While many people associate playing Video Games as something “kiddie,” the industry has seen plenty of gory and violent games over the past few years. Games like “Manhunt 2” and “Mortal Kombat” were bashed back in the day for their extreme graphic content. Granted, there were much more violent games released in more recent years, but historically there were several controversies regarding earlier video games. With that being said, here are some of the most controversial video games of all time.


From the title alone it is obvious that the game was heavily based on the movie of the same name.

Saw” is a survival horror game that takes place in an asylum filled with people that need to be saved. There are also enemies inside that will try to kill you as you progress. Keeping in line with the movie’s theme, the video game contains many brutal scenes ranging from tests and traps which feature plenty of blood and gore.

People deemed the game to be too inappropriate and claimed that the violent scenes didn’t exactly have any real purpose. Just like the film, “Saw” the game was labeled torture porn because of the extreme mutilations.

'Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2'

This specific entry in the series is one of the most controversial titles in the gaming industry because of its one questionable scene. Battles in the series usually occur in realistic war environments with enemies being fellow soldiers.

However, the second game contains a mission called “No Russian” wherein the player acted as an undercover agent with the Russia ultra-nationalist terrorists. The group proceeded to invade an airport and start a massacre where the player was allowed to kill innocent civilians.

This disturbing mission is now completely optional and has been removed in Russia.

Similarly, the developers also modified the game in certain versions so the player will now get a “Game Over” screen if they kill an innocent bystander.


While “Call of Duty” placed you in the shoes of an undercover agent, “Hatred” puts you in the mind of a merciless psychopath. This shoot ‘em up video game has a protagonist (better known as The Antagonist) who “hates the world” and proceeds to go on a genocidal crusade and kill random civilians.

He begins by murdering his neighbors before his twisted killing spree finally ends with him blowing up a power plant and killing millions. Many claimed that “Hatred” has very tasteless subject matter and several digital storefronts refused to sell the game.

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