Top 10 Most Violent Games of All Time

By   /   5 years ago

Fun seeking adults lacking parental control have showed an uncanny affinity to extremely violent games, and it’s no secret that their appetite for violence and gore has been satisfied by games that go to the most extreme levels of brutality and immorality.

Today, we feel rather evil, and have decided to give you a list of 10 most violent games that we can remember.

This probably isn’t the first list to give its opinion of which game is the most violent, but due to some great releases over the recent years, it’s only fair to give an updated version of the Top 10. Here goes a lot of blood, violence, and all the other bad things that parents are supposed to keep their kids away from.

10. Silent Hill 2

You are definitely not a sadistic blood-lover if you haven’t played the spooky Silent Hill games. Out of the many releases in the series, Silent Hill 2 is probably the most disturbing and violent, simply because of the location its set in, and also because of James’s twisted perspective of things. Gory enemies, disturbing images, and brutal ways of killing monsters are the elements that allow it to be one of the ten most violent games in recent years.

9. Blood Rayne 2

If you have to play as an ultra-hot, tall redheaded chick with abnormal looking swords, you know things aren’t going to turn out pretty. Blood Rayne 2 is all about gruesomely chopping up enemies, and doing it in style. Though the prequel was equally brutal, Blood Rayne 2 beats it simply because of better graphics, and hence more realistic looking violence and gore ‘comparatively’.

8. Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil games were never a walk in a park. Even if they were, it was a walk in a park filled with nasty rotting zombies and disturbing monsters. Resident Evil 4, with its newish gameplay and unique feel, added much more to the horror experience that comes with a Resident Evil game.

It may have not been as freaky as the previous games in the series, but it definitely contained much more violence, gore and blood, hence making it perhaps one of the most violent games in history. Be it perturbing half-zombies with massive chainsaws, hooded weirdos with spiders as their heads, or very freaky monsters called Regenerators; Resident Evil 4 was a display of brutality, bloodshed and immense gore.

7. Grand Theft Auto (Series)

Almost every gamer has experienced the game’s larger-than-law approach; whether they have liked it or disliked it is another story. Grand Theft Auto may have not featured limbs flying in all directions, but it has featured some of the most controversial elements yet.

If a game encourages beating people to death with a hammer, shamelessly machine-gunning cops and civilians out in the public, or increasing your health by visiting prostitutes, you know it deserves a place in the Top 10 most violent games to date. Which GTA game deserves the highest applause for this, umm, feat, we can’t really say, as each GTA game has had its unique share of violence.

6. Manhunt (Series)

Manhunt was perhaps the first series that combined survival instincts and shear brutality. The game went so extreme that it was suspended due to rating rejections in numerous countries and an Adult Only rating in the United States, only to be modified by Rockstar studios later on, and given a Mature rating.

The game underwent immense censorship because it contains extremely barbarous elements such as execution with unorthodox weapons like sledge hammers, shears, baseball bats, shovels and other makeshift weapons. In addition to the savage nature of just about every character in series, drug usage is also encouraged.

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  • Resol

    I wonder where dead island would land.
    I guess at least at the top 3.
    Its contains the most detailed physical violence ever in a game.

  • anonomys

    HELLO BULLETSTORM you could rip limbs off blow every bodypart in different directions and the special exicutions were butal

  • Mike

    I dont agree these games are scary or even violent apart from Manhunt which is still a pretty dam good game.

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  • ryan

    have any of you ever played the new space marine? thats definitley in the top 5, its just so gory. you can literally remove people from existence xD

  • flodelis

    i find this list a bit innacurate.. what about phantasmagoria?? i could name a few but thats one to start.

  • Jeffrey Logan

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine deserved some place in chart. I mean he cuts people (and others) into pieces.

  • Tuson

    What about MadWorld? Should have been on the list if you ask me, at last have been mentioned somwhere

  • harry sachez

    what about soldier of fortune games? being able to blast somebody’s intestines off is pretty far out there.

    • Haider Khan

      Already mentioned on number 5. Check again :)

  • giggidy giggidy goo

    i def agree with the games like manhunt and god of war…..but i agree with the dude who mentioned splatterhouse…it is the most brutal/gory game i have ever played

  • Dani

    What about prototype…

  • GTAKiller27

    Heavy Rain and Saw: The Game, should be on the list.
    Saw:The Game, should be in 1º.

  • codemonkey

    What, no Carmageddon? How about Fallout? You could melt people in that game or shoot heads off, make bodies explode with the right perk, etc.

    • Charlie Bronson

      Dude, Fallout 3 totally deserves to be on this list. With the bloody mess perk that game got down right grotesque. And if smashing people to bits wasn’t enough, you could smash their bits to bits!

  • cliff

    born in 90 and grew up on duke nukem 3d. glanced down the list and was almost furious when i didn’t see postal… until i hit the next page and saw it was #1. good man.

    • Zawad Iftikhar


    • M47R1X

      Postal 2 friggin’ rocks. The Postal Dude cracks me up so hard. DNF wishes it could be as good as Postal 2.

  • Bryan

    I’m playing through Namco’s Splatterhouse remake right now, and I’ve gotta say it tops quite a few on this list. There’s even an achievement for spilling 2000 gallons of blood in a single combo. But once ya see Rick shove his arm up a giant gorilla’s sphincter and pull out his colon, you kinda go…woah!

  • Shane

    When i think of horror/violence, one name hits my mind and that is Jigsaw. I wonder why it isn’t listed in the top 10. Dead Space 2 defines the true meaning of violence and horror.

  • Scar

    That God of War 3 execution is just perfect. And for Violent game, ManHunt all the way.