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15 Violent Video Games You Should Ban From Your House

  • Soldier of Fortune: Payback 1 of 15
    The most realistic game on this list is already banned in Australia and Germany. Soldier of Fortune teaches your children to racially profile — shooting everyone in a turban &mdash while glorifying war and utter brutality. This game is full of hate, as are the two earlier versions of SOF.
  • Manhunt 1 2 of 15
    No zombies or aliens, ManHunt is exactly as its title describes. The more gruesome the murders you perform, the better you do in the game. Need more to turn you off? People urinate on one another, you murder nurses, and then there's the inmate taking his last breath hanging from the ceiling as you walk by.
  • Grand Theft Auto 3 of 15
    Stealing cars, shooting passersby, stabbing, running people over, punching, igniting missiles and bombs, burning pedestrians, killing cops, unlocking pornographic content, committing hate crimes, engaging in gang wars, having sex with prostitutes (and then killing them) — enough said.
  • NARC 4 of 15
    A special breed of game, and fairly difficult to find, NARC gives your kids the opportunity to not only kill, but also sell and use drugs. Though the game warns of addiction, a drug like ecstasy gives the characters special powers. As the dealers ask ever too often in this game, "Want some of this?" No, thank you.
  • Resident Evil 5 5 of 15
    Takes place in an African desert, and there has been no end to the racism buzz since the game came out. Once again, despite being possessed, the characters you must eliminate appear too human, making this aggressive, cruel and, if not racist, just plain insensitive.
  • Gears of War 2 6 of 15
    You are on a mission to shoot everything in sight, using any of the five weapons you carry at all times. Happy ending: There is a plot to save one of the soldier's wives, though upon seeing her, he decides to euthanize her. Could you imagine Mario euthanizing the princess?
  • Fallout 3 7 of 15
    Fallout 3 is the first game on the list to target humans that actually look like humans, and though they're mixed in with skeletons and roach-like creatures, blowing off the head of a man or woman elevates this game to a more intense level of brutality.
  • MadWorld 8 of 15
    MadWorld has a graphic novel look and an extreme video game feel. Made exclusively for the Wii, MadWorld utilizes baseball bats, human dartboards, and chainsaws. And though adults may be able to find humor in this game, your children won't.
  • God of War 3 9 of 15
    This game looks more like an animated movie than a typical video game, but the blood is excessive, the gross-factor is through the roof, and as it is a Greek tragedy, killing family members is just part of your to-do list.
  • Dead Space 1 10 of 15
    This third-person shooter game is in the survival/horror category. You're a spacecraft engineer killing hostile aliens in this one, and though not nearly as psychotically perverse as other games on this list, it's certainly violent and gross.
  • Heavy Rain 11 of 15
    The enemy has kidnapped your son, and you must get him back before he is murdered. It's more intellectual and emotional than the other games here, but unfortunately there are tasks like cutting off one's own finger to save your son that make it unsavory.
  • 50 cent: Bulletproof 12 of 15
    Based on the actual attempts on rapper 50 Cent's life, the objective of this game is hunting down masked assassins. Guns are the weapons of choice in realistic portrayal.
  • Crime Life Gang Wars 13 of 15
    Goals of Gang Wars include recruiting new members, mugging, theft, burglaries, and of course murder. And if the violence isn't bad enough, the language will certainly have you calling "earmuffs!"
  • Mortal Kombat 14 of 15
    Since it's arrival on the scene in 1992, Mortal Kombat has had a reputation as an excessively violent game. Though new versions aren't nearly as disturbing as other games on this list, the early versions are still hard to swallow.
  • Dead Rising 15 of 15
    Immensely popular, you play a photographer trapped in a mall infested with zombies. Your objective: Stay alive, rescue survivors, and figure out what caused the incident. Use any object as a weapon; as you can imagine, it gets pretty gross, pretty fast.
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