The First Shocking Game You Ever Played

Some developers revel in the idea of creating a title that will cause gamers to gasp in shock and horror and though most experienced gamers are now probably desensitized to this, there was a time when such images like the torture scene in GTA V would have been far too much for any sane minded player to take. So what was the first game you ever played that truly questioned your morality compass?

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EdnaJones971319d ago (Edited 1319d ago )

Far Cry 2 was probably one of the most shocking games i have played. i was shooting an enemy who after the first hit, I though he would just die but he kept crawling to get to cover. It made me shudder thinking of the realism of the AI's real human reactions. it definitely left an impression on me.

NukaCola1319d ago

I remember when I was playing MK on the Genesis and he burnt me with Scorpion. I was horrified.

Also one of the classic shockers was Soldiers of Fortune during Xbox/PS2 era. Shooting people's heads and the gore was really intense then.

SolidStoner1319d ago

Postal, Silent Hill and Leisure Suit Larry? :) Im sure I cant remember the truly 1st one!

Panthers1318d ago

Mortal Kombat was also the first (and perhaps only) game that made me sick when I first saw it. I was pretty young and seeing Scorpions fatality for the first time seriously bothered me.

After that I was pretty desensitized to video game violence. Nothing has really bothered me since.

Fullmetalevolust1318d ago

haha, I guess some of us got traumatized by MK at some point in our childhood.
I remember standing in horror before the Arcade cabinet, it was so loud and gory, I just stood there and I couldn't look away!
I had never seen anything like it, and at the first fatality, as blood splashed all over, my dad dragged me out of the arcade.

HammadTheBeast1318d ago

For me it was this messed up game for the Gamecube called "RoadKill".

It was basically Twisted Metal but somewhat open-world I think (idk I was 11 or something).

Yeah it as pretty bad.

lisamorgan41319d ago

Seeing blood and guts doesn't shock me in games its more psychological horrors that affects me, like the first time I experienced silent hill. Played it with all the lights on. lol

Insomnia_841319d ago (Edited 1319d ago )

That scene in Outlast where this crazy guy is raping a dead decapitated body and another guy watching. The whole picture plus what he says when he sees you is pretty disturbing. The things he says to you makes it kinda funny but still a disturbing scene. SICK!

Gore in video games isn't disturbing for me either but the first time I watched a REAL beheading on words for that.

jimjam34421319d ago

yeah, once you see the real thing video game gore just looks fake.

Concertoine1319d ago (Edited 1319d ago )

Its actually really impressive how well silent hill 1 holds up for a ps1 game. I remember in the otherworld hospital i checked every door on like all three floors so im like "well damn..." and then when i go in the elevator this mysterious 4th floor button appears out of nowhere.

No audio cue or build-up... just that ominous button staring at me. It messed with me bad.

patelsanjeed1319d ago

COD Warfare 2 Airport Massacre was probably the one that made me pause and wonder if I had somehow crossed the line. Very disturbing.

Goro1319d ago

That was awesome! Remember, No Russian!

Lwhit61319d ago

My jaw was dropped in awe and disgust as the people started screaming. Really made me despise makarov.

Tetsujin1319d ago

I'm probably the majority but No Russian was the only mission I liked in MW2; and yes I did play the game through.

Before people ask no I'm not in any sort of legal trouble, don't do drugs, drink alcohol, have sex with random women, an active positive member in my community, and attending college for a second degree.

The Getaway was my first "shocker" since it was the first game I played that dropped the "f-" bomb in any game I played. Even then I was like "nice, I can see this as a norm now" since it added realism towards conversation in gaming at the time.

psman0121319d ago

I'm confident nobody was going to ask you that, but it's good to know!

Harmy6661318d ago

The Getaway was so good! I'm still waiting for a reboot or sequel!

Lwhit61319d ago

I couldn't bring myself to kill them so it was kind of funny when the video cameras "proved" that an American committed the crimes.

Another thought, without a massacre like that, would it have even been a story? Because that did set the stage for Russia attacking America.

alvinmiller921319d ago


I did shoot a few of the civilians, but didn't feel great doing it. The author hits the nail on the head asking questions like who these innocent civilians where, if they had children if they would be missed. That scene made me question who was the terrorist in all this bloodshed

RedDeadLB1318d ago (Edited 1318d ago )

Well.. Government agencies commit the most heinous crimes, and yet when someone else does something suddenly the government that does shit is the one who is branding others as terrorists.

Terrorism depends on the point of view and the agenda. Modern Warfare 2 showed exactly that in the No Russian mission. Killing is just killing, it doesn't matter if it's done by the government or the supposed terrorists.

Matt6661319d ago

that level was just boring

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henrythomas2841319d ago

The scene in Heavy Rain when I killed a guy in his little girls bedroom.

i really enjoyed playing this but definitely one in the books on blood pressure level increase.

ArronNelson1319d ago

That messed me up so much, I actually killed him the first time and on my replay let him live but felt bad not wasting him. If the roles were reversed he would have not thought twice.

danniellelewis1319d ago

One of Far Cry 3's alternate ending where I had to play as someone I would rather have killed, glad there were other endings so it wasn't so bad.

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