Despite some of the bizarre stuff that comes out of Japan, the nation censors a variety of things, from the stuff you might initially think of (I’m sure you’re creative) to things like televised anime and even video games. With anime, you can often get the uncensored version when you buy it on disc, in case all the decapitation is super crucial to the story.
With the recently released survival horror game, The Evil Within, though, uncensored still isn’t exactly uncensored. The default version has some pretty heavy censorship, but the “Gore Mode DLC” doesn’t exactly include everything, either. Some images from Japanese game publication Famitsu depict the differences.
Check out the gallery for a hint of how different the two versions can be.
The first and third images are from the American version, complete with dismemberment and all the grossness you could hope for, while the second and fourth are from Japan’s Gore Mode version. The butcher table image depicts… something. It avoids depicting human dismemberment, but somehow makes me more uncomfortable because I can’t tell what it is.