Since the early 2000s, video games have started to adopt foul language. It used to be very rare to hear a swear word in games, but now it’s much more common. Of course, swearing isn’t in every game. For example, you’re not going to see Mario drop an F-bomb on Bowser anytime soon. But the more mature games include a good number of explicit words in their scripts.
Most of the time this is a good thing as it often fits the story and the characters. After all, if you have a game about gangsters, it would be weird if they kept their language clean. Some titles push accepted boundaries, however. The games in question don’t just include weird swear words here and there – they include an excessive amount of swear words. The following certainly fit that description.
seven Conker’s Bad Fur Day
Appearances can be deceiving, and Conker’s Bad Fur Day is the perfect example. From the outside, it seems like a wholesome game, where you go on adventures as a little woodland creature. But in reality, this creature is hungover, and the adventure is filled with questionable characters.
Throughout the game, these individuals spout a lot of swear words and make a bunch of sexual references. Conker, to his credit, doesn’t deliver as much profanity as the creatures he encounters. Still, he’s still not the most child-friendly animal.
6 Auto grand theft 5
For many years, Grand Theft Auto has been one of the most controversial series in video gaming. And this controversy stems from various aspects of the games. The heavy use of profanity is one of the reasons some parts of the media are not fans of these headlines.
Grand Theft Auto 5, in particular, includes a lot of profanity. In fact, some of the title’s best quotes include a few swear words. The swearing mostly comes from the three protagonists, who use swear words whether they’re addressing friends, enemies, or even family members. In all honesty, it would be weird if these people who steal and kill for a living had a problem with swearing.
5 The last of us part 2
When playing The Last Of Us Part 2, it’s easy to miss the explicit language of the script. After all, you’re witnessing some of the most violent and heartbreaking moments in gaming history, so some swear words won’t catch your eye. But there are a lot of swear words in this title.
It’s hard to blame the characters because they live in a post-apocalyptic world and regularly have to see their loved ones die. When you’re in this situation, swearing is completely justified.
4 House of the Dead: Overpowered
The House of the Dead: Overkill campaign only lasts four to six hours. Yet somehow, in that brief time, the writers managed to squeeze in enough F-bombs to earn the record for most in a video game at that time. The game is not a grade, however, as many other swear words are also uttered throughout the campaign.
Most of it comes from Detective Isaac Washington, who consistently delivers crude rants that help make Overkill one of the funniest FPS titles around. But he shouldn’t get all the credit for that, as Varla Guns does his share of swearing as well.
3 Mafia 2
When you get into a game about gangsters and mobs, it’s fair to assume that there will be some bad language. The second title Mafia takes it to extremes though, especially when it comes to the f-word. In fact, this is another game that once held the record for most f-bombs in gaming history.
Many of them are delivered by playable character Vito Scaletta and his best friend Joe Barbaro. They use the word in cutscenes, car rides, and even while shooting people. With the messy situations they find themselves in, their use of the word is often appropriate.
2 rogue warrior
Rogue Warrior certainly isn’t Bethesda’s best game, but the company has never released a title with more swear words. Protagonist Richard Marcinko is based on a real former Navy Seal. And in the game, he rarely, if ever, utters a phrase that doesn’t include profanity.
It’s not hyperbole either, as he literally spends the entire game spouting swear words, usually directed at the people he’s killed or is about to kill. It’s so forced and inorganic that it’s downright hilarious. What makes it even better is that the voice actor is Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke.
1 Scarface: the world is yours
This game currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most profane game of all time. Of course, no one has counted the number of swear words in each game. Even so, as it contains 5688 uses of the f-word (according to the Guinness World Record), it’s hard to imagine many titles beating it.
The excessive use of swear words shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given the topic. After all, it’s kind of a sequel to the Al Pacino Scarface movie, which had its fair share of profanity. The actor doesn’t reprise his role, but his character Tony Montana is in the game and is guilty of a lot of the bad language.
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