• FriendlyFire - October 15, 2008 2:23 a.m.

    Do some people even READ the article? It's not about M rating, it's about a mature game (with mature being used in the non-gaming definition). No More Heroes is a bloodfest, it doesn't make you think or touch some controversial subjects.
  • hacksrfun - October 15, 2008 2:18 a.m.

    What about no more heroes that seemed like an M game
  • fffangold - October 15, 2008 1:42 a.m.

    Thank you for writing this. I've been trying to make this point to some of my friends for a long time now, but it's difficult to convince them of the difference between a mature rating and a mature game. This article does a great job of it.
  • iluvmyDS - October 15, 2008 1:32 a.m.

    @ xXHaloKillerXx Those games aren't mature in the sense that Charlie is speaking of.
  • iluvmyDS - October 15, 2008 1:31 a.m.

    Great article. Bioshock and Mass Effect both made me actually question a lot of things.
  • xXHaloKillerXx - October 15, 2008 12:59 a.m.

    You missed Scarface The World Is Yours,Gears of War and Halo 3.
  • FriendlyFire - October 15, 2008 12:57 a.m.

    Very nice article indeed. I'd be tempted to say like others and add Assassin's Creed and Beyond Good & Evil to the list. Maybe World in Conflict too, as I found the story had some pretty deep moral subjects.
  • climbing wolf - October 14, 2008 11:43 p.m.

    Cod4 and Half Life series should have been on there, even if just as little blurbs.....still, really cool.
  • LordRevan111 - October 14, 2008 11:09 p.m.

    This is one of my favorite articles, i think, these games get you to think.
  • Basketcase676 - October 14, 2008 10:58 p.m.

    Great article! A game that i think deserves a good mention is the Condemned games. Those things make you think, is what your seeing real or is it all something that your mind has just conjured up? Think about it
  • Jajudoman001 - October 14, 2008 10:53 p.m.

    I think the ORIGINAAL halo was a game strcicly for a mature audiance. That bieng said, I think it's sad to see who halo fanboys are, 10 year olds.
  • XscorpionX - October 14, 2008 10:48 p.m.

    @bioshocker i think i did haha
  • dominator2222 - October 14, 2008 10:44 p.m.

    brilliant article,as always this site is probably my favorite game site,because they always,in every article write about games not just as an entertainment mean,but they show how complex,and emotional games are and can be...
  • bioshocker - October 14, 2008 10:37 p.m.

    @XscorpionX I think you missed the point.
  • CrazedPenguin - October 14, 2008 10:26 p.m.

    Great article! You really outdid yourself with this one, Barratt! :) Among the games that I feel deserve an honorable mention is Beyond Good & Evil. And what about funny games that only a mature audience would actually find funny? I can't think of any right now, but there's gotta be somethin' out there?
  • crazyjatt317 - October 14, 2008 10:20 p.m.

    How about Assassin's Creed and it's exploration of political corruption, self discovery, and redemption?
  • cuchillo0 - October 14, 2008 10:17 p.m.

    LOL gabriel night almost made it to another list!
  • drprofessor - October 14, 2008 10:17 p.m.

    When I first saw th Soulja Boy video i almost shit myself. he has such a lack of any maturity it's nuts. Sure one listen to his music will tell you that but that video CEMENTS it. Great article. I'm happy someone pointed these things out. It's so easy for people to over look the meaning behind things sometimes.
  • lava_lamp - October 14, 2008 9:47 p.m.

    dude, what about animal crossing to really appreciate that game you have to have a level of maturity.
  • NelosAngelos - October 14, 2008 9:45 p.m.

    Cool. I totally agree with these ideas. The word mature makes you think about blood, sex, and violence, when in truth it simply means having a more developed and serious outlook on things. Most mature games are about the other meaning of the word, but when you actually get a game that truly is mature, well, most of the games on this article I've played and thoroughly enjoyed.

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