? That would be stupid and inaccurate.

          A number of people are blaming Islam though – because ISIS have their interpretation which justifies their actions in killing other Muslims, who they see as not proper Muslims.

          But blaming the religion and blaming all followers are two different things.

    • MorningGlory

      Damn sand monkey terrorizors!

    • BE4TheBigBang

      uhh australia is just as strict…. just sayin…..

      • Agent HUNK

        very true …but this articles about the middle east not Australia

        • BE4TheBigBang

          its mostly prejudice really.

    • Alexander

      I don’t think there was an election on whether or not this should be censored so saying the general populace doesn’t deserve this game is pretty ignorant when they are probably gamers just like us stuck in a shitty part of the world, if we went by that logic all germans were nazis during WWII and all Russians were communists in the cold war!

      • YOUDIEMOFO

        And just think……if all the “good people” left their shit ass country and took their “good” somewhere else (along with a different set of IDEALS).

      • Agent HUNK

        learn to read! i say they dont desrve the game if they want it censored it ruins the games vision also its adult to begin with…wow lets comment on whos ignorant ?

        • Alexander

          There’s obviously some miscommunication here, by “they” do you mean their government or the people in those countries because if you meant their government I apologize for my mistake otherwise I think you are mistaken of what I’m trying to say.

          • Agent HUNK

            their shitty government that ruins a game for the people there and treats their interests as theirs and gives them no freedom to enjoy what they want and ruin the vision the developers set out to give everyone no matter where they live

          • Norman Lowe

            There are dozens of governments in the middle east. Which one are we talking about? Which nation? And how does this affect YOUR enjoyment of the game exactly?

            Surely the gamers there should be outraged not you?

          • Agent HUNK

            you make no sense and are trying to sound smart but your too late to the conversation to even hold your own..

          • Norman Lowe

            That would be “you’re too late” but please do tell me I am just trying sound smart…

      • TheSlider2

        Considering that “shitty part of the world” can also be located in the U.S, I agree with this.

    • Yosef Al-masoud

      I’m from Kuwait, One of countries in middle east, and we are not murders, everyone is terrorist, even you Americans, please don’t say things you don’t truly know about

      • Agent HUNK

        No one said you were…. suck it up butter cup! im talking about your country and whats going on over there!!! I was not making a racist or directing towards your people or whatever eyou consider yourself!!!! ” why did you say everyones a terrorist..lmao !!!!!!!! ??? youre missing the whole point of what i said !!! read it!! stop trying to start a problem and feelings that im targeting you when i am not ! i am speaking about the messed up things going on in the middle east and them bitching and moaning about a cartoon naked girl for crying out lOud is rediculOus especially when its an adult game to begin with !

        • TheSlider2

          Surely you know better by listening to biased news than someone critic who actually lives there.

      • Irvin Tolosa Jacob

        I’m surprised you can access this site. I thought half of the Internet is blocked in your country.

        • Norman Lowe

          I’ve worked in the region and there’s little a decent VPN cannot fix.

    • Devil78

      What about your fu**king countries who kills people on iraq and other countries for oil? U bombed japan with nuke in 1945 .

      • Raoh shiro

        That nuke should have been directed at the Middle East! Japan is civilized, Muslims are not…

        • Park

          Japan is civilized in modern world but not in 1945 when that nuke was dropped on japan -0- they killed so many people in korea and their cruel domination over korea was ended with the help of THAT nuke which was dropped on Japan. Who says that japan was civilized?? -0- Are you a Japanese?? Japan actually deserved to get that bomb on their head at 1945.

        • Devil78

          U mean u people are civilized like let your mothers sleep with other men ? Is that civilized ? U mean encourage to be a gay ? I prefer to live in a desert than this lol

          • jody

            You disgust me you slime not your ppl culture or religion, just you.

      • Kenneth Haynes

        Oil what oil;)

      • Agent HUNK

        i never killed anyone in Japan?

