Video games are an excellent way to let off some steam and chill a bit but some games a just too insane that they can’t last. Here is a list of some such games.
Carmageddon was a game that had a lot of controversy around it, and it had a tough time in the market because of it. The game was not approved by the British board of film classification in the UK, and the game had a tough time making into the market. In many countries, a censored version of the game was released in which the pedestrians were replaced by zombies and robots. It is fair to say that the game was too weird and insane to last.
Saw was a horror game that was based on the movie of the same name which itself had its fair share of controversy. The events of the games take place in an asylum which is full of extremely violent traps. The player has to save people from these traps and survive people who are trying to kill the player. The game featured an insane amount of unnecessary blood and gore which led to the failure of the game. All this violence led to the game being termed as torture porn.
Ethnic Cleansing (2002)
The insanity and controversy of this game can be identified by its title. The title of the game says it all. The game was developed by National Alliance and Resistance Records which was a record label specializing in racist, white separatist and Nazi musicians. In the game, the player can play as a Klansmen and gets points for killing minorities like African Americans and Latinos in the ghetto. The final boss of the game was the former Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon. Of course, the game was not approved and was utterly unsuccessful like many other racist games that were made at the time.
This was a horror survival game in which the lead character was an inmate on death row who is taken by a man named the director to various places where he has to murder people. The players get stars at the end of each level. The more violently you kill, the higher the stars. The game had to face a lot of controversy due to the insane amount of violence, and it was banned in some countries. The debate reached its peak when the game was linked to the murder of a kid by his friend in the UK which led to the game being pulled off shelves.
Postal 2 (2003)
This was a game that was also destined to fail because of its violence and sadism. The game has been described as a first-person murder simulation. The player has to kill people in gory ways and even get points for urinating on their corpses. It was a sick and disgusting game that could not last.