Up For Debate - What's the Most Messed Up Game You've Ever Played?

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Oct 31, 2018 12:46 PM
System Requirements Optimum 1080p PC Build Low vs Ultra Screenshots GPU Performance Chart CPU List That Meet System Requirements GPU List That Meet System Requirements

If panicky Daily Mail headlines have taught me anything, it’s that video games are destroying the very fabric of society with their sickening violence, weapons training, and cocaine levels of addiction.

And, well, it’s Halloween today, so what better time to celebrate these ghoulish delights. We’ve come a long way from Mortal Kombat, Doom and Postal though. Barely legible pixels enacting violence on one another. Now we’ve got 4K pixel-pushing behemoths and VR to deliver us the most immersive horror and most violent experiences yet.

But, out of all of the thousands of games out there to play, what are some of the most messed up you’ve ever laid your hands on? The sort that has even your usually stoic selves wincing?

I’ll get the ball rolling with what’s inevitably going to be tame compared to what you sickos pull out of the bag, but Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s notorious No Russian mission is one that always sat a little awkwardly with me. It’s a fascinating thing to make and put into a AAA release, but there’s no doubt it was always a step beyond what’s comfortable. If you’re not familiar with the mission, it involves you playing as part of a terrorist group opening fire on hundreds of civilians in an airport. It wasn’t exactly in good taste, but it could force a powerful response from the player.

That's kind of thematically messed up though, and there are plenty of games out there that are far more messed up in terms of violence and scare. P.T. was basically too horrific for me to handle, including the crying foetus in the sink, while Silent Hill's infamous skinned babies were quite a way to welcome new players to its world. Now I'm thinking maybe it's just dead-but-not-dead children which scare me, which seems reasonable enough.

Over to you now, you sordid lot. What are the sickest things you’ve seen in games? Are there any that you actually found too much to bear, or do you have no limits? Let us know below!

Login or Register to join the debate

Rep
24
Offline
10:22 Nov-02-2018

Downtown Boston, Fallout 4. 10fps with a 1080ti? WTF!!

0
Rep
5
Offline
20:37 Nov-01-2018

The Insult Simulator

1
Rep
0
Offline
19:40 Nov-01-2018

Sanitarium

1
Rep
13
Offline
07:16 Nov-02-2018

Though of it instantly when i read the title.Tho,haven't played it since it got out,still got me some memories.Good times

0
Rep
16
Offline
08:08 Nov-01-2018

Alan Wake was scary and messed up LOL!!!

0
Rep
55
Offline
06:59 Nov-01-2018

Dead Space - the first one! Then, you kind of get used to it

0
Rep
-13
Offline
02:19 Nov-01-2018

Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice

0
Rep
9
Offline
00:27 Nov-01-2018

VRChat, by far

2
Rep
97
Offline
admin approved badge
05:43 Nov-01-2018

Memes are life.

1
Rep
97
Offline
admin approved badge
22:12 Oct-31-2018

Real life is a messed up game.

7
Rep
116
Offline
22:14 Oct-31-2018

That is because it ain't a game.
S P O O K Y

7
Rep
4
Offline
19:54 Nov-01-2018

but the graphics, ufff!

1
Rep
2
Offline
21:49 Oct-31-2018

Inside, I mean wtf is with this ending?!

0
Rep
207
Offline
admin approved badge
21:43 Oct-31-2018

Fortnite

5
Rep
80
Offline
admin approved badge
21:39 Oct-31-2018

Definitively
Lust for Darkness

0
Rep
13
Offline
20:41 Oct-31-2018

Definitely Saya's song. It's got all the classics: murder, filicide, kidnapping, cannibalism, rape, possible pedophilia, sex slavery, extreme mutilation and good ol eldritch abominations. A+

0
Rep
14
Offline
20:24 Oct-31-2018

probably The Suffering.

0
Rep
34
Online
19:20 Oct-31-2018

Borderlands, I suppose. Regardless of the genre, I stick to sane games.

0
Rep
58
Offline
18:09 Oct-31-2018

the evil within was pretty wtf. also the Stanley parable.

0
Rep
39
Offline
16:49 Oct-31-2018

Alan wake, also my favourite game!

0
Rep
14
Offline
16:15 Oct-31-2018

DDLC and Spec Ops. Also, Portal? I guess?

3
Rep
25
Offline
admin approved badge
16:00 Oct-31-2018

Windows Update.. oh wait... nvm

11
Rep
44
Offline
15:30 Oct-31-2018

God of War, I remember the first time I killed civilians just for green orbs, the most messed up thing was the fact that I stopped caring later on, to the point where when I got to the part where I sacrificed the soldier in the cage in the cage to get through and I felt nothing for him, even as he begged for his life......

0
Rep
-10
Offline
15:17 Oct-31-2018

Manhunt 2, but it's trash game. If want something messed up, but still pretty good then play first Manhunt. Other games... Outlast, Condemned, The Suffering. Probably something else which I don't remember.

0

Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
Athlon II X2 245 GeForce GTS 250 4GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 720p
Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Radeon R5 340 (OEM) 4GB
| High, 720p
Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Radeon R5 340 (OEM) 4GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 720p
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 10GB
| 30FPS, High, 1080p
Core i3-8100 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 16GB
100% Yes [4 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 32GB
100% Yes [5 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz GeForce GTX 980 4GB 32GB
100% Yes [3 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-10400F 6-Core 2.90GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Ti MSI Ventus 2X 8GB 16GB
100% Yes [6 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i7-10700F 8-Core 2.9GHz GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition 16GB
100% Yes [3 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400F 6-Core 2.6GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Super 4GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Super 4GB 16GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz GeForce GTX 980 4GB 32GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Xeon E3-1230 GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-3470 3.2GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB 12GB
66.6667% Yes [3 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
Core i3-10100E 4-Core 3.20GHz GeForce GTX 750 Ti Asus OC 2GB Edition 16GB