I am not pointing fingers at developers, but some games are so extreme they need to be rated 21 and over. Admittedly, I would have missed out on a lot of games while growing up if this was the case, but some titles are so bad they should have a higher (non-existent) rating. The games below are filled with enough sex and gore that if the 21 rating existed in SA, it would be slapped on these titles quicker than you can say “blood-filled orgy”.
God of War
We love Kratos for all his sexual triumphs, his gutting open centaurs, and popping open of Chronis’s pimples, but let’s face it – God of War would be rated 21 and over if it could be. The creators weren’t shy when it came to showing off a woman’s bosom and the sexual cries during those button pressing scenes still make us lower the volume just a tad. And let’s not forget the gore which contributed to some of the most memorable scenes from God of War III. Decapitating Helios alive and watching his skin tear off his neck, punching Zeus in the face till it’s just crumbled bones, and slicing open a centaur causing its steaming intestines to drop onto the floor – delicious.
Grand Theft Auto
The Grand Theft Auto series has always taken flak for its controversial inclusion of drugs, sex, alcohol, and violence, but GTA wouldn’t be GTA without all that stuff. If there was a higher age rating, GTA would be considered first, not only because of its themes, but because it gets blamed for everything bad that happens in this world. The world hates GTA because it’s portrayed as the game that has been causing crime since its inception. Yes, you can hire a hooker and get serviced in your car, yes is shows Trevor snorting lines from time to time, and yes the sex scenes have been more than welcomed, but it’s just a game. A game that should be rated 21 and over.
South Park: The Stick of Truth
I never thought that I would be putting a South Park game on the list, but thanks to South Park: The Stick of Truth I can. If there is any game out there that deserves a 21 and over rating, it’s this. The game has already been censored in Europe due to anal probing and under-age abortions scenes. South Park: The Stick of Truth is probably the most racist, sexually offensive, and downright disgusting game that has ever graced our consoles, and all I can say is that it’s about time. The game finally brings the world of crude adult cartoons into your home, breaking the boundaries of acceptance in gaming and providing a public service while doing so. Thank you South Park, and God bless America.
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