Most controversial video games ever

Videogames are now just as violent and even more immersive than movies which are why they cause controversy. Some of the games we feature here will disgust you because their concepts ask the player to become involved in illegal and immoral activities.


Rapelay is a game that puts you into the character of a man whose desire is to rape a mother and her daughters. The subject matter is enough to disgust but the gameplay also leaves you sick to your stomach. This one’s been banned in nations like Argentina, Malaysia, and Thailand because of its content.

Resident Evil 5

As the enemies in Capcom’s Resident Evil 5 were all black, the game caused lots of controversy when it was first shown to the world in 2007. The version that was released didn’t feature an all-black cast of villains but the stigma created at the pre-launch event stuck with the game.


Critics say this game promotes homophobia and racism because it shows stereotypical examples of people from these social groups. This is a game that can be played with great levels of violence or without so it reflects the player’s desires more than the developer’s intentions. It’s still controversial though. Any game that allows you to urinate on dead bodies will attract the wrong sort of attention.

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

The Grand Theft Auto series has always been controversial. Any game that encourages its players to take on the police and kill anyone who gets in their way can’t claim to be anything but controversial. This is a game series that courts controversy from a developer whose name show that they want attention. Rockstar Games overstepped the mark though when they released Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. There wasn’t too much more controversial about the released game than previous incarnations but the so called “Hot Coffee Mod” which hackers discovered on the game caused lots of controversy, particularly in the USA. This mod allowed players to control the main character while he had sex.

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