10 Video Game Moments Everyone Misunderstood As Kids

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If you go back to most of your favourite childhood movies, there’ll likely be an adult joke or two thrown in there. Not only does it make watching enjoyable for the parents forced to sit through Frozen for the three millionth time, it’s also a great way for the writing team to have some fun. Frozen, for what it’s worth, has a cheeky ‘size isn’t important’ gag in there to keep an eye out for, if you were wondering.

Video games are slightly different. Parents usually aren’t involved in watching like they might be with movies, and they’re longer and richer, meaning they’re less repetitive.

However, that doesn’t mean they don’t have their fair share of adult jokes snuck in there.

Some are very hidden, only noticeable when you’re really looking for them. Others are just subtle nods, while others are so brazenly filthy you’ll be amazed you missed them the first time around.

Some games on this list often flirted with a slightly crude tone, but others are famously wholesome. Then there are those where after realising what's really going on, you might not be able to look at them in the same way ever again...


Stacey Henley is a published author, avid gamer and all-round nerd. She can most often be found roaming through vivid expansive spaces and discovering the world around her, but only in video games. In real life, she mostly stays home.