Not for the first time, and not for the last either, a strategy game on the App Store has been removed because it featured ‚Äúpeople from a specific government or other real entity as the enemies‚ÄĚ. In this case, the Taliban.

Apple’s long-standing and long-stupid policy has been affecting historically accurate (or at least historically related) games for years now; as far back as 2011, when Pacific Strike was yanked for featuring Japanese flags.

The latest victim is Slitherine‚Äôs Afghanistan ‚Äė11, a port of a PC game that came out last year. A somewhat hardcore strategy game, which involves all kinds of ‚Äúhearts and minds‚ÄĚ, recon, supply and intel work alongside combat, it was removed from the App Store earlier today

It’s the same story as 2015, when Ultimate General: Gettysburg was yanked from the App Store for having the audacity to be a game about the Civil War and feature Confederate flags.


It‚Äôs tiring asking/hoping for Apple to change this, so instead of wasting your energy on that, go play these games somewhere else. Afghanistan ‚Äė11, for example, is better on PC anyway.