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The Top 7... Bloodiest games you've never played

7.  Harvester - Merit Studios, 1996 - PC

"Harvest...population 51. It's a nice little place, where the fields and the people are carved into pleasing shapes." We can't tell you too much about the plot of the point-and-click adventure Harvester without giving everything away, but... well, who cares, spoilers ahead...

You show up in this sleepy little town with amnesia, then meet a bunch of eccentric folks and, once you're inducted into the sinister Lodge, butcher them. The Lodge is sort of an Elks club for mass murderers, so that explains the occasional axe to the forehead and the bloody exposed spine found at a crime scene - but nothing really clarifies the hallways made of flesh, the giant eyeball that you have to pop to solve a puzzle or the man-sized sphincter doorways - we're not kidding about that one, either. You read it right. 



Above: Harvester delivers plenty of blood, but its unrealistic depiction of vitreous humor knocked it way down the list.

A crappy game from start to finish, one of Harvester's main selling points was that it was banned in Germany. Which isn't hard - hell, you might be banned in Germany.

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18 comments

  • lukescaz - April 9, 2010 10:30 a.m.

    jeezus dats bloody
  • danmc - October 25, 2009 5:36 p.m.

    i got my hands on a copy of thrill kill when i was like 8 haha i thought it was amazing back then
  • pyro9393 - December 7, 2008 11:27 p.m.

    did a gay guy just get put through a blender
  • ryno - November 21, 2008 10:47 p.m.

    ive played Nanobreaker before and its pretty cool
  • Smeggs - November 19, 2008 2:01 a.m.

    Somebody stabbed the Trix Rabbit in that last picture.
  • Gingerbread - October 23, 2008 10:50 p.m.

    Wow.. some of those have such bad graphics but the blood and mutilation is awesome!!!
  • FancyRat - September 17, 2008 1:31 a.m.

    Nice.
  • Dude - December 8, 2008 11:31 p.m.

    Shadow of Rome was an amazing game but kinda felt immature with the gore... like it was there olny gimick. Would have been an amazing game if i could take it seriously.
  • musashi1596 - November 18, 2008 3:28 p.m.

    I'm surprised 'Eternal Champions' didn't make it in...
  • hareguu - November 18, 2008 3:03 p.m.

    I completly agree.
  • kryptkeeper666 - July 9, 2009 5:57 a.m.

    If anyones ever played the game "Die By The Sword" i personally think tht shouldve been in there due to the dismemberment of limbs factor of it.
  • ericgirasole - April 24, 2009 4:38 p.m.

    gruesome but where the fck is gears of war 1 and 2
  • Kipp56 - April 16, 2009 4:11 a.m.

    Just goes to show that anything in excess eventually becomes hilarious. I don't know why No More Heros wasn't on this list (the uncensored U.S. version at least), and it's too bad Madworld wasn't released in time for this article, it would fit right in.
  • AA95mp - December 14, 2008 2:39 p.m.

    mmmmmmmm...... meat pudding
  • Billiam101 - July 29, 2009 5:52 a.m.

    you know i have never got a first for at least 5 years of seeing this site and planning and staying up late. Ahh F*ck it FIRST.
  • cracker33 - June 22, 2009 10:55 p.m.

    Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix is freaking amazing. I still play the multiplayer on that game. The single player is still entertaining to me.
  • jerome0003 - April 26, 2009 8:14 a.m.

    i somehow managed to get a copy of thrill kill
  • OrpheusZero - April 24, 2009 8:27 p.m.

    @ericairasole : In the beginning of the article, it says that it would address the games that were more obscure, as opposed to more mainstream ones. I'm pretty sure GoW 1 and 2 fall under the "mainstream" category.

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