The bloodiest games you've never played


Dark Sector

While it suffered from a “me too guys!” appearance and a small set of gameplay problems, Dark Sector was still one of our favorite games of 2008. The razor-boomerang glaive let you shred enemies from just about anywhere on the map, and the CQC takedowns were as brutal as anything you’d find in Gears 2 or Fallout 3.


Above: If it has a limb, you can tear it off

Sadly, Sector didn’t fare too well at retail, leading us to believe most of you didn’t play it (unless you listen to TalkRadar, where we’ve told you to repeatedly). There is an upside to this misfortune, however:


Amazon is punting copies out their nonexistent doors for $3.25, which is less than god damn Sneak King. We’ve seen it at Wal-Mart for $5.00, and GameStop for roughly the same price. Trust us, it is worth $5.00… as long as you don’t try any multiplayer. It was deserted long ago.

Dead Space Extraction

Same story as Dark Sector – amazingly competent game with strong review scores that sold like a kick in the nuts. Rather than try to emulate the gorgeously graphic 360/PS3 game, EA instead made this a rail-shooter prequel that felt more like an interactive movie that true game. We mean that in the best possible fashion.

Above: A sampling of the violence

There are absolutely no punches pulled here. In that video alone you’ll find decapitations, dismemberment and self-mutilation, plus a gory climax in which you must cut off your own freaking arm. Hellish stuff.

How poorly did it fare? Sales data claim Extraction sold less than 9,300 copies in its debut week, a dismal debut by any reckoning. If this ends up dropping to $30 or less before the holidays, do yourself a favor and snatch it up.

Got anything for us? A grisly adventure we’ve left out that perhaps only you remember? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • phoenix_wings - October 29, 2009 7:54 p.m.

    I was never really impressed with DS in the first place to play through something similar on the Wii. But seeing as it will probably be cheaper in a few months (hopefully not bargain-bin cheaper) than it might be worth a pick-up. I miss some of the gratuitous violence in video games. That, and having my parents tell me it would warp my mind, and actually believe it.
  • GAYMER - October 29, 2009 8:08 p.m.

    I guess I'm just not into bloody games.The only game on here that Ive played is Soldier of Fortune. sphincter doorways lol
  • Appsro - October 29, 2009 8:30 p.m.

    Wow, I'm surprised "Loaded" or it's aptly named sequel "Re-Loaded" didn't get a mention. Still, I actually remember playing some of these. :)
  • Cyberninja - October 29, 2009 8:31 p.m.

    where is madworld its bloody and it didnt sell well
  • edw0027 - October 29, 2009 9 p.m.

    i too was never really impressed with the ds
  • Samael - October 29, 2009 9:25 p.m.

    Oh I played Shaow of Rome. So much bloody fun...except for the buttfucked steath sections.
  • GamesRadarCharlieBarratt - October 29, 2009 9:48 p.m.

  • Conman93 - October 29, 2009 10:01 p.m.

    @ cyberninja. I agree. I actually bought madworld and it was the most violent thing I had ever played. Still good though! I would recommend it.
  • TURbo - October 29, 2009 10:08 p.m.

    Yay it mentioned Soldier of Fortune II Double Helix. I have that game. LOL Charlie Barratt. I didn't know Gears of War had poor sales and was an indie game with a small cult following.
  • CuddlyBomber - October 29, 2009 10:15 p.m.

    I know you mentioned fallout 3, but it probably deserved its own paragraph.
  • MarcoX - October 29, 2009 10:29 p.m.

    how about turok 2?
  • MarcoX - October 29, 2009 10:30 p.m.

    how about turok 2?
  • Metroidhunter32 - October 29, 2009 10:53 p.m.

    Well theres on good thing about this much artial fluids. Dead Space E. is going to be way cheap when I come around to it.
  • jimmdogg - October 29, 2009 11:29 p.m.

    Another homerun article. Where did you get some of those games? Kudos
  • Hobojedi - October 30, 2009 12:11 a.m.

    Well I'm creeped out for the day
  • JoeMasturbaby - October 30, 2009 12:34 a.m.

    my friend and i took turns playing Abadox one time when i spent the night. we were like 14 or 15 at the time. it was really fun just seeing the creatures in the game.
  • kor2disturbed - October 30, 2009 12:53 a.m.

    I've played dark sector in fact I own it I've also played dad space extraction and abadox but thats it on this list
  • TURbo - October 30, 2009 1:25 a.m.

    Once again people mention vidjagames like Fallout 3, but it sold millions. For Soldier of Fortune 2, you didn't get the intestines falling out of the body, or showing after a good shotgun blast.
  • Amnesiac - October 30, 2009 1:36 a.m.

    Shadow of Rome is actually a pretty enjoyable game. Maybe in part because it's so violent?
  • FamousMortimer - October 30, 2009 2:08 a.m.

    Jesus... I remember Chiller from the arcade. It freaked me out then, too. I saw maybe 2 people play it in my many trips... even at the tender age of 9, I knew that shit was wrong.

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