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5 Controversial Video Games That Are Two Thumbs Down



GamesRadar. ©. Aug. 9, 2017.

What are the most controversial video games of all time? While I am not one to bash the incredibly hard work of a game designer’s creation, there are some video games that should just be bashed.  

Some of the video games on this list may not be on your bucket list. I could reiterate that, but you could just reread it. While we all have various opinions, after looking at this list, you may have an idea of why these video games are irrefutably horrible for gaming culture. If you think about it, that is actually an objective truth. 


5. BoneTown: 

“BoneTown” is an adult RPG (role-playing game) video game in a 3-dimensional world. It is where basically, the mission is to mate with women, beat up people, and do an insane amount of drugs. Treating women like sexual objects can make a group of feminists scream at your front door.

Well, in “BoneTown,” the character can beat up Jesus, which is the next level of feeling like a godhead. It is graphically offensive and while the Jesus part is taking the envelope too far, most of society just care about their hormones, riches, and power.

Jesus will eventually have something to say for whoever created this game.

This video game is creative, but also teaches people to objectify women. Well, some women say they feel free showing off their bodies, but there is a dark side to the adult entertainment industry, most people do not cover.

Well, many women, including minors, are victims of sex trafficking. Then, they are being recorded for porn. Some are hooked on drugs, are desperate for money, have low self-esteem, etc. “BoneTown” falls into the genre of of action porn.



4. Custer’s Revenge:

Who hasn’t been sexually attracted by someone in their lifetime? Well, on the “Atari 600” from 1982, in Custer’s Revenge,” the game is actually about rape. You did not read that wrong. The main character, a naked General Custer, dodges arrows to get to his target. His mission is to rape Native American women. 

Despite that “Custer’s Revenge” sold more copies released by the publisher “Mystique,” it was eventually removed from circulation. Who ever told you that a racist would never want to touch the race they despise? It is one thing to look at sexual imagery, but to play a rapist in a video game, is another thing. 

Pac-Man was originally called Puck Man, which was nicknamed, you know what rhymes with “Puck.” Then just add “Man” and that is what they nicknamed Puck Man. That is by far not as controversial as showing an adventure of a naked guy having sexual intercourse with innocent Native American women. 


3. Hatred:

What mood you expect for a video game titled “Hatred”? This shoot ’em up video game is basically about genocide in New York City. “Hatred is violent enough that it was temporarily removed from “Steam.” Why? Well, it is intentionally reminiscent of the of the infamous 1999 Columbine massacre and countless other school shootings. 


Hatred Gameplay Reveal Trailer (new version)


2. Ethnic Cleansing: 

“Ethnic Cleansing” is a first-person shooter video game for Microsoft Windows. It was developed by members of the hot-headed American white supremacist and hate organization, “National Alliance.” Also, the game was published by “Resistance  Records (on January 21, 2002).

They used the Genesis3D engine, still managing to have numerous bugs suitable for the gameplay. Shaun Walker, the “Chairman” of “National Alliance” explained to the United Press, his intent was to create a racially provocative game, promoting racial segregation.

If you play “Ethnic Cleansing,” you can select to be a neo-Nazi, a Skinhead, or a Klansman. Then you run through the ghetto of New York City, shooting at African Americans and Mexicans. Afterwards, you reach a subway to kill off Jews. 

You can be shot before you see the attackers in your rendering view, which may come as a shock, but that is how real life works. That is the reality of life sometimes, except you do not get to restart your life.

If you shoot the African Americans, they make monkey sounds, shoot the Mexicans, they shout, “I need to take a siesta now,” and shoot the Jews (dressed like Haredim rabbis, they shout, “Oy vey!”

African Americans are resembled to appear like apes in this video game. That is so much for Darwin’s theory of Evolution. Also, African Americans wear some t-shirts with an obvious abbreviation of a racial slur on it. 

While you are feeling like you lost your mind playing the game, you just may wound up trying to get the white power rock music out of your head that repeats derogatory names (because that is what white power rock music does). 

Ethnic Cleansing Speedrun World Record (2:11:21)

1. White Law: 

“White Law” is the sequel to “Ethnic Cleansing” and it is yet, another racist game full of multidisciplinary ways to hate. “White Law” takes place in 2021” and was released in June 2003. Based on the events of “The Turner Diaries,” the game stars an ex Irish-American police officer and going around, shooting minorities. 


Bonus: JFK Reloaded:

Do I have to mention why “JFK Reloaded” is so controversial. It just is. Creating a game that shows exactly how not just any person was assassinated, but JFK, must’ve been an unsettling feeling. This game was created just to recreate history.

Isaiah Joshua is an author and poet and has a love for video games. In May 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. As an avid gamer, some of his favorite games are "WWF No Mercy, Hitman, Manhunt, Sims 3, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Conscious in gaming culture, he is always researching gaming history, as well as the latest games to write about.

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