Mafia II sets world record as most profane game

With hundreds of f-bombs, Mafia II has earned one of the most dubious distinctions in the gaming industry. It's been designated with the Guinness World Record for "most swearing in a video game."

Specifically, it has more f-bombs than any other game. The title previously belonged to House of the Dead: Overkill. That game has a script in which 3% of all spoken words are the four-letter bombshell, or 189 times in total.

Above: Thanks to a lot of video compiling, Guinness has accepted Mafia II as the most profane game ever 

But Guinness has already verified more than 200 instances of the same word in Mafia II. It has already given over the title even though record officiators are still combing over the script to get a final f-count. That's gotta be a fun job.

Although ESRB's rating summary for Mafia II is four paragraphs and more than 350 words long, the only reference to the record-breaking foul language is in one sentence that reads, "Language such as 'f**k,' 'sh*t,' and ''n**ger' can be heard in the dialogue." The game has a Mature rating with "Strong Language," among five other descriptors.

Above: If you always found yourself in situations like this, you’d curse a lot too 

Guinness became aware of the record-setting distinction after the blog made a video compilation of 200 unique uses of the f-word. Thanks goodness for people like this. Seriously. Feel free to watch the compilation video below (but be aware is it totally NSFW!)

Above: A couple years ago we did our own collection of the most swear-heavy games ever

The record will appear in the next edition of Guinness's book of video game records. That is, unless another game comes along and steals the record first. We're talking to you, South Park.

Source: Kotaku

Sep 21, 2010

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  • leslie-lim - January 9, 2012 5:34 p.m.

    the title belongs to house of the dead overkill for 203. Video:
  • DrichKing - January 13, 2011 10:40 p.m.

    Really? i thought GTA 4 would win this O_o
  • RedOutlive10 - September 23, 2010 1:35 p.m.

    Mafia II pretends it is mature. The first game was without this wave of f-bombs.
  • Romination - September 23, 2010 3:58 a.m.

    Can Overkill get no love!? Fuuuck that game is amazing.... It would rip the mother fucking balls off of Mafia II
  • cj12297 - September 22, 2010 5:03 p.m.

    not meaning to be racist but most of the games in the second video have black people in them. why is it such a stereotype that black people curse all the time?
  • EnragedTortoise1 - September 22, 2010 12:04 p.m.

    They got away with an n-word? Whoa. T_T
  • OnyxOblivion - September 22, 2010 11:23 a.m.

    Poor fucking Marty...
  • Turboash - September 22, 2010 3:28 a.m.

    Guinness has obviously not played MW2 multiplayer...
  • WrathLord03 - September 22, 2010 2:54 a.m.

    Those aren't swear words! That wasclearly the word 'falcon'. What I find strange is that Chapter 11 starts off with 180 swear words, meaning that all the way from Chapter 11 to Chapter 15 (the final chapter) there's only 20 swear words (according to the video). Devs didn't want to piss off anymore priests or something.
  • SwampRock - September 22, 2010 2:24 a.m.

    FUCK FUCK FUCK! MOTHA FUCKA! I think I just became a rapper.
  • marcusfenix22 - September 22, 2010 1:09 a.m.

    I FUCKING love this game!
  • JLThatshilarious - September 22, 2010 12:58 a.m.

    Developers are going to start putting in as many f-bombs and whatnot as they can to gain their games this title. Remember, I said it first.
  • Helios - September 22, 2010 12:56 a.m.

    Wow. That is incredibly ridiculous.
  • Vulneratus - September 21, 2010 11:41 p.m.

    Mafia godfathers of old would be rolling in their graves... if their feet weren't encased in cement at the bottom of the sea... Shutuppa your f***ing mouth!
  • batmanboy11 - September 21, 2010 11:36 p.m.

    More f-bombs than House of the Dead Overkill? Good god...
  • D0CCON - September 21, 2010 11:15 p.m.

    Somebody should make a game where the only spoken word in the entire script is the f bomb and the game lasts for 40 hours (conversations being a big part of the game).
  • ShaneCedt - September 21, 2010 11:10 p.m.

    Didn't realize all the fuchs that were happening in this game
  • JADENkOTOR - September 21, 2010 11:03 p.m.

    Fuck that
  • YuGiOhisbetterthanMagic - September 21, 2010 10:57 p.m.

    Epic Winsuase
  • bluscorp - September 21, 2010 10:54 p.m.


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