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Submitted by RIPSKATEDESTROY 1826d ago | opinion piece

The 11 Most Racist Video Games

These eleven games are so seriously un-PC that it's amazing they ever made it to shelves (PC)

xino  +   1826d ago
that is why I seriously dislike Square Enix with their stereotype and racism!

but someone already made a list like this and the Ethnic Cleansing was also voted no1.

all these top 10 are getting so freaking old!

GamesRadar are the ones who usually abuse it.
iamtehpwn  +   1826d ago
Final Fantasy XIII was racist on so many levels, Sazh's character.

The chocobo living in his afro, He's got a kid, His theme song, etc.
kaveti6616  +   1826d ago | Well said
The fact that he has a kid makes SE racist?

You guys need to learn what racism means.

People throw that word around like it's a worth a penny.
Swiftfox  +   1826d ago
Don't understand how that is racist.

Some black indivduals have afro's. Afro Samurai, and one of the young kids from the Boondocks have afro's and are very well recieved. I thought the chocobo was a cute.

It's racict for black people to have kids?

His theme song is Jazz, a form of self-expression launched by the black community in the early 1900's.

Think people missed the definition of racism.
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ExplosionSauce  +   1826d ago
That's not racist
It's stereotypical. And what does the kid have to do with it?
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Newtype  +   1826d ago
He has a chicken in his hair....ROFL.
Hideo_Kojima  +   1826d ago
My friend went to japan and someone screamed out at her saying your black your black and rush towards her to hug her he was genuinely happy that he saw a black person...
Rage_S90  +   1826d ago
yh yh but the fact that the black guy is comic relief is racist if not stereotypical
radphil  +   1825d ago
Being African-American, I groan when people keep trying to play that FF13 was racist. You guys need to know the difference of something being stereotypical and racism.

If the game was racist, they wouldn't make Sazh one of the most logical thinking characters in the game.

In fact, I find this situation funny. People keep referring to FF7 and 13 for references to african-americans, and yet no one mentioned Romancing Saga 3 or Last Remnant, in which in RS3 the guy was a legendary mercenary, and in Last Remnant, there was more than 1.

Honestly I could go into complete detail upon all different situations, but I have a feeling it'll just go downhill after a while. =X
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NecrumSlavery  +   1825d ago
I remember Barret as a foul mouth angry Mr. T, but I liked him. Sazh's chocobo fro isnt really racist, but it sure as heck is a little weird.

You know what game is racist, House of the Dead: OVERKILL, they take the "Let's make a Stereotypical Samuel L. Jackson Black Guy" and amp it up to "WTF?"
Rush  +   1825d ago
If it was a fried Chocobo I would agree otherwise it's just cool.
ambientFLIER  +   1825d ago

"Being African-American, I groan when people keep trying to play that FF13 was racist."

Were you born in Africa, and then later became a US citizen? Or did you just mean to say that you were Black?
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radphil  +   1825d ago

I'm to the first scenario you stated.

On the side note pertaining back to the main topic, basically people just cry racism when they mean something else. Now for example the Tom Sawyer game that was in the game, that's way more towards racism than what FF13 was with Sazh.

The situation in FF13 is stereotypical, the situation in the game I recently spoke of was towards racism.
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QuantumSponge  +   1825d ago
"The chocobo living in his afro, He's got a kid, His theme song, etc."

GiantJedi  +   1825d ago
Gamesradar makes top 7s
tanman777  +   1825d ago
Thank you for being correct. Also they have been making top 7's since 2006, before top tens were an abused thing.
UP  +   1825d ago
Sazh was the coolest character in FF13
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1825d ago
Capcom should be included especially Street Fighter series and no im not talking about Resident Evil
tacosRcool  +   1825d ago
That black guy from that Tom Sawyer game scares me
IHateYouFanboys  +   1826d ago
i wish theyd remake shadow warrior for XBLA/PSN, that game was absolutely epic, a great follow up to Duke Nukem 3D.
Theoneneo81  +   1826d ago
amen great game also Dark Forces was another classic fps
YoungKingDoran  +   1826d ago
dont forget rise of the triad
segamon  +   1826d ago
a remake or even better, a sequel. we wish.
zhuk is god  +   1826d ago
I agreed 100%, I played that game from a shareware demo cd-rom of pcgames. !What memories¡
tplarkin7  +   1826d ago
Isn't racism dead? Today, racism is calling someone a bad name to make him angry. If someone insults me, I don't invite him over for dinner.
pixelsword  +   1826d ago
Come to Detroit, where a routine traffic stop can get you executed by police officers; or New York, where doing nothing will get you shot multiple times if they suddenly decide that a brown, leather, wallet-size gun does exist and can kill six policemen instantly... unless more than twenty bullet wounds can be inflicted in less than five seconds.
VileAndVicious  +   1825d ago
I find it funny that people actually disagreed with you when all you did state actual events that have happened.

Bubbles by the way.
Anderson8  +   1825d ago
if you think racism is dead your an idiot
VileAndVicious  +   1825d ago
This is the type of world we live in. A place where ignorance runs wild. Some people truly believe for some reason that race isn't an issue and everyone gets along.

