I’m a fan of having fun. And yes, maybe, on occasion, I’ve gotten a little rowdy… perhaps even raucous or rambunctious. But these five games were a little too much (at times), for me at least. I like crude humour as much as the next chap, but these games take it past crude and, dare I say it, are a little rude. Here’s my top 5 NSFW video-games. Though no video-games are safe for work, you’re in a professional environment gosh darn it (unless your profession involves video-games, I might add).
Before I get into the list, I do know of one or two incredibly offensive games that could easily makeup the entire list. I’ve decided not to include them, because I don’t want to necessarily publicise their existence.
5) State of Emergency
For a while, this was one of my favourite games, despite how horrendously violent it was. But, after a while, I realised that the game itself was a little senseless. I am a fan of violence in video-games, in the sense that gun-fights, fist-fights, gore, explosions and the likes are violent. I’m not much of a fan of realistic violence for violence’s sake. That being said, I have occasionally run over pedestrians on the street in GTA, just because I could. With State of Emergency, my main memory is massacring hundreds of innocent people for no apparent reasons – so it takes the number 5 slot, mostly for that reason.
4) Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball
Boobies. Boobies everywhere. Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball was just packed full of scantily clad women in bikinis. I’ve only ever played the demo of this game, and even that made me feel a little uncomfortable. I also remember that you could do a free-cam instant replay, which seemed wholly unnecessary. To be honest, the whole game was wholly unnecessary.
3) Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude, Uncut and Uncensored
Leisure Suite Larry was one of those games that absolutely everyone at school was talking about. Along with Grand Theft Auto, I remember it being all over the news as one of those games that kids shouldn’t be playing. Back when the whole violence in video-games thing was picking up steam. The game was basically a series of mini-games that range in appropriateness – including one where you have to steer a sperm along a beer blocked track. Pretty gross, plus the uncut version had plenty of full frontal nudity to round it all off.
2) GTA V
The Grand Theft Auto series is pretty much the standard for unnecessary violence. Killing civilians, robbing and murdering prostitutes, beating people to death with a rubber dildo (in Vice City); yep, it’s pretty damn violent. GTA V seems to have reached new levels in one or two of its missions, though – mostly thanks to one of the protagonists, Trevor. The interactive scene that really sticks out for me is torturing an innocent man. Whilst the torture isn’t overly graphic, the whole experience just felt a little wrong. Still, I wouldn’t say that it shines a light to Manhunt.
Manhunt received some pretty favourable reviews, and it was indeed a relatively good game – I certainly enjoyed parts of it. It was, however, incredibly violent. It was the way in which you dispatched your enemies that had most people feeling uncomfortable. Even the developers felt a bit uneasy about it, with one member of staff stating that it made him feel “icky”, when they were building parts of it. I can see why, it was a little unsettling at times. Manhunt is probably the pin-up for unnecessarily violent video-games, which is why it’s my number one choice in this list.
There are tonnes of other inappropriate video-games out there. For me, there is a line between inappropriate and wrong – and these five games walk that line. Would any of these games make your list? Or can you think of far worse games than this? I’d imagine you could, seeing as I intentionally left a few wrong’s off in the first place. Let me know in the comments below!