By Friday the 13th this past week, two of the goriest games to date arrived on store shelves: MadWorld and Resident Evil 5. An omen? No, it’s a bloody obvious sign that some video games are made for adults. There's a reason why the game industry has a self-regulated ratings system. Would you strap in your tween to watch Saw? Maybe traumatize a toddler by reading it to sleep with Stephen King’s “It?” Exactly. So don't go buying an "M-rated" game for the kids.
Well, that got us thinking back to the violent video games (and one that barely even spilled a drop) that have stirred up all sorts of controversy in the past. So, for your reading (dis)pleasure, we've assembled a murderer’s row of the 15 bloodiest games ever created. For the most part, this reads like a list of must-play games--if you have the stomach for them.
(To be honest, it was really difficult to narrow it down to the few titles here. Many games drip with…stuff…but we only had enough room and enough time to focus on some of the bigger ones. Hit the comment box below and share some other twisted gaming moments we may have missed.)
Our Gaming Grim Reapers: The GamePro gang helped narrow down the list. You can also find more gaming coverage in Darren's creepy Casual Friday column and "Monstrous" Matt Peckham's Game On blog.