The Top 7... Births in video games


1. House of the Dead Overkill

I know what you're thinking – this isn't a birth, so why is it number one? Well, aside from the fact it's preceded by the birth of loads of zombies (depending how badly you're playing), actually it is. It's an inverse birth, where Clement (the main bad guy in the game) goes through the birth process in reverse. Yes, by walking right back into the giant womb of his mother, who at this point is but a brain inside the grotesquely swollen body of former mega-babe Varla Guns. Confused? Don't be. All you need to know is that this is beyond gross.

Above: Agent G can't believe what he's seeing, as Clement atones for his sins by 'returning to the womb'

This has to be number one because the game takes the already seldom-covered subject in gaming (birth), welds it firmly to a taboo subject (incest), before sticky-taping it to a subject that nobody in games has ever tackled before - returning to the womb. The game had always threatened to be one of the most irreverent games of all time, but this ending perhaps pushes it past Postal 2 for pure shock factor. They didn't just 'go there', there added squelches to it. Ewwww!

We'll embed the video below, but bear in mind that it contains so many F-bombs (37, by the time the credits roll), it's not safe for anywhere, let alone work. The game is rated 18, too, so the usual rules apply to minors. For everyone else, though, it's sick, but hilarious.

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Top 7


  • CountZero - August 9, 2010 4:44 p.m.

    Man, what about Silent Hill 3, where the main character pukes up the fetus of a malevolent demon god. Then, before she can stomp it to death, another character grabs it and swallows it whole, and moments later gives birth to said god. Pretty effin messed up. On that note, idea for a future top 7: Top 7 Gods in Video Games!
  • axelgarcia1 - August 7, 2010 5:37 a.m.

    past the disgusting idea of the dude returning to the womb, that ending was hilarious
  • TheBoz - August 4, 2010 9:48 a.m.

    One game I am surprised that hasn't made the list is Mindscape's 1996 release of Creatures. Think of a 2D platform version of The Sims but with cute creatures, Norns I think they were called. I really am surprised this hasn't been remembered at all.
  • lovinmyps3 - August 3, 2010 8:14 p.m.

    The last one was... disgusting.
  • GameManiac - August 3, 2010 4:25 p.m.

    Ohohoho! I can't believe Clement just did that! Damn Sega! How Pokemon eggs appear was never made clear. For all we know, they just appear out of thin air.
  • icantbelieveitsnutbutter - August 3, 2010 1:47 p.m.

    Another clever thing about the Fallout 3 birth, you only see your father's silhouette until you choose your race. Something I noticed on my second play through. Very cool game. Can't wait for New Vegas.
  • philipshaw - August 3, 2010 11:22 a.m.

    Somehow a more intresting article than I thought it would be, House of the Dead Overkill rules
  • icbacomingupwithapropername - August 3, 2010 10:09 a.m.

    Holy crap WTF at the overkill thing.
  • tailsjacks - August 3, 2010 9:13 a.m.

    you forgot world guinness records for F-bombs
  • xR3VOLV3RMAN69x - August 3, 2010 7:50 a.m.

    da fuck where viva pinata
  • whiteknight1981 - August 3, 2010 1:12 a.m.

    Do you think Antista will use the Gears of War puke sound effect for each birth followed by the Ta-da! noise?
  • poosmacker - August 3, 2010 12:17 a.m.

    wait, weres baby maker extreme!?!?
  • SausageLozenge - August 2, 2010 11 p.m.

    Chicken Chaser! great article, I can't wait to here this discussed on T-dar.
  • Cyberninja - August 2, 2010 10:19 p.m.

    very strange and interesting
  • Crimmy - August 2, 2010 8:31 p.m.

    @Silvermech Shiny Piplups have lighter shades of blue, it's just hard to see in the video. It is also shown by star, as you said in your comment.
  • Mexiflan - August 2, 2010 8:08 p.m.

    I watched the House of the Dead video at work,with my boss,and we both laughed. I love my job.
  • R3DRUN - August 2, 2010 7:43 p.m.

    The House of the Dead: Overkill ending was a dude with Oedipus Complex unbirthing himself in his giant zombie mother's womb... not to complicated to understand. (*que the vomit sound effect)
  • ice_sneasel - August 2, 2010 6:48 p.m.

    for pokemon you should have had the aceus event from hg/ss when arceus lays an egg of giritina, dialga, or palkia
  • Thuperman - August 2, 2010 6:33 p.m.

    Hahaha well that was a fun article to read
  • John_Romero - August 2, 2010 5:28 p.m.

    Lego Star Wars had a pretty funny birth scene.

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