Wednesday, July 22, 2015

10 Most Violent Video Games Ever

Video games are a favorite recreational pastime for a lot of people worldwide. One of the main reasons for this is that these video games allow people to do crazy, illogical, and highly dangerous stuff while keeping them safe, anonymous and relatively out of trouble. Thanks to all this, violent video games genre has been around and successful for quite a while now.
The games in this genre often allow players to perform inappropriate, illegal and often painful actions onto others, which is why they are often kept away from gamers below the age of 18. If you fancy violent video games, then below you’ll find our list of 10 most violent video games ever really helpful as it includes several most popular violent video games and video game franchises:

10. Dead Island Series

Dead Island: Riptide (2013)
Dead Island is a very brutal zombie centric survival horror role-playing game series that has players obliterating, ripping and beheading tons of zombies with explicit visual details. Usable weapons include a wide array of both long-range and melee weapons. It also allows players to stomp on the un-dead zombie’s head with realistic cracking and splashing sound effects.
This game is also laden with very strong profanity, alcohol consumption and strong sexual references. Dead Island: Riptide (2013) being the most latest installment offers the most graphic content so far in the entire series.

9. Dead Rising Series

Dead Rising (2006)
Dead Rising is an extremely popular open world brawler video game series that combines ridiculous amounts of blood with hilarity at the same time. The conspiracy-theory centric story makes the game interesting but players will find real enjoyment from simply running around and finding new ways to massacre the massive hordes of wandering zombies.
The entire series offers some really tempestuous level of thrashing and smashing as just about anything can be picked up and used as a weapon to smash the zombies (though 2013’s Dead Rising 3 takes the cake).

8. Postal Series

Postal 2 (2003)
Postal series is one of the most controversial first person shooter series out there. Postal 2 (2003) in particular was probably the most violent video game of 2003 and was banned in several countries as the game allowed players to frequently drop-kick grenades, whip scythes at unsuspecting civilians and wreak havoc onto characters that refuse to participate in player’s life story. It was the epitome of senseless, over-the-top video game violence that also included a lot of profanity and sexual innuendos (which nonetheless helped it to gain a lot of popularity).
Apart from Postal 2, the entire series is filled to the brim with outrageous content such as usage of cat carcasses as silencers on guns, hitting people with heavy cow heads and having dogs play fetch with the severed heads of torn up victims.

7. Dead Space Series

Dead Space 2 violence
Dead Space is another well received survival horror first person shooter series that gives players the chance to fight back, albeit in a bloody and gruesome manner. It allows players to kill hundreds of attacking undead creatures using a wide array of weapons. Depending upon the weapon, the undead aliens explode into little chunks, get ripped in half, caught on fire, or get decapitated in a very graphic manner.
The protagonist upon losing health also dies in a very dramatic slow motion that includes close-ups of the protagonist being cut in half, decapitated, eaten alive, etc.
Dead Space 2 (2011) despite not being the latest iteration is arguably the most fiercest title in the entire series.

6. Splatterhouse (2010)

Splatterhouse (2010)
Splatterhouse is a reboot of Namco’s 1988 side-scrolling beat ’em up video game with an additional boost of violence. Players get to play as the protagonist Rick, who once again dons the Terror Mask to rescue his girlfriend Jennifer from monsters that have entered our dimension from another realm.
Although gore was an attractive selling point of the 1988’s original, it was constrained by the graphical limitations of its era; which however wasn’t an issue in 2010. This resulted in the latest reboot being literally one of the bloodiest video games ever created.
As Rick rips enemies in half and uses their limbs as weapons or impales them on sharp objects, the game soaks your screen with an ample amount of blood (seriously a LOT of blood). Splatterhouse more than lives up to its name, and certainly isn’t a game for the faint-hearted.

5. God of War Series

God of War: Ascension (2013)
Kratos, being the “God of War”, has an image to live up to, and 2013’s God of War: Ascension certainly does pertain to his image better than all other titles in the series. Ascension contains intensely graphic, visceral combat scenes involving a wide range of fictional beasts. Only few other games can match the blood-soaked GoW battles that contain more severed body parts or spilled innards than ever before in the entire series.
It’s grisly enough to make even grown-up gamers occasionally shake their heads in disbelief. Players use melee weapons (chain blades, swords and spears and even mauls and hammers) to not simply kill, but also disembowel their enemies. Kratos is so vengeance-obsessed that he would horribly kill just about any creature he meets.

4. Manhunt Series

Manhunt (2003)
As with all of the controversial video games released till date, Manhunt franchise and its developers also had to constantly battle with censorship issues, game classifications and worst of all, angry parents.
All of this stirred a fury among critics upon Manhunt and Manhunt 2’s release, mostly because of the grotesque nature of the games. Manhunt series allowed players to sneak around a 3-D environment and commit heinous and often very violent acts of murder as part of a sadistic form of entertainment and black humor.
The series offered a whole slew of violent playable mechanics, including decapitation, steel-object-to-the-brain impaling and even the ability to jam a sickle up an unsuspecting victim’s rear end. All of this was just part and parcel of the gruesome Manhunt experience.

3. Mortal Kombat Series

Mortal Kombat (1992)
Hard-hitting, blood-soaked, and incredibly violent, Mortal Kombat series has been an arcade phenomenon that devoured thousands of quarters in the arcade and even racked up huge console sales as well.
The entire series is one of the most controversial game series till date and had such an impact in its earlier days that it sparked a congressional hearing that ultimately led to the formation of ESRB.
Mortal Kombat titles are a pure definition of brutality and they were first to introduce the concept of “fatalities” to the gaming world that included very graphic finishers which included a lot of blood, spinal cords, burnings, decapitations, and bodies slicing in half etc.
Although it’s hard to figure out which title in the long running series is the most violent one, but the recently released Mortal Kombat X definitely deserves a special mention for its over the top fatalities.

2. MadWorld (2009)

MadWorld (2009)
MadWorld, just as the name might suggest, was seemingly developed by a mad man with a very “violent” imagination. Why? Well for starters, your victims can be splattered against the wall after being skewered on a lamp-post, or can be disposed off in a meat grinder, or can be placed as a board in a game of darts that includes a baseball bat.
No matter what method of killing is used by players, this game’s black-and-white backdrop really highlights the ferociousness and gratuitous violence – which effectively puts it in a class of its own.

1. Grand Theft Auto Series

Grand Theft Auto V (2013)
We bet you aren’t surprised, thanks to the never-ending controversies related to the GTA franchise over the years. This is GTA after all!
The latest in the series – GTA V and Grand Theft Auto V (re-release) has pumped up every bit of the gameplay from the previous entries to maximum capacity and that also includes violence!
This game allows you to kill innocent civilians in all imaginable ways – throw people off an airplane, beat them to death with a baseball bat, snipe whatever you want, ambush police, crush pedestrians with the vehicle of your wish, shoot down airliners with a jet fighter, blow away cars, boats and planes with state of the art weapon systems etc. Just think of a crazy thing and you can do that in GTA V.
GTA V has critics cite all of these out, but they usually focus heavily on a particular gameplay segment where one of the main characters – Trevor, tortures a helpless victim and the players interactively get involved in this savage act (choosing between pulling his teeth out and electrocuting him). Now that’s what we call real violence.


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