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The bloodiest games you've never played

Ah, Halloween. Easily one of the most predictable weeks of the year. See, as a content site, we have to come up with ideas every single day, so when a massive holiday comes around, it’s like a free ticket that tempts any and all websites to jump on the festive bandwagon. In fact, holiday-themed internet articles are now the easiest way to tell what time of the year it is.


Above: Literally a joke 

A few years ago we presented the Top 7... bloodiest games you’ve never played, and this year, having now written about every possible Halloween  topic there is, we’ve decided to expand that old idea into a larger collection of lesser-known bloodbaths. And that’s really all the set-up you need. Like we said, freebie.


Bloodstorm

Time Killers is fairly accepted as the most gratuitously bloody fighting game ever made. That kind of notoriety leads people to play and document said game, making it too known for this list. Bloodstorm, the arcade follow-up apparently named on the set of Fox & Friends, did manage to slip through the cracks and offer more of the red stuff than its already generous predecessor.


Above: We’re not even to the actual game yet 

Whereas Mortal Kombat was content with an end-of-match fatality, both Time Killers and Bloodstorm let you dismember, decapitate and literally kill your opponent at any time… and they would be alive for round two. Naturally this leads to incalculable gallons of blood.

Above: Yes, you are allowed to keep fighting without arms or legs 

It’s no secret why both titles are so relentlessly violent – they’re shit games. The first got by on shock value alone, and by the time Bloodstorm oozed into arcades, the fighting scene was decimated. Just watch a video of the finishing moves and you’ve experienced all there is.


Nanobreaker

Nanobreaker and the next entry have something in common – they’re both Japanese games specifically designed to appeal to the expanding Western audience. Somehow that translated to stupid amounts of blood.


Above: Wow 

You play as a guy with a lot of weapons. Your goal is to kill Orgamechs, who are half organic (so they bleed) and half robot (so they don’t matter). And that’s about it. Maybe that’s why it’s hemorrhaging review scores with a 51 Metacritic average.


Above: You can change the blood to “rainbows,” if you like 

Hm. Now here’s something interesting. Nanobreaker’s Wiki page uses GamesRadar as a reference, saying we named it the bloodiest game ever. Not true! It was number one on the old “Top 7… bloodiest games you’ve never played.” Someone should edit this grievous error.


Shadow of Rome

It’s no surprise that a game set in a crumbling, gladiator-obsessed Rome would be a non-stop shower of crimson rain, but in a strange case, this solid slasher published by Capcom managed to disappear into the sunset with barely a second glance. Believe us, if it sold well, Capcom would be on Shadow of Rome EX2: Mark of Lupercus.


Above: Smash, slice and tear your opponents to pieces 

If you cared, there was a surprisingly decent story about an arena fighter caught in the assassination of Julius Caesar, though if you’re like us, you played it just to pop heads, sever limbs and liberate as many torsos from their tyrannical legs as possible.


Above: Whoa, even a little spine in there 


Above: Did you know most of our blood is in our neck? If so, you’re wrong 

So obviously, dismemberment was a key feature in Shadow of Rome. How important was it? Well, even the options screen made it clear just how ruthless the game was going to be:

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49 comments

  • grizzly311 - October 27, 2010 2:17 p.m.

    poor dead space ignition. been sitting on my shelf since last xmas just waiting patiently. i'll get to you eventually... pinky swears
  • 2cute2Bcruel - September 11, 2010 7:50 a.m.

    Oh, Chiller. I learned about that infamous bonus room from Stuff magazine years ago. Hated it instantly. Violence in games rarely shocks me, but that's one of the worst things I've ever seen. Another bloody game you could have mentioned: Monster Party (NES). Wikipedia it. You'll be creeped out by it far more than you could ever imagine.
  • Staadsyboy - July 30, 2010 3:15 p.m.

    Dude what about Conker: Live and Reloaded? Why do you people always forget about that game? That game has so much gore if you hold a grenade for too long the upper half of your body blows up. There's blood and guts everywhere. You people that post these remember to think about that game. I've seen it in one of these things and it was great re-makes. So just take it in consideration. Or I will destroy you
  • SwampRock - July 29, 2010 3:59 a.m.

    what about postal i've never met anyone but myself thats actually played it
  • Jalygtra - July 28, 2010 10:48 p.m.

    Dragon age was pretty bloody too.
  • INFINITYGAUNTLET - July 28, 2010 7:41 p.m.

    Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix is a masterpiece! Also, check the gore in OPFPDR. It's both exhilarating and disturbing.
  • Blackbird - February 11, 2010 7:14 p.m.

    @Thrill Kill: Why doesn't thiss have a current-gen sequel? Captha: be bummers
  • Metroidhunter32 - December 21, 2009 10:18 p.m.

    You lied to me GR. Dead space e. is still going for 50 clean. I wanted it so bad, but now I can't afford it.
  • vicmyster101 - November 6, 2009 9:38 a.m.

    haha never thougt that ds would bring smetin dis cool hopefully the graphics wnt be bad,but looks interesting of the chart
  • Romination - November 4, 2009 9:52 p.m.

