Germany obtains the full version of Left 4 Dead 2 finally, more than 11 years after the game was released by Valve. The developer has ad on Steam that he recently asked the German authorities to re-evaluate the survival horror game and, as a result, can now put its international uncut version up for sale in the country. Those who already have the German version of L4D2 in their library can download a free DLC on Steam to be able to play it with blood, blood and all the effects previously removed for a local version.
In order to make the game available in Germany and Australia, Valve had to remove elements commonly found in survival horror titles. Those who play the censored version won’t see a drop of blood after killing an enemy, for example – in fact, the bodies of infected people disappear right after they die, often before they’ve even hit the ground. Players cannot dismember enemies even using weapons capable of doing so in the uncut game, nor can they set the infected on fire. In Germany, the game’s cover features a hand with all fingers intact instead of one with mutilated numbers.