Top 6 Most Offensive Video Games Ever Made

It’s all fun and games until someone gets deeply offended.

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Video games are no stranger to controversy. They’ve raised the ire of concerned parents and conservatives for decades. Games have been lambasted for a variety of reasons, from their depictions of violence to their supposedly time-wasting nature. Additionally, they’re the stuff of urban legends; tabloids and less-than-objective reporting have accused games of everything from inspiring occultism to outright, government-funded brainwashing. But every now and then, a game comes along that lives up to the hype by being so offensive that it makes people sit back and re-evaluate the medium as an artform.

We all know about the most famous of these offenders. Mortal Kombat, Hotline Miami, ManhuntGrand Theft Auto, the more recent Hatred, the original Doom, to name but a few. The purpose of this list, however, is to examine games that either truly pushed the boundaries of tastelessness beyond any hope of redemption, or which were so offensive that they had a lasting legacy on the industry. Without further ado, let’s go!

Delano Cuzzucoli
Delano is a lifelong gamer who resides in the city of Johannesburg in South Africa. He's also a political student, artist, geek, writer, historian, skeptic, linguaphile, IT nerd and electronic music fan. An eccentric lover of the strange and beautiful who is equal parts harmony and discord.
  • Aaron Allen

    It was Joe Lieberman who was front and center on this. (Night Trap)

  • ValentBond

    The same games over and over again.

  • ValentBond

    How about newest one – communist antifa terrorist simulator Wolfenstein 2?

    • AnthonyP

      I wasn’t aware killing Nazis in a consequence-free environment made one a communist/terrorist, but okay.

      • ValentBond

        I mentioned Wolf 2, not all Wolf games + CoD WW2 games + MoH WW2 games + BiA games.

        • AnthonyP

          There is literally no difference from Wolfenstein II other than that it’s released in age where white supremacy is experiencing a resurgence and that’s why you have Alt-Righters conflating anti-white racism with killing Nazis and KKK members (and neither does a character using the term “white boy,” for that matter). That you think it’s “propaganda” for anything you mentioned is laughable.

          In any case, you’re walking a thin line regarding our comment moderation policy, so I suggest you knock it off.

          • ValentBond

            Resurgence my ass. It’s left-wing terrorism kills 50 people in LV. And muslim terrorism is thriving. Meanwhile KKK is still dead as it was in the past 40 years.

          • AnthonyP

            If you’re referring to the Las Vegas shooting, there is absolutely zero evidence he was left-wing (let alone his actual motive). Meanwhile, a white supremacist is president and Neo-Nazis marched, assaulted and murdered last year alongside the supposedly-dead KKK. Need I also remind you that more Americans have been killed by homegrown terrorists than Muslims? (

            In any case, your Islamophobia and spreading of conspiracy theories are not welcome here. Expect a ban.

        • Danny DeMent

          Ain’t nothing anti-white in the game my guy. Hell, the MC is a white guy and he takes plenty of umbrage with Communism and Communists. They’re simply allies of convenience.

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  • ValentBond

    Manhunt 1 & 2

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