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

1. Nano Breaker - Konami, 2005 - PS2

It's no mistake that the main weapon in Nano Breaker is called the Plasma Blade. Armed with this sci-fi piece of cutlery, you slash through nanomachine-infected humans who have been unwittingly enslaved and turned into literal killing machines. Slice through them and they spew huge gouts of... "liquid". And it's this fuzzy line between man and machine that makes Nano Breaker unique. Is it blood? Well of course it is. Konami made sure to call it liquid instead, but it looks like blood to us.

At least, it does when it's red. Go to the Options menu and you'll find you can select "Liquid Color." Blue, purple, safety orange - it's up to you, but whatever shade you choose, expect literally gallons of it splattering the walls and floors. Our favorite setting was the multicolor liquid - the resulting carnage makes every stage look like a clown slaughterhouse, or an explosion in a Skittles factory. Taste the rainbow, indeed.

Above: True, slightly disturbing fact: Nano Breaker and Shadow of Rome were both the result of Japanese designers trying to appeal more to the "western" audience - so they added huge, brutal fountains of blood.


Top 7


  • 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.

  • 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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