    I played Abadox! It it pretty fun, too, I miss games like that... Thrill Kill has surprisingly good animation. I love the crazy metal soundtrack as that one girl does the macarena @crumb dunky well... i really have to say that absolutely no one cares why you're pissed. And why not blame Wii owners for not buying it? It's a solid, competent game. I don't have it simply because i'm a poor college student and can't afford all the crap I want. You also contradict yourself by saying that everyone wanted a Dead Space game but then that they provided a game that no one wanted. Actually, you kind of frighten me. someone hold me...
  • FiftyDollarCurse - November 4, 2009 12:20 a.m.

    Wat. You guys forgot Techno Cop.
  • fatpenguin69 - November 1, 2009 9:33 a.m.

    i have dark sector on PC from PCPowerPlay. u got it free with the mag a couple issues ago so i dunno y iv never played it. good article btw
  • dmaster225 - November 1, 2009 12:02 a.m.

    dam thrill kill sure is creepy, I think that is the most grim game Ive ever seen. I mean the dark and small levels, the creepy characters it sure is a creepy game.
  • crazyqazqaz - October 31, 2009 4:25 p.m.

    oh.. if u scroll sideways on the comment u can see them. There are 5000, honest! If u dont believe me count them. Yeah, thought not!
  • crazyqazqaz - October 31, 2009 4:22 p.m.

    you are joking... i used all the 5000 in dots and it didnt show up?!? for f***s sake!
  • crazyqazqaz - October 31, 2009 4:20 p.m.

    @crumb dunky You know where it says you've got 5000 characters remaining? 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  • crazyqazqaz - October 31, 2009 4:13 p.m.

    OUCH CHARLIE! lol :D-
  • GameManiac - October 31, 2009 4:06 p.m.

    Can this article's title BE any more true (except for the last page, I've clearly heard about those last games). Turning your blood to the colors of the rainbow... SEE the rainbow! Taste the rainbow! (from the skittles commercial) Massive LOL
  • crumbdunky - October 31, 2009 3:05 a.m.

    I can't agree with you guys n the Dark Sector stuff too much. I had the misfortune of playing it on both 360 AND the uber fiddly PS3 sixaxis-glaive-driving version(man-I thought the controls for Lair were weak!)AND as I'd rented it at launch I also beheld the terminal dullness that the epitomy of tacked on multiplayer managed to be with actual opponents! Had the sodded the MP off and spent the cash on a better SP it ould have been saved as some of the takedowns with the gld special powers were cool. That said, it stole the glaive off Blade2 FFS. BLADE2! I think you understand me.And in that game you could, IIRC, lop off at least seven or eight vampire hoggins inone throw with Blade's glaive! So, a game with pi55 weak MP and a glaive weakler than that in a movie tie in game which sank without trace is one of GR's "favourite" games o? I do NOT believe you and $3.50 sounds about fair to me. However, kudoringing up the one arcade game that always bothered me a little-Chiller. Funnily enough I NEVER saw anyone actually play it but watchgo through it's demo used to attract a queasy crowd sometimes. TestDDs adds a good question about what kind of umen the game would appeal to though. Thankfully very few if our greasy spoon and bandit fuelled arcade was much to by! It was just called The Arcade for ages but once they brought in a bandit for the first time it became The Monte Carlo! FFS!Good times with the SF cabs though, good times! Plenty of 1942 as well. Anyway, no. Dark Sector was pants and the public got it right with that one in much the same way that EA got it totally wrong by continuing the trens of Rail shooters on the Wii. EVERYONE wanted a real DS experience and no matter now good and good looking Extraction would be could EVER make up for the fact they made entirely the wrong game for a consle populous starved of a decent TPS survival horror to play since the awesome Wii edition of RE4 And they ignored the fact that if you don't stick "Resident" and "Evil" on your Wii rail shooter it's as good as dead. Then in an act befitting the old EA(or modern Acti) they blamed Wii owners for not buying a game they never wanted in the first place and made it quite clear to EA at the time! Seriously does anyone know anyone who wasn't less interested once the words rail, lightgun and shooter start being used here? Even EA knew it which is why they won't call it a rail shooter but a "guided FP game" or whatever. So why is it the game's fan EA? And why did you then fail to advertise it at all outside of the odd gaming site that 0.007 percent of Wii owners will ever visit? Sorry, I'm in a bad mood. I HATE Hallowe'en since ours in the UK went all American and trick or treaty. In my day my dad would have made me take ALL the loot back and apologize for behaving like some dirty homeless beggar. What's more the miserable git would have been right. A move back towards "mischeif night" is what's needed in the UK-a move back to stealing people's gates and kicking the wing mirrors off of cars and supergluing EVERYTHING possible while using copious amounts of fireworks. And not US aping collecting door to door dressed in a sheet with a glowing placcy pumkin. Hey, fine for the States but it just isn't English. We should stop it.
  • TestDDs - October 30, 2009 10:58 p.m.

    Now i am a fan of the bloodiest games ever but that game Chilller... Jesus motherfucking Christ that shit is wrong on many levels. Who the fuck makes torture games and who the fuck plays them?

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