Doom is free to consume Germany

Germany may host the planet’s largest gaming expo, but it’s not far off of Australia when it comes to censoring violent games.

So strong are their views that it is only now, 18 years after release, that the original DOOM and its sequel DOOM II can be sold in the country.

The games were previously indexed by theĀ Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons. We wonder what persuaded them to allow the games to release? Perhaps God of War III redefined ‘harm to young persons’ for them.

Bethesda currently own the Doom IP, and VP of PR offers this comment to Joystiq: “We are obviously very pleased with their decision. Can’t give you details yet on when they will be available in Germany. We’ll let everyone know as soon as we know.”

Celebrate! Go kill something, quick!