      • penis

        it was world war 2 you fuck wit they where attacking us we had to do something about it.. now Japan is friendly and more advanced than any middle eastern country also that bomb was over 60 years ago get over it you big bitch

        • Devil78

          I want to remind you that u killed more than every single country u cunt . Your wars in iraq and Af are for oil . F*ck u and your culture . At least we know our fathers unlike u your mothers every day with someone lol have a nice day cunt.

    • Why is it a problem when people voice their opinion. Fine everyone is an adult, but doesn’t mean I or you cannot have different levels of morality.
      Haven’t you ever looked at something and said, “I loved it, but it would have been better if it had/didnt have “.
      Lots of movies get censored before they are presented in cinemas, I don’t hear an uproar about that.
      and BTW, Australia is as tough in censoring as Middle East. Not sure if that territory has the censored version too, but to single out Middle East is a little ignorant.

      • Devil78

        These people hate arab and middle east just like when they hated black people .

        • Norman Lowe

          I think it is just ignorance. There are people in the Middle East and everywhere else who are just ignorant. The Middle East is not one country or culture…these people do not even understand that.

          • Devil78

            Yeah its because of the media . We are human being . We are not animal

          • Norman Lowe

            Media in the Middle East and the West misrepresent all people.

      • Agent HUNK

        here its silly for Australia too!!! They were once a prison island ,lol !!! and im sure adults over there who are fans of the game and books have the game ruined for them too like theyre babies when they are not !!! stop trying to start trouble and yes i said middle east when thats the topic of the article….duh!!

        • My point is the dev offered and option to let people buy an censored or uncensored version, you don’t have to say stuff like, “If you don’t like it; don’t buy it”. They obviously want people to buy it.

        • TheSlider2

          “Australia […] once a prison island”.
          I don’t know what that’s supposed to mean but at least now we know your opinion is shit.

      • Mariya13

        Don’t worry, I won’t single out the middle-east.

        You’re all equally idiotic.

        • Of course, a conversation breaks down when we are reduced to simple insults.

    • Norman Lowe

      The Middle East is not one country, there is a world of difference between what is going on in Syria and Iraq and say, Oman or the United Arab Emirates – which are peaceful, stable and free of head and arm chopping (at least the state isn’t engaged in these things). Then there is Israel with it’s social freedom and democracy – am sure this game will be shown there without censorship.

      A lot of the Middle Eastern countries are highly conservative societies, who at least at face value do not approve of nudity etc. If you think people who were desert nomads with highly rigid cultures will suddenly open up in a generation or two you’re mistaken. If they want a censored version let them have it. Most of the gamers there are young and this helps them to explore things they would not otherwise see. I’d suggest looking up the ComicCon in Dubai as an example of how far some Middle Eastern societies have come in such a short space of time. Keep in mind the average gamer has zero say in how their country is run so they may stand with you on the censorship issue but be unable to do anything about it. Should they be deprived of legally owning this game just because we think censorship is wrong? We can choose our leaders, they cannot.

      Ultimately the game designers choose to sell to markets that require censorship. Blame the game designers and distributors not the market.

  • Dylan Harris

    Lmao you mean the same no Mans land where they have barely shown any of the game, haven’t said much and have said there omitting a lot of stuff? The one we have barely heard about lately that had like 8 people making it? Sorry bud. Pass.

  • ButtKnockr

    Why even come here to post that… thats a no mans sky thread in a post about a continuing game franchise… No mans sky will be great, but know whats better no mans sky 2 or 3 or 4… but there will always be those guys who come in that thread going THATS GREAT but you know whats NEW and INNOVATIVE is THIS: ect…

  • PhoenixAutomatic

    I really wish CD Projekt RED added an option to enable graphic content on the game, not just censor the entire thing and tone down the gore aspect. It spoils the amazing experience players want to have.

    • PeregrineX7

      Well it isn’t CDPR’s fault. The governments in the Middle East will only allow the selling the game if it is non-graphic

      • PhoenixAutomatic

        Then how are they allowing to sell GOW 3 and GOW Ascension with no restrictions and as such? I am surprised to see it’s only The Witcher 3 that has been affected.