Riyadh: Saudi Arabia says it’s banning a long list of popular video games after allegations surfaced that two children killed themselves after being encouraged to do so in an online game, reported Gulf News.

The Saudi General Commission for Audio-Visual Media said Monday it was banning 47 games, including Grand Theft Auto V, Assassins Creed 2 and Witcher, for unspecified violations of rules and regulations.

The ban was in response to the deaths of a 13-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy who reportedly killed themselves after playing the so-called “Blue Whale” social media game, though the agency did not say what the connection was.

Also known as the Blue Whale Challenge, participants are said to be given a series of tasks to complete, capped with killing themselves at the end.

Blocked games list


Game name

Agents of Mayhem

Assassins Creed 2

Attack on titan 2

Bayonetta 2

Clash of the Titans

Dante's Inferno

Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition


Deception IV : The Nightmare Princess

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

Devils Third

DmC - Definitive edition

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

Draw to Death

Final Fantasy Dissidia

Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2

God of War 1

God of War 2

God of War 3

Grand Theft Auto V

Heavy Rain

Hitman: Absolution (2012)

Life is Strange

Mafia 2

Mafia 3

Metro Redux


One Piece Burning Blood

Past Cure

Prison Architect

Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 6

Saints Row IV

Splatter House

Street Fighter V

Street Fighter 30th  Anniversary

The Order 1886

The Saboteur

The Witcher 3

The Nonary Game



Watch Dogs

Wolfenstein 2

Wolfenstein: The New Order