Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror is a third-person video game that was developed by Bend Studio and it was published by Sony Computer Entertainment. In order to ensure a lower age rating in the USA the game's PS2 release was censored in North America to ensure a Teen rating. The PSP release was censored in Europe in order to ensure the game could release in Germany.
North American censorship
- The scene that shows Singularity getting kicked into the path of a oncoming train and then getting hit by it was modified for the PS2 release. In the PS2 version he is shot by Gabe and falls into the path of a oncoming train but it does not show it hitting Singularity.
- You can no longer set people on fire.
- A number of swear words were removed.
- Blood splatters were removed.
- In mission 7 it no longer longer Logan stabbing a guard in the neck instead he simply knocks him out.
- Blood stains/splatters on walls were removed.
- Enemies can't be burned.
- In mission 4 the enemy who was burning when you opened a door was removed.
- In the third mission you no longer see a soldier hitting a woman.
- In the forth mission you no longer see a soldier hitting a captured UN Peacekeeper.
- In the forth mission the soldier who shoots the captured UN Peacekeeper was censored. In the European version the captured UN peacekeeper reappears later in the game and the blood splatter was removed.
- The room where Blake is tied up is no longer being filled with water due to it being seen as "child abuse".
- Blake is no longer used as a human shield by a soldier due to it being seen as "child abuse".
- Blake can no longer be shot due to it being seen as "child abuse".
- In mission 7 a number of soldiers were removed due to their deaths being violent.
- The scene that shows Singularity getting kicked into the path of a oncoming train and then getting hit by it was modified for the European release. In the European version all of the blood was removed.
Where to find it uncensored
The non European versions of the PSP release are uncensored and non North American versions of the PS2 are uncensored.