Illegal games become a hot topic of conversation lately. Many famous games are banned from playing, especially in Aceh, by local ulama organizations.

Many factors that cause a game into the category of illicit games such as the many elements of violence, can make you complacent, or a bad community.

Many games are allegedly entered into the category of haram because it has almost the same characteristics.

7 Unlawful Games in Indonesia

To classify what games are forbidden is not bad tricky because almost all video games contain the same elements.

The clearest indicator to determine whether a game is haram or not is the issuance of a fatwa from the Indonesian Ulema Council. This fatwa sometimes triggers debate and is not approved by many people.

What are the games that are indicated as being categorized as illegitimate? Following complete information.

1. PUBG Mobile

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News about the illegal PUBG game has been circulating for a long time. This survival game is considered haram because it is filled with elements of violence.

In this unclean game players will be forced to kill each other and be the last person alive and get rewarded for being able to have dinner with chicken.

This game though played by many people in Indonesia when the mobile version is released and players are free of charge to play it.

Unlawful PUBG discourse in Indonesia came to the fore in March 2019, after allegedly triggering terrorist acts in the form of shootings that took place in one of the mosques in New Zealand, the friends.

Information PUBG Mobile
Developer Tencent games
Reviews (Amount of Reviewer) 4.3 (24,706,410)
Size 47MB
Install it 100,000,000+
Minimum Android 4.3

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2. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

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News that PUBG is illegal often juxtaposed with news that Mobile Legends is haram. This one MOBA game makes the players fight to defend each other base they.

Mobile Legends is one of the most loved games in Indonesia because this game always adds new updates almost every month.

Besides containing violence this one game is also considered haram because can make the player forget time. Mobile Legends players can spend hours playing this game every day.

Information Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
Developer Moonton
Reviews (Amount of Reviewer) 4.4 (16,701,298)
Size 99MB
Install it 100,000,000+
Minimum Android 4.1

Download the game Mobile Legends: Bang Bang here!

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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
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3. Garena Free Fire

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Is Free Fire unlawful, it has become a hot topic of discussion in the media lately. Not strange if this game is considered haram because of its resemblance to PUBG is very obvious.

This mobile game is even included in the YouTube Rewind video because the number of people watching videos about this survival game is very much.

This one game even has officially become an illegal game that should not be played in Aceh according to a story written by national media.

Information Garena Free Fire
Developer Garena International
Reviews (Amount of Reviewer) 4.3 (40,707,735)
Size 40MB
Install it 500,000,000+
Minimum Android 4.0.3

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4. Point Blank Mobile

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Point Blank Mobile entered into the ranks of the next forbidden game. This FPS game has a slightly different gameplay from PUBG or Free Fire.

This one unlawful game support his players to do headshot i.e. shoot the enemy right in the head to kill the enemy faster.

Although the popularity is not as big as PUBG or Free Fire, Point Blank Mobile can no longer be played in Aceh.

Information Point Blank
Developer NEXON Company
Reviews (Amount of Reviewer) 3.8 (401,735)
Size 93MB
Install it 10,000,000+
Minimum Android 4.1

Download the Point Blank Mobile game here!

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5. Chess

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Legendary strategy game on this one is also classified as a forbidden game. Chess news is an illicit game could make a commotion netizens Indonesia.

This one game is categorized as illegitimate because tends to make the player negligent and forget the time.

The argument that chess is forbidden was also expressed by one of the high priests of Islam, and the explanation about this was briefly explained by one of the famous clerics in Indonesia.

Information Chess Play & Learn
Reviews (Amount of Reviewer) 3.8 (271,047)
Size Vary
Install it 10,000,000+
Minimum Android Vary

Download the game Chess Play & Learn here!

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6. Fortnite

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Provisions that the PUBG game is illegitimate and Mobile Legends is also illegal to drag this one game into the same class. Fortnite is a survival game like PUBG with little twist in, the gameplay.

The popularity of this one game in Indonesia is actually not too obvious. This game is classified into one exciting game that is not in the Play Store.

The element of violence and its addictive nature make Fortnite is strongly indicated as a game that should not be played because it is classified as haram.

Information Fortnite – Battle Royale
Developer Epic Games
Reviews (Amount of Reviewer) 3.8 (10,000+)
Size Vary
Minimum Android 5.0

Download the game Fortnite here!

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7. Grand Theft Auto V

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This one game might not need to be explained again if in the end it is classified as one of the forbidden games in Indonesia.

GTA V filled with violence and also an element of crime inside it. Players of this game try to turn their organizations into the largest criminal organization in the city.

Game made by Rockstar Games has become one of the most popular games in the world and become one the game with the largest number of sales in the world.

Details Grand Theft Auto V
Developer Rockstar North
Publisher Rockstar Games
Release Date September 17, 2013
Genre Action-adventure
Rating 7/10 (Steam)
Price Rp.290,000 (-Steam)

Download the Grand Theft Auto V game here!

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The final word

That’s 7 games that are indicated strongly as illegal games in Indonesia. Some entry on this list there is indeed no official fatwa regarding the halal-haram levels.

Categorizing a game to be haram does sound weird and is too pushy for some people because what is done in a video game is not really done in the real world.

As a person netizens the critical thing is you have to respond to issues like this with a cool head and uphold critical thinking.