1 . Hatred
This 2015 game focuses on a suicidal mass murderer who shoots innocent civilians in a fit of rage. What made things even worse was that the CEO behind Hatred had previously been accused of having neo-Nazi and anti-Islamic affiliations due to liking some pages on Facebook related to such beliefs. The game was quickly removed by Valve Corporation from their Steam Greenlight service due to its extremely violent content but was later brought back with a personal apology by Gabe Newell, cofounder and managing director of Valve.
2 . Ethnic Cleansing
To begin with, this video game was created by the American white nationalist organization National Alliance. The plot focuses on a race war, where you as the player control a neoNazi or a Klansman and have to kill stereotypical African American, Latino, and Jewish enemies, finishing up by killing former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon. Its easy to see why this game was so controversial.
3 . Pokmon Go
Pokmon Go is probably the hottest trend on the planet right now, but at the same time, it has garnered significant controversy, especially after the game allegedly inspired criminals to commit robberies using the augmented reality feature.
4 . Wolfenstein 3D
Despite this epic 90s game creating a tremendous legacy among gamers and being widely considered the grandfather of 3D shooters, specifically firstperson shooters, it was attacked by many critics when it was released for its violence, gore, Nazi symbolism, and the inclusion of Adolf Hitler as the final boss at the end of the game.
5 . 177
177 is the number of the Japanese criminal legislation paragraph that forbids rape. This game from 1986, however, does just the opposite: it puts the player in control of a man who must pursue a fleeing young girl and rape her. Still wondering why 177 was so controversial?
6 . Bully
From its title, many gamers not so rightfully believed this game glorifies bullying. In reality, the main character, James Jimmy Hopkins, is a student who is involuntarily enrolled at a school filled with bullies and tries to bring peace and justice to it. In 2007, Yahoo! Games listed it as one of the top ten most controversial games of all time, even though we cant say we fully agree with them.
7 . Custers Revenge
Custers Revenge, also known by the notsocatchy name The White Man Came, is an adult video game made for the Atari 2600 by Mystique, a company that produced many adult video games for that system during the 1980s. The reasons this game was seen as racist and controversial are many, but just to give you an idea, keep in mind that one of the games features included a depiction of General Custer shooting arrows at a naked Native American woman tied to a pole.
8 . Saw
Based on the horror film, critics and fans alike openly claimed that Saws sole purpose was to glorify the torture and killing of people in violent ways with no sense of restraint or morality. Some editorials called it depraved and inhumane and stated that Konami should be ashamed. No wonder it gained the title of the most controversial game of 2009.
9 . Doom
Doom is a 1993 sciencefiction horrorthemed firstpersonshooter that is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in gaming history for having pioneered the nowubiquitous firstperson shooter. However, it has been controversial for its violence and satanic themes, and was even blamed for the Columbine High School massacre when the tragedy occurred, with some claiming that the perpetrators, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, were fanatic players of the game.
10 . Fat Princess
When this game came out in 2009, there was an outrage among feminist organizations with the most hardcore of them demanding for it to be banned in the United States and most of Europe. Also, many video game editorials argued that the concept and title was hostile to women, and some suggested that its designers were misogynists.