Video games and violence have been in a steady relationship for a long time, stirring controversy and concern wherever they go. The early 90s saw the release of games like Mortal Kombat and Doom, games that pushed the boundaries of taste in a medium that was, at the time, still perceived as just for children, shocking parents and politicians alike.
But that was only the beginning. As time marches on and the graphical capabilities of video games continue to evolve, developers keep finding new ways to satisfy gamers bloodlust. And whether you want to admit it or not, it is deeply satisfying seeing your enemys head burst into an explosion of blood, and with each passing generation this effect gets more intense.
Each year sees the release of more games that revel in carnage. Between shooting off limbs, blowing off heads, and slicing people into gooey bits, gamers have experienced their fair share of digital bloodshed.
These are the games that make you cringe, laugh, and drop your jaw in disgust. And chances are, you still went back for more...