In a perfect world maybe...
Vaud-Villian  +   1825d ago
Racism and hyper sensativity collide in a grey area. It's often hard to distinguish the two but there is definitely a few areas and people that are genuinely racist.
QuantumSponge  +   1825d ago
"Isn't racism dead?"

Go to "Fundies say the darndest things" and take a look at their RSTDT section. There's your answer.

RSTDT Top 100:
Bolts  +   1826d ago
I really want to play Bonetown. That game sounds hilarious.
kaveti6616  +   1826d ago
There's a difference between racism and stereotyping.

Racism is a notion of believing that one race of people are superior to another.

Stereotyping is a way of generalizing a person's behavior or characteristics based on common notions about his race or ethnicity.

I have no problem with SE making a black character with an afro because even though it's stereotyping it's not like they're doing it to purposely offend people.
never_waste_a_bullet  +   1826d ago
yeah exactly, no one seems to understand this anymore
antz1104  +   1825d ago
But can't stereotyping be a form of racism, especially when it boils down to what a group of devs thinking an ethnic group should be portrayed a certain way?

On the list topic, Im surprised Clayfighter with the asian restaurant worker and RE5 with the poor, mud hut living, spear-chucking zombies didn't make the cut.
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specialguest  +   1825d ago
You actually believe that RE5 was racist?!? The setting of the story is in a village in Africa, Sheva's village which happens to resemble poor parts of Africa. This setting is very fitting, because there was a real outbreak of the Ebola virus that happened during the 70's in Republic of Congo. That's why this environment works well when we're talking about outbreaks and zombie themed games.

Why is this racist? Is it because there's no pretty houses with white picket fences, and lushes green grass yards?? That's just stupid.

The voice actor of Sheva explains why she doesn't believe RE5 is racist.
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menoyou  +   1826d ago
its not racist, youre just a sissy brainwashed into thinking stereotypes arent real and that everyone should pretend to live in a world where nothing is bigotry and everyone is equal and all that nonsense
thebudgetgamer  +   1826d ago
are you anthony cumia?
JacobIsHollywood   1826d ago | Offensive
422185  +   1826d ago
While I agree the word racist is thrown around too easily, Racism does still exist in this world.
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kaveti6616  +   1826d ago
Yeah, but people who call shout racism at every little thing cheapen its significance.

It is NOT racist to make a black joke.

It is NOT racist to say that Asians eat dogs. It may be rude, it may be stereotyping, but it's not racist.
thebudgetgamer  +   1826d ago
Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
Mel Brooks

422185  +   1826d ago
@ kaveti6616
I agree, For me racism or being racist is defined by the way you treat other people, instead on what you say.
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gamesmaster  +   1825d ago
racism is portraying or inferring your race or a given race is superior to another. The persecution or prejudgemnt of someone based on ethnicity.

jokes can sometimes cross this line, but only when taken too far.
zhuk is god  +   1826d ago
racism Its other way to call the animal instinct to protect the herd from different outsiders. It's in our AND
soundslike  +   1825d ago
the writer is obviously over-exaggerating the asian stereotypes that made it onto this list as racism, because he is asian.
Lykon  +   1825d ago
interesting list but a bit politically correct...i like stereo types . I remember playing serious sam and laughing when i released a secret room full of effeminate homosexuals with enormous heads, i'm gay but i loved the piss take, it was unexpected and funny.
Cajun Chicken  +   1825d ago
"Who wants some Wang?"
skottey  +   1825d ago
What is the point of this? There is racism in all media but you never hear about the 11 most racist "movies" or "books." Once again videogames are picked on with a double-standard.
ph33rgear  +   1825d ago
Shadow warrior was a badass game dammmit!

They even had a shareware version you could play with online servers and a global ranking. There was only like 4 maps you couldn't play in the shareware version.

It was the first FPS game I played online like crazy and it kept an online k/d ratio and would list your world ranking. I was in the top 200 but shortly after I started playing the servers got shut down.
ELite_Ghost  +   1825d ago
My racist game
GTA IV why?
lmao i'll tell u why, my friends and I were just playing for fun, and decided to kill black ppl (for no apparant reason), after killing 3, the game gave us 1 star.
After killing 1 white guy, we already had 1 star.
Now also when just free roaming around the city, we see cops shooting at a black dude! Now LOL , plz tell me thats not racist!
skottey  +   1825d ago
There is a highly disproportionate number of blacks in prisons. X number of blacks out of every 100,000 is higher than y number of whites out of every 100,000 in prisons. This isn't racism, it is a fact. For whatever reason, blacks commit more crimes. Stating a fact is not racism. GTA is just showing a segment of reality with the police shooting at blacks as you speak of. Your comment fails.
Zashule  +   1825d ago
Wow. This is on the front page... Unfortunately I guess this means no more N4G at work for me, I really don't want to get fired.
ambientFLIER  +   1825d ago
I wish some people learned the difference between Racism and Stereotyping before throwing around big terms and trying to participate in discussions.

Allow me to assist you to not sound like idiots:

Racism - The belief that your culture is superior to another. Example - Black people are less than white people.

Stereotyping - The belief that you can generalize a culture with a statement.
Example - All black people have afros.
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QuantumSponge  +   1825d ago
Is is sad that the Spanish language learning game is the most racist out of all of those?

(Well, except for "Ethnic Cleansing", but that one's completely intentional, not to mention utterly awful).

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