According to Movie-Censorship.com, the European Union version of Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us has some of its gameplay censored to meet PEGI standards. Odd enough for a game that has attained the highest rating of 18 (for 18 year old players and over), it has been confirmed that dismemberment in the online multiplayer has been removed, as well as a noticeable difference in the amount of blood shed by enemy combatants and players.
Sony has been known to provide continent-specific versions of games and not provide multiple within the same region, which is why it is speculated that the amount of violent action portrayed in The Last of Us’ multiplayer mode was to be able to make it available to play in Germany. The country has a past of restricting games from play and requiring region-specific edited versions. Some of those games include Saints Row III, Fear 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Fallout: New Vegas.
However, there is a silver lining. As the PlayStation 3 (and inevitably, PlayStation 4) is not region locked, EU players are free to import uncensored The Last of Us copies from North America. That way you can play the game based on the artists’ intended vision, as well as any other game on the console (except for Persona 4 Arena). It is more expensive to ship a game overseas and will take some time to deliver, but it is the price these players will have to pay.