An overwhelming majority of gamers are male, so it makes perfect sense for every marketing team in the world to target their software at young guys. And what do all men ages 18 to one zillion love? Girls, gore and big loud machines. If they could make a game about a firefighting bikini squad that hunts down zombies in a decked-out sex/fire truck, world peace would be declared. But until that day, we have to settle with regular old T & A.
Developers are well aware of this, so occasionally you'll see a game that blatantly slaps blonde-headed skin all over the cover and on every inch of the game itself. Maybe the game was garbage and everyone knew it so they tossed in gratuitous nudity, or perhaps it's an all right title that just needed a little extra "oomph" for retail splendor. At any rate, these are the games that rely more on a nice rack than offering something new, different or fun.
First, some ground rules. We're immediately tossing out stuff like Leisure Suit Larry because it's designed from the ground up to be a raunchy, risqué type of adventure with little actual gameplay. Second, the game doesn't have to be terrible, it just has to use the sex angle in a shameless, obvious, overt way. Now on to the ladies!
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7 - Rumble Roses XX - 360
Millions of men watch a handful of men wrestle handfuls of other men every week. So what happens if you take the time-tested idea of the WWE and make it a girl-on-girl thongageddon? Why, there would be rioting in the streets, that's what. But for whatever reason, the sexed up rasslin' in Rumble Roses failed to move men the way sweaty men make them move.
Not wanting to stay down, the girls suited up for another outing in XX, ramping up the graphics and panty shots to a whole new level. It doesn't matter what your fetish is, your dream girl is here and ready to rub her hands all over your second favorite naughty girl. Suggestive squirming not enough? Roses lets you humiliate the other girl by pretzeling her into an extremely suggestive, compromising position that'll pop the zits right off a lonely teenager's face.
Despite the over-the-top presentation and unabashed skin show, Roses also happens to be a fairly solid wrestling game. The beauties move a bit more naturally than the porous monoliths of SmackDown!, so it's just as much fun to grapple a scantily clad schoolgirl as it to watch. But even competent play mechanics can't hide how hard this game wants guys to take notice, so it makes the list. Without the stage show, no one would have even offered a second